Since 1993, Randy Bristol has successfully led, and been the driving force behind extraordinary national sales growth and profitability, while providing cutting-edge sales leadership in highly competitive markets, with mortgage cumulative loan production volume exceeding $3 billion.
Dynamic, dedicated, and driven, Randy Bristol's sales record speaks for itself. With more than 25 years experience, he has demonstrated phenomenal success driving multimillion-dollar annual sales growth across multiple mortgage platforms. Randy's work ethic is highly regarded and he is known for his loyalty, tenacity, and unstoppable drive to succeed.
Even with all of the responsibility that comes with running a National platform full mortgage lending company, Randy still likes to find time to originate loans for some of the top realtors in Atlanta and the surrounding areas. He feels that it gives him an edge and keeps him in touch with the mortgage industry as well as helping him to understand the issues facing his own company. He still enjoys helping people get into their first home and feeds off the excitement of the transaction.
Kevin Bonds serves as Direct Lenders, LLC’s President and Chief Operating Officer. He oversees overall company operations, treasury, accounting, secondary marketing, and fulfillment functions.
Bonds brings more than 20 years of industry experience to Direct Lenders, recently serving in both senior-executive Sales and Operations positions. In these roles, he was responsible for building and maintaining a high-volume national retail organization in excess of 500 loans per month focused on Government-insured mortgages. Blessed with a calm, caring, yet decisive ballast demur, Kevin provides the organization and those around him an enterprise perspective that creates performance breakthroughs.
Kevin also believes in giving back. In 2011, he and his wife of 22 years, Lisa, founded Engraved Orphan Ministries, a non-profit whose mission is to provide comprehensive orphan care to the fatherless across Eastern Europe. Kevin also serves as the defensive coordinator for the varsity football program at a local Christian academy.
Kevin received his Bachelor of Science degree in business management from the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech). He and Lisa have four children and reside in Canton, Georgia.
Kevin’s Links: LinkedIn | Engraved Orphan Ministry
Operations & Risk Management
Angela Mortimore is responsible for overseeing Direct Lender’s operations, risk, and compliance, departments ensuring that the company maintains operational performance, and compliance with all applicable agency, investor, federal and state rules and regulations.
Angela joined the company in 2011 and has worked with Randy Bristol and Kevin Bonds since 1999. Angela has more than 25 years of mortgage experience starting out as a Junior processor working her way through the various positions of the operational departments and builder account management areas. Angela received her Direct Endorsement underwriting approval directly from the Department of HUD in 1991 making her the youngest person to receive DE approval from HUD directly at that time.
Prior to joining Direct Lenders, Angela help leadership positions, such as national operations manager, national underwriting manager and HDMA compliance officer for several national mortgage banking entities, where she also headed the credit risk management committee.
Angela and her husband of 27 years moved their family to the Atlanta area from California and are happy to consider the south their home.
Director of Retail Loans
John West is the winner of 7 consecutive Gold, Diamond & Platinum Awards from the Mortgage Banking Association of Georgia.
John has over 30 years of experience in Real Estate and Finance including the management of large sales forces and loan production teams. He has overseen the production of over a billion dollars in mortgage loans helping him to now assist clients meet their needs whether refinancing an existing home loan or in helping with a first-time home purchase. He consistently ranks as one of the top 1% producers in sales and production locally and nationally.
While very active in the community, John has served faithfully in his church and also is a FEMA Certified mounted search and rescue team member to search for lost and missing persons on a moment's notice. John's hobby of competition Barbecue yielded him awards in many events including the #1 Award Winning BBQ sauce at the Georgia Barbecue Classic.