M.E. "Mike" Wileman, President & CEO
Mike Wileman has over 25 years in the mortgage and mortgage related industries. Mike began working with Orion Financial Group as Vice President of Sales and Marketing in 2001. In 2003, he was promoted to President where he was responsible for all aspects of the business, including sales and marketing as well as acting as the company’s chief spokesperson. In 2005, Mike also became CEO of Orion Financial Group and 100% shareholder of the company.
Prior to joining Orion Financial Group, Mike worked in the consumer finance industry from 1986 - 2001 with Barclays American/Financial, Commercial Credit Corporation and Associates First Capital. From 1994 to 2001, Mike was a senior level executive responsible for three different divisions, averaging approximately 80 branches with $850 million in receivables. He also helped create a real estate sales force responsible for generating real estate loans and having them serviced through the branch system.
Mike is actively involved in the mortgage industry with round-table discussions, as a panel member at industry conferences, and through articles he has written to help lenders and servicers understand the challenges facing them in the constantly changing mortgage industry.
Kelli Airis, Client & Operations Manager
Kelli Airis has over 20 years experience in the financial services industry with direct experience in origination, servicing, and wholesale. This includes experience in multiple states across the country.
Prior to joining Orion Financial Group in March 2010, Kelli spent 10 years with Nationstar Mortgage as an executive in the area of sales, operations, and training. Kelli consistently increased sales volume year after year through her team of account executives. Kelli provided the creativity and design for all sales training materials for the wholesale department. She was instrumental in administering training programs to the company’s sales teams promoting product knowledge and best practices.
Kelli continues to utilize her skills in the industry as an excellent, day-to-day partner with Orion’s clients. She has been instrumental in creating education and training materials for Orion’s clients so they can be better equipped to handle the daily challenges they face in the industry.
Connie Riggsby, Manager - Client Services Division
Connie Riggsby joined Orion Financial Group, Inc. in August 2009. As Manager of Orion’s Client Services Division, Connie oversees the daily activities of document retrieval, research, and collateral file reviews. Connie’s expertise also allows her to be a great partner with Orion’s clients in resolving the document deficiency challenges they face.
Prior to becoming manager of the Client Services Division, Connie was a Team Lead in Orion’s Client Services Division and a data entry specialist in the Mortgage Services Division. Her all-around experience at Orion provides the background and knowledge to assist clients through the beginning stages of document retrieval through the completion and recording of the documents produced. When you add Connie's 7+ years experience in B2B and C2B organizations, she is a great asset to the Orion management team.