Sam Hill

CEO

Sam is the Founder and CEO of Priority Mortgage, and is always mindful of simple, modest efforts that begin with hard work, strong values and good people. Sam has led the company for the past 30 years and is a true Buckeye at heart.

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Sam Hill

Sam is proud of the legacy he has built within the Priority Mortgage. Driven by care and devotion, Sam has left a legacy known for mentoring aspiring professionals, caring for generations of homeowners and employees as family, and always serving the Columbus community with a grateful heart.

Pride as a Founder and CEO of Priority Mortgage goes without saying. But Sam takes most pride in his role as husband, father to one son and two girls, and grandfather to three boys. And of course, a graduate of The Ohio State University, he’s always proud to be a Buckeye!

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Joshua A. Hill

CEO

Honesty, integrity and a strong work ethic are the foundations on which Joshua was raised. It is on these principles that Joshua works hard to serve Priority Mortgage as President.

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Joshua A. Hill

With a degree in Computer Science from The Ohio State University, and over 15 years of experience in Information Technology, Joshua brings his unwavering dedication to customer service and his enthusiasm for technology to Priority Mortgage. Honesty, integrity and a strong work ethic are the foundations on which Joshua was raised. It is with these guiding principles in mind that Joshua, and the team at Priority Mortgage, do their utmost to guide you through the mortgage process with ease and security.

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Bradley J. Ratliff

President

Whether you are on the production or operations side, Priority Mortgage is an amazing place of opportunity.  I’ve worked along-side those that have experienced great success increasing loan production, those that excel with long-term support roles, those advancing careers into management and I too have experienced the opportunities that Priority provides.
-Brad

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Bradley J. Ratliff

Brad joined Priority in 1999 as a new Loan Originator. By 2005, he had created Priority Mortgage’s underwriting department, earning approvals direct through FHA, VA and investors.  This critical step helped the firm navigate through the “great recession era”, even as our country witnessed large and small firms crumbling. From 2012 to 2019, he served as Operations Manager where he directed Underwriting, Processing and Origination at Priority.

In 2017, Brad become a 20% stakeholder and in 2019 was appointed as President of Priority Mortgage. He is credited with several initiatives, however, in his view the most impact-full is preserving the, “seat at the table” concept of giving your team members a contributing voice in decision making, that in his view has been key to Priority Mortgage’s success since 1984.

Brad currently serves on the board of the Ohio Mortgage Bankers Association as a Trustee.  He has 3 active children and resides in Westerville, Ohio.

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Marianne Viola

Vice President

​An original member of the Priority Mortgage family, Marianne Viola is an undisputed contributor to our success and longevity.

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Marianne Viola

​An original member of the Priority Mortgage family, Marianne Viola is an undisputed contributor to our success and longevity. As Partner and Vice President, she is responsible for Priority Mortgage’s operational support and correspondent business relationships.

With over 30 years experience in the mortgage industry and a strong financial background​ ​background, Marianne is an equip decision-maker able to attract a diverse offering of lending options. This commitment ultimately ensures the customers’ best interest is served, offering them a variety of loan options and the ability to make a well-informed decision.

As Priority Mortgage extends its​’​ presence in residential mortgage lending, Marianne’s dedication and loyalty​ ​will be leading the way.

Lisa Kendle

Vice President

Lisa is a resident of Delaware, Ohio and loves country living. Ask her about her home-away-from-home outside of the bustling city.

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Lisa Kendle

Lisa is a partner and Vice President of Compliance and Post Closing for Priority Mortgage. With over 34 years of direct mortgage lending experience, Lisa knows how to collaborate to get the job done. Lisa and her valued team are responsible for ensuring a consistent, first-class experience as they help you through the lending process.

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