About Us

Building with Purpose

In 2016, Greg Martel founded Shop Your Own Mortgage to improve the way home buyers shop for a mortgage. Applying for financing the traditional way was confusing, difficult, and expensive, so home buyers often settled for subpar deals without even knowing it. Greg’s mission is to disrupt the mortgage industry by flipping the balance of power to favor the home buyer. Instead of going to lenders directly and jumping through hoops to get a loan, now you can fill out one easy application and have the lenders come to you.


Today, Shop Your Own Mortgage is a team of mortgage industry experts and technologists who share Greg’s philosophy. Together, we’ve developed an application process that combines technology with expert guidance to deliver the best mortgage products for every individual scenario.


Currently, we’re operating in the US, Canada, and Australia, and we’re growing fast.


The Dream Team

Let’s get friendly. Since we ask so much about you during your application process, we decided it’s only fair that each of us disclose something personal about ourselves.


The Executive Team

Greg Martel

CEO & Founder

  • Serial Entrepreneur | 20 yrs in the industry
  • Petrified of heights

Ben Vigil

Chief Operations Officer

  • Master of International Business
  • “Part-time Vegan” & fitness enthusiast

Garrick Delafuente

Dir. of Mortgage Consulting

  • Driving growth through service
  • Proud wearer of the fanny pack

Diana Romanovsky

Dir. of Product & Marketing

  • Interested in behavioral economics
  • Hobby chicken farmer

Regican Ariyarasa

Chief Technology Officer

  • 15+ yrs experience building apps
  • Wears Crocs unironically

Sarah Rose

Dir. of Business Developments

  • 15 yrs of business experience
  • Expert tennis observer; terrible player

Mortgage Experts

Kathryn Wild

Senior Mortgage Underwriter

  • 11 yrs in the industry
  • Loves crime shows & music

Kevin Bratt

Senior Mortgage Consultant

  • Finance background | 3 yrs in the industry
  • Weightlifter & sports fan

Christopher Cornish

Mortgage Consultant

  • Excited by the Intersection of Tech & Finance
  • Dual Citizenship with Hungary & US

Taylor Pedersen

Mortgage Processor

  • 9 yrs in commercial & residential lending
  • Puppy-loving sports enthusiast

Richelle Cooper

Compliance & Operational Risk Manager

  • Finance Background | Excel Enthusiast
  • Loves all things beauty, but has a superior jump shot

Farbod Nabavi

Mortgage Processor

  • Financial Services | 5+ yrs in the industry
  • Self-proclaimed basketball connoisseur
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Kenzie Chapa

Mortgage Processor

  • 2+ yrs in the mortgage industry
  • Iced coffee enthusiast
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Kimberly Williams

Funding Manager

  • 13 yrs + in the Mortgage & Financial industry
  • Loves to write
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Kristiana Dueñas

Mortgage Processor

  • Passionate about organizing
  • Loves the beach, baseball, and biking

Software Engineering

Cale McNulty

Senior Software Engineer

  • Cares about users because he is one
  • World-renowned kitten phrenologist
This is David he is one of our software engineers

David Li

Software Engineer

  • Passionate about technology
  • Life Mission: to program a virtual friend

This is Mauricio he is one of our software engineers.

Tim Baker

Software Security Engineer

  • Aspiring Certified Ethical Hacker
  • Probably knows your password

Keara Chapman

Front-End Software Engineer

  • Eager to learn new technologies
  • Has an unhealthy addiction to reality TV

Marketing & Business Development

Julie Lyons

Investment Relations Manager

  • Can subordinate any spreadsheet
  • Expert in small talk

Vivian Pham

Content Creator

  • 4 yrs of marketing experience
  • Stereotypical cat lady

Thomas Rose

Inbound Marketing Manager

  • Engineer turned Marketing Professional
  • Hobbies include breakfast, lunch & dinner

Julia Prajza

Art Director & Designer

  • 6 yrs in Marketing & Advertising
  • Side hustles: mural painting & calligraphy

Kent Lam

Digital Marketing Manager

  • Eat, sleep, breathe video marketing
  • Follow him to Conversion Town

Executive Support

Jamir Rodriguez

Executive Assistant

  • Driven by business development
  • Sports junkie

Elise Sanchez

Executive Assistant

  • Wearer of many hats
  • Taylor Swift is her spirit animal

Camila Veron

Administrative Assistant

  • Attentive to detail
  • In love with Lionel Messi

Reanna Larson

Operations Coordinator

  • Eager to organize
  • Ready for action

Check Out Our Offices



1805 Placentia Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA 92627, USA



1550 Wewatta St #200, Denver, CO 80202, USA



2121 N Pearl Ave #2C, Dallas, TX 75201, USA



78 SW 7th St #500, Miami, FL 33130, USA talk



10845 Griffith Peak Dr #2, Las Vegas, NV 89135, USA


British Columbia

645 Tyee Rd #102 Victoria, BC V9A 6X5, Canada



33 Bloor St E 5th Fl, Toronto, ON M4W 3H1, Canada contact us


New South Wales

Level 35, Tower One Barangaroo Ave, BarangarooNSW, 2000, Australia


NMLS ID: 1635517