Sample ImageJodi Ryder:  Producing Branch Manager

Founded in 2003, and with over 3,350 loans closed in her career, Jodi is the “Ryder” in Ryder Mortgage Group.  If you look around the internet, you’ll see that she has won National awards for annual production seemingly year in and year out.   Jodi is recognized by the Scotsman Guide (National Mortgage Ranking Service) as being a Top Woman Originator in the United States for 2022 - as well as each year running back for over a decade.   She got into the Mortgage business in the 1990’s when she and her mother co-owned a Mortgage Processing company together.

Most importantly, she is a mother to Mady (high school junior) and Carson (8th Grade).  She lives in Murrieta, CA still near her parents.  When not at her desk, you’ll see her in a Pilates studio or at Carson’s baseball or Mady’s lacrosse games. 

Licensed in AZ, CA, CO, FL, OR, SC, TX, WA:  NMLS License #318845, Arizona License #1045047, California DRE License #01739574, Colorado MLO license #100535883,  Florida LO License #LO110864, Washington MLO# 318845

Sample ImageEric Simantel, MBA:  Branch Manager, Reverse Certified

Joining the team in 2020, Eric is a Loan Officer located in Portland, Oregon.  In addition to his refinance and purchase loan work, Eric is also a regularly appearing author for the Scotsman Guide (the mortgage industry’s largest business to business publication).  There you will see his articles on forecasting, business development, the use of AI in the industry, and pricing trends.    

Eric successfully forecasted (and published his findings) the Spring 2022 mortgage rate climb a good 6 months before other forecasters & economic specialists saw the trend.

MBA from the University of Oregon specializing in Management and emphasizing in Finance and Marketing.

Eric is a father to a 6th grader (Nora) and a freshman (Kellen).  He coaches Nora’s club softball team and soccer.
Licensed in OR, WA, CA, and Idaho:  NMLS License #1889183, CA DRE# 02174461  Idaho: MLO-2081889183 MBL-9475

Sample ImageRyan Abramson: Loan Officer

With the Ryder Mortgage Group since 2015, Ryan is a mortgage industry veteran of almost years. He’s assisted Jodi on the close of well over 1,000 loans.  Ryan lives in Alpine, CA with his wife Jennifer, and two children Andrew and Alexis. When out of the office, Ryan enjoys spending time with his family fishing, hiking, and taking in the fresh air of the Laguna Mountains.  
Licensed in California  NMLS License #1205435, CalDRE License #01703235

Sample ImageAshley Gollnick:  Production Manager 
Ashley has been in the mortgage industry for just about two decades.  She got her start working for large wholesale lenders such as First Franklin, Washington Mutual, and Home Savings.  She finds it much more gratifying to work directly with buyers and homeowners on their loans.  It gives her joy being able to see and hear the success stories firsthand.  When she is not  managing an active pipeline, Ashley enjoys spending time relaxing with her family and their dog.

Sample ImageMichael Mineo:  Senior Manager, Processing

Long considered one of the top Processors in the Mortgage Broker world, Michael has been in the loan business for over 20 years doing behind the scenes work on nearly every single file that enters the Ryder Mortgage Group.  He has a niche for foreseeing roadblocks well ahead of an underwriter’s opportunity to review the file, which time after time allows a transaction to move forward without delay.  When Michael is not working on a loan file, he can be found supporting his son’s soccer and high school career and staying in shape with Crossfit.

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