Phill Treadwell | Business Consulting

About Me

I have spent over 15 years on the origination side of the mortgage industry and currently serve as VP of Development & Regional Manager for Mason-McDuffie Mortgage.  I am the Founder & Host of the Mortgage Marketing Expert podcast sharing tips from expert guests to help mortgage professionals grow their business. I also Co-Founded the Industry Syndicate which is the industry’s first media network of podcasts, flash briefings and social media shows. I am a contributor to HousingWire and hold a seat on their Content Advisory Board.  I was named the top producer in a multi-state region for the largest mortgage lender in the country in 2009 and have built teams in markets all over the country.

My Background

I was born and raised in a rural area of SW Missouri, where my mom was a teacher and my dad owned a residential construction company. I graduated high school and went to the University of Arkansas before leaving college after just a few semesters, but I later went on to earn a Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Management at John Brown University. I gained some extremely valuable career skills in my first jobs before starting my mortgage career, including a retail store general manager, a corporate recruiter, and an apprentice in residential construction.

I have held positions as a Sr. Loan Officer, Branch Manager, Certified Residential Mortgage Specialist (CRMS), and was appointed to the Board of Directors for the Arkansas Association of Mortgage Professionals (AAMP). I also held an Independent Mortgage Broker license, and owned/operated my own company before selling it to the largest mortgage lender in the country at the time. I was the top originator in a multi-state region with that company during the financial crisis of 2008 and 2009, and spent time after that as Business Development Manager opening offices throughout the South and Southeast regions of the US.  Since 2013 I have built offices throughout the Central Region and worked some of the top mortgage banking talent in the business. In May 2019 I found a home at Mason-McDuffie Mortgage where we are working are to help our team thrive in a modern mortgage industry that many are struggling to find their place in.

Throughout my life I have been fortunate to be surrounded by people who taught me the importance of education, both in and out of the classroom. I was taught to always seek out that will help get me where I wanted to go. Having a coach or mentor is allowing someone to take their own experience and convey it to you as wisdom. Much of what I’ve been able to accomplish in my professional life is a direct result of that.


  • We appreciate all of your hard work and efficiency in this process for us. In fact, I think it is the smoothest loan we have ever done. Accolades to you and your team for getting it done so quickly!

    Chuck & Joyce P., homeowners
  • By the way, we think you are awesome! We wish all of our loan officers were as efficient and worked like you!

    Shannon M., processor
  • I wanted to let you know what a superior job you did on this loan. It was incredibly easy to underwrite!

    Dena N., underwriter
  • I shared the worksheet that you created with all of the other managers. It’s a great tool to stay focused on daily tasks and make sure all bases are covered. Great job!

    Danny D., Executive VP
  • I have always seen great things for you and proud of what you’ve done this year to make it happen.

    Brian B., President
  • I love your podcast! You have provided immense value and I couldn't be more grateful for what you do!

    Dylan M., loan originator
  • As a newbie in the business I am so thankful for all of the information supplied. Thank you!

    Rebecca D., podcast listener
  • have listened to most of the episodes and it’s some of the best content out there! Nice work!!

    Rick S., podcast listener
  • You are an excellent manager. I appreciate you ensuring my files and clients were taken care of while I was out of town.

    Patrick P., loan originator