In 2012, I began my career in the mortgage industry with LeaderOne’s accounting department shortly after graduating from the University of Missouri - Kansas City. I was fascinated by the industry and never stopped asking questions. I learned as much as possible about the business from every department and grew to love the culture LeaderOne maintained.
In January 2017, I joined the Lee’s Summit office and began my career as a loan officer. It was a perfect fit! My team and I are extremely dedicated to taking care of clients and helping manage their mortgage goals. We apply knowledge and experience to unique situations to help our clients get the best mortgage product for their individual needs. Seeing clients light up with pride and excitement on closing day is fulfilling in a way I never knew possible!
Outside of work, I enjoy spending quality time with my family including my husband, Gabe, and two young daughters, Charlotte and Maggie. We love to enjoy the outdoors through travel, hiking, boating, and skiing. I am always happy to network and meet new people throughout the community by volunteering and attending fundraisers. People are who make me, ME!
Meet The Lauren Wittig Team
Hannah Benson | Mortgage Production Assistant
Hannah Benson began her career at LeaderOne as a receptionist and has only worked her way up since day one. After graduating high school, she pursed a degree in Early Childhood Education, she soon was presented a job at LeaderOne and took it with no hesitation. Never thinking she would work in the Mortgage Industry she quickly picked up many loan terms and slogans. Hannah is now our Mortgage Production Assistant, she handles all contracts and commutates directly with our disclosure desk as well as day-to-day office needs. She is a jack of all trades. We are very glad to have her part of our team. Besides Hannah’s growth with LeaderOne she enjoys a night out on the town, hanging with friends and loves a good reality tv show. Hannah loves working with the community, as she was a Big Sister for the Boys and Girls Club of Kansas City for 2 years.
Rachel VanHecke | Senior Mortgage Processor
Rachel VanHecke is our Senior Mortgage Processor, she talks directly to our clients and realtors. She is a very big part of the mortgage process from start to finish. A graduate of University of Missouri – Kansas City she began her career in the mortgage industry as a Transaction Coordinator and worked her way up to Senior Processor. Her favorite part of the job is paying attention to detail on every file she touches. Rachel loves spending time with her family and going to the lake. As a mom of three she keeps very busy with outdoor activities including; soccer, boy scouts and girl scouts. In her spare time, she loves a good book and watching Game of Thrones.
Our Mission Is A Better Mortgage Experience
LeaderOne’s mission and commitment to you is dedicated to facilitating the dream of homeownership by providing you with Five-Star Service.
We believe in earning your trust by communicating to you the information need to know, when you need to know it and by offering the right mortgage for your unique financial picture at a competitive and fair price.
Who Is LeaderOne Financial?
LeaderOne Financial Corporation is a revolution in mortgage banking. We are committed to our values of Service, Empowerment, and Accountability.
Our ownership model combines the best of both worlds; a commitment to individual empowerment with the backing of a solid, experienced, and committed team. Our customer experience is a function of our employee experience. Together, we truly can achieve more. Our belief in employee engagement doesn’t have a finish line.
A Culture Of Service, Accountability And Empowerment
We treat our customers with the same courtesy, professionalism and support with which we treat each other.
Service begins with how we interact internally
We seek out ways to make each other look good
We give each other the benefit of the doubt
We show our appreciation
We are all leaders
Everyone on the team is a ‘decision-maker’
We are not afraid of failure, we are concerned about inaction
We are proactive – we Fail Forward
We seek out feedback and ideas
We ask what we can do to help
We are committed to employee development
At the end of the day, we all have the same job description
We hold each other accountable for positivity
We look for ways to do more with less
We own our mistakes, and learn from them
It’s nobody’s fault, and it’s everyone’s responsibility
Over 5,000 Positive Client Reviews
You were very helpful in explaining things that were confusing to me. You were also very patient when I asked the same question more than once! :)
I appreciate the commitment. You did not put our file down until you figured it out. Most people do not go above and beyond, but you did.
You have great patience with explaining everything, and making it easy to understand. I felt you were looking at everything for my best interest, in rates/interest.