Brian Hale is a seasoned mortgage industry veteran with 40 years of experience in virtually all areas of the mortgage business.

Over the course of his long tenured career, he has grown several organizations into top 5 originators and, in some cases, the industry’s largest originators by channel.

He brings his wealth of knowledge and leadership talent to his current role as Founder and CEO of Mortgage Advisory Partners (MAP), a consulting services company that specializes in helping mortgage banking clients successfully navigate the challenges of operating and growing their businesses.

Over the last 12 months, Brian and his partners have engaged with a top 5 publicly traded lender, large and mid-sized independent mortgage bankers, and smaller independents in joint venture channel assessment and development, talent assessment, C-suite mentoring, strategic planning, M&A (buyside), monetization strategies, consumer direct channel optimization, compensation design, regulatory compliance, offshoring, managerial reporting development, and strategic plan development. MAP has also placed six senior executives in engaged companies to fill key roles, leveraging the firm’s broad contacts in the industry.

During his long tenure in the industry, Brian has held numerous C-Suite level positions for some of the most respected companies in the industry including ClosingMark Financial Group – the financing arm of William Lyon Homes, Stearns Lending, MetLife Home Loans, Countrywide, Wells Fargo, and Fleet Mortgage. This combined broad expertise enables Brian and his partners to provide clients with granular analyses and implementable solutions that optimize organizational performance and profits. He is regularly called upon by industry trade associations and media outlets to share his perspectives and serve as an author, interviewee, panelist, and speaker.



State University of New York College at Plattsburgh
BA, Sociology / Business




Vanguard Award, HousingWire

One of the 10 most interesting people in banking, American Banker

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