Meet the Rueth Team
Defined by a singular focus; the Rueth Team employs their combined skill-set and over 124 years in the industry to drive success for each individual client. Led by Nicole Rueth, the Rueth team continues to be the first choice for clients and referral partners who desire a smooth and swift process while offering creative and customized solutions to ensure quick approvals for each loan.
A driven focus on client success has earned Nicole Rueth and her team the distinction of being listed in the Top 1% of National Producers in Mortgage Executive Magazine as well as being named a multi-year 5280 Magazine’s Five Star Professional.
Backed by in house processing, underwriting, and funding at Fairway Independent Mortgage, allows the Rueth Team to offer an expansive portfolio of loan products. The Rueth Team is able to focus on a level of client care that sets the standard for a superior mortgage experience.
Nicole Rueth has been passionately advising clients on their home financing strategies for over 15 years. Her path has been as non-conventional as it is a benefit to her clients. As a BBA Finance graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, she went to work for Arthur Andersen/Andersen Consulting as a strategic business reengineering consultant. Nicole’s draws on her past experience of managing 100 person teams and facilitating million dollar solutions allows her to negotiate, analyze and provide creative solutions for her clients where other lenders fall short. After the birth of their three children, Nicole stepped out of her corporate traveling schedule and went to work for a friend to reinvigorate and redesign his mortgage company. Here is where she found her passion. Where others in the industry were focused on the “deal”, she developed a passion for helping the client first.
Focused on building her knowledge capital, Nicole started in the operations side of Mortgage Financing, including warehouse management, lender relationships, FHA/HUD approval, post-closing, and loan product management. This background before originating mortgage loans gives Nicole’s clients a success ratio unparalleled in the industry. Added to that, Nicole offers her clients a closing guarantee; putting her reputation behind her commitment to closing on-time and under-budget every time.
As one of the top 1% lending teams in the country, as recognized by Mortgage Executive Magazine, Denver’s own 5280 Magazine Five Star Professional, Englewood’s Top Companies, and her own Fairway Mortgage’s #1 in Colorado and top 5 nationally, her team’s expert knowledge of the industry and high level of professionalism will be hard at work for you and your family.
When not at work, Nicole is an adventure/fitness nut. She can be found at a Spartan Race or Tough Mudder, climbing a fourteener or on one of Colorado’s amazing bike trails. She has 3 beautiful children, a husband of over 21 years and 2 dogs, who can be seen running beside her around the DU area.
Danielle joined The Rueth Team in 2015 as the Executive Assistant/Marketing Assistant. Danielle’s position has since morphed into main Team Support, allowing her to enjoy a wide range of duties in an effort to make the loan process as smooth as possible for clients, referral partners, and the team. She thrives by learning all aspects of the mortgage industry and is driven by customer satisfaction through authentic connection. For the past 10 years Danielle has relished the fast-paced and dynamic environment of the mortgage industry which requires constant learning and change in order to consistently provide exceptional customer service. When she isn’t at the office you can most likely find Danielle on the soccer field, watching sports with her family, spending time outside with her husband and 2 dogs, or just simply being crafty around their house.
With over 15 years of experience in the mortgage industry, David is very knowledgeable about the changes in the business and how they directly impact his clients. David’s career came full circle when joining the Rueth Team as a dedicated Sales Manager. He first started in the industry as an originator and after several years working on the corporate side, along with mortgage securities, he is back doing what he truly enjoys. Due to his background, David has extensive experience with originating, underwriting and experience with every facet of the mortgage. His knowledge is surpassed only by his passion to help every client find the customized solution that fits their mortgage needs. He stresses the importance of integrity, honesty, respect, communication, and team work to achieve success not only with his clients, but with his referral partners and team members. David uses his 15+ years of mortgage experience to bring the best possible service to borrowers as well as using that same experience to help foster deep relationships with realtors and listing agents. When he is not helping other families with their home financing, David loves spending time with his family, friends, and enjoying everything beautiful Colorado has to offer.
Emily Lundy joined The Rueth Team in 2015 as a licensed loan officer and production partner. She has over 5 years in mortgage operations. Emily guides the loan from contract to close, acting as the primary contact for all in-process clients. She meets with borrowers to explain and gather signatures on all initial loan disclosures, obtains all required loan and income documents, structures and prequalifies deals, and orders appraisals. Emily can also assist borrowers in determining their long term goals as well as aiding in budgeting and credit repair. She is an expert on all specialty products offered including down payment assistance and VA loans. Emily graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2010 and likes to fish and play viola in her free time.
Peter is the newest member to the Rueth Team family. After working for 18 years on some of the most technically complex and multi-million dollar deals, Peter brings his financial acumen to help our clients navigate retirement management plans through the utilization of a reverse mortgage. As a graduate of the University of Oklahoma with a double major in Business Management and Computer Science he went to work for a small software company in Dallas, TX where he quickly became one of the more successful project managers. Soon after completing his MBA in Finance from the University of Texas in Arlington, Peter joined Anderson Consulting, now Accenture, where for 18 years he worked as a strategic deal shaper. Having managed multiple resource teams and overseeing multi-million dollar deals; Peter gives the team a unique advantage for negotiating, analyzing and providing solutions for our clients where other lenders fall short.
When not at work, Peter enjoys trying to keep up with a fitness regime. When time allows, he enjoys playing golf, scarfing down BBQ and attending his kids multiple sports activities. He has 3 beautiful children, a wife of over 21 years and 2 dogs, who can be seen meandering beside him around the University Park area.
Brandie Putallaz has been in the mortgage industry for 18 years. Roles ranging from financial representative to Loan Officer. She enjoys what she does, and every day is a new day with a new borrower. She loves being able to help borrowers accomplish the dream of homeownership as well as helping them refinance their home to save money.
Brandie was born and raised in Colorado, and has four beautiful children ranging from 20 Years old to 4 years old. She is a die-hard Broncos fan (most likely bleeding orange and blue). She truly looks forward to working with you!
Tonja Spencer has over 20 years of experience in the mortgage business, from Processing to Servicing. As a Loan Processor for the Rueth Team, Tonja reviews the loan for accuracy and consistency of story and is a primary point of contact for every client. Tonja truly enjoys interacting with borrowers at every stage of the mortgage process. She is very passionate about providing excellent service to our clients and ensuring the path to closing is smooth and effortless. Tonja is a native to Colorado and enjoys all of what the state has to offer from sports to outdoor activities.
Devin joined The Rueth team at Fairway as his first foray into the mortgage industry and he is excited with what the future holds! He is responsible for supporting the Rueth Team by ordering all third party services including: title documents, insurances, tax documents, and verifications of employment. Devin is responsible for getting the file organized and ensuring a complete loan is ready for our Processors. When not at work you can find Devin spending time outdoors. When not on an outdoor adventure you can usually find Devin curled up with a good, thick book.
Through years of personal experience in the mortgage and real estate industry servicing elite teams in both fields, Jeffrey Abraham has developed a keen sensitivity to their client’s unique wants, needs, and wishes. This has allowed him to develop the framework behind his marketing efforts and ensure The Rueth Team is supporting as many families in the Colorado and California markets as possible. He also continues to expand our Realtor referral network through is unique VIP Program.
When Jeffrey is not supporting the team in developing relationships with our clients and referral partners, he is an active member in his church, the African Leadership Group and the Aurora Interfaith Community.
Staci Denmark joined The Rueth Team at Fairway Independent Mortgage in December 2016 as a licensed loan officer and production partner. With her many years of experience in the mortgage industry, Staci is very knowledgeable about changes in the business and how they directly impact her clients. Her knowledge is surpassed only by her passion to help every client find the customized solution that fits their mortgage needs. When she is not helping other families with their home financing, Staci loves spending time with her family and friends. She is proud to be Colorado native.
When you are ready to buy or refinance your home, Staci’s expert knowledge of the industry and high level of professionalism will be hard at work for you and your family. That is her commitment to you. The Rueth Team at Fairway loves what they do . . . and it shows!
John Durrah, has over 20 years financial experience including Mortgage, Real Estate and Business Entrepreneurship.
John is very knowledge about the lending process, and uses his expertise and business acumen in helping clients choose the right direction in the home ownership process. John gives each client a high level of professionalism and respect. In his spare time he can be found mentoring young men by helping them develop the life skills that will help prepare them in their future endeavors.
Having been in the Mortgage industry since 1996; Maura strives for excellence and is dedicated to provide personal service to every client. Whether you are a first time homebuyer, new agent in the business, seasoned real estate investor or professional, Maura’s extensive experience, market knowledge, and industry leading resources allow her to meet every need. She is thrilled to be doing so with The Rueth Team and Fairway Independent Mortgage.
Expanding your or your client’s opportunities, Maura specializes in niche loan programs such as Renovation Loans, Reverse Mortgages, and Section 184 Native American loans.