We recently hired 10 new account executives in March because our growth and the demand for non-QM calls for more experts to help. We pride ourselves on customer service and we cannot focus properly on educating the market on the benefits of non-QM and helping our clients grow their business if we do not continuously add to staff. We love how enthusiastic people are about joining Angel Oak. Our reputation and being able to provide brokers and correspondents non-conventional loan options has drawn the attention of many.
It is an exciting time to be a part of our company! We doubled non-QM volume in 2018, opened a larger operations center in Dallas, and our headcount increased by 53% to 648 people. The reason why this is so remarkable is because many other companies in the industry are not reporting growth.
The acceptance of non-QM continues to increase every month with no signs of slowing down. We only exclusively offer non-QM products and report gains in volume month over month. Angel Oak definitely provides opportunity. Opportunity to work for a company that provides a great culture and offer alternative loan products that are in high demand!