SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nation Loans, a leading national full-service mortgage lender, today announced the opening of its new Arizona branch in Scottsdale. The company hired Stacey Gross, a 13-year credit industry veteran, as branch manager. Gross, who will report to Regional Manager Mike Towery, will oversee the growth of the branch in terms of loan volume production and team members.

Gross comes to Nations after serving more than seven years as a branch manager at Caliber Home Loans. In addition to her 13 years of experience in lending, she has a total of 30 years of experience in real estate. In 2021, she landed in the top 10% of loan volume production in Scotsman Guide and Mortgage Executive.

“I joined Nations for its value of the three Ps: product, programs and people,” Gross said. “These are the keys to success for anyone who wants to succeed in the lending industry. I am excited to grow our Arizona presence even further.

“Stacey is a great asset and addition to Nations Lending,” said Mike Towery. “Her experience working as an agent and lender provides great insight into both sides of the market. She will take our new branch to incredible heights.

Since its inception in 2003, Nations Lending has become one of the fastest growing independent lenders in the country. It retains almost 97% of its mortgage servicing rights, offers a top-notch marketing platform and much more.

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About Nation Loans

Nations Lending Corporation™ is one of the fastest growing mortgage lenders in the United States. Based in the Cleveland, Ohio area, it is licensed to lend in all 50 states and employs more than 1,200 people at its headquarters and 138 branches across the United States. The company makes its mission of “home loans. made human. ™” an integral part of its mortgage experience, offering tailored customer service and a variety of programs to meet the needs of any homebuyer: FHA, VA, Conventional , Jumbo, USDA, and more. Nations is an agency direct lender with Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Ginnie Mae and retains mortgage servicing rights to 96% of the loans it originates. The company is a two-time winner of the Inc. 5000, which lists the fastest growing private companies in the country. Nations was named one of the Top 100 Lenders by National Mortgage Professional Magazine; six-time winner of the Scotsman Guide’s Best Mortgage Lenders Award; and winner of Fortune magazine’s Top Workplaces for Millennials. Nations is consistently ranked among the top IMBs by National Mortgage Professional and Mortgage Executive Magazine. For more information, visit