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Meet the Team

Each member of our experienced staff is ready to answer questions and help you understand reverse mortgage products, so you can best meet your clients’ needs.

Senior Staff
Rob Ross
Vice President of Wholesale and Correspondent Lending
Cindy Pontanillo
Director, Wholesale Business Development

Cindy Pontanillo joined Liberty in 2009 but has worked in the reverse mortgage industry since 2004. Since joining the reverse mortgage industry, Cindy has acted in a variety of support roles, exclusively in the B2B channel. As part of her role at Liberty, Cindy supports the Wholesale channel by focusing on improving the Partner’s experience by implementing and streamlining processes, communication and a number of other Liberty resources that touch the Partner.

Account Managers
Brian Burgan - Business Development Manager Brian Burgan
Business Development Manager

Brian has been in the reverse mortgage industry for six years, but has worked in lending at various capacities as a loan officer at banks and brokerages since 1999. During that time, Brian originated loans and managed successful sales processing teams, giving him a high-level appreciation for what it takes to best support partners in building their businesses. Brian takes great pride in providing industry-leading support to partners of all experience levels and being available to answer questions, lead training and help move files through the origination process. Brian is thrilled to be a part of the Liberty family and feels privileged to have a part in improving the lives of seniors who benefit from a reverse mortgage.

Teresa Simmons - Business Development Manager Teresa Simmons
Business Development Manager

Teresa was part of the Wholesale start-up team and has been with Liberty since January 2009. Raised by her grandparents, Teresa has a special affinity for members of the senior community. She understands, on a personal level, how the industry provides relief for seniors in need and can enhance overall lifestyle for those looking for unique financial options. With more than fourteen years of industry experience, Teresa has served in roles varying from operations to sales support. This directly translates into extensive product knowledge and productivity.

Her daily goal is to find the “yes” to your questions!

Teresa and her husband David, have one daughter and too many cats.

Jamie Longe - Business Development Manager Jamie Longe
Business Development Manager

Jamie Longe joined Liberty in February of 2017 as a Business Development Manager. An industry veteran, he has been working in the reverse mortgage industry since 2006. Jamie brings with him 25 years of mortgage industry experience, including 14 years in forward correspondent lending and most recently running the Eastern Wholesale Division for another Lender. Jamie received his undergraduate degree in Finance from Central Michigan University and earned an MBA from Eastern Michigan University.

Jamie resides in Royal Oak, Michigan with his wife, Anna, and their three children.

Ron Slasor - Business Development Manager Ron Slasor
Business Development Manager

Ron started in the mortgage business over 15 years ago, beginning as a Reverse Mortgage Specialist helping seniors directly and through wholesale brokers for years. He moved into the Forward Mortgage side as a Wholesale Account Executive working with the Nation’s Top Lenders and has returned to serve 100% in the Reverse market with Liberty Reverse Mortgage. As an expert in the field today, he works with Wholesale Brokers, Non-delegated and Correspondent Partners.

Ron has always been dedicated to helping loan professionals expand their market share and grow their business with New Products. He has the expertise to show you how to create long term affinity Reverse Mortgage referral partners, proven ways of reaching senior consumers direct and much more experience and knowledge to help increase your loan volumes.

Whether you are looking to get started in Reverse Mortgages for the first time or you are an industry veteran looking for new ways to grow your business, Ron has the ability and support of Liberty Reverse, one of the Nation’s Top Reverse Mortgage Lenders to teach, train and help you every step of the way!

Let’s Help change the lives of seniors and their families with a Reverse Mortgage.