Glenn Stearns

Glenn Stearns

Founder & Chairman of Stearns, Inc.

Orange County, California Area
Financial Services

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Glenn Stearns's Overview

  • Founder and Chairman at Stearns, Inc.
  • Chairman & Founder at TriVerify
  • Chairman & Founder at TriMavin
  • Chairman & Founder at Chief Management
  • Chairman & Founder at Carriage Escrow
  • Chairman & Founder at Carriage Abstract

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Glenn Stearns' Summary

Glenn Stearns is the Founder and Chairman of Stearns Lending, Inc. and also a Horatio Alger Award Winner, an Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Mentor, Proud Father and Husband.

Stearns Lending is the 2nd largest privately held mortgage company in the U.S.. In 2013, Stearns Lending became the #1 Wholesale lender in America.

Glenn is also the Founder and Chairman Stearns Wholesale, Stearns Holdings, Stearns Ventures, Jamstar, TriVerify, TriMavin, UHS and CU Partners. In addition, he is a major investor in entertainment startup

In 2011, Glenn Stearns was the youngest person ever awarded membership into the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans. In 2013, Glenn became the youngest member ever elected to the Association's Board of Directors.

Glenn and his wife Mindy are the parents to six children, and two grandchildren. Both founded a fundraiser raised nearly 4-million dollars, over four years, benefiting over 35 charities in Southern California. In 2013, they created the Stearns Mentoring Leadership Retreat to support children's dreams to rise above adversity. (please visit personal website for more information)

The Stearns have received numerous awards for their community service and philanthropy, including the Starkey Hearing Foundation's "American Couple of the Year Award," and the Athlete's First - Orangewood Children's Foundation "Golden Heart Award."

To learn more about Glenn's entrepreneurial path and inspirational rise from adversity please visit

Glenn Stearns' Experience

Founder and Chairman

Stearns, Inc.

Privately Held; 1001-5000 employees; Financial Services industry

November 1989Present (24 years 11 months) santa ana, california

Glenn Stearns founded Stearns Lending, Inc. in 1989. Headquartered in Santa Ana, Stearns Lending and its affiliated entities have provided decades of historical growth performance, exceptional market leadership and superior mortgage lending services.

Stearns Lending is the 2nd largest privately held mortgage company in the U.S.. In 2013, Stearns Lending became the #1 Wholesale lender in America.

Glenn is also the Founder and Chairman Stearns Wholesale, Stearns Holdings, Stearns Ventures, Jamstar, TriVerify, TriMavin, UHS and CU Partners.

Stearns' business channels were built to operate around the needs of the customer. Nationwide 2,000 employees implement the company philosophy "I can help you." In 2012, an Orange County Register survey named Stearns, Inc. a "Top O.C. Workplace."

Stearns, Inc. is well positioned to thrive in the new regulatory environment recognized as: the #1 largest national wholesale lender, the 16th largest purchase lender, and the 19th largest mortgage lender in the United States. Over the past three years, Stearns companies funded over $30-billion representing over 100,000 loans funded. In 2012, Stearns companies funded just under $12-billion. Stearns, Inc. currently retains mortgage servicing rights on 95% of loans funded with a servicing portfolio in excess of $21-billion.

Success with mortgage brokers is based on strong operational fulfillment which is the basis for growth and success in the Retail and Strategic Alliance channels. For three consecutive years, 2011-2013 Mortgage Technology Magazine named Stearns, Inc. as one of its "Top 25 Tech-Savvy Lenders."

Stearns, Inc. is licensed and approved to conduct business in 49 states with HUD. Stearns, Inc. is an approved Single Family Issuer for Ginnie Mae; an approved Seller/Servicer for FNMA, also known as Fannie Mae; and, an approved Seller/Servicer for FHLMC, also known as Freddie Mac. Additionally, Stearns, Inc. is also an approved lending institution for the VA, USDA, and FHA.

Chairman & Founder


Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Financial Services industry

2010Present (4 years)

Chairman & Founder


2010Present (4 years) Santa Ana, California

Chairman & Founder

Chief Management

1995Present (19 years)

Chairman & Founder

Carriage Escrow

19932007 (14 years)

Chairman & Founder

Carriage Abstract

19992005 (6 years)

Glenn Stearns' Organizations

  • Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans

    Board of Directors & Association Member - Award Winner
    • April 2011 to Present

    In 2011, Glenn Stearns was the youngest Member ever honored with induction into the Association. In 2013, Glenn became the youngest member ever elected to the Association's prestigious Board of Directors. Founded in 1947, Members of the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans are a select group of Americans who have experienced a wide spectrum of what life can offer. Similar to characters in stories by Horatio Alger, Jr., Association Members traditionally have started life in "humble" or economically challenging circumstances. In spite of this early adversity, or many would say because of it, they have worked with great diligence to achieve success and the fulfillment of their dreams. Members represent all walks of American life and have made outstanding contributions in the fields of science, medicine, business, entertainment, athletics, law and jurisprudence, religion, education and the arts. While their career paths are varied, Members have the honor of being part of a unique group - they are individuals who have achieved the American dream. Association Members, through their experiences, are proof that it is real and that it is attainable.

  • WPO: World Presidents' Organization

    • June 2013 to Present

    WPO (World Presidents’ Organization) is a global organization of more than 4,600 business leaders who are or have been chief executive officers of major companies and who are “graduates” of YPO (Young Presidents’ Organization). Spanning more than 70 countries, WPO members combine corporate responsibility and personal public service to make significant contributions in their communities. Today, their ranks include diplomats, senior elected officials, and appointed government officials at the international, national, regional and local levels. As lifetime leaders, WPO members recognize and act on their responsibility in the fields of corporate governance, public service and educational advancement. With an extensive offering of educational programs, networking opportunities and exclusive services, WPO is dedicated to meeting the needs of members and their families throughout every stage of life. WPO creates an environment where the power of idea exchange enhances lives, enriches families and improves communities.

  • YPO: Young Presidents' Organization of Southern California

    Chairman 2011
    • January 2006 to June 2013

    YPO (Young Presidents’ Organization) is a global network of young chief executives. With approximately 21,000 members in more than 125 countries, YPO's mission statement is: "Better Leaders Through Education and Idea Exchange." That mission includes a commitment to the enterprise and embracing of personal, family and community development.

  • Trustee - Chapman University

    • 2011 to June 2013

    Chapman University is one of California’s oldest and most respected private universities, offering distinguished undergraduate and graduate degrees in liberal arts and sciences. Chapman has served as a symbol of educational access and excellence with the mission: provide personalized education of distinction that leads to inquiring, ethical and productive lives as global citizens.

  • Honorary Trustee - Phi Sigma Kappa

  • Board Member - Joe Foss Institute

    • 2007 to June 2013

    The Joe Foss Institute is a non-profit organization established to promote an appreciation for America’s freedoms, public service, patriotism and integrity.

  • Board Member - PBS SoCal

    • 2008 to 2011

    The primary PBS station for Southern California, dedicated to entertaining, educating, and enlightening the greater Los Angeles community.

  • Advisor - Chapman University Center for Entrepreneurship

  • Advisor - Phi Sigma Kappa Foundation

  • Foundation Board Member - Orange County School of the Arts

    • 2010 to 2012

Glenn Stearns' Honors and Awards

  • Horatio Alger Award Winner

    Horatio Alger Association
    • April 2011

    Glenn received the distinguished Horatio Alger Award in recognition of his personal and professional success despite humble and challenging beginnings.

  • Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year

    Ernst & Young LLP
    • 2002

    The Entrepreneur Of The Year award recognizes business leaders who have demonstrated outstanding success in such areas as innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.

  • American Couple of The Year

    Starkey Hearing Foundation
    • August 2012

    Glenn and his wife Mindy were honored as the American Couple of The Year for their commitment to philanthropy and bringing hearing to those without.

  • Distinguished Alumnus Award - Towson University

  • Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award

    Orange County Business Journal
    • March 2007
  • Founding Father - Phi Sigma Kappa

    Phi Hexaton Chapter at Towson University

Glenn Stearns' Education

Towson University

Bachelor of Science (BS), Economics


Activities and Societies: Phi Sigma Kappa

Glenn Stearns' Publications

Glenn Stearns' Skills & Expertise

  1. FHA
  2. Mortgage Banking
  3. Real Estate
  4. Sales Management
  5. Entrepreneurship
  6. Mortgage Lending
  7. Funding
  8. New Business Development
  9. Investment Properties

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