What is the Originator Connect Network?

Originator Connect Network is an unaffiliated coalition of mortgage origination professionals. Our goal is to connect mortgage professionals to the resources and content they need to grow as an individual in their field, and ultimately reach the top. We are proud to offer a variety of services and content streams, almost all of which are completely free, to our network.  

Our Team

Vincent Valvo

Publisher, Editor in Chief

Vincent Valvo traces his involvement in the mortgage industry to the mid-1980s, when he started as a reporter for various industry publications. With a history of working for publications such as The New York Times, National Real Estate Investor, Banker & Tradesman and others, Vince has been deeply involved in mortgage issues as both an observer and industry consultant. ​ His work has led him to manage numerous organizations, successfully bringing each to new levels of profitability and acclaim. He is a consummate sales professional, and is driven to see small businesses thrive. He lives in West Hartford, CT.

Donald Frommeyer

National Mortgage Chair

Donald J. Frommeyer, a practicing mortgage originator, was the longest-serving president of the National Association of Mortgage Brokers. Frommeyer was president of NAMB – the Association of Mortgage Professionals, from 2011 through 2014, when he was named CEO of the organization. He stepped down from that post on Feb. 28, 2017. During his tenure, he took the helm of NAMB, and he made sure it held to the highest ethical standards. He put the organization back on a strong financial foundation. And he did it while making friends with lawmakers, with regulators, with the press and with the mortgage community – all to the better of the profession. Don lives in Indianapolis, IN.

Navi Persaud

Director of Online Content

Keith Griffin

Managing Editor

Stacy Murray

Graphic Design Manager

Beverly Bolnick

Associate Publisher

Billy Valvo

Web Developer & Strategist

Andrew Berman

Head of Engagement and Outreach

Melissa Pianin

Marketing & Events Associate

Alison Valvo

Interactive Design Director