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Meet Our Team

At LendFriend, we take our name literally. Planning on applying for a home loan? Meet the people who will help you through the process and be your real-life lend friends!
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Eric Bernstein

PRESIDENT AND CO-FOUNDER

NMLS #1486987

 Eric epitomizes energy, hard work, and creative service in every detail of his client’s transactions. Savvy negotiations and cutting-edge strategies join uncompromising integrity as the hallmarks of Eric’s service. He has a long record of successfully guiding hundreds of local, national, and multinational clients with their mortgage transactions. 

“The best part of my job is getting to know my clients on a personal level and helping them achieve one of life’s greatest milestones, becoming a homeowner or investor. My goal is to provide a seamless mortgage experience to every one of my clients. It’s a privilege to lead my talented and dedicated team here at LendFriend.”

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Michael Bernstein

DIVISIONAL MANAGER AND CO-FOUNDER

NMLS #1588184

Mike is committed to LendFriend providing top notch, white-glove service for its clients, agent partners, and transactional third parties. Mike has extensive experience in facilitating headache-free, on-time loan closings. An educator and helper on all things “home loans”, Mike taps into his marketing and customer service background to easily communicate some of the most difficult loan concepts to first time homebuyers and advocate the benefits of working with LendFriend. 

“Never hesitate to pick up the phone and dial my number, that’s my mantra. I have an open-phone policy for friends, colleagues, clients and partners and it helps me achieve my goal of leading a stress-free, dare I say “fun” mortgage experience. Together we can go far, and I strongly believe that having a team mentality is the best way to succeed!” 

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Kyle Richardson

RETAIL BRANCH MANAGER

NMLS #863464

 When it comes to residential mortgage lending knowledge, Kyle is an expert. An industry veteran who started in 2011, Kyle loves expanding his knowledge of existing mortgage rules and regulations to ensure that he is capable of dealing with any situation his clients find themselves in. Kyle prides himself on his dedication to customer service and sharp communication skills to deliver a smooth and easy mortgage lending experience.

“I absolutely love what I do! Helping people fulfill their dreams of home-ownership is such an amazing experience to be involved in. Whether helping a first time home buyer or seasoned investor, we want to make sure people see us as trusted advisors with their real estate and financing needs. That is achieved through committed excellence in customer service and well and unparalleled knowledge of the industry.”

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Max Liporace

Director Of Strategy

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Greg Davis

Director Of Business Development

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Mike Aloise

Strategic Partnership Executive

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Emily Sultan

Director of Production

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Chelsea Sweatman

Director Of Production

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Drew Messer

Director of Production

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Austin Reddin

Senior Loan Originator

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Katie Rohm

Loan Originator

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Brooke Peters

Loan Originator

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Alfredo Yanes

Sales Manager & Loan Originator

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Brandon Cox

Sales Associate & Loan Originator

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Helgaard Muller

Sales Associate & Loan Originator

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Austin Carroll

Sales Associate & Loan Originator

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Jon Andreoni

Branch Manager

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Ashley Long

Partnership Representative

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Bailey Davis

Business Development Associate

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Morgan Cunningham

Client Experience Specialist

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Samantha Parker

Client Experience Specialist