Vice President- Third Party Originations
Jim’s career started in the United States Navy, a few years at Republic Bancorp to learn the basics, a dozen years as Co-Founder and CEO of Lender Ltd., a few years with the leadership team of Cole Taylor Bank, and then a few years with several different firms enhancing and/or developing production growth in multiple business channels. He’s been an active mortgage banker continuously, since the spring of 1990.
His mortgage career has been focused on secondary marketing, technology application to improve operational efficiency, and growing production. Wickham offers a very balanced mortgage background, with almost a decade in retail production as a Mortgage Loan Officer as well. His years in production have proved critical for understanding first-hand what the customer and referral sources need to earn their MLO consistent referral business.
Jim achieved his Master Certified Mortgage Banker designation in 2002, making him one of less than a dozen Master CMB’s in Michigan at the time of commencement. As stated, his career started in the military serving in the Military Intelligence sector of the United States Navy as an analyst. He proudly served on the USS Enterprise as well as the Fleet Intelligence Center for Europe and the Atlantic. Jim also spends a fair amount of personal time focused on running The Pelican Foundation (a 501c3 charity in Michigan) and spending time at the lake with his family (Lisa – wife since 92, Kyle – born in 94, Kaitlin – born in 97, and Kelsey – born in 00).
For more information about UHM Wholesale please contact Jim or visit the website at http://www.uhwholesale.com/.