PrimeLending President and CEO Steve Thompson Named 2023 HousingWire Vanguard Winner


DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- National residential mortgage lender PrimeLending, a PlainsCapital Company (PrimeLending), a leading national home loan provider, proudly announces that Steve Thompson, President and CEO, is a distinguished recipient of the 2023 HousingWire Vanguard Award.

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Steve Thompson, President and CEO of PrimeLending, wins the 2023 HousingWire Vanguard Award. (Photo: Business Wire)

Steve Thompson, President and CEO of PrimeLending, wins the 2023 HousingWire Vanguard Award. (Photo: Business Wire)

The Vanguard Award recognizes housing and mortgage industry trailblazers for their outstanding leadership, innovation and vision in both their companies and the industry sector they represent. This year, 100 winners were chosen by HousingWire’s editorial board based on their accomplishments over the last twelve months.

"It’s such an honor to be included on this prestigious list,” said Steve Thompson, President and CEO, PrimeLending. “This award is a testament to the incredible team at PrimeLending, and I'm honored to be part of a company that continues to lead the industry with integrity, technology, and a culture that truly sets us apart."

Under Thompson’s leadership, PrimeLending has established a strong foundation for its future, emphasizing the adoption of cutting-edge solutions to help support loan originators. He has championed technology-driven productivity tools and advanced systems, transforming the loan origination process and surpassing industry standards.

Thompson places paramount importance on nurturing the company’s outstanding corporate culture. A remarkable 95% of PrimeLending employees find it to be an exceptional workplace, a stark contrast to the 57% industry average according to Great Place To Work® 2021 Global Employee Engagement Study. PrimeLending has also earned numerous accolades, including awards from Great Place to Work® and Fortune magazine as a Best Workplace for Women, Millennials, and Parents, as well as Best Workplace in Financial Services & Insurance.1

PrimeLending has also achieved exceptional customer satisfaction, boasting a remarkable 96% rating.2 The company holds a 4.9-star rating on Google and has garnered over 21,000 5-star reviews on Zillow.

Thompson, who assumed the role of President in 2017 and was later appointed as President and CEO in 2020, joined PrimeLending in 2011 as the Western Division Manager. He rapidly ascended the ranks, achieving the position of Executive Vice President and National Sales Leader by 2013. Before his tenure at PrimeLending, Steve held influential leadership and production roles in the Mortgage and Financial Services industry, leaving an enduring legacy at several renowned nationwide mortgage lenders.

About PrimeLending

PrimeLending is a national home lender combining personal guidance and local expertise with fast service, more choices and the flexibility to meet homeowners’ unique needs. PrimeLending is focused on empowering its customers to pursue their homeownership goals, whether they’re looking to buy, refinance, renovate or build a home. The PrimeLending team works alongside our customers in all 50 states, helping them make home financing decisions and have a rewarding experience along the way. PrimeLending is a wholly owned subsidiary of PlainsCapital Bank, which in turn is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hilltop Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HTH). More information at Equal Housing Lender. All loans subject to credit approval. Rates and fees subject to change.

1As ranked as part of PrimeLending's participation in the annual Great Place to Work Trust Index© Employee Survey each year from 2018-2023.

2Survey administered and managed by an independent third-party following loan closing. 96% satisfaction rating refers to the average rating our customers have given our loan officers for the period 01/01/22-12/31/22.

®2023 PrimeLending, a PlainsCapital Company (PrimeLending). (NMLS: 13649) Equal Housing Lender.

Mandy Jordan, VP, Corporate Communications 972/852-8235

Source: PrimeLending