Our Leadership

With over two decades of experience in the mortgage industry, Mewael has worked at all levels of the business, holding previous positions as a Loan Originator, Branch Manager, Executive Vice President of Operations, Chief Production Officer, and most recently Chief Executive Officer (CEO). As CEO, Mewael brings together the sales and operations teams to achieve an integrated high-quality customer experience. Mewael embodies NRL’s ICARE values. He leads with an emphasis on transparency, relationships, and compassion.



Chief Executive Officer

Ron's extensive experience, commitment to excellence, caring, and his compassionate style are his greatest strengths as a leader. His career in the mortgage industry started in 2001 on the front lines for another national lender. In his first year at NRL, he grew the company from $200 million in volume to $ 400 million in annual sales. Ron has been recognized as a Top 40 under 40 Rising-Star by Housing Wire, the Next 40 Mortgage Professionals to Watch from the National Mortgage Professional, the Hot 100 by Mortgage Professionals of America, and the Who’s Who in Real Estate by Houston Agent Magazine.

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President & Chairman of the Board

Michael entered the mortgage industry in 1999 as a loan processor, soon progressing to loan originator and then branch manager. Since co-founding Nations Reliable Lending in 2007, Michael has played a pivotal role in the company's growth. He has served in many departments at NRL Mortgage, including Underwriting and Credit. A member of the Texas Mortgage Bankers Association and the National Mortgage Bankers Association, Michael also holds an FHA Direct Endorsement. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Texas A&M. Michael enjoys playing golf and spending time with his family in Houston.



Chief Secondary Officer

Kevin is a highly accomplished mortgage executive with 24 years of experience leading large-scale teams on multiple continents. Kevin is licensed to practice law in Texas and is also a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and Certified Residential Appraiser. He holds a bachelor's degree from Texas A&M University and a law degree from South Texas College of Law. Kevin enjoys outdoor activities and spending time with his family in Houston.



Chief Operations Officer &

General Council

Joe leads the Accounting, Treasury, Finance, Information Technology, and Compliance activities at NRL Mortgage. He began his mortgage banking career over 30 years ago and has held senior leadership roles with First Franklin, Clayton Holdings, FirstCity, SN Servicing, National City and Vantium Capital. Joe brings a unique combination of skills and experience, combining accounting and finance, risk management, operations, and portfolio management, and a member of the National Mortgage Bankers Association . Joe completed his bachelor’s degree in accounting at the University of Maryland at College Park and is a licensed CPA (inactive).

Matt began his mortgage career in 1998 as a loan originator and quickly moved into a loan officer role, where he became a top producer for the company averaging over 120 loans per year. With over 23 years of experience, Matt has gained extensive knowledge of both the sales and operational sides of the mortgage industry. He has a proven track record of implementing company-defining strategies and initiatives to help drive volume and improve efficiencies. Matt is a member of the Texas Mortgage Bankers Association, the National Mortgage Bankers Association, and a past president of Habitat for Humanity Northwest Harris County in Houston, Texas. He enjoys spending his free time with his family (especially his dogs), trying new restaurants, and going to the movies.





Chief Strategy &

Transformation Officer

Chief Financial Office &

Chief Technology Officer

With an illustrious career spanning over 21 years in the mortgage industry, Steven is widely recognized for his strategic vision, leadership acumen, and unwavering commitment to driving operational excellence. In his role as Chief Production Officer, Steven is poised to leverage his expertise to spearhead NRL Mortgage's production strategy, ensuring sustained growth and operational efficiency. He is committed to enhancing customer experience, promoting diversity and inclusion, and driving NRL Mortgage to new heights of success in an ever-evolving mortgage landscape.



Chief Production Officer


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