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Indianapolis Team - First Option Mortgage
(770) 423-8200

Indianapolis Branch

Branch Leadership

Jay Dee Flynn
Jay Dee Flynn
Business Development Director
Jarad Vinup
Jarad Vinup
Area President
Jarad Vinup is an experienced mortgage sales and management professional.

Jarad began his career in the mortgage industry in 2004 at American Equity Mortgage. In his two years with this company, he managed to break company records. This early taste of success evoked in Vinup a passion for the business. In 2006, Vinup was recruited by First Option Mortgage where his passion and drive quickly propelled him into a management position at First Option’s corporate branch located in Atlanta, Georgia.

Vinup then had the opportunity to relocate to his home state by becoming the branch manager of the Indianapolis, Indiana branch. Because of the Indy branch’s success, the location was eligible for expansion. Vinup capitalized on this opportunity by opening an office in Columbus, Ohio and becoming the area president of both branches, which are continuously among First Option Mortgage’s top branches by averaging $10-12 million in loan volume per month.

Jarad’s goal is to share with his branches his knowledge of the business, passion, and positive attitude.
Brandon McDonald
Brandon McDonald
Branch Manager
Brandon started in the mortgage business straight out of college where he graduated with a finance degree from Indiana University in 2001. During his time in this industry he has seen many changes and has watched as mortgage companies come and go as these changes evolved. All of these changes led Brandon and a close group of co-workers to take a leap of faith and help launch First Option Mortgage in the Indianapolis market in 2006. Changes were still occurring in the industry, but the one constant was First Option Mortgage’s success with the ability to adapt to change and foresee future evolutions to the industry. As Brandon’s experience grew with First Option so did his desire to manage the branch. In April 2010 Brandon was promoted to Assistant Manager where he helped lead the branch to greater successes and by October 2011 Brandon became the Branch Manager of the Indianapolis office. Customer service is his passion and leading his team with this focus is what has kept First Option Mortgage on the leading edge of sustainability in an ever changing industry.

Loan Originator

Clark Sigmund
Clark Sigmund
Loan Originator
Let us put your mind at ease with all your Mortgage needs.
Josef Lee
Josef Lee
Senior Loan Originator
I’m honored to help people with any and all of their mortgage-related needs. I do purchase loans and refinances for clients to help them meet various goals and objectives. I originate many different types of residential mortgage loans. These products include but are not limited to conventional loans, FHA, USDA , VA , Jumbo, IHCDA, Adjustable rate, Fixed rate, Reverse Mortgages and several other types of packages. I’m licensed with the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System in 46 states throughout the U.S. NMLS# 1421094. I provide genuine, professional, efficient, trustworthy service that you can count on.
Dustan Ingram
Dustan Ingram
Senior Loan Originator
Dustan Ingram grew up in Milan, Indiana, where he first learned the values of hard work and treating people with respect. Dustan currently owns a home in Greenwood, Indiana, where he lives with his wife Carrie, who is a Deputy Chief Council for the Indiana Department of Child Services; son Liam, and daughter Madilyn keep him working diligently both at work and at home.

Dustan is a Senior Loan Originator that joined First Option Mortgage’s Indianapolis branch in July 2011, and who has been in the customer service industry for approximately 20 years. In November 2011, after four short months with First Option Mortgage, Dustan became loan officer of the month for the Indianapolis branch. In June 2012, Dustan was featured on the cover of First Option Mortgage’s monthly magazine, the Pipeline, for being the top loan officer in the company for May 2012. He has remained a top loan officer ever seance. Dustan listens to the customer’s goals and looks for the best product available to meet that customer’s needs. He goes above and beyond to make sure customers’ needs are met and always available to them.
Robert Horan
Robert Horan
Loan Originator
Experienced business director with a demonstrated history of working in the sports industry. Skilled in sports/event management, business development, marketing, sales and website/content creation.
Stacy Hilber
Stacy Hilber
Loan Originator
My colleague asked me recently, “What would you say is your top marketable skill in this role? What is your biggest strength? What do you feel most comfortable doing?”

“Relationship-building,” was my response to all three questions. I didn’t think on it long and hard. It’s not a “tangible” skill. It doesn’t wield fancy cars, skyscrapers or end world hunger. Or, does it?

I suggest that EVERYTHING in this world begins as a simplistic relationship. The seed needs the soil, the soil begs for nutrients, the roots thirst for water. All is necessary to produce – to GROW.

My philosophy is PEOPLE. It’s simple. Treat people how they want to be treated. NURTURE the relationship. ALWAYS do the right thing. ACT with integrity. COMMUNICATE & educate. And I never forget to make a witty reference or nine while getting the job done!

My experience is a tie-died, customer-service concentric artwork of finance, marketing, writing & graphic design, food service & tending bar and speaking a second language – Spanish. I dedicate my expertise to a military-style upbringing, mentor-ship, hard work, determination & humility and to my Ball State University education [*CHIRP*CHIRP*].

I LOVE my fur babies – Buddy, a 13-year-old black lab mix who adores wearing (and picking out his own) handkerchiefs, and Sissy, a 10-year-old sassy princess who craves her Fancy Feast on the daily.

I am also an expecting MOTHER to my first! IT’S A BOY! Jackson Michael, mommy & daddy can’t wait to meet you (Oh, and gammy, too!)!

So, I’ve presented you with this semi-brief intro. It’s your turn. How may I help YOU? I’m looking forward to learning more about you!
Joey Birkle
Joey Birkle
Senior Loan Originator
Hello, my name is Joey Birkle and I am a loan originator with First Option Mortgage, located Indianapolis. I have had the privilege to enjoy an extensive career in the mortgage industry and I have worked with countless clients to assist them with their financing. I started as a loan officer back in early 2002 and I have held many positions within the mortgage industry including loan originator, branch manager, district manager, divisional manager and regional manager. I believe that I can not only offer my clients experience and knowledge of various loan programs and the guidelines associated with each, but I can also provide the great overall service that they deserve. First Option Mortgage offers a tremendous platform for me to extend the best service the industry has to offer to each and every client we encounter. Here at First Option, we are a broker/correspondent lender, which means that we work with a variety of different banks and mortgage companies, both local and national. This not only gives us the advantage of being able to go out into the marketplace to find our clients the best deals and lowest rates available, but also allows us the versatility to work with a much more diverse, broader range of different programs to help find the perfect fit for our client’s individual and unique situation. I personally approach this business much differently than the average loan officer. My first priority is my relationship with my customer rather than focusing on the loan transaction itself. In this approach, I help my clients with their overall personal finances rather than just the loan transaction itself. That being said, if I have a client that needs help building credit or if we have to work on savings or income so we can qualify for financing in the future, I am certainly here for them to give them the professional advice and direction they might need. I understand that applying for financing is a very personal experience so I am always working hard to make sure that I can provide the very best service possible to each and every one of my clients. If you have read this far, I appreciate you taking the time to read my profile. I can’t stress enough how critical it is that you choose the right loan officer to assist you during the home buying process. I personally feel the loan officer or the loan originator that you decide to work with will be the difference between a great experience and a not so great experience. That being said, whether you ultimately decide to use me or a different lender, I highly recommend that you do your due diligence when you select a loan officer and a lender. If you would like me and First Option to assist you with your financing, we would love to have you. Please contact me anytime. I am usually in the office from 9am to 9pm, Monday through Friday and I am available by cell on the weekends. I look forward to meeting you and I am excited to assist you with the financing to purchase your new home!!!