This is what was passing through my mind sitting across the desk from Scott in late 2012. “Mortgages? Why would I want to work in mortgages?”

(Side note: It was actually a decade prior — April 2003 — when I first stepped foot in Republic Mortgage’s headquarters in Salt Lake City, and that was for a much more daunting conversation. I was, after all, asking Scott for his oldest daughter’s hand in marriage…)

Back to 2012. Scott had just floated the idea of bringing me on full-time to join the family business. …

Dan Richards

Executive Vice President at Academy Mortgage Corporation

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