Meet the Founder

After starting his business in possibly the worst year for financial markets i.e. 2008, Shashank Shekhar has led the company to be one of the fastest-growing mortgage companies in America by helping thousands of families secure better financing for their homes. In 2017 and 2021, InstaMortgage Inc. formerly known as Arcus Lending Inc. was named to the Inc. 500 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America (aka "Most Exclusive Club in Business").

This dramatic growth has been built on the pillars of legendary customer service and unrelenting focus on education. Shashank lives and breathes the mantra "We are in the customer service and education business, we just happen to do mortgages." #1 best-selling author Shashank is widely regarded as "America's Premier Mortgage Expert". He is the expert guest of TV and radio show - "Mortgage Matters" and author of widely acclaimed books - "First Time Home Buying 101", "Real Estate Unleashed" and latest #1 best-seller "My First Home".

Besides writing one of the top mortgage blogs in the country, Shashank also gets invited to blog on several of the top mortgage and real estate websites. He has been quoted/featured on Yahoo! News, FOX Radio, Washington Post,, Financial Times (London), and several other media for his expertise. He was interviewed by Emmy Award-winning director Nick Nanton on his TV show.

In September 2020, Shashank led his team to create, Rachel, the world's first digital human in the mortgage industry.

Shashank is also a regular on the speaking circuit with frequent keynote talks at Mortgage, Real Estate, and Small Business events.

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He has an MBA in Marketing from one of the premier business schools. Before founding Arcus Lending, Shashank worked for GE Money in mid-level management. He also sits on the board of Give India, a non-profit that works for fundraising for Indian charities.

He lives in Saratoga, CA with his wife and two daughters - Anishka and Anya. When he is not busy growing his company, he can be seen Skydiving from 15000 feet or learning biohacking techniques.

To work directly with Shashank for your mortgage needs, email him at [email protected].

Shashank Shekhar on "America's Premier Experts"

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