Anthony Hsieh is a lifelong entrepreneur and the chairman and CEO of loanDepot, America’s lender.He is a consumer lending expert and architect of modern lending who has successfully navigated multiple credit and economic cycles spanning 30 years.He is known as an industry visionary and innovator for creating companies with new distribution models and business integrity delivered through a blend of high-tech, high-touch operational excellence.Hsieh's first company, loansdirect.com, brought the world its first online mortgage company, offering instant rate locks, disclosures, and loan documents.�As the first online mortgage company, loansDirect.com served consumer’s mortgage needs nationwide from one location with an efficient model never seen before. The company remained one of the most profitable and successful mortgage lenders in the 1990s. It 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 including first and second mortgages, equity�lines of credit in all 50 states, real time interest rate quotes, and�4000+�lending products tailored to meet individual borrower needs. In 2004, HomeLoanCenter.com merged with IAC/Interactive subsidiary LendingTree, and Hsieh continued to lead the business for three years.Hsieh launched loanDepot in 2010, using an innovative model engineered to offer mortgage and nonmortgage products that is changing the way consumers leverage credit. The company employs 5,200+ people and has funded more than $60 billion+ loans since inception.loanDepot was the first online nonbank consumer lender to offer personal, purchase, refinance and home equity loans to borrowers across the nation.�
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