Brent Wilson – President & Founder
Brent is the President and Founder of Silverline Lending. Born and raised in Michigan, he graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in Economics and Human Resources.
Since 2006 He has been serving clients and building rock-solid relationships in the real estate industry. He is an accomplished leader with a winning track record in a wide variety of markets. He has been recognized as a top performer at the individual level, team level, and regional level. In fact in 2014 his team of 30 loan officers closed over 1 billion dollars in annual loan volume! After over 12 years of experience building teams and assisting borrowers at the nation’s number one retail lender he decided to start his own business tailored toward making the lending process simpler and giving borrowers more personal attention.
He’s a passionate, solution-focused visionary and builder of people, a recipe for any successful business. He believes that for any company to be great it must invest in having great people that care deeply about their clients. If a company takes great care of its people those people will take great care of their clients. His witty humor, industry knowledge, authentic communication skills, and unwavering belief system make him both an asset to the company and a joy for his clients to work with!
Courtney Wilson – Business Manager
Courtney is the Business Manager for Silverline Lending. She grew up in Lake Orion, MI, spent four years attending Michigan State University and graduated with a degree in Advertising. GO GREEN!
Before graduating she started as an Intern at Mercury Studio in Royal Oak, MI supporting the President and Founder of the company. After graduation she acquired one of the few internship positions offered at Quicken Loans and found herself flourishing in the heart of the financial district of downtown Detroit. Within her first year with the company she was offered the position as Regional Assistant to the Vice Presidents in Mortgage Banking.
She has a genuine talent for completing tasks and is adept in organizational effectiveness. She thrives on a challenging “to-do” list and is determined to check tasks off in a professional, efficient manner. She truly enjoys working and strives to always put others first. She has a passion for creativity and believes that with any passion success follows naturally. Her smiling nature, sincere enthusiasm and natural drive make her a joy to work with. A favorite quote she models herself after, “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Maya Angelou
Blake Eager – Executive Loan Officer
Blake is a leading loan officer at Silverline Lending with over 10 years of experience in the mortgage industry. He is an avid outdoors-man, passionate boater, and devoted food buff.
Prior to starting his career in the finance business, Blake began working as a journeyman with CN. Being no stranger to hard work, his talents were applied to a new trade and quickly became a star at Quicken Loans. Blake thrived in the mortgage industry earning top praise and consistently securing over $12 million per year in loans in both roles as Mortgage Banker and Account Executive with QLMS and United Wholesale Mortgage.
“One of the best feelings is seeing the expression on a new homeowner’s face when they sign the last paper and are handed their key. I love the opportunity to build lifelong relationships with incredible clients through the process”.
Very much a people person, Blake works diligently to meet his clients’ needs with exceptional service. Clients truly enjoy working with Blake due to his experience, professionalism, charismatic personality and honesty. Blake exudes high energy, proficient communication skills and is an outstanding resource for anyone navigating a loan.
Christopher Smith – Executive Loan Officer
Chris is a leading Loan Officer at Silverline Lending. He grew up right next door in Oakland County, Michigan and carries a passion for this business. He started out working four years as an insurance agent with the top producing Allstate in the State of Michigan. Since 2011 Chris has been serving clients providing professional advice on a personal level at the top of Quicken Loans. Finding much success, he earned a spot among the few highest regarded President’s Club Mortgage Bankers. During his eight years he was hand-picked to help pioneer a new team where they worked to find solutions on tough qualifying loan scenarios. With his valuable skills in demand, Chris moved to a new part of the company as a National Account Executive where he worked with some of the top brokers across the United States.
Not only does Chris strive for a constant stream of success in business, but also in his personal life. His passions are aided by his two dogs, Winston and Pablo and his son Naithan. Chris holds a special admiration for positive vibes, he travels anywhere and often and is passionate about health and fitness.
When it comes to home loan expertise – integrity, trust, and communication are the core traits of Chris values. Not only does Chris go out of his way to simplify the mortgage process, but he also takes pride in creating lasting, personal relationships with his clients.
When Chris’ knowledge is combined with the Silverline Process, you are in for an amazing loan experience!
Andrew Venettis – Executive Loan Officer
Andrew is an accomplished loan executive at Silverline Lending. As an alumni of Central Michigan University, he obtained his Bachelor’s of Entrepreneurship and Marketing and moved straight to the heart of Detroit where he started his career in the Finance Industry.
Before joining the team, he worked in the heart of the Financial District in Downtown Detroit in 2012 where he advanced quickly up the ladder of Mortgage Banking. He was promoted to Senior Banker the same year and soon after found himself tackling the leadership route where he became a Director of Mortgage banking in 2014. Three years later he was promoted to the prestigious title of Senior Director where he helped guide young mortgage professionals to the next stages in their careers.
When Andrew isn’t working, he enjoys a good Netflix binge with some Pancheros on the table. He is a movie fanatic – “Name a movie, I’ve probably seen it!” He truly loves to travel and will never turn down the opportunity to head to Greece.
Dawn Klumpp – Senior Loan Processor
Dawn is our Senior Loan Processor here at Silverline Lending. She grew up in the small town of Winn, Michigan and attended Central Michigan University earning her Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design and Art.
In 2006 she moved closer to Detroit to join forces with Quicken Loans and began her career as a Mortgage Banker. She later acquired the roll as Senior Solutions Consultant and thrived in the business building rapport with clients and problem solving any and all issues that arose in the underwriting process. With a decade’s worth of loan origination, Dawn is the multi-tasking Guru of getting your home loan closed.
Fun Fact: Dawn and Brent Wilson, our President and Founder, began their mortgage loan journey in the same training class together back in 2006!
Dawn is of many talents. Prior to her position with Silverline, she also holds a real estate license with The Perna Team at Keller Williams! She truly cares about people and cares about her clients. Dawn’s huge heart, years of expertise, and her candor ensure, regardless of the challenge, she will get your loan closed.