The Wallick & Volk management team is comprised of experienced mortgage banking leaders and savvy entrepreneurs, who bring dynamic leadership and innovation to the company. They embody the Wallick & Volk culture of family and caring for our clients, while working tirelessly to ensure our team continues to grow and succeed.
Michael’s main objective is to lead Wallick and Volk into its next phase of transformative growth by leveraging his extensive experience within the mortgage banking industry, capitalizing on the market's new competitive landscape and using his wealth of institutional knowledge of Wallick & Volk to propel the company forward. His immediate goal is to create an elite group of 100 origination teams collectively producing over 3 billion dollars annually. Along with helping families achieve the American dream of home ownership, the teams will adhere to the core principles Wallick and Volk was founded on in 1932…HONESTY, INTEGRITY and HARD WORK!
Michael’s guidance and passion for the business have enabled Wallick and Volk to attract a strong and seasoned leadership team, as well as loan officers who are unparalleled in the industry. He possesses an uncanny ability to understand the evolving market, sense opportunities, and execute against those opportunities in a collaborative way.
Michael’s vision is positioning Wallick and Volk as the mortgage company of the future. “We will always be proud of our history; we have a passion for today’s clients and will do whatever it takes to meet their needs.”
Jim was born and raised in Cheyenne, Wyoming. After graduating from the University of Wyoming in 1963, he joined the company in August of that year as the first member of the third generation of the Wallick and Volk family. At that time, the company had six employees and three real estate agents. In the ensuing decades, the company substantially expanded its loan origination, mortgage servicing, real estate, and insurance divisions. The insurance and mortgage servicing divisions were sold in the 1990's and the real estate division in 2005. Jim became president in 1980 after the untimely death of his father, Roy Volk. Part of his activities have included numerous real estate developments, including both residential and commercial projects. He continues to maintain his Real Estate Brokers license.
Today, Jim has the title of CEO/Chairman after Michael Groff's promotion to President in November, 2005. Jim continues to be active in the management of Wallick & Volk.
Steve has over 20 years' experience in the mortgage industry and has been involved in all areas of the mortgage banking business. He currently oversees accounting, administration, servicing and human resources for Wallick & Volk. Not only is he an extremely knowledgeable and experienced accountant, he is proficient in providing our loan originators, teams and branch managers guidance with profit and loss statements and business modeling to enable them to make solid business decisions.
Steve is a Wyoming native and obtained his CPA license after graduating from the University of Wyoming. Steve has 3 children, Brent, Matthew and Sarah.
After growing up in Durham Connecticut, Rob considers himself a Wyoming native as he has lived in Cheyenne since 1978. Rob began his mortgage banking career in 2001 with Major Mortgage. While at Major Mortgage he held various positions (loan originator, Branch Manager and Secondary Marketing Manager). In 2006 Rob joined Wallick and Volk as the Branch Manager for the Cheyenne Branch. In April of 2010 joined Wallick and Volk's Senior Management team as the SVP, Capital Markets.
Rob and his wife Cindy have 2 children, Jorden and Kaylie.
Sara brings over 30 years of experience to Wallick & Volk. She started her mortgage banking career in Illinois in 1985. She has extraordinary knowledge of mortgage banking operations in all three channels: retail, wholesale and correspondent. Her excellent organizational skills aid her success in establishing new, improving existing and turning around operations. She’s a skilled business process expert with the ability to understand executive vision and translate that into productive and efficient business operations.
Sara is a people-oriented leader who thrives on empowering people with the confidence and tools they need to succeed. As a mentor, she excels in providing an environment for Wallick & Vok employees to grow and become their best self in their positions. She believes once they succeed, we all succeed.
Sara is married, has a son, a new baby granddaughter and two rescue dogs. She loves living in the AZ desert and spending time outdoors.
I have been in the mortgage banking industry since 1987. Starting as a Loan Originator and eventually becoming the President & CEO of my own mortgage banking firm. We employed over 150 people and funded more than 100 million per month in residential home loans at our peak. I have seen every interest rate climate imaginable plus many changes to our industry.
One thing that has never changed is my commitment to my clients and my desire to deliver results to my clients that are second to none. The financing of a home for most people is the most significant obligation they will incur during their lifetime. As such, my goal is to make that experience as pleasant as possible while minimizing the natural stress associated with financing a home from the consumer side of the equation.
I have been married for over 21 years and my wife and I have three daughters and a son. In addition to raising a family I have always been very active in the community especially with youth sports. For the past 4 years I have been the Head Varsity Baseball Coach at Gilbert Christian High School. I believe we all have an obligation to give back to our community.
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