For Immediate Release

On Thursday, September 21, the Washington Association of Mortgage Professionals held the 2017 Business & Humanitarian Leadership Awards Gala in Seattle at the MOTIF Hotel. The black-tie event is held annually, to recognition and honor Washington State’s Best of the Best – Mortgage, Real Estate and industry related professionals and businesses. There are numerous categories of achievement honored at this event each year.

One of the most respected awards is the Jim Fitzgerald Distinguished Service Award. This award is given in recognition of outstanding contribution to the mortgage industry and the regional community in which we all work. Each year there are four people nominated for this award. Absolute is especially proud, as this year’s nominees included two of our senior leaders. Both Eric Bolstad and Jasen Nuetzmann, President and Executive Vice President of Absolute Mortgage, a Division of Finance of America Mortgage LLC, were on this elite list. For 2017, Eric Bolstad was the recipient of this prestigious award.

Eric has been dedicated to working on behalf of the industry and its members for over 20 years. He started Absolute Mortgage back in 1996 with a vision, to create a workplace culture that invested in its employees; not only in their careers but also in their personal life. In his typical low-key style, Eric shared: “It is very humbling to be receiving this award.” He went on to thank WAMP and Absolute Mortgage for the hard work and dedication.

The success of Eric and his leadership team, in creating a positive workplace culture is exemplified by the likes of the MORELove project—a charity founded by Absolute’s Christine Moreland, focused on helping Seattle’s homeless, as well as, by the recent recognition from Seattle Business magazine as the #2 company to work for and by the PSBJ as the #3 best workplace. The company has been acknowledged for its quality of communication, decision-making, corporate culture and quality.

Eric’s and Jasen’s attention and compassion for our community, shines through all the people on their team. We are all very proud.

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About Absolute Mortgage – Bellevue Northup

The Bellevue Northup branch of Absolute Mortgage is one of the company’s 17 branch locations throughout the Pacific Northwest. Founded in 1996, Absolute Mortgage provides customers with home mortgage knowledge, assistance and services, helping to integrate affordable home loans with other financial goals and cash flow objectives.