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"). The company was also named to the 2021 Deloitte Fast Tech 500, ranking higher than household names like Zoom, Pinterest, and Square.
This dramatic growth has been built on the pillars of legendary customer service and an 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."
Amazon.com #1 best-selling author Shashank was named "2022 Entrepreneur of the Year" by Stevie Awards. He was the expert guest of the TV and radio show - "Mortgage Matters" and the author of widely acclaimed books - "First Time Home Buying 101", "Real Estate Unleashed" and the 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 websites and gets frequently quoted in national and international media. He was interviewed by Emmy Award-winning director Nick Nanton on his TV show. He is the host of "Shashank Redemption" podcast where he talks about entrepreneurship, startups, and FinTech,
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.
Events Shashank Has Spoken At
His Awards Include
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].
License Info - InstaMortgage Inc. NMLS 1035734
Shashank Shekhar BRE# 01734034, NMLS ID 8176