CMG Financial Opens Council Bluffs, IA Branch with Branch Manager Joe Stephens

News posted On May 23, 2018

Council Bluffs, IA – CMG Financial, a privately-held, well-capitalized mortgage banking firm headquartered in San Ramon, CA, deepens its Midwestern presence with the addition of the Council Bluffs, IA branch.  The new branch, headed by Branch Manager Joe StephensNMLS 521197, will serve the Council Bluffs and surrounding area.  Joining the new location are Lori Brokman NMLS 457156, Loan Officer, Kari Kingery, Loan Processor, and Deborah Hunter, Production Assistant. 

Joe Stephens has worked in the mortgage industry for over sixteen years.  He’s held numerous leadership positions including Sales Manager at Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Vice President, Senior Loan Officer at Pulaski Bank, later known as First Busey Financial Corp.  Most recently, he was the Vice President, Branch Manager at MB Financial Bank.  Throughout his career, he has been recognized for his superior production volume and customer service.  At CMG Financial, he will lead staffing and growth initiatives for the new Council Bluffs branch.

“I couldn’t be more excited to be a part of CMG Financial,” Joe said in a statement, “CMG is a truly dynamic leader in mortgage lending.  Our unique blend of state of the art technology combined with the Every Customer, Every Time.  No Exceptions, No Excuses.  mentality enable us to create an exceptional home buying experience for our customers and partners alike.  We are in the business of expanding homeownership in our market, and in joining with CMG, that just became easier.”

“Joe has been recognized throughout the Council Bluffs, IA and Omaha, NE area for his excellence in production, sales, and branch development,” said Brian Boyles, Regional Sales Manager, Central Division. “He will be instrumental in fostering growth initiatives throughout this market.  We are excited to partner with Joe and his team!”

“Joe is a stand-out professional because of his commitment to the success of his branches and his proven ability to succeed,” added Julie Green, Area Sales Manager, Mid-Central Region.  “He exemplifies our motto Every Customer, Every Time. No Exceptions, No Excuses. and I am looking forward to the exceptional service he will provide at CMG.”


About CMG Financial

CMG Financial is a well-capitalized, privately held mortgage-banking firm founded in 1993. The company makes its products and services available to the market through three distinct origination channels including Retail Lending, Wholesale Lending, and Correspondent Lending.

CMG Financial currently operates in all states, including District of Columbia, and holds federal agency lending approvals with HUD, VA, RHS, GNMA, FNMA and FHLMC. Throughout the mortgage banking and housing markets, CMG Financial is widely known for responsible lending practices, industry and consumer advocacy, product innovation, and operational efficiency.


Joe Stephens NMLS 521197

Lori Brokman NMLS 457156