CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 13, 2008 – Today, Ben Cowen, vice president of national sales at LendingTree, is presenting at the Ohio Mortgage Bankers Association (OMBA) Annual Convention. The convention is taking place at the Hyatt Regency in Columbus, Ohio and Mr. Cowen will be hosting a panel called “Alternatives for Generating Leads” starting at 1:45pm.
The LendingTree panel will feature industry experts including Ed Powell, co-founder and vice president of sales for Sparkroom, Inc., Bill Rice, founder and CEO of Kaleidico, and Phil Rizzuto, national sales manager for home lending at Charter One. Together, the group will discuss innovative business strategies for lenders looking to diversify origination sources and maximize close rates, particularly in a soft market.
The 2008 OMBA Annual Convention will be attended by approximately 250 mortgage industry veterans from around the state. The two-day conference includes a top notch line-up of featured speakers from organizations such as Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, The University of Ohio, as well as the Mortgage Bankers Association. Founded in 1961, the OMBA is a statewide organization devoted exclusively to the field of residential and commercial real estate finance.
For more information about the 2008 Ohio Mortgage Bankers Association Annual Convention, please visit http://ohiomba.org/Events/08Convention/08Convention.html.
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LendingTree, LLC is the nation’s number one online lending exchange, providing a marketplace that connects consumers with multiple lenders that compete for their business. Since inception, LendingTree has facilitated more than 23 million loan requests and $185 billion in closed loan transactions. LendingTree provides access to mortgages and refinance loans, home equity loans/lines of credit, auto loans, personal loans, credit cards and high-yield savings accounts via www.lendingtree.com and 800-555-TREE.
Launched in 1998 with headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina, LendingTree, LLC also owns and operates LendingTree Loans sm, LendingTree Settlement Services, LLC, GetSmart®, and HomeLoanCenter.com. LendingTree, LLC is an operating