Veteran Mortgage Industry Executive Lionel Savage Launches Advisory Group

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Lionheart Consulting Group, LLC poised to make immediate impact in supplier diversity, government and industry relations; philanthropic arm, Lionheart Leaders, to benefit minority leadership development

Lionel C. Savage is poised to make Lionheart Consulting Group, LLC a trusted industry leader in the real estate finance arena,” said Kelly Robinson CEO of Archie Mae.

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Financial services veteran and President of the Lionheart Consulting Group, LLC Lionel C. Savage announced today two new ventures – Lionheart Consulting Group, LLC (LCG), a firm focused on advising firms on supplier diversity implementation, business development and government and industry relations and Lionheart Leaders the group’s philanthropic arm, are being launched. LCG will leverage 25 years of experience to help companies successfully produce exceptional business results while minimizing enterprise risk in the ever changing world of real estate finance.

“Today’s business environment is challenging with so much legislative and regulatory upheaval. The Lionheart Consulting Group looks forward to providing trusted and expert advice to companies that seek to successfully grow their business profitably, implement successful corporate strategies and remain free of regulatory and reputation risk.” said Savage.

LCG will leverage its vast network of industry relationships and expertise to successfully help clients navigate the regulatory, legislative and industry landscape while enhancing brand recognition. The firm will also provide strategic input to protect and preserve business and reputation risk to clients as they seek to do business in the federal arena. LCG will also provide advisory services for companies looking to implement or enhance their supplier diversity program. Those services include supplier registration and certification as well as identify diverse supplier recruitment, networking and outreach opportunities and performance tracking and reporting.

”Lionel has been a terrific contributor in the mortgage industry with many years of distinguished leadership. Lionel C. Savage is poised to make Lionheart Consulting Group, LLC a trusted industry leader in the real estate finance arena,” said Kelly Robinson CEO of Archie Mae. “His experience and expertise has greatly impacted my company and undoubtedly will help other firms as well.”

Committed to the idea that business and community engagement are connected, Mr. Savage is also launching Lionheart Leaders, a nonprofit organization dedicated to nurturing and mentoring the next generation of minority business leaders. Through Lionheart Leaders, talented minority college students and young professionals will take part in daylong seminars with business leaders across all industries. The seminars will be hosted at colleges and universities nationwide.

Lionheart Leaders’ opening seminars will begin this year at the University of Southern California and North Carolina A&T State University. This summer the organization will bring the best and brightest together for an inaugural “Silver Rights Leadership Academy.” This 3-day intense leadership academy will include 4 components: 1) Financial Literacy 2) Real Estate Finance 3) Leadership and 4) Civic Engagement. The instruction will be developed and implemented with public and private partners, financial-industry professionals, colleges and other nonprofit organizations. The event will be held July 22-24 in Atlanta at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, a new, world class cultural institution dedicated to exploring stories of civil and human rights.

“Tomorrow’s business environment will be a complex world that demands that the future minority leaders have the right character, conduct and commitment to be successful,” said Savage.

About Lionel Savage
Lionel C. Savage has been a leader and key contributor in the financial services arena for 25 years. Prior to forming Lionheart Consulting Group, LLC and its philanthropic arm Lionheart Leaders, he served most recently as vice president of Industry Relations and Market Development at First American Financial Corp. He was responsible for leveraging strategic partnerships with GSE’s, federal agencies, lenders, real estate companies, community development organizations and consumer advocacy groups. He was president of the First American Community Fund, leading its philanthropic, community investment and employee volunteerism program. Also, he led its supplier diversity program and was responsible for regulatory and customer reporting, developing corporate supplier diversity strategy and increasing the companies diversity spend.

Savage’s previous 15 year tenure at Fannie Mae resulted in several notable accomplishments that across several business lines to include technology marketing, operations consulting, and customer management. These efforts produced business and leadership awards to include Larry Small Leadership Award, CIO Technology Leadership Award, Small Leander Strategy and George Washington University’s Excellence in Management - Leadership Program. His executive level contributions have benefited other organizations to include board chairmanships at Social Compact; Archie Mae; Operation HOPE Mid-Atlantic; vice chairman of the National Asian American Coalition; Board of Governors of the National Hispanic Real Estate Professionals; and Board of Trustees From the Heart Church Ministries Inc.

For more about Lionel Savage visit http://www.LinkedIn.com/in/lionelsavage. To learn more Lionheart Consulting Group and Lionheart Leaders contact info(at)lionheartcg(dot)com [info@lionheartcg.com].

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