Jan Ozga began his career in the mortgage industry 28 years ago, after spending more than 15 years working in hospitality. Despite transitioning to a new and unfamiliar industry, he was able to draw upon the skills he had developed in hospitality and applied them to his work in the mortgage world.  

 Throughout his career, Jan has championed cultures that make work environments fun and inclusive. By nurturing relationships, he was able to significantly boost sales in his past roles at Union Planters Bank, General Electric, and NFM Lending. He is a builder with a large national network and valuable experience who was attracted to Direct Mortgage Loans because of the following:  

“Every single person across the entire DML family is a worker bee. It’s a company of people filled with a true sense of family and loyalty. No one is less than or better than the next person, and the primary focus is to complete the task at hand as quick as possible. It’s an open environment that promotes inclusion, strategies, and ideas from all employees across the entire company.” 

As a member of the Executive Leadership Team and Chief Strategy Officer of Direct Mortgage Loans, Jan Ozga’s responsibilities include assessment and implementation of strategic initiatives; growth-based special projects; recruiting and sourcing candidates for employment; assessment and recommendations regarding branch architecture; deal structuring; acting as a brand ambassador for the company; full member of the Executive Leadership Team; and advisor to the CEO and President. 

Jan states, “I have known many of the DML Family for many years, and it has been rewarding to witness the brand’s growth over time. The company has a family-centric culture with a dedicated and energetic team committed to serving its clients.” 

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Mike Naylor, shares, “For things to come full circle and bring Jan into the DML family is thrilling. We are certain that Jan will have a profound impact on both DML’s growth and the many teammates that he has the opportunity to work alongside.”

About Direct Mortgage Loans 

Direct Mortgage Loans (DML) is more than just a full-service lending company. Home is where memories are made and lives are transformed, and we are passionate about helping our clients turn their homeownership dreams and aspirations into reality.

Since 2007, DML has thrived under the leadership of its two partners, Michael Naylor and Ashley Mills. Our core principles are centered around personalized service, transparent communication, and ensuring a seamless mortgage experience from start to finish.

With licenses in 29 states, we have successfully funded over 15,000 loans totaling more than $4 billion in volume since 2012, impacting the lives of clients nationwide. We are committed to building meaningful relationships with our clients and partners and providing exceptional service and support every step of the way. DML understands that obtaining a mortgage can be overwhelming, so we strive to guide you through the process, answer your questions, and provide the personal attention you deserve.

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