The Money Source Awarded Bronze Stevie Award for 'Management Team of the Year'

May 13 2016

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We are pleased to announce that The Money Source has been named the winner of a bronze Stevie® Award in the Management Team of the Year category in The 14th Annual American Business Awards.

More than 3,400 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories, including Startup of the Year, Executive of the Year, Best New Product or Service of the Year, Marketing Campaign of the Year, Live Event of the Year, and App of the Year, among others.

“We owe this recognition to our incredible team who come to work every day and make The Money Source a model of excellence and innovation” said Darius Mirshahzadeh, CEO of The Money Source.

The American Business Awards are the nation’s premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. 

Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word meaning “crowned,” the awards will be presented to winners at a gala ceremony at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York on Monday, June 20.

More than 250 professionals worldwide participated in the judging process to select this year’s Stevie Award winners.

“The judges were extremely impressed with the quality of entries we received this year. The competition was intense and every organization that has won should be proud,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards.

Details about The American Business Awards and the list of 2016 Stevie winners are available at www.StevieAwards.com/ABA.

Topics: Company Culture, The Money Source, Darius Mirshahzadeh, The American Business Awards, award, management team of the year, Stevie Awards

The Money Source Awarded Top Honors in ‘Best Places to Work’ Awards

May 04 2016

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For the second year in a row, we are pleased to share that The Money Source has taken top honors at the San Francisco Business Times’ and Silicon Valley Business Journal’s “Best Places to Work” awards.

We were named as the third best place to work in the Bay Area in an awards ceremony at the Hilton Union Square in San Francisco on April 19. Our Bay Area mortgage division, Endeavor America Loan Services, was ranked number 15 in the same awards last year.

The award comes on the heels of our CEO Darius Mirshahzadeh being named one of Glassdoor’s top-rated CEOs in the nation.

Our TMS workplace is defined by our “Growing Happiness” mission, and every aspect of the business is built around the our four core values — People Matter, Inspiring Leadership, Strength of Character, and Rock Solid Service.

We use peer-to-peer employee recognition tool YouEarnedIt to encourage employees to reward each other, and our executives receive company-wide employee feedback through the online platform 15Five.

“The Money Source’s core values-driven approach unifies the entire team around our mission and has created a company culture that is oftentimes lost when a small company experiences rapid growth,” said Darius Mirshahzadeh, CEO of The Money Source. “The Money Source is proud to be recognized as one of the best places to work in the Bay Area. It is a recognition we owe to our incredible team members who come to work every day and make The Money Source a model of company culture within the mortgage industry.”

Topics: The Money Source, Core Values, Darius Mirshahzadeh, Glassdoor, Growing Happiness, Pink Unicorn, best places to work, San Francisco, Bay Area company, California, top-rated CEO

Fixing A Fragmented Team: What To Do When Your Departments Aren't On The Same Page

Feb 10 2016

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About a year ago, my company The Money Source hired communications expert Christina Harbridge to host a company-wide workshop. About a month after the workshop, she returned to provide a debriefing on the event. Curious, I asked her, “What did you think?” Her response surprised me.

“I was really impressed with your employees’ engagement in the event and how much they care about the culture and the company. However, I did notice a theme amongst much of your team. There appeared to be an ‘us versus them’ mentality,” said Harbridge.

She went on to say, “If I could recommend one area for you to work on this year, it is to get your team to become one unit, not underwriters versus sales, or vice versa.”

Christina then came up with ideas about how to fix the fragments that existed in the company. There needed to be more personalization in the group, for instance, to foster empathy between the different departments.

I thanked Christina very much. Our conversation made me realize how the mortgage industry breeds an innate “us versus them” mentality. I have seen it everywhere I have ever worked: loan officers versus processing and underwriting; brokers against underwriting; operations sellers competing with correspondent underwriting and quality control. It is the age-old story of sales versus back office, and this causes people to take sides and not appreciate one another’s working roles.

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In sales, we feel the need to push to make things happen, while in operations, we preach the need to protect the company. I believe it is this mentality that, if left unchecked, can bring about much of the anguish and heartache that the mortgage industry has become notorious for in the past.

To add on another layer to the problem, The Money Source has experienced unprecedented growth in the last two and a half years. What started as an office of 40 employees now stands at about 400 team members across the nation, many of whom work remotely. Not exactly the easiest recipe for creating a workforce that’s on the same page. I suspect this is where much of the “us versus them” mentality arises – from simple miscommunication.

Some time after that conversation, I found myself looking to other companies that were standouts in their respective industries for excellent employee relations. I looked to the zany, personalized culture at Pandora, and the notorious Ritz-Carlton huddles. We’re a huge core value company, so Zappos, in particular, stood out to me as a company with employees who are representative of its principles. Zappos has also had great success when faced with the adversity of quickly scaling while maintaining a happy workforce.

Putting New Practices Into Place

We began implementing a few different systems to keep The Money Source team running in the same direction. I collaborated with one of our leadership trainers who firmly believes that trust is built through fun. Again, it’s difficult to do when people are spread out, so it was absolutely necessary that communication be built into our solution.

We introduced a really robust newsletter, affectionately called The Pink Unicorn. This is where I share my thoughts and ideas with the team for the issues we are working together to overcome. We try to keep The Pink Unicorn as personalized as possible to serve as an inspiration for all employees. Accolades are awarded, and team members are encouraged to submit personal reflections, recipes, poetry and new of important life events.

Sometimes we’ll get sales and operations employees to jump on calls together, thus removing the silos that can de-personalize a company and breed resentment among the team members. We also send care packages to our dedicated staff who work out of their homes. When team members relate to one other, they appreciate each other. Team members across the country can buy each other lunch with a system we have called YouEarnedIt.

It took time, but we’ve seen a large improvement in how team members work with one another. This experience has made me more aware than ever that there is no one concrete formula for implementing change of this scale. Rather, it is totally dependent on multiple layers of complexity within the organization, and these are almost always changing. It turns out that the best organizations ultimately spring from a foundation of people connecting on an interpersonal level and understanding one another. If I have any advice for other organizations dealing with similar change, it’s to constantly reevaluate your organization and graciously accept input from your team as to how you can make it better.

Topics: The Money Source, Darius Mirshahzadeh, employee relations, Pink Unicorn, Christina Harbridge, employee engagement, company newsletter

Rocky Balboa: The Ultimate Underdog

Dec 08 2015

I wanted to dedicate this month’s blog to one of the great fictional heroes of this century. His name is the Italian Stallion aka Rocky Balboa. Some of you may be laughing as you read this, others of you are more than likely nodding your head in agreement, you know who you are! Over this holiday weekend I had the pleasure of watching the seventh movie in the Rocky franchise called Creed. It is a great movie, pays homage to the city of Philadelphia, which is essentially a character in the movie, and has some classic Rocky moments. All in all, I give it two thumbs up. But I am not writing a movie review of Creed. I wanted to share with all of you a few great things that I think we can all learn from Rocky - and trust me there are a few.

Being a child of the 80’s, I fell in love with the Rocky movies at a very young age. In fact, my brother and I would watch the Rocky I – IV marathon when it was on each and every year. We would end each movie with a faux fight that inevitably turned into a real fight. We were twin brothers who needed to keep one another entertained and this became a tradition for us. I realized that the reason I loved the Rocky movies so much was because I have always had a fond connection with the idea of the underdog. It is this strange connection that had drawn me to Rocky as a character and as I grew up I found this to be a common thread in my life. If there was a sporting match, I wanted the underdog to win. Come from behind victory, I am all in! The idea of the underdog has always resonated with me whether I was a spectator or the actual underdog. I also believe this is what has drawn me and probably many of us to an industry like ours.

Whenever I am asked what theme song best represents me, the answer is always the same, “Easy….Eye of the Tiger.” I don’t say this to be funny, I say it because I mean it. We are in an industry that can be volatile and unforgiving. Whether we are attacked with 10,000 new pages of regulation, incessant audits, knee-jerk movements in pricing, an unexpected and sustained spike in call volume, or something like TRID, our industry can leave us with our head spinning. I have seen some great people come and go from the mortgage business over the years and I am convinced that it attracts a certain type of person, one in my opinion who can relate to this idea of an underdog. I see this right now as we head into the winter months with loan volume down industry wide from TRID, and the effects of winter looming overhead. It is times like these that we can be our best selves. We can step up to the occasion and take advantage of the market that unfolds when others question their resolve. This is probably the underdog speaking in me right now, but I believe in times of volatility come our biggest and best opportunities. But the key to success is to stay the course and to fight the good fight. With that said I will end with the great words of The Italian Stallion:

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Topics: The Money Source, Darius Mirshahzadeh, The Money Source Inc., TRID, mortgage industry, Rocky Balboa

Grow Happiness Like Charlie Munger

Nov 13 2015

As you may have realized by now, I have a penchant for reading commencement speeches. In staying true to this theme in my life, I was recently reading a commencement speech given by Charlie Munger, Warren Buffet’s longtime business partner, to the 1986 graduating class of Harvard University. Charlie was riffing on a previous speech that Johnny Carson had given to a graduating class at Harvard. The gist of Johnny’s speech was that although he may not be able to tell the graduates how to live a happy life, he could give them advice on three things to do if they wanted to live a miserable life. They included the following:

  1. Ingesting chemicals in an effort to alter mood or perception; 
  2. Envy; and
  3. Resentment

Charlie’s speech was his prescription to how to live a miserable life and he added a few interesting anecdotes to what Carson had suggested. In reading through the speech I found myself stuck on one paragraph that I would like to share. Charlie wrote:

“My third prescription for misery is to go down and stay down when you get your first, second, third severe reverse in the  battle of life. Because there is so much adversity out there, even for the lucky and wise, this will guarantee that, in due course, you will be permanently mired in misery. Ignore at all cost the lesson contained in the accurate epitaph written for himself by Epicetus: “Here lies Epicetus, a slave, maimed in body, the ultimate in poverty, and favoured by Gods.”

I have found that in business and in life it is easy to feel great about things when things are going well. We see this when people fall in love and are in the honeymoon stage of their relationship. We see this when people start a new project or new job and are excited at the prospects of the experience. As a society, we glamorize this when we hear about the business that is on top of the world and can do no wrong. Or when a team is the front runner and their “new fans” come out of nowhere. Or when people flock to live in a city or town because of an oil boom or tech bubble. But this is not reality and this inevitably will not lead us to living a life of happiness as these wins will not all last.

At some point we will deal with a loss or a struggle in many aspects of our life. If you have been in the mortgage industry for more than seven years, you did not stay here because you stayed down when the market imploded. You fought like hell to stay in this business and be successful. The Money Source did not magically become one of the largest lenders in the United States overnight without adversity. It happened because Stavros went against the grain in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011. He looked at hundreds of opportunities and tested hundreds of business ideas until a couple stuck (Correspondent lending, starting Endeavor America, bringing servicing in-house, etc.)

If Growing Happiness is the opposite of living a life of misery and if we are to take Charlie Munger’s wise words to heart, then I start to think to myself, “what are the things I can do to continue to living our core purpose when I deal with adversity?” I would be lying if I said I have it figured out. Although I have figured out a couple of things;

  1. I need to work within my strengths to stay engaged, because it is easy to get disengaged when the going gets tough and distractions are everywhere around you.
  2. I need to collaborate with my managers and my team to make sure they are thriving within their strengths, which will help support my ability to work within my strengths, as that is the only way to stay focused and to conquer in the world of business.
  3. I need to be thankful for what I have and not take any experience for granted – good or bad – as there are always lessons to be learned in both.

I am sure I am missing a few more, but I do believe these ideas have served me well when I have dealt with reversals in the battle of life. MY question that I leave all of you with is:

What steps will you take in your life to Grow Happiness when you are dealt with a reversal in your daily battles? Who will you lean on to help you stay within your strengths and remain engaged when you deal with adversity? And lastly but most importantly, what is it that you have to be thankful for?

Click here for Munger's entire speech

Topics: The Money Source, Grow Happiness, Darius Mirshahzadeh, The Money Source Inc., Charlie Munger, Pink Unicorn

How to Find Work You Love

Oct 28 2015

A friend of mine passed away a couple of weeks ago. He was a young man, 33 years old. He and his wife were climbing Mount Kilimanjaro when a freak accident occurred and was killed by a boulder near the summit of the 19,000 foot tall mountain. His name was Scott Dinsmore, and I would like to share with you a very personal and special story.

In June of 2011 I nearly quit the mortgage industry. I had finally hit rock bottom. From 2000-2007, I had spent most of my career enjoying what I did, learning and growing. However after the implosion of the mortgage industry occurred in 2007, I spent the next 4 years going from one attempt to the next to unsuccessfully find success in our industry. By June of 2011, I had decided to throw in the towel. Although I was still working in the industry at the time, I was very much disengaged and had actually started working on a tech company idea I had on the side. It was at this moment, Ali and I began working together and my passion for the industry was reignited.

Until this time, I had gotten to the point where I did not believe I could do work I was passionate about in the mortgage industry anymore. I wanted to build a world class organization. I wanted to be creative and work within my strengths. I wanted to have a company that had core values and a Why. I wanted to build a strong culture and build a company that was second to none. And until June of 2011, I had felt like this industry did not offer that to me anymore. So I started looking elsewhere. It was at this time that I decided that I wanted to do something that had nothing to do with making money. I had just spent the greater part of the last 11 years grinding away at the mortgage business and I was very dissatisfied with where I was in my life at that point. So I decided to put on a TEDx event. For those of you unfamiliar with TEDx, I will explain what it is. TEDx is a community organized TED event. For those of you that do not know what a TED event is, I will explain. TED is an organization who’s mantra is “Ideas worth Spreading”. The non-profit organization was founded 30 years ago with the sole idea of changing the world by spreading new and exciting ideas. They have since grown to a worldwide movement with many inspirational TED talks at TED.com. If you ever want to learn something new or be inspired, I highly recommend that you check out this site.

There are TEDx events all around the world every day. You can apply to put on a TEDx event in your home town. It is easier than you would think. The key to a TEDx event is the following: All the money raised from sponsorship and tickets has to go back into the event, speakers cannot sell from the stage, and you have to make sure you follow all of TED’s rules, which there are many. So in August of 2011 I decided to organize a TEDx event in San Francisco. We decided to put on the event at the de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park. The event was named TEDxGoldenGatePark. We had decided that the theme for the event would be “The Pursuit of Passion.” Around this time I was looking at friends of mine who had found success in their respective fields, despite the odds, because they had followed their dreams and their hearts and had put themselves out there to live their passions, not just settle for mediocrity. I had decided to showcase a group of speakers who had done this as well. It took me and a few of my fellow organizers nearly 14 months to organize this one day event. We had to find the right speakers, a camera crew, volunteers to work the event, we had to sell tickets, organize food, get sponsors, etc etc .But after 14 months passed it was finally October 10, 2012 and we hosted the event. It was a magical day. One I will never forget. Some of the people who knew me well and saw my struggles over the past 4 years told me that day was a complete representation of what I was looking for during those years. For me the event was very therapeutic and cathartic. It represented a turning point in my life. One of our speakers was a stand out that day. His name was Scott Dinsmore. Scott gave a talk called “How to Find Work You Love.” He reminded me of a young Tony Robbins. Scott was very passionate about his message and had even started an organization called Live Your Legend. His goal was to change the world by helping people find their passions and to do work that they were passionate about. He said something in his talk that struck me:

“I Imagine a world where 80 percent of the people love the work they do. What would that look like? What would the innovation be like? How would you treat the people around you? Things would start to change.”

His talk really hit home for me that day. By this time I had left my job and was embarking on the journey that would eventually lead me to The Money Source just a few short months later. I knew that in my next venture `we would build a business that I was going to be proud of. I knew I was going to do my best to create an environment where our employees were engaged and loved their jobs and went above and beyond not because they had to, but because they wanted to. Scott was a beautiful soul. His talk that day went on to become a viral internet sensation. Over 3,000,000+ people have watched his talk to date and he has inspired millions of people worldwide with his message of finding work that we can be passionate about. I truly believe that we try to do this every day at The Money Source and Endeavor America. This is one of the reasons we are a Strengths organization. This is one of the reasons we are so focused on our team’s engagement. This is one of the reasons we want to Grow Happiness and Respect for our industry. I was truly honored to know Scott and to allow him to change my life. The world lost a shining star. Please join me in celebrating his life.

- Darius

Scott Dinsmore's "How to Find Work You Love" TedTalk

Video: How to Find Work You Love

Live Your Legend Website

In Memory of Scott Dinsmore

Topics: strengths, Grow Happiness, Darius Mirshahzadeh, Endeavor America Loan Services, TedX, How to Find Work You Love, TEDxGoldenGatePark

Finding Inspiration from Pearl Jam

Sep 10 2015

pearl-jam-bandThe beauty of a common vision and idea is something I have always found exhilarating. Whether watching a great sports team work collaboratively, or listening to a symphony play to perfection, it always astounds me when a group of individuals collaborate to make something beautiful happen.

I was listening to Pandora while running on the treadmill yesterday afternoon. I am part of Generation X, so my stations range from Guns and Roses to Daft Punk to Children’s Lullaby music (totally clutch for knocking your kids out on drives). When I work out however, I generally toggle between two stations, depending on my mood. Nirvana and The Notorious BIG (aka Biggie Smalls) always have my ear when I am in the gym. I feel like these two artist’s musical sensibilities define me as a person, and their genre of music always gets me fired up while I am in the gym.

On this particular afternoon I was listening to the Nirvana station and they were playing Pearl Jam live in concert. There was this great moment where Eddie Vedder was singing and he turned the mic to the crowd, who collectively took their cue and sang the entire chorus. I can’t remember the song or the exact lyrics but I had this unique moment where I thought to myself, ‘how cool would it be to be Eddie Vedder at that moment; to touch so many people with the words of your song to the point that tens of thousands of people would sing the words back to you in unison on a whim at a rock concert?’ While I was listening to this past moment replayed, I couldn’t help but think how this is a representation of alignment around a core purpose, or Why. (I know, I know, I have problems.)

Pearl Jam and Eddie Vedder had struck a chord with their fans. This was a moment in which they were completing each other’s sentences in the form of sung lyrics. It’s hard to put into words, but it wasn’t just about the words they sang together, it was how they sang it that grabbed my attention. I felt as though I witnessed a moment long past where a group of individuals were aligned and each was sharing a piece of who they were together. This is what our Why is all about. It is not just about going to work, doing a job, or making a living. It is about uniting as a group to live our core purpose (aka our Why).

At The Money Source and Endeavor America, our Why is to Grow Happiness and respect in the mortgage industry. We have hundreds – if not thousands – of opportunities per day to do this. We do not get the glory of hearing ten thousand screaming fans respond to these moments when we as an organization collaborate and align to make this Why come to life, however we do get the personal satisfaction of knowing that what we do matters and that we are helping make the lives of those around us better, even if just for a moment. That is what it means to grow happiness and respect. When we all do this together as a group, well… I call that a thing of beauty.

Topics: The Money Source, Grow Happiness, Articles, Pearl Jam, Darius Mirshahzadeh, Endeavor America Loan Services, Eddie Vedder, Common vision

Grand Opening of The Money Source's Meriden Servicing Office

Jul 27 2015

Meriden Opening TMS CEO Darius Mirshahzadeh and President Ali Vafai with Meriden Mayor Manny Santos at our Grand Opening celebration!

We recently celebrated a huge day for our company, as we marked the grand opening of our loan servicing center in Meriden, CT. Our CEO Darius Mirshahzadeh and President Ali Vafai were on hand to celebrate the opening.

“This business is centered around people,” Mirshahzadeh said. “It’s our belief that if we treat our customers, team members and community with respect, dignity and pride, that everybody wins. We look forward to our future growth here in Meriden, and we’re honored to become a part of the fabric of your community.”

Seventy staff members have been hired, with an additional 150 to 200 expected to be hired in the next two years.

“This is a momentous day for The Money Source,” Mirshahzadeh said. “This has been eight months in the making, and we’ve seen a ton of hard work and effort go into transforming this space into what it’s going to become and what it is right now.”

Meriden Mayor Manny Santos praised The Money Source’s decision to add an office in Meriden. “Deciding to locate in Meriden is a wise decision. The central location cannot be beaten,” he said.

"The Meriden location will be a loan servicing center, while our other locations in New York and California are where loans are purchased," said Rick E. Smith, Executive Vice President at The Money Source’s servicing division.

Smith hopes to give customers a positive experience when they choose The Money Source and continue to grow the company.

Construction at the location began in November and was recently completed. Some features of the building include private offices for directors, and a lounge area for all employees, with table tennis and foosball.

“There’s absolutely no reason to have a bad experience with a mortgage servicer," Smith said. "It’s making sure people are trained, people are developed. One of my biggest goals is to develop a servicer that has a name behind it.”

Original article can be found here.

Topics: CT, News, Ali Vafai, Loan Servicing, The Money Source, Manny Santos, Darius Mirshahzadeh, The Money Source Inc., Meriden

The HP Way

Jun 17 2015

HP Founders HP founders David Packard and Bill Hewlett

It has been five months since The Money Source and Endeavor America officially merged as one. The one thing I have realized throughout this entire process is that different people react differently to change. This is one of the biggest reasons I believe that the Core Values of our company need to be at the forefront of all of our minds when we run through the daily challenges of being a part of our ever growing family and team. I was reading an article the other night from a business owner who got his MBA from UCLA in 1988. During his summer before he graduated, he had the pleasure of meeting the founders of HP (Hewlett Packard). At this point the two men who founded this iconic company were in their 70’s and had long since built what had and is now one of the largest most recognizable brands in the world. To put things into perspective, HP did $111,000,000,000 aka $111 Billion in revenue in 2014 with over 317,500 employees. That’s about 100,000 times larger than TMS/EA, from the perspective of number of employees we have compared to HP. Clearly they did a few things right.

In the article the author talked about the number 1 thing he learned from the founders of HP: “For three hours, the answer to almost every question we asked came back to people. They talked about their relationships with each other and with their employees who, by the way, they never called employees. They spoke about the culture they built. They praised their wives for baking birthday cakes to help with retention, because they knew they couldn't afford to give raises. They talked about how they worked together, working through disagreements and recognizing each others' strengths, almost as if they were married.They spoke about what seemed to them to be common sense, which eventually became known as The HP Way. Treat people with respect. Always act with the highest sincerity and integrity — no matter what.”

The article went on to describe how HP changed over the years, but what struck me the most about this article was the similarities I saw in the way the author described what was important to the founders of HP and how they relate to what I see that we as a team find important here at TMS/EA. I then went to check out what The HP WAY was and this is what I found:

The HP Way

We have trust and respect for individuals. We approach each situation with the belief that people want to do a good job and will do so, given the proper tools and support. We attract highly capable, diverse, innovative people and recognize their efforts and contributions to the company. HP people contribute enthusiastically and share in the success that they make possible.

We focus on a high level of achievement and contribution. Our customers expect HP products and services to be of the highest quality and to provide lasting value. To achieve this, all HP people, especially managers, must be leaders who generate enthusiasm and respond with extra effort to meet customer needs. Techniques and management practices which are effective today may be outdated in the future. For us to remain at the forefront in all our activities, people should always be looking for new and better ways to do their work.

We conduct our business with uncompromising integrity. We expect HP people to be open and honest in their dealings to earn the trust and loyalty of others. People at every level are expected to adhere to the highest standards of business ethics and must understand that anything less is unacceptable. As a practical matter, ethical conduct cannot be assured by written HP policies and codes; it must be an integral part of the organization, a deeply ingrained tradition that is passed from one generation of employees to another.

We achieve our common objectives through teamwork. We recognize that it is only through effective cooperation within and among organizations that we can achieve our goals. Our commitment is to work as a worldwide team to fulfill the expectations of our customers, shareholders and others who depend upon us. The benefits and obligations of doing business are shared among all HP people.

We encourage flexibility and innovation. We create an inclusive work environment which supports the diversity of our people and stimulates innovation. We strive for overall objectives which are clearly stated and agreed upon, and allow people flexibility in working toward goals in ways that they help determine are best for the organization. HP people should personally accept responsibility and be encouraged to upgrade their skills and capabilities through ongoing training and development. This is especially important in a technical business where the rate of progress is rapid and where people are expected to adapt to change.

As I read these 5 statements and their descriptions, I kept seeing similarities to our Core Values and what we find important in our business. What that spoke to me was the following. These two gentleman built a world class multi-billion dollar enterprise because they focused on the one thing that mattered most to the success of their company. They focused on the people. This is not a new idea, better yet an idea that HP adopted over half a century ago. We call this culture now. What this means is that people will always be people. We will always have the same needs of wanting to be inspired, trusted and engaged. We will always want to feel as though the work we do matters. We inherently want to do the right thing and most importantly we want to be a part of making our lives and the lives of those around us more meaningful. The founder of HP recognized this decades ago and we at TMS and EA recognize this today.

We have a lot of work ahead of us if we want to be a world class company like HP. It will not be perfect and we will always have the resolve of our Core Values tested on a hourly, daily, weekly, monthly and yearly basis. We just need to do what these guys did and continue to live our Core Values and continue to bring them to life in areas where they might not currently exist. This is a process, but I am confident in our abilities to continue to strive to make a difference in the mortgage industry and beyond.

Topics: Company Culture, Hewlett Packard, The Money Source, The HP Way, TMS Core Values, Articles, Core Values, Endeavor America, Darius Mirshahzadeh, The Money Source Inc.

CEO Darius Mirshahzadeh Named a Glassdoor Highest Rated CEO in 2015

Jun 11 2015

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We are pleased to share the exciting news that our CEO, Darius Mirshahzadeh, has been awarded Glassdoor's Highest Rated CEO recognition for 2015! He received a 95% approval rating based on reviews shared on Glassdoor, a jobs and careers marketplace, throughout the year.

“Our employees are our biggest asset and we have worked countless hours listening to their feedback, engaging them in company-wide team building, and rewarding them in a unique peer-to-peer recognition system” Darius said. “It is an honor to be recognized by such a talented and engaged team.”

Darius joins top rated CEOs on the list such as Google, Apple and Nike and smaller companies such as Hubspot and Willow Tree. The survey is completed by current and former employees who clearly showed they appreciate and understand what he does for the organization.

This annual report by Glassdoor, recognizes top leaders in large and small to medium sized companies throughout North America and parts of Europe. To see the complete list of Highest Rate CEOs in 2015, click here.

Topics: CEO, The Money Source Inc. CEO, News, The Money Source, Darius Mirshahzadeh, The Money Source Inc., Glassdoor, Glassdoor Highest Rated CEO

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