Culture

A Culture You Can Stand On

YOUR REPUTATION PRECEDES YOU.

We like that.

Our Values

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God

We believe our highest aim in being a great company is to glorify God.

God

We believe our highest aim in being a great company is to glorify God.

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Family

We believe in families and that they are the backbone of society.

Family

We believe in families and that they are the backbone of society.

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Home

We believe homes are for people, not just profit.

Home

We believe homes are for people, not just profit.

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Integrity

We believe in doing the right things, even when they are hard.

Integrity

We believe in doing the right things, even when they are hard.

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Reliability

We believe in getting the job done and getting it done on time.

Reliability

We believe in getting the job done and getting it done on time.

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Simplicity

We believe in making the loan process simple for our clients.

Simplicity

We believe in making the loan process simple for our clients.

The story of the network

Network Funding. It’s an interesting name for a mortgage company.

It’s one that communicates both our vision and our story. In 1998, two longtime colleagues, Buzz Baker and Rex Chamberlain, set out to be different from the competition by creating a network of mortgage professionals driven by values, not just profit. They took this idea and turned it into a reality by creating Network Funding.

From the beginning of Network Funding, we set ourselves apart from other financial institutions in both design and essence. We began providing branches with loan products available to mortgage brokers coupled with the administrative strength of larger financial institution. Consequently, our branches were free to focus on what mattered most, our clients. Quickly becoming a national player, we experienced branch growth across the country and our annual production soared to over $2 billion in fundings.

In the years that followed, we worked hard to become known by our integrity. As the ethical dilemma and the imminent future danger involved with sub-prime loans, alternative credit programs and other exotic mortgage options became apparent, we saw that many of these programs placed families at increased risk by granting them loans they wouldn’t be able to afford and most wouldn’t understand until it was too late. It was then that we decided that we would rather forgo profit than compromise on our principles and put our customers at risk.

Inevitably the housing crisis of 2008 arrived, crushing the financial institutions that preferred quick profits over higher principles and leaving the dreams of so many in shambles. As banks and lenders across the nation failed, we grew.

While many felt the American Dream was dying and the entire mortgage industry was on the brink of collapse, we began to thrive more than we ever anticipated, showing there was still hope in an industry marred by unethical practices.

Being one of the few mortgage companies to grow through the crisis, our reputation now precedes us. So as we look to tomorrow, we know the principles on which we were established will be the foundation upon which we continue to grow. Integrity, reliability and simplicity are our standards; funding the American Dream is our goal.

Mission

Our mission is to revive the American Dream of owning a home by serving every client with integrity, keeping the process simple, and getting the job done on time.

Vision

Our vision is to set the standard for how to do business within the mortgage industry. We want to grow both the size and impact of our company by investing in communities, helping families, and restoring dreams.

Our Leaders

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Buzz

Buzz Baker

Co-Chairman

Buzz Baker founded Network Funding with his colleague and friend Rex Chamberlain in 1998, and he served as the company’s President until 2015. A graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University, Buzz now serves as the Co-Chairman. He is our trusted leader who has guided us on the high-road for over two decades and ensured our name will forever be synonymous with “Integrity.”

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Rex

Rex Chamberlain

Co-Chairman

Rex Chamberlain founded Network Funding with his colleague and friend Buzz Baker in 1998, and he served as the company’s CEO until 2015. A graduate of the University of Houston, Rex is the soul of our company. He serves as the Co-Chairman, exemplifying our values day-in and day-out and setting the standard for what we will become in the future.

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Matt

Matt Kiker

President

Matt Kiker has been in mortgage his entire career and is known by many as one of the foremost experts in the industry. A graduate of Baylor University, his early experience was in trading in the secondary market. As Matt advanced in the secondary world, he also began to be called on for his leadership skills and knack for creative problem-solving. The rest of his career has been a story of helping take lenders to the next level. Matt is a maximizer, and he’s laser-focused on doing things with excellence so that we can continue to grow well.

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Brett

Executive Vice President

Brett Snortland

Executive VP

Brett Snortland began his career with Network Funding in 2008 with the primary role of helping grow The Network. During his tenure, Network Funding has expanded from 11 states to over 30. With more than 20 years experience in the mortgage industry, Brett has a renowned ability to build successful sales teams. A graduate of Lamar University and golfer at The University of Texas, Brett is determined to make Network Funding a household name in the coming years.

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Rich

Richard Jefferson

VP of Sales & Branch Ops

Richard Jefferson originally served as a Regional Manager with Network Funding, where he expanded our company’s influence throughout the West Coast. As a Regional Manager, he earned the reputation of being a faithful advocate for his branches, always caring for their slightest needs. As the VP of Sales & Branch Ops, Rich will continue to lead us in on-boarding, training, management, recruiting, and care for our branches.

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Ryan

Ryan Pilgrim

Western Divisional Manager

Ryan Pilgrim has been in the industry for over 18 years, is a graduate of Oklahoma State University and has spent the majority of his career building a sphere of influence in the West Coast region. Whether it’s a pre-existing team that he recruits, or a new location he is building “from the ground up,” Ryan’s job is to fold the best talent into the fabric of our company and do everything in his power to help them grow to the next level.

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The Giving Network

Our initiative aimed at restoring the American Dream beyond just owning a home. We want to see families and communities restored physically, socially, emotionally and spiritually. The Giving Network is how Network Funding’s employees are making a difference in their communities and around the world. The Giving Network is not limited to employees of Network Funding either but open to anyone who wants to come alongside of us and help make a difference in the lives of others.

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Network Funding, LP

  • NMLS # 2297
  • 9700 Richmond Avenue, Suite 320
  • Houston, TX 77042