NMP's 40 Under 40 Influential Achievers

Total Expert Director of Strategy, Consumer Direct Josh Lehr was named one of NMP’s 40 Under 40 Influential Achievers of 2020.

These 40 honorees are recognized for their contributions to propel the mortgage industry forward.

How did you get into this field? What keeps you motivated to stay?

I was working at a Top 10 Visa card issuer. One of my good friends and previous co-workers was working for a company across town (Mortech), that I had never heard of. At the time I was in the process of purchasing my first home and knew very little about mortgages so I found the technology intriguing. After meeting with the founders and learning about the opportunity to help build a product that could help make home buying easier, I was hooked.

What would you like to see from the mortgage industry in 2021?

I think we’re in a great position to draft off of the tech acceleration due to COVID. It has been great to see tech providers, lenders, and government entities come together and provide innovative ways to keep originations going. If we take this dynamic into 2021, I think it will lead to incredible changes in the technology solutions used in mortgage. Specifically, I hope to see an increase transparency through automation, including the ability to test new solutions that make getting a mortgage less stressful.

See the complete list of honorees and their profiles on nationalmortgageprofessional.com.