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Fortren Funding Overview

Livingston, NJ
51 to 200 employees
Private Practice / Firm
$5 to $10 million (USD) per year
Since our founding in 2011, Fortren Funding dba E Mortgage Management has helped thousands of people finance their homes. We have a proven track record of exceptional customer service exemplified by an ‘A+’ rating with the Better Business ... Read more

Mission: We believe a healthy housing market is the foundation of a growing economy, and with the help of our clients, Fortren Funding is building a new foundation for America.

Company Updates


    E Mortgage Management, LLC (EMM) Announces the Acquisition of Certain Assets of Fortren Funding, LLC

    CHERRY HILL, N.J., Sept. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Through the acquisition of certain assets of Fortren Funding LLC of Livingston, NJ, E Mortgage Management will emerge as a competitive Internet based lending company providing residential mortgage loans from coast to coast.

  • The end of 2015 was tremendous! We had some fantastic performances to honor at our Semi Annual Awards in January! We are very excited to celebrate with our Presidents Club Award Winners in New Orleans this Friday! Congrats to the lucky winners!

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Fortren Funding – Why Work For Us?

  We are proud of our "work hard, play hard" company culture, as the energy generated in this environment truly fosters a sense of excitement that is conveyed to our clients. Employees set and attain goals and are rewarded for their achievements. Believing that their success is our success, our hands-on management team willingly invests time and training into all new hires, allowing them to maximize their professional potential.  We have an open door policy where employees are always welcome to seek advice from upper management. 



 What are our employees saying about each other?

"She is a sponge for knowledge. That girl knows what she is doing and is always going 0-100 to get it done. She is organized, timely, and grinding to get it done. She makes me want to do my job better and is an inspiration. Her hard work does not go unnoticed and clearly her promotion is that work paying off!! Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication!" Anonymous Current Employee May 2016 about a currentProcessor

"Outstanding work ethic, always there to help and answer questions, knowledgeable about the industry, overall great person!" Anonymous Current Employee March 2016 about a current Salse Manager

"He is such a positive role model for his team- it's awesome to have someone like him to look up to as an LO. You can always count on him to help you out with questions and look at a file, his hard work shows." Anonymous Current Employee October 2015 about a current MLO

"She really has come into her own since she has become a loan officer. The relationships she builds with her clients are unmatched here at Fortren. The sky is the limit for her here and I wish her the best of luck." Anonymous Current Employee September 2015 about a current MLO

"I know my progress in this company is directly related to this person's leadership. He constantly has pushed me to exceed and realize my full potential as a loan officer and as a member of his team. He consistently has my best interest at heart and I know he will help me become one of the best here." Anonymous Current Employee September 2015 about his/her Sales Manager

"We can always look up to [this person] for advice, encouragement, and the right words to say during  a pitch. He knows the job so well. It's inspiring to have him to look up to."  Anonymous Current Employee September 2015 about his/her Sales Manager

We offer a wide variety of incentives to keep our employees motivated. 

Weekly: Individual contests are conducted on a weekly basis with monetary incentives. 


Monthly: Team contests are performed with a variety of rewards.  We also have monthly sales and operations awards to recognize the hard work and efforts made by the staff over that given month. Employees get a chance to anonymously nominate an "Employee of the Month" each month!

Award Ceremonies to celebrate our elite performers!


President's Club

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Is this job for you?

We are looking for candidates who have achieved exceptional results during their previous employment or education and who want to be part of our winning team.   

 We are looking for future leaders who are driven and motivated to be successful.   One must maintain a positive, upbeat demeanor and be excited about the challenge of learning a new trade.  With no caps on commission, you must be highly motivated to achieve all that is possible. 

 Bachelor’s and/or Associate degrees are preferred. 


 What everyone looking for a new career wants to know:

* There is complete transparency within the company, open door policies, management, and ownership work side by side on the floor with all departments and levels of employees.

* Full and thorough PAID training. Sales training with EVP of Sales and management from all departments. Top notch licensing training with the best companies in the state.

* Medical, Vision, Dental and life insurance. Huge contribution from the company.

* 401K with Employer contribution.

* Vacation and PTO days.

* Work Hard Play Hard atmosphere. Casual dress code.

* Tons of growth opportunity. We focus on promotion from within!

The fun and exciting part of the SALES job:

* President's Club- Historic trips include Las Vegas, Miami, Punta Cana, Charleston and New Orleans. The next PC trip is scheduled for Napa, CA.

* Semi-Annual Awards Dinners.

* Monthly Million Dollar Lunches- If you fund $1MM per month you qualify for a lunch outing with upper management and all monthly winners.

The fun and exciting part of the OPERATIONS job:

* Weekly leader boards.

* Weekly spa days or lunch for processing if goals are met.

Each of our employees is just as important as the next:

* Quarterly team bonding events.

* Monthly Recognition Awards

* We have a work hard, play hard mentality, and the hours allow for a strong life/work balance.

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Come experience the industry's best training program and get paid for it!!!

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 At Fortren Funding, we offer a hands-on, all-encompassing paid training program that is considered one of the best in the industry. New employees work directly with the CEO and the President of the firm to become licensed industry experts. The new training team is assigned to an "implementation and new hire" manager for 30 days, to ensure detailed and dedicated training on all aspects of the job, before being assigned to a sales team. 


Fortren employees spend time in training each week, honing their skills and learning the latest in industry trends.  


For new hires, training starts with a focus on our specific business and sales model and leads into licensing training with a primary focus on detailed industry guidelines and procedures.  Fortren Funding covers all employee costs associated with the job, including marketing and leads, Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System (NMLS) licensing education, and test preparation.


January 2016 Award Winners and Employee of the Month!

Congratulations to all of our January 2016 winners! Shout outs to Jessica "Curls" Porter for sweeping the 1st place awards in Processing & Alex Gordon for winning awards as both a CSR and MLO in the same month during licensing transition. Thank you to Eric Paley, our Employee of the Month, for your hard work and fantastic attitude!



President's Club Winners- December 2015- New Orleans, LA 



President's Club Winners- June 2015- Hollywood, CA



Operations Appreciation Dinners



All mortgage companies were not created equal.

These are three things that set us apart.


  1. Personalized service. Your licensed loan originator will guide you through the entire process from start to finish. We know how busy you are and we will work around your availability.
  2. Fast closing times. Most of our borrowers close within a week of receiving their appraisal.
  3. The best rates and fees as low as zero. It was never our intention to simply be the just seems to have worked out that way. By focusing on #1 and #2, we have been very successful in generating new business. This success has allowed us to get better pricing, and we are happy to pass that savings along to you. 


Fortren Funding LLC was created with one focus; to be a new kind of mortgage company for a post “great recession” America. Our highly experienced management team witnessed first-hand what went wrong during America’s financial crisis. Simply put, “too big to fail” meant too big to specialize. Mortgages are not a fringe business. For most people, a mortgage is the single biggest financial commitment they will ever make. Here at Fortren Funding we train each of our employees to be mortgage industry experts. Our licensed originators guide their clients through the loan process maintaining the professionalism and communication you would expect from someone helping you make a major financial decision. We believe a healthy housing market is the foundation of a growing economy, and with the help of our clients, Fortren Funding is building a new foundation for America.


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  • "The Revitalization of EMM's Fortren Office"

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    Employees are loyal, dedicated and genuinely care about each other. The original owners, still managing the branch, have persevered through a difficult acquisition. One of the biggest issues former employees had with them was that they held on to poor performing employees too long, because they cared too much. Spread over a few layoffs, they have proven that the hardest business decisions to make are usually the ones that lead to growth and culture renewal. I have been with this company for a few years now and have seen ups and downs. Our corporate office has a proven track record of steady growth job security. Within the Livingston (Fortren) branch, our jobs have never been more secure. We are left with the best of the best. The marketing has made a 180 degree turn in the right direction and we are on track for success.


    During the last year we have lost 2/3's of the employees because of unrest in the new ownership, market shifts/low production of sales staff, and layoffs. Unfortunately, some of these employees were valuable and will be missed. There is obviously still some concern with the remaining staff and I hope we can get through that with the better marketing and the reduced staff and everyone will see the light. I have already reaped the benefits of these changes.

    Advice to Management

    Keep an open mind has you have through this acquisition. Those people who work at Fortren, who aren't children, understand the decisions that needed to be made and see your dedication to the company. The marketing changes are a huge improvement. Also, those of us left believe in this company. Haters are always going to hate.

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    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Fortren Funding.


    Initial interview is a group interview. There were about 12 of us sitting at around a table, we filled out a questionnaire and an assessment on tablets. We met the each other with an ice breaker and then practiced reading the sample script out-loud, finally we toured office.

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Fortren Funding Awards & Accolades

  • A+ Rating, BBB - Better Business Bureau, 2017
  • A+ Rating, BBB Accredited Business, 2016
  • Great Places to Work, Great Place to Work, 2015
  • A+ Rating, Better Business Bureau, 2015
  • A- Rating, Better Business Bureau, 2012
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