Steven R. Valladares, CMB
Managing Director, Head of Sales
Steven R. Valladares, CMB is the Managing Director and Head of Sales for MAXEX. Steven is a well-known industry veteran with more than 30 years of experience in sales, operations and capital markets roles and is leading the expansion of MAXEX’s sales and account management infrastructure. Beginning his career as a retail loan originator in New York City, Steven learned every aspect of mortgage sales and operations first-hand. He comes to MAXEX from Wells Fargo where he was the Vice President of National Lender Development. Prior to that, Steven spent six years with Fannie Mae in Washington D.C., managing the Northeast book of lenders which collectively hedged more than $18 billion annually through the trading desk. There he also managed 40 national lenders and 5 hedge advisory firms. Steven’s resume shows his expertise and experience across a range of companies and arenas including Triad Guaranty Insurance Corp, SunTrust and Wall Street. Steven is a Certified Mortgage Banker and has earned the Master Faculty Fellow designation for the Mortgage Bankers Association. He earned his B.S. in Marketing from Averett University and his MBA from the Babcock School of Business at Wake Forest University.