Exceptional service starts with strong leadership and a team of dedicated people. Orion Financial Group has assembled a team committed to providing a truly remarkable level of service.
M.E. “Mike” Wileman
President and CEO
Mike Wileman has over 25 years in the mortgage and mortgage-related industries. Mike joined Orion Financial Group as vice president of sales and marketing in 2001. In 2003, he was promoted to president and became responsible for all aspects of the business, including sales, marketing and acting as the company’s chief spokesperson. In 2005, Mike became president, CEO and 100% shareholder of the company.
Prior to joining Orion Financial Group, Mike held positions 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 at The Associates, averaging approximately 80 branches with $850 million in receivables. He also helped create a real estate sales force responsible for generating loans and having them serviced through the branch system.
Mike is active in the mortgage industry and frequently serves on round-table discussions and as a panelist at industry conferences. He also writes for mortgage trade publications to help lenders and servicers understand the challenges currently facing the industry.
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 is a seasoned executive with over 20 years of experience in the mortgage and financial services industries. At Orion, Chuck is responsible for both internal and external compliance matters, including Orion’s compliance with rules and regulations, and heads the creation of policies relating to quality control, information security training, disaster recovery and business continuity. In addition, Chuck works with Orion’s clients on client-specific reporting, service level agreement (SLA) requirements and serves as the point person for client audits and remediation.
Previously, Chuck spent 17 years at Citigroup in several leadership and operational positions. He was vice president for one of two national mortgage origination calls centers for CitiMortgage, where he was responsible for overall operations and the loan production life cycle. Chuck worked closely with departments supporting the call center, including compliance, operations, underwriting, marketing, risk management, and legal. He also served in various leadership positions in Citi’s branch network.
Connie Riggsby joined Orion Financial Group, Inc. in August 2009. As Vice President of Orion’s Mortgage Services Division, Connie oversees the daily management activities of Team Leads for the production of documents, recordation, tracking, receipting, etc for all clients. 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 VP of the Mortgage Services Division, Connie was the Manager of Orion’s Client 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.
Janell is responsible for Orion’s Client Services Division as well as document production. Orion’s Client Services Division provides services such as retrieval of documents from the county recording offices around the country, title policies from title companies, or research to locate individuals that are needed for the execution of certain documents. Included in our Client Services Division is our collateral file review and doc custody service. Janell also oversees multiple teams that are assigned to specific clients for document production such as assignments, lien releases, etc.
Prior to joining Orion, Janell served in a number of managerial positions in the private club industry. Her excellent problem solving skills and ability to work with people has made her a tremendous asset for Orion, and our clients.