Legal Analyst Chris Simmons has worn many hats in his mortgage industry career — from account rep to customer service, and underwriting to appraisal. He started with BMG eight years ago, and is proud of what he’s learned about the processing and lender side of closing along the way.
More recently, Chris was asked to train a newly hired team member, but that assignment quickly grew and he’s now trained three classes of BMG team members and clients in the fundamentals of doc prep review and corrections.
“At first, the training was done remotely, but we quickly discovered that it worked better if we trained in person,” adds Chris. “It gave the trainees an opportunity to learn in real time, as questions arose. I’m proud that many of the original trainees have already been promoted or moved to other departments.”
Chris says he appreciates the BMG culture because the company goes above and beyond in caring for the team. On the personal side, he’s been married to Fulfillment Manager Millie Simmons for 23 years, and they have two sons — Keifer (21) and Mason (18), who works in Millie’s fulfillment department. The Simmons family also has made a home for Jamal, a family friend who recently took an accounting job at BMG.
When Chris isn’t supporting BMG, he enjoys activities like vacations and hanging out with family and friends in their backyard pool. Chris and Millie like to entertain, and Chris especially loves playing the role of grill-master of steaks, hot dogs and everything in between.
Be right over, Chris! Thank you for all your great work on behalf of the BMG team!