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, Vice President - Operations
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.
Deanne Wileman, SVP of Human Resources
Deanne is responsible for all functions of human resources including payroll, benefits, employee wellness programs, new hire boarding, and employee relations. Deanne has over 15 years in the human resource and related fields working with companies such as Kirby Company (maker of high‐end vacuum products), Power Wheels (maker of battery powered children toys) , Sanese Services (a food management company), and Statistica (a government contract company). Her wide array of industry experience and knowledge was instrumental in helping Orion achieve recognition as an Inc. 5000 award recipient for being one of the fastest growing privately held companies in America.
Chuck Hall - Vice President of Compliance
Chuck joined Orion Financial Group as Vice President ‐ Compliance. He will be responsible for internal compliance and quality as well as Client based compliance and quality initiatives. Chuck's extensive background in the financial services industry positions him well to leverage that experience in his new position at Orion. Chuck spent 20 years in the Financial Services Industry (17 at Citigroup) and served in many leadership/operational positions. Chuck was a Vice President for one two national mortgage origination calls centers for CitiMortgage. In this role, he was responsible for overall call center operations and the entire production lifecycle. He worked very closely with supporting departments including Compliance, Operations, Underwriting, Marketing, Risk Management, and Legal. Prior to that Chuck worked in Citi's branch network where he was responsible for various regional locations in the US. While in this role he had complete responsibility for overall P&L, originations (mortgage and unsecured lending, auto loans, credit cards), collections and customer service.
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.