Five from Elevations Credit Union ranked in nation’s Top Mortgage Originators

Scotsman Guide releases Top Originators 2017 Rankings

BOULDER, CO (May 11, 2018) — Elevations Credit Union is pleased to announce that Lauri Larson, Greg Roller, Michael Roth, Aaron Staufer and Cameron White-Ford (left to right, below) are ranked as Scotsman Guide 2017 Top Originators. They were ranked among entries from more than 3,000 mortgage professionals across the country, placing over 17% of Elevations Credit Union originators on the prestigious list.

In the Top Dollar Volume category, White-Ford was ranked #160, Staufer was ranked #215, Larson was ranked #367, Roller was ranked #374 and Roth was ranked #409. Staufer was also ranked #277 in the Most Loans Closed category.

In addition, 10 Elevations mortgage loan originators were recognized at a state and local level in Best Mortgage Lenders of 2018, audited and produced in collaboration with Scotsman Guide Media. In Colorado, Aaron Staufer ranked #19 (and #1 in Boulder), Cameron White-Ford #23 (and #2 in Boulder), Michael Roth #32 (and #4 in Boulder), Trish Shaw #34 (and #1 in Longmont), Lauri Larson #36 (and #5 in Boulder), Greg Roller #39 (and #6 in Boulder), Sara Ibarra #52 (and #8 in Boulder), Jim Perkins #65 (and #4 in Fort Collins), Matthew Hill #87 (and
#10 in Boulder) and Dave Armstrong #91 (and #5 in Fort Collins). Best Mortgage Lenders of 2018 is a ranking presented by state and city that recognizes the success of mortgage brokers and loan officers based on the number of home loans they closed in 2017.

Scotsman Guide, the leading resource for mortgage originators, released its ninth annual Top Originators rankings in April 2018. The list, which ranks the nation’s top mortgage producers, appears in Scotsman Guide’s April 2018 residential edition, and the rankings are available online at

To be eligible for consideration in Scotsman Guide’s Top Originators rankings, originators must have had at least $40 million in loan volume or 100 closed home loans in 2017. After receiving submissions, Scotsman Guide required written verification of top entrants’ volume data from a certified public accountant, the chief financial officer at the originator’s company or a similar source.

About Elevations Credit Union

Elevations Credit Union is a member-owned not-for-profit financial institution serving Colorado’s Front Range. Elevations provides a broad portfolio of financial products and services including checking and savings accounts, credit cards, auto loans, mortgage loans, home equity loans, student loans, business banking and loans, and financial planning. Founded in 1953 as the U of C Federal Credit Union in Boulder, Elevations has grown from 12 members and less than $100 in assets to an institution with more than 140,000 members that manages more than $2 billion in assets and is the No. 1 credit union mortgage lender in Colorado. In 2014, Elevations earned the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. In 2015 and 2016, Elevations was named one of the Best Companies to Work for in ColoradoTM. Readers of local newspapers name Elevations “Best Bank/Financial Institution,” “Best Mortgage Lender” and “Best Customer Service” year after year. To learn more, visit


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