CrossCountry Mortgage Wraps Up 2023 with More Award Wins

15, December, 2023

Throughout the year, CCM has been recognized by many organizations for its stand-out culture

Cleveland, Ohio, December 15, 2023… CrossCountry Mortgage (CCM), the nation’s number three retail mortgage lender, is closing the year with another award win, claiming a spot in The Weatherhead 100 list of fastest growing companies in Northeast Ohio award category, Titans. Weatherhead 100 Titans are fast-growing companies with at least $100M net sales in 2022 that help drive the region.

In addition to its spot on the Weatherhead 100 Titans list, CCM has been recognized with a variety of national and regional awards throughout 2023, including:

  • Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies: For the tenth year, CCM was named to the Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest growing private companies. CCM’s ranking is based on strong revenue growth over the last three years. 

  • Scotsman Guide Top Mortgage Lender: CCM was ranked third in the country as a top retail mortgage lender, according to Scotsman Guide. In addition, more than 230 of its loan officers appeared on the Scotsman Guide Top Originators list, a leading performance benchmark for mortgage industry organizations and professionals. CCM loan officers also were recognized on the publication’s Top Women Originators, Top Veteran Originators, and Top Emerging Stars lists.

  • National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP) Top 250 Latino Mortgage Originators list: 12 CCM loan officers were named on the prestigious NAHREP Top 250 Latino Mortgage Originators list, which recognizes the dedication and hard work that loan officers put in to create sustainable homeownership for Latino families. For the sixth year in a row, CCM’s Phoenix-based loan originator Lizy Hoeffer earned the number one spot.

  • NorthCoast99: CCM again was recognized as a NorthCoast 99 award winner. NorthCoast 99 is an annual recognition program and event that honors Northeast Ohio workplaces who consistently demonstrate the ability to attract, retain, and motivate talented employees.

  • Northeast Ohio Top Workplaces: For the seventh consecutive year, CCM received the Northeast Ohio Top Workplaces Award from and The Plain Dealer. Based entirely on survey results from employees at hundreds of Northeast Ohio businesses, this award measures alignment, execution, connection and several other workplace culture drivers considered critical to organizational success.

  • Smart Culture: Smart Business magazine named CCM one of its 2023 Smart Culture honorees. This award highlights area businesses and non-profits that demonstrate how a positive culture can drive performance, position an organization as an employer of choice and impact the bottom line.  

  • 2023 Northeast Ohio Smart 50 Award – CCM Founder and CEO Ron Leonhardt Jr. was presented with a Corporate College Smart 50 Award, recognizing Northeast Ohio’s top leadership that made a difference in their organizations and the region.

“Our employees are what makes CrossCountry Mortgage the best-in-class,” said Michelle Novak, executive vice president of human resources. “I’m so proud of our team for being consistently recognized for our exceptional workplace culture and leading talent.” 

CrossCountry Mortgage (CCM) is the nation's number three retail mortgage lender, with more than 7,000 employees operating over 800 branches and servicing loans across all 50 states. Our company has been recognized ten times on the Inc. 5000 list of America's fastest-growing private businesses and has received many awards for our standout culture. We offer more than 120 mortgage, refinance and home equity solutions – ranging from conventional and jumbo mortgages to government-insured programs for Veterans and rural homebuyers – and we are a direct lender and approved seller and servicer by Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, and Ginnie Mae. Through our dedication to getting it done, we make every mortgage feel like a win. Visit

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