Anthony Hsieh is a lifelong entrepreneur and the founder and chief executive officer of mellohome, a category-connecting real estate company.
He is a national mortgage industry expert and innovator who has successfully navigated through multiple housing and economic cycles spanning more than three decades. He is known for integrity, innovation and market timing.
In 1989, he acquired a mortgage brokerage company and quickly transformed it into LoansDirect.com just as the internet sector was taking off. The company remained one of the most profitable and successful mortgage lenders in the 1990s, and was acquired by E*TRADE Financial in 2001.
In 2002, Hsieh founded HomeLoanCenter.com, the first online lender to offer a full spectrum of home loan products in all 50 states featuring live interest rate quotes and loan offerings tailored to individual borrower needs and credit profiles. Hsieh continued to lead the business for three years after merging with IAC/Interactive subsidiary LendingTree in 2004.
Hsieh launched loanDepot in 2010 with a commitment to responsible lending and customer-first service. In just eight short years, loanDepot has grown to become the nation's fifth largest retail mortgage originator, and the second largest nonbank consumer lender. loanDepot employs more than 6,500 lending professionals across the country including greater than 1,800 licensed loan officers who hold more than 14,000 licenses. The company operates more than 200 local lending store locations nationwide, offering mello - a proprietary, end-to-end digital lending platform that makes securing a mortgage easier for customers and creates the ultimate personalized lending experience.
Always looking to the future, Hsieh also led loanDepot into nonmortgage consumer lending to diversify the company’s origination portfolio so it remains sustainable in all market conditions and a national nonbank lender of choice.