As executive vice president of business development, Matt Patterson brings more than 35 years of mortgage industry experience to Draper and Kramer Mortgage Corp. His extensive background includes roles in processing, marketing, originations, management and executive leadership. Matt manages the company’s East Coast branches and oversees growth in the region through recruiting and leadership at all levels of the company. He is focused on business development opportunities, efficiency improvements and consumer-facing technology expansion. Matt is licensed to originate mortgages in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware.
Prior to joining Draper and Kramer Mortgage, Matt was a regional manager at Guaranteed Rate for one of their largest regions, funding approximately $1.75 billion in annual loan volume. While with the company, Matt oversaw all aspects of the region, including production, efficiency and operations. Additionally, Matt led a team in charge of the transition of Superior Mortgage, which was acquired by Guaranteed Rate in 2012.
Matt spent the majority of his career at Superior Mortgage, which he joined in 1987. During his tenure, he fulfilled multiple roles, including loan officer, sales manager, director of marketing, vice president of retail, senior vice president (as a board member) and president. As president of the company from 2007 to 2012, Matt was instrumental in leading technology expansion, quality control structures, marketing vision, employee benefit programs, secondary lending relationships and growth in both call center and retail originations.
Over the years, Matt has represented himself and the companies he has served at the Mortgage Bankers Association of New Jersey, National Secondary Market, Lenders One and Triple Play conventions and expos. He is currently a member of the Lenders One Cooperative, the Mortgage Bankers Association of New Jersey, the Delaware Mortgage Bankers Association, the Coastal Association of Realtors and the Maryland Mortgage Bankers and Brokers Association and is an advisory member of the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency. Matt has drafted mortgage loan officer licensing rules that have been sponsored by New Jersey state representatives and adopted as law by the New Jersey Legislature. As a guest speaker, Matt has spoken many times for organizations such as the Ocean City Board of REALTORS and the Rotary Club of Ocean City. He has been involved with numerous civic organizations, including the Hunger Foundation of Southern Ocean, the Greater Tuckerton Food Pantry, Southern Ocean Medical Center and the Boy Scouts.
Matt began his career after completing his Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Delaware in 1982.