Kevin Leonard started in the mortgage industry in 1997 as a loan officer in Carlsbad California. Within 3 months of being employed, he became the number one salesman in the country for Ameriquest Mortgage. He was then the West Coast Regional Manager of Southern Star Mortgage Corp, a company engaged in the origination of residential mortgages where he oversaw operations and a sales team of loan officers from 1999 to 2001. In 2001 Mr. Leonard was the President and founder of New World Mortgage, Inc. From 2001 until 2008 New World processed $5 billion in residential mortgage loans. Mr. Leonard built New World Mortgage into a national firm with 750 locations nationwide & staffing to reach 5000 employees on payroll, and offering home loans under a full Eagle License from HUD & in 39 states.
After the mortgage collapse in 2007 Kevin Leonard founded the internet marketing company KnackMedia.com. With the mortgage business always in his mind, he became one of the first to register as a loan officer with NMLS in 2008 when its was first instituted. Mr. Leonard has used his skills at internet marketing to assist large mortgage bankers to recruit loan officers and in their branch development. Mr. Leonard also helped emerging mortgage bankers with LOS (loan origination systems), warehouse lines and secondary markets. In late 2012 Kevin Leonard made the decision to come full circle and renew his license with NMLS as a loan originator once again. and he currently is an area production manager for Mountain West Financial in Irvine California. With many years of experience behind him, and with extensive banking and secondary knowledge, he offers his clients much more than your average loan officer.