Behind the Breakthrough

Behind the Breakthrough

Every master was once a disaster… but how did they do it? Behind the Breakthrough tells the stories of todays leaders, before they were leaders. The raw and real stories of how the top real estate and mortgage leaders and entrepreneurs fought through…


Persevering Through Loss w/ Dan Trinidad
Aug 4 • 27 min
Dan Trinidad is CEO & President at Partners Mortgage*Behind the Breakthrough is an Industry Syndicate Original podcast—Want more of the best podcasts for Real Estate Agents and Mortgage Loan Officers?Download the new Industry Syndicate mobile…
Tipping Points w/ Michael Kadair
Jul 28 • 41 min
Michael Kadair is a Branch Sales Manager at Fairway Independent Mortgage in Ohio*Behind the Breakthrough is an Industry Syndicate Original podcast—Want more of the best podcasts for Real Estate Agents and Mortgage Loan Officers?Download the new…
Perseverance Leads to Winning w/ Arjun Dhingra
Jul 21 • 34 min
Arjun Dhingra has been a top mortgage banker for 18 years. On this week’s episode of Behind the Breakthrough, Arjun shares the battles and struggles that he had to persevere in order to be successful as a mortgage banker. He started his career in 2001,…
Fighting Drugs & Alcohol to Top Producing Millennial Loan Officer w/ Eric Braun
Jul 14 • 37 min
Eric Braun, a mortgage loan officer w/ Contour Mortgage in Long Island, NY battled drug and alcohol addiction at a very young age. While working as a volunteer EMT at the age of 20, Eric stumbled into the mortgage industry. This is his story of breaking…
From Fixing Computers to CEO w/ Matthew VanFossen
Jul 7 • 42 min
The story of how Matthew VanFossen went from fixing computers to being the CEO of a mortgage company, Absolute Home Mortgage
How Too Many Ideas Can Kill Success w/ Matt Johnson
Jun 30 • 40 min
Focus is key. Hear how Matt Johnson learned the hard way that having 5 great ideas leads to zero success. Matt Johnson is the co-host of the Real Estate Uncensored Podcast*Behind the Breakthrough is an Industry Syndicate Original podcast—Want more of…
How an Indian Immigrant Became the #4 Loan Originator in the U.S. w/ Shashank Shekhar
Jun 23 • 38 min
Welcome to another episode of Behind the Breakthrough! This weeks guest is the CEO of Arcus Lending, Shashank Shekhar.Shashank grew up in a small village in India with no running water or electricity but a dream to one day own his own company. At the…
From Personal Chef to Loan Originator w/ Bryan McKee
Jun 16 • 43 min
This week’s guest is a major foodie and loan originator with Movement Mortgage, Bryan McKee. Bryan went from being a personal chef into originating loans. This is a story about having faith in yourself and your abilities to achieve. Through Bryans story…
Using Struggle to Fuel Wild Success w/ Jen Du Plessis
Jun 9 • 41 min
At a young age Jen was told over and over again that she would amount to nothing. Told she would end up just like her verbally abusive mother and alcoholic father, unworthy of amounting to more. This lit a fire in Jen and her hardships became one of her…
How One Football Player Became “The Mortgage Quarterback” w/ Jeff Van Note
Jun 2 • 37 min
Jeff Van Note, aka the Mortgage Quarterback, joins Megan Anderson to tell his story of how be transitioned from football player to a mortgage industry leader on this week’s episode of Behind the Breakthrough
How Health & Wellness Play a Role in Success w/ Kevin Ducey
May 26 • 34 min
Welcome to another episode of Behind the Breakthrough. Todays guest is with the President of Whiteboard CRM Kevin Ducey. Kevin grew up being the skinny tall kid in high school where we then enrolled in the army learning about discipline, lessons that…
Door to Door Salesman to Keynote Speaker w/ Rene Rodriguez
May 19 • 65 min
*Behind the Breakthrough is an Industry Syndicate Original podcast—Want more of the best podcasts for Real Estate Agents and Mortgage Loan Officers?Download the new Industry Syndicate mobile app:iPhone: http://bit.ly/SyndicateAppleAndroid:…
Turning Authenticity into Paychecks w/ Geoff Zimpfer
May 12 • 35 min
At the age of 25 Geoff packed up his car and drove from Maine to San Diego to work with Tony Robbins. He knew no one in San Diego but wanted to immerse himself in the self-development realm. Working with Tony he learned how to do sales, speak from a…
Risking It All w/ Dale Vermillion
May 5 • 38 min
moments that cause us the most pain often lead to our greatest gifts and that we must find our why and serve from that place.
Don’t Let Pain Become Your Prison w/ David Lykken
Apr 28 • 34 min
David Lykken is a 43 yr industry veteran who owned and operated three mortgage banking companies, software company, and several consulting companies. His passion has always been helping others and companies to overcome challenges.Speaking of challenges,…
Systems, Team Building and Being valuable w/ Eric Mitchell
Apr 21 • 50 min
From a young age Eric had curiosity. He used this gift through life to help bring him success. He never stopped asking why, how and what now. This lead him to a passion of learning, systems, technology and providing value.He saw that there is power in…
How to Ignore the Crap You Can’t Control w/ Shane Kidwell
Apr 14 • 36 min
This week, Megan Anderson talks to Shane Kidwell, one of the Founders of Next Level Loan Officers and Area/Regional Manager at dwell Mortgage in Everett, Washington to hear his story of overcoming struggle to reach his current level of success.
Ivy Zelman and David Stevens
Apr 7 • 67 min
Listen in on a great, enlightening panel discussion with Ivy Zelman and David Stevens on this week’s episode of Behind the Breakthrough*Behind the Breakthrough is an Industry Syndicate Original podcast — Want more of the best podcasts for Real Estate…
Did the Fed’s COVID-19 Reaction Just Jeopardize the Mortgage Industry? w/ Danielle Dimartino & Peter Boockvar
Mar 31 • 56 min
The Federal Reserve, and their actions in the face of COVID-19 may have just inadvertently screwed the entire mortgage industry. Today, host Megan Anderson dives into the secondary market and mortgage repurchasing with future Fed chair Danielle…
Panel: COVID-19’s Impact on Housing & the Economy w/ Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Mar 24 • 92 min
This week, we’re switching it up. Megan Anderson oversaw a very high level panel discussion the other day, and we’re resharing that here because of it’s timely nature. Join mortgage & real estate industry leaders, Barry Habib, Frank Garay, Ryan Hills,…
From Walmart Assistant Manager to Mortgage Company Exec w/ Chad Reidlinger
Mar 17 • 44 min
Could your greatest gifts actually be causing problems in your life? You’ll do some much needed self-reflection after hearing the story of how Chad Reidlinger went from being an assistant manager at Walmart, to working his way to a mortgage industry…
Why Happiness is a Choice w/ Cindy Ertman
Mar 10 • 44 min
This week, mortgage industry icon Cindy Ertman joins Behind the Breakthrough and gets very vulnerable about her journey from obscurity to top producer, and the battles she had to fight, both externally and internally. Cindy explains how being happy is…
From 13 Yrs Old in a Restaurant to Mortgage Broker Leader w/ Anthony Casa
Mar 3 • 40 min
Widely regarded as the leader of the fast growing mortgage broker community, Anthony Casa’s story is not without controversy or criticism. This is the story of how Anthony Casa became the leader that he is today.
The $19,000 Mistake That Many Real Estate Agents Make w/ Leigh Brown
Feb 25 • 46 min
This week, you’ll hear Leigh Brown’s story of how having the mentor, and following the right advice from Day 1 can lead to a massive first year as a real estate agent. But you’ll also hear about the $19,00 mistake Leigh made as a new Realtor.
From Drug Addiction to Top Producer w/ Christy Solar
Feb 18 • 36 min
Not even drug addiction could hold Christy Solar down forever. She fought that battle, and eventually made Scotsman Guide’s list of top USDA loan originators in her first full year. This is the story behind Christy Solar’s breakthrough.
From Originator to Mortgage Marketing Expert w/ Phil Treadwell
Feb 11 • 35 min
Before the mortgage industry knew Industry Syndicate co-founder Phil Treadwell as the “Mortgage Marketing Expert,” he was originating loans. He was in the trenches, face to face with consumers, working his tail off to consistently close more loans. Phil…
How Barry Habib Became the Mortgage Industry’s Biggest Rockstar
Feb 11 • 51 min
When you think of the most respected, most well known personality in the mortgage industry, Barry Habib is at the top of the list. Mortgage Loan Officers all over the country know Barry Habib as the Founder and CEO of MBS Highway, and the guy the trust…
Introducing, Behind the Breakthrough with Megan Anderson
Feb 9 • 18 min
Introducing the very first episode of Behind the Breakthrough, hosted by Megan Anderson. Each week, Megan interviews the top leaders from inside the industry and out, telling their stories of HOW they broke through to success. You’ll hear what their…