About Us

Originator Connect Network is an alliance of mortgage professionals — mostly across the United States — where all are welcome. 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. The mortgage industry is going through significant change, do you have what you need to make it to the top?

Meet our Staff
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.
Alison Valvo
Interactive Design Director
Billy Valvo
Web Developer & Strategist
Melissa Pianin
Marketing & Events Associate
Keith Griffin
Managing Editor
Navi Persaud
Director of Online Content
Stacy Murray
Graphic Design Manager