Tammy Butler

Tammy Butler, Master CMB is the Director of Fair Lending and Compliance for Optimal Blue; the nation’s leading pricing engine. She is also a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt graduate from Purdue University School of Engineering. At Optimal Blue, Tammy is leading the charge to build Fair Lending and Compliance analytics for the mortgage banking industry. She has combined her knowledge of a practicing mortgage banker, technology developer and fair lending expert, to deliver workable solutions for Optimal Blue clients. These technology solutions provide mortgage banking clients with the arsenal of information they need, to monitor their pipelines real time for fair lending and compliance purposes.

Prior to Optimal Blue, Tammy was the Founder/CEO of Direct Lending Family, Inc., a real time technology solutions provider. Direct Lending Family assisted non-profit home-buying counselors by giving their clients access to the mortgage market in a fair and non-predatory environment. Her clients are among the most impressive consumer housing advocates in the country, and they used her technology and expertise to assist them in providing fair access to credit, in low to moderate areas of the country. NeighborWorks America, National Council of LaRaza and National Community Reinvestment Coalition all private labeled her technology, for the specific use of providing solutions for the clients they serve.

Her management accomplishments include starting an in-house lending division for a Fortune 200 company, which became both the highest volume and profit center within 6 months. In addition, she served as head of production for a large independent mortgage banker turning volume from $150 million per year to $1.2 billion within 2 years, leading them to become the Illinois Mortgage Banker of the year. Tammy is the youngest woman ever to receive the mortgage banker’s highest designation of Master Certified Mortgage Banker (CMB) and is a 1983 graduate of the University of Maryland College Park. Originally from Maryland, Tammy has resided in the Chicago area for over 20 years.

Bill HartBill Hart

Even before Bill joined Building Champions’ coaching team, he was helping people close the gap between dreams and reality. By asking questions, digging deep into people’s lives and offering a valuable outside perspective he’s helped lead others to success one by one.

Bill came to Building Champions after enjoying a dynamic 25-year sales and consulting career highlighted by the development of long-term relationships and high profile visibility in the real estate and mortgage industries, primarily in the areas of sales and marketing, public presentations and strategic partnering.

Bill's experience includes serving as Director of Recruiting for the Southern California Region of Century 21® Real Estate Corporation and Senior Vice President of The Duncan Group, where he traveled the country speaking to real estate and mortgage audiences about high performance agents in the real estate industry.

Over the past 17 years, Bill has been the voice of the TalkJet monthly audio interview series that showcase top-producing real estate agents. During that time, Bill has interviewed over 200 of the country’s top REALTORS®. He has also been featured in a variety of industry publications sharing his observations on the mortgage industry and what separates top performers.

Passionate about showing appreciation for American troops, Bill actively supports The Boot Campaign, a grassroots initiative designed to show troops our appreciation, raise awareness for the challenges they face when returning home and financially support their transition. He currently lives in Moorpark, Calif., with his wife and enjoys "doing life" with his family, working on a current book project and playing golf.







Black, Mann, and Graham, LLP
Brubaker & Associates
Cendera Funding, Inc
Chase Home Finance
Colonial National Mortgage
Community Trust Bank
Cornerstone Home Lending, Inc.
First Continental Mortgage Company
Georgetown Mortgage
Genworth Mortgage Insurance
McGlinchey Stafford and
Youngblood &Associates, LLP
Polunsky Beitel Green, LLP
RUTH RUHL, PC - Attorney At Law
Stearns Lending
Stewart Lender Services
SWBC Mortgage Company
United Guaranty Residential
Insurance Company
Wells Fargo Home Mortgage



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Motivity Solutions, Inc.
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