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Welcome to a
new approach
to mortgage.

In contrast to the eroded consumer trust in financial services — we are cutting through the establishment and connecting with people.

Our Story

We are
former bankers

Our founders used to be mortgage bankers, yet they didn’t go to their own bank to get a mortgage. Their expertise enabled them to pursue better financial outcomes elsewhere. They built Own Up to allow you to get your mortgage the same way they did.

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We re-wrote
the rules.

Unlike mortgage lenders, our interests are aligned with yours, so we can be objective about assessing your options. In the end, you save some money, we make some money, and the lender makes a loan. Everybody wins.

We built a
better way to finance a home

We use technology to simplify the home financing process. Our easy-to-use online tools help you evaluate lenders, understand how much home you can afford, compare loan offers, and even update pre-approval letters on-demand — a mortgage industry first.

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Our Executive Team

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Patrick Boyaggi

Co-Founder & CEO
 I’m the guy that didn’t get a mortgage from his own bank. 

Patrick forged a successful career as a Senior VP, responsible for Residential Lending at a top-50 national lender — closing $11 billion in residential mortgages. He believes everyone should understand their mortgage and is passionate about Own Up's ability to improve the futures of our customers.

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Mike Tassone

Co-Founder & COO
 It’s time we cut through the BS and provide people with the transparency they deserve. 

Mike leads the charge for Own Up’s home advisors. Previously, he worked as SVP at a top-50 national lender and co-founded a student lending and financial advisory firm that originated over $4B in student loans. He aims to empower consumers with resources that level the financial playing field.

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Brent Shields

Co-Founder & CTO
 I believe borrowers should have total confidence that they're not being ripped off. 

Brent is responsible for Own Up’s pioneering technologies. He has worked as a Software Engineer and Technical Lead in a diverse collection of industries. Brent works vigorously to help remove barriers to understanding mortgages.

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Ari Sussman

Chief Product Officer
 I want to help people navigate a complex situation in the smartest way possible. 

Ari builds an amazing experience for our customers and financial partners. Before Own Up, he built innovative products for companies like Walmart, Vistaprint, and Catalant Technologies. Now, he works to use technology to change the way customers shop for mortgages.

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Want to Work
with Us?

We think we have a pretty great team (if we do say so ourselves), and we’re always on the lookout for talented folks who want to do things a little differently. Check out our Careers page for current openings.

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