Reverse Market Insight is dedicated to building the most comprehensive, accurate, up-to-date source of performance data in the reverse mortgage industry.
John K. Lunde
John K. Lunde is a 14 year veteran of financial analysis and investment modeling in a range of industries, including reverse mortgage, investment management, real estate settlement services and wireless telecommunications.
John leads business development efforts for the company, including client engagements and industry partnerships. He also assists in product development for the company, drawing on his deep experience in the reverse mortgage industry and extensive relationships with leaders at top lenders, servicers and investors in the space.
Prior to founding RMI in March 2007, John served as Vice President for the Business Metrics & Analysis team at Financial Freedom, reporting to the President. Joining the company in 2004 as the first of what would become a team of 10, the BMA team delivered comprehensive ongoing internal performance analysis across all lines of business in the company: Marketing, Sales, Operations and Servicing.
John has previously worked with AT&T Wireless, Cendant Settlement Services and MetaMarkets.com and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Finance from California State University San Bernardino.
Founder and Vice President
Topher Thiessen is a veteran entrepreneur, with experience in startup and early stage venture formation, in addition to serving as Assistant Vice President at Financial Freedom during their dramatic growth as an industry leader in reverse mortgage.
Topher leads product development and operational performance for RMI, ensuring that RMI provides top level service efficiency in client services. He also assists in client engagement and consulting, lending his considerable expertise in both industry and systems design and implementation.
Prior to founding RMI, Topher was a key member of the Business Metrics & Analysis team at Financial Freedom, responsible for both development and operational performance of reporting systems in addition to his direct consultative role with each line of business.
Topher previously founded Urban Diversion, a Bay Area social events services company, and held roles at ML Stern, MetaMarkets Investments and Everen Securities. He is a native of Montana and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Washington.
Jake Shannon is a veteran entrepreneur, with experience in startup and early stage venture formation, in addition to serving as Assistant Vice President at Financial Freedom during their dramatic growth as an industry leader in reverse mortgage.
Jake is a key resource for RMI in model development and performance improvement, having created among the first reverse mortgage servicing rights valuation models during his time as Assistant Vice President at Financial Freedom and its parent, Indymac Bank. He continues to innovate in model development at RMI, extending and enhancing the methodologies for reverse mortgage asset valuation to keep RMI at the cutting edge of the industry and utilizing RMI’s exclusive data repository of reverse mortgage performance data.
Jake previously founded a number of businesses, including web publishing, media and rights management ventures. In addition to roles at Financial Freedom and Indymac Bank, Jake has worked in financial analysis and engineering roles at Trinity Capital, Financial Engineering Associates, NextCard and Abacus Direct. He holds a Master of Science degree in Financial Engineering from Golden Gate University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Colorado at Boulder.