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Who we are. Where we've been.

Headquartered in Santa Ana, California, Stearns Lending celebrates over 25 years of mortgage lending services.

  • Currently ranked the #3 Wholesale Lender Nationwide.*
  • $9.8 Billion in Wholesale Fundings in 2013
  • Top 20 Direct Lender in the U.S.*
  • Currently ranked the #3 Wholesale Lender Nationwide.*

  • Stearns is licensed and approved to conduct business in 49 states and Washington D.C.

  • In 2016, Stearns companies funded over $11.4 billion in originations, with a $28.9 billion servicing portfolio that grows every day.**

  • We’re a top 20 direct lender in the US.*

  • We offer both Wholesale as well as Non-Delegated Correspondent.

  • We’ve funded over $30 Billion in the past three years (representing 100,000+ loans funded “in-house”).

  • We continue to experience controlled growth and increase market share during a period when other lenders face major challenges.

Meet our Founder – Glenn Stearns

I’m Glenn Stearns, Founder of Stearns®. I'm very proud of the accomplishments made by everyone at this company, across all business channels and throughout every department. Success requires drive and determination, I learned early in life, through my own humble beginnings, that hard work and perseverance could create opportunity. I believed that I could overcome the blue-collar pull that was so prevalent in my neighborhood growing up. As a result of my relentless efforts and hard work, I became the first member of my family to graduate from college.

Soon after college I relocated to Orange County, California and began my career as a loan officer for a mid-sized mortgage company. During my days as an originator I learned very quickly that helping people succeed was my calling. I approached every customer with the clear message that I can help. It was my mission to provide an unprecedented level of service and attentiveness to my customers. In order to stand out, I had to prove to be significantly different throughout the loan transaction. After learning the ropes I made the bold decision to venture out on my own. So, after 10 months, and with a little bit of money and a whole lot of ambition, I started Stearns Lending.

Twenty-five years have gone by and I have endured the highs and lows of this great industry. Today, Stearns Lending is recognized from Newport Beach, California to Newport, Rhode Island. Stearns is a service based, intelligent company that is diversifying and expanding in the most sustainable manner - which requires attracting and on-boarding the best and most Outrageously Talented® mortgage professionals that the industry has to offer.

Together, We can help you achieve your goals!

Meet our CEO David Schneider

I’m proud to be a part of a company that gets to the heart of what it means to be an American. For nearly three decades, Stearns Lending has been helping individuals and families realize their dream of becoming homeowners, while also providing Account Executives with fantastic opportunities.

Comprised of mortgage industry experts, our dynamic and dedicated leadership team is committed to building on our strong past and creating a blueprint for an even greater future. Drawing on this expertise, we’ve established solid systems, processes and technology tools to provide Account Executives with the resources needed to meet their customers’ expectations.

Stearns is well-capitalized with supportive stockholders and we enjoy a culture of excellence. These company attributes enable us to continue innovating, while also aggressively pursuing growth. This solid foundation provides our Account Executives with the stability needed to build a successful and enduring career even in the midst of changing market conditions.

I invite you to learn more about Stearns today!

Awards and Recognition

  • Currently ranked as the #3 Wholesale Lender in the nation based on loan volume.*

  • Recognized as a Top 20 (2013) Residential Lender ranked by number of loans*

  • Chairman Glenn Stearns was named Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year and received the Orange County Business Journal – Excellence in Entrepreneurship award. He also was a 2011 Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans Inductee.

  • Ranked as Top 10 Direct Agency Seller of Purchase Transactions for 2014 Q2

  • We’ve been recognized by Mortgage Technology Magazine† as one of its “Top 25 Tech-Savvy Lenders” for three consecutive years (2011, 2012, and 2013).

  • Stearns Lending is recognized in Inc. Magazine’s “Inc. 500|5000” list § and ranking as one of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies in 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015