Innovate. Motivate. Educate.
EST. 2013
22+ Events Nationwide
Our only goal as the Originator Connect Network is to connect you to the story of your success. We aim to provide unbiased and unaffiliated information about industry news, educational resources, and the tools you need to be the best loan origination professional you can be. From hosting in-person education events, to providing complimentary NMLS CE courses,
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.
Melissa Pianin
Marketing & Events Associate
Alison Valvo
Interactive Design Director
Kurt Schenher
Operations Manager
Stacy Murray
Graphic Design Manager
Keith Griffin
Managing Editor
Navindra Persaud
Director of Online Content
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