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Lima One’s Tennyson named to Mortgage Global 100 list

Updated: Dec 3, 2020

GREENVILLE, S.C. – Lima One Capital CEO Jeff Tennyson has been named as one of 31 US-based leaders included on the 2020 Mortgage Global 100 list, identifying him as one of the mortgage industry’s preeminent global leaders

Mortgage Professional America (MPA) created the Mortgage Global 100 to honor global industry leaders who are making a difference in today’s mortgage market. MPA stated, “These leaders are making incredible advancements in their own companies, leading and guiding industry associations to new heights, and driving the key issues that will carry their industry into a new era.”

As President and CEO of Lima One Capital, Tennyson is responsible for the company’s overall business strategy and day-to-day operations. Tennyson brings more than 30 years of financial services leadership, operating and executive experience to Lima One. In addition, Tennyson is a founding member and currently serves on the Executive Advisory Council for the National Private Lenders Association (NPLA).

Since joining Lima One in 2018, he has led the company to exponential growth with Lima One being recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of America’s Fastest Growing Companies on the Inc. 5000 list; three times being named one of South Carolina’s fastest growing firms as well as earning recognitions as a Top Workplace and Best Place to Work.

Tennyson has held various C-level executive roles for both single-family rental and residential mortgage lenders. Prior to Lima One, Tennyson was President of Clayton Holdings (a wholly owned subsidiary of Radian Group (NYSE:RDN)), where he served on Radian’s Executive Committee and oversaw the global mortgage services business units. Prior to Radian, Tennyson served as founding CEO and COO for B2R Finance (a Blackstone sponsored company). He also previously held C-level positions at Strategic Growth Bank, EquiFirst Mortgage Corp (a Barclays Bank subsidiary), and Anchor Glass Container Corporation. Tennyson is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a BBA degree from Harding University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Headquartered in Greenville, S.C. and founded by Marines, Lima One Capital is the nation’s premier lender for real estate investors and specializes in providing financing for real estate professionals who are building, improving, and stabilizing neighborhoods. Lima One’s core loan products are Rental30®, a 30-year, fixed-rate, fully-amortizing loan for purchasing or refinancing residential rental properties; Residential Transition Loans (FixNFlip), a 13-month bridge loan for investors who are buying, renovating, and selling properties; New Construction, a 13-month loan for experienced builders who are building new housing inventory; and a Multifamily bridge program for the purchase or refinance of 5+ unit multifamily properties. For more information, visit

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