Garrett Locklear, Top 1% Loan Officer and Founder of CANDID, Receives Prestigious NMP 40 Under 40 Award

Garrett Locklear winner of NMP's 40 under 40 award

[Nashville, Tennessee] – Garrett Locklear, Senior Loan Officer of the Locklear Lending Team and the visionary Founder and CEO of CANDID, has been honored with the esteemed National Mortgage Professionals (NMP) 40 Under 40 Award for his outstanding contributions to the mortgage industry.

The NMP 40 Under 40 Award recognizes the top young professionals in the mortgage field who have exhibited remarkable skill, leadership, and innovation. Garrett Locklear, Top 1% LO and achieving $1 billion in lifetime loan originations, has embarked on transformative work in the fintech space. He’s bringing state-of-the-art technological advancements to Loan Officers nationwide, elevating production by as much as 25% within the initial 6 months and slashing vendor expenses by 43%, consequently boosting profits of lending teams across the entire United States.

Garrett Locklear’s groundbreaking initiative, CANDID Marketing & Sales Ecosystem, stands as a testament to his visionary ideas for reshaping the landscape of mortgage marketing and sales. CANDID isn’t just a database for client information; it’s an advanced, dynamic ecosystem designed specifically for today’s loan originators. It equips professionals with the right tools for enhancing communication and automation, enabling them to excel in an industry that’s constantly changing.

“I am deeply honored to receive the NMP 40 Under 40 Award,” said Garrett Locklear. “This recognition is a testament to the both the vision CANDID was built on and the awesome team at CANDID. We’re dedicated to continuing to grow CANDID, now empowering loan originators to consolidate dozens of pieces of their fractured tech stacks into one, cohesive platform built with the future in mind. I am immensely grateful for the support and trust of our clients and partners who have been instrumental in our journey.”

Garrett Locklear’s passion for excellence and unwavering commitment to advancing the mortgage industry continue to drive innovation and success for both his team and the wider community of mortgage professionals.

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