Below is a list of the instructors who teach our courses.


E. Robert Levy, Esq.

Executive Director, MBA-NJ, NJAMB, PAMB

E. Robert Levy is Executive Director of, and Counsel to the Mortgage Bankers Association of New Jersey and The New Jersey Association of Mortgage Brokers. He is also Legislative/Regulatory Counsel to the Pennsylvania Association of Mortgage Brokers and the Mortgage Bankers Association of Pennsylvania. Mr. Levy was Deputy Commissioner for the State of New Jersey. Department of Banking and Insurance and was a State Deputy Attorney General, in which capacity he served as counsel to the Department. Mr. Levy currently serves ont he New Jersey Residential Mortgage and Consumer Finance Advisory Board which advises the Department of Banking and Insurance on the legislative and regulatory matters.


Robert Baerenbach

Branch Manager, Greenway Mortgage Funding Corp.

With over 12 years of experience in the Mortgage Industry I have worked as a Loan Originator, Branch Manager and Assistant Vice President of Origination. Through the years I have gained the knowledge and Expertise to not only understand but teach on the subject laid out by the NMLS for both Pre-Licensing Education and Continuing Education.


Rich Leffler

Instructor/Trainer/Personal & Professional Success Coach Subject Matter Expert/Speaker, AxSellerated Development, LLC

Rich Leffler is the President and CEO of AxSellerated Development, LLC, a mortgage consulting firm dedicated to assisting mortgage loan originators achieve success.  In addition to being a charismatic, captivating, and sought-after speaker, Rich is responsible for creating, coordinating, and executing training curriculums affording new mortgage loan originators and those considering a career in mortgage lending with the fundamental skills necessary to originate successfully and compliantly.  Additionally, Rich enjoys assisting all mortgage professionals increase their productivity and maximize professional confidence through compliance, sales, customer service, referral generation, and pipeline management coaching.  He is the published author and creator of the Mortgage 101 Boot Camp© as well as Insider Basics for the First-Time Home Buyer! ©.


Prior to becoming a top mortgage producer with M&T and Wachovia Mortgage Corporations, Rich’s 21-year mortgage industry tenure concentrated on Mortgage Customer Service and Research.  In 2006, he began creating and instructing real estate courses, eventually instructing NMLS pre-licensing and continuing education in addition to general mortgage training.  Rich is a contributing author to the Scotsman Guide and a former instructor and subject matter expert (SME) for Fannie Mae and Ellie Mae (f/k/a AllRegs).


Rich is an alumnus of the State University of New York at Buffalo having earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication along with a Certificate in Public Relations and Advertising.  He currently resides in Wilmington, North Carolina.

Diane Lombardi

CEO, Mindbulge

Diane has over 30 years of professional experience in the information Systems and Technology field, domestically and internationally. Most recently, she has held CIO, CTO, and Sr. Vice President of Operations in the field of Mortgage Banking. She has a unique combination of skill sets in that she speaks both 'business' and 'geek'. She has held key management positions with leading corporations in both the USA and Europe. Diane is the founder of the National Association of Professional Mortgage Women - NJ/NY Metro Chapter and served as the Chairman for the MBA-NJ Women's Division. She holds a B.S. in Accounting from Elizabethtown College and an MBA in Management Information Systems from Rutgers University.


Fran Settanni-Ratkovich

Senior Account Executive, National Credit-reporting System, Inc. (NCS)

As a Senior Account Executive with NCS' national sales team, Fran Ratkovich provides customer service for clients across the Midwest and East Coast. Based in Chicago, she is responsible for selling the full range of NCS products including credit, Flood Certifications appraisals, and TRV Services (Tax Return Verification through the IRS) to mortgage Companies, banks and credit unions. She is also involved in developing marketing plans and coordinating the integration of new products.


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