Anchor Loans’ Bryan Thompson chosen as 2022 HousingWire Finance Leader

ByRichard C. Sloan

May 3, 2022

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., May 3, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Anchor Loansthe nation’s leading provider of finance to fix-and-flip entrepreneurs, today announced that Bryan ThompsonCFO, has been selected by HousingWire as one of the 2022 Financial Leaders Award winners.

The HousingWire Finance Leaders Awards recognize top finance leaders who drive financial performance, increase margins, improve liquidity and help their businesses access capital markets. Finance Officers are selected by the HousingWire Selection Committee based on their professional accomplishments within their organizations, their contributions to the overall housing economy, their impact on clients and their personal success.

Bryan was recognized for his efforts to help fund the company’s accelerated organic growth and his leadership in attracting a new lead investor. Last year, Anchor ended the year with a record $1.8 billion in mounts and, to date, is the only fixed and flip lender to outperform the $10 billion original mark. Last year, Bryan played an important role in the negotiations between Anchor and Pretium that culminated in Pretium’s acquisition of Anchor in November.

“When we launched the Finance Leaders Award in 2021, HousingWire sought to recognize forward-thinking finance leaders who have contributed to the financial growth and strategic missions of their organizations despite the challenges of the pandemic,” said Clayton Collins, CEO of HW Media. “We never anticipated the volatile mortgage rate environment, supply and demand imbalances and overall market challenges that housing executives have endured over the past twelve months. HousingWire Financial Leaders are truly masters at managing cash, executing mergers and acquisitions and strategic deals, and building inscrutable balance sheets to position their businesses for lasting success.”

“We are very proud that Bryan has been recognized by HousingWire,” said Andy Pollock, Managing Director of Anchor Loans. “Bryan’s contributions to Anchor over the past 5 years, and particularly over the past 12 months, have had a direct impact on our continued success and expansive growth. It is only fitting that Bryan should be singled out for this award as he is truly an outstanding CFO.”

About Anchor Loans

Anchor Loans is the nation’s largest private direct lender to real estate investors. The company is responsible for more than $10 billion in financing since its inception in 1998 and is the first in the industry to finance more than $1 billion in a single year, which it has surpassed every year since 2016. Anchor Loans specializes in larger, more personalized loans for experienced real estate entrepreneurs. Over 85% of Anchor Loans borrowers are repeat customers and over 75% of the company’s new borrowers are referred by existing customers. The company has been listed for two consecutive years on the Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest growing small private companies. For more information, visit

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