About Mortgage

JJ Ellingson

Loan Originator

NMLS# 315676

Getting To Know JJ

JJ is a veteran of the lending industry – and of the U.S. Army. He developed unparalleled attention for detail through his experience in the military and later as a manufacturing quality control professional, which has proven invaluable in helping clients unravel the complexities of purchasing property in the urban market.

In his years of working with borrowers in the Twin Cities, JJ has developed familiarity and experience with the various loft and condominium projects, which saves borrowers time and frustration. From owner-occupied ratios to the fiscal health of a building project - JJ is able to translate and guide clients through the actual financing as well as other components critical to obtaining a mortgage in today’s market.

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Meet The Mortgage Team

Angela Warren | Loan Processor

I have been a mortgage processor for over 12 years. I have worked in small shops where I did everything (including the accounting!), large broker shops where I carried a pipeline of 120+ loans and closed 50+ a month, I have been a processing manager, and most recently been at a credit union where I open, disclose, process, underwrite, close, fund and did compliance on every file. I’s like to believe that my broad range of experience will make me valuable in my new positoin at LeaderOne. I grew up in MN and have lived here in the cities my entire life. Outside of work I spend most of my time with my amazing 14 year old son. He is an avid soccer and hockey player and keeps me busy. I love working out, taking long walks with my dog and hanging out with my friends, and traveling whenver I can.

Our Mission Is A Better Mortgage Experience

LeaderOne’s mission and commitment to you is dedicated to facilitating the dream of homeownership by providing you with Five-Star Service.

We believe in earning your trust by communicating to you the information need to know, when you need to know it and by offering the right mortgage for your unique financial picture at a competitive and fair price.

Who Is LeaderOne Financial?

LeaderOne Financial Corporation is a revolution in mortgage banking. We are committed to our values of Service, Empowerment, and Accountability.

Our ownership model combines the best of both worlds; a commitment to individual empowerment with the backing of a solid, experienced, and committed team. Our customer experience is a function of our employee experience. Together, we truly can achieve more. Our belief in employee engagement doesn’t have a finish line.

A Culture Of Service, Accountability And Empowerment

We treat our customers with the same courtesy, professionalism and support with which we treat each other.


  • Service begins with how we interact internally
  • We seek out ways to make each other look good
  • We give each other the benefit of the doubt
  • We show our appreciation


  • We are all leaders
  • Everyone on the team is a ‘decision-maker’
  • We are not afraid of failure, we are concerned about inaction
  • We are proactive – we Fail Forward
  • We seek out feedback and ideas
  • We ask what we can do to help
  • We are committed to employee development
  • At the end of the day, we all have the same job description


  • We hold each other accountable for positivity
  • We look for ways to do more with less
  • We own our mistakes, and learn from them
  • It’s nobody’s fault, and it’s everyone’s responsibility

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About Us

Founded in 1992, LeaderOne Financial Corporation is a mortgage banking firm that funds over $1.35 Billion annually in residential real estate purchase and refinance mortgage transactions.

With corporate operations centralized in the Midwest, LeaderOne Financial Corporation is represented by hundreds of lending professionals with local branch offices throughout the nation.

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