Frank Kuri began his career in mortgage banking in the role of loan originator. Here, he turned a great opportunity into a life-changing career. Kuri climbed the corporate ladder by focusing on in-house, media-propelled originations coupled with a dynamic, referral-based business model. He soon was celebrated as the #1 originator at a substantial national mortgage bank—an accomplishment that would set up his future success in the mortgage industry. In 1999, he took yet another significant step in his career. He focused on the branch-oriented architecture in mortgage banking, introducing an innovative branch division. He spearheaded the establishment of 30 branch locations spread across 15 states, taking a forward-thinking approach that fueled an annual closure rate consistently exceeding $750 million.