Patti PorterHomeowners Financial Group established our Mission, Vision and Values back in 2004, and our mission remains very clear. We are in the business of homeownership and retain our clients for their lifelong mortgage lending needs. Our unparalleled company culture, customer service, innovative products and commitment to give back to the community have transformed us into the award-winning company we are today. We are recognized as one of the best places to work in our industry because we treat our employees as family. The Founders very well may have been defining this month’s Highlight with her Values and her direct impact to the organization. VP Operations Manager Cindy Baird shares, “Patti has always put people first, and has created an environment of processes and disciplines motivating employees to work at their full potential. Her work ethic is exemplary, always giving her best 100%.”

Patti Porter is an Assistant Underwriting Manager recently celebrating another Homieversary and working out of the Scottsdale, AZ Corporate office. In speaking about her time with us, Patti reflects on a Value statement: Our people are encouraged to use their own unique talents to put their personal stamp on the areas they touch. She says, “HFG has provided me the ability to grow and take on new responsibilities.  I started here 6 years ago as an underwriter, got promoted to team lead, and then promoted again to Assistant Underwriting Manager.” As Patti’s stamp continues to grow, we look forward to another Value in We provide our employees with the tools they need to be successful. 

Our people are self-motivated, self-directed, and accountable for making their own decisions while balancing the benefits and risk. Adam Buttermore, Branch Manager in Houston, TX, speaks of this talent our Highlight instills, “Our leaders like Patti are always approachable and accessible when needed. This is very important when you need clarification from a decision maker or have questions that need to be addressed or perhaps looked at from a different perspective.” Another Value statement talks about the role of an Underwriting Manager:  Our people act with the highest ethics and integrity. Patti’s responsibilities include daily operations of the Underwriting process and providing credit decisions and recommendations for complex cases. She is also involved in plans and procedures regarding risk management and to ensure mortgage loans are underwritten in compliance with underwriting guidelines and state and federal reporting guidelines.

Balancing work and home life, Patti and her husband John are huge Arizona sports fans, following the Diamondbacks and Cardinals very closely. We see her AZ pride on casual Fridays when she is always in a jersey and rooting for her team. When there is no game to watch, they love hiking and enjoying the great outdoors.  Travel is big as well, seeing family in New Mexico and checking off a bucket list item recently with a European River Cruise. While relaxing at home, Gypsy, their Australian cattle dog, gives them just as much joy as being on the road. Her next bucket list item? Finish that 10k – and with your determination and hard work, we know you will do it. HFG supports you 10K%!

Our leaders lead by example. It is very clear this value describes Patti and her servant leadership.  Sue Smith, Senior Underwriter, describes Patti’s willingness to roll up her sleeves, “Patti has always been a mentor to me, I know that I can always count on her to help me when I have a situation to discuss or need to talk things through. She takes the time to help and I am very grateful to have her as a co-worker and a friend.” HFG appreciates her dedication to those around her as noted by an important value, Our leaders create an atmosphere of confidence in our people through sound decisions.  Your hard work, reliance and consistency resonates throughout the organization.

3 words that best describe Patti:  Passionate. Committed. Caring.

We are always looking for experienced professionals that are committed to serving the needs of borrowers while maintaining a corporate culture focused on family. If this is you, please contact us for more information on becoming a Homie: www.homeownersfg.com/careers