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About our podcast

Mortgage Connects explores the minds and experiences of mortgage industry and lending innovators to bring our audience candid views on critical mortgage industry developments, and influential insights about the unique challenges that lie ahead.

Our hosts interview top mortgage pros and thought leaders across the industry – from proven LOs to established CEOs – who have wide-ranging expertise to provide the best insights on:

  • Market trends
  • Best practices
  • Marketing & referral strategies
  • Training
  • The future of the mortgage industry

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Mortgage Connects episode categories

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    Top originators

    Strategies, tips and advice from some of the mortgage industry's top originators.

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    Mortgage professionals discuss how they approach their work through the lens of diversity.

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    Industry insights

    Insider insights on what's happening in the industry, including the latest trends and forecasts.

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    Training and development programs and tactics to boost industry knowledge and build professional skills.

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    All episodes

    A comprehensive list of all episodes of Mortgage Connects.

Our listeners

We inspire our audience of mortgage professionals to:

  • Feel empowered by actionable takeaways they can use to elevate their influence and take their business to the next level
  • Gain awareness of industry trends and best practices that will positively affect their everyday business decisions

Stephanie Budnik, AMP – MGIC Senior Business Partner, National Accounts

Stephanie Budnik is a Senior Business Partner who works with MGIC's National Accounts team to develop strategies to support our valued customers as well as our field sales team.

Stephanie joined MGIC in 2015 and has worked in sales and marketing. She has over 12 years of sales experience and 16 years of training experience in a variety of topics. Her background in education allows her to utilize those skills to deliver messaging that meets diverse working styles.

Stephanie has received her Accredited Mortgage Professional certification through the MBA. She is a proud graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, having earned her B.S. in Education.

Stephanie and her husband, Andrew, are Wisconsin natives who have a son named Owen, 2 daughters named Olivia and Elena, and a dog named Hank.

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Concepcion Guerrero, Host

Mortgage Connects is hosted by Concepcion Guerrero. Concepcion joined MGIC in 2011. In her current role, she supports marketing initiatives in the Credit Union and Community Bank channels. Her bilingual and bicultural background has contributed to MGIC’s success in reaching out to the Hispanic market. Concepcion holds a Bachelor Degree in International Business from Alverno College and lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with her husband, Miguel, and two children, Carolina and Andres.

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