Network Funding Hires R. Ross Cowan as National Business Development Manager and Ryan Pilgrim as Western Divisional Manager

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New talent joins Network Funding, LP

Network Funding, LP announced that it has hired R. Ross Cowan to serve as its new national business development manager and Ryan Pilgrim to serve as its new western divisional manager.

Cowan has 13 years experience in the industry, most recently with WJ Bradley, where he served as senior managing director of business development.

In his new role as national business development manager at Network Funding, Cowan is responsible for identifying and recruiting the best entrepreneurial retail mortgage originators across the United States. Cowan will be focused on finding individuals and teams that share Network Funding’s business values and are committed to furthering their own growth potential while making a difference in their local communities.

“Ross is an individual that we have had our eyes on for several years,“ said Network Funding’s Executive Vice President Brett Snortland. “He is, without a doubt, one of the most respected individuals in the entire mortgage industry. The experience, insight and relationships he brings to the table are going to be critical in taking us to the next level.”

Cowan holds a bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University. He resides in Superior, CO with his wife, daughter and two sons.

Pilgrim has 18 years experience in the industry, most recently with WJ Bradley, where he served as the senior vice president over regional retail sales.

In his new role as western divisional manager at Network Funding, Pilgrim is responsible for overseeing the growth and support of Network Funding’s Western Division branches from the West Coast to Denver, CO.

“Ryan is a dynamic mortgage professional who has an incredible sphere of influence throughout the West Coast states,” said Network Funding’s Vice President of Sales & Branch Operations Richard Jefferson. “He has garnered a lot of respect for his ability to build high-performing teams and is exactly the type of individual we needed as we continue to grow in the West.”

Pilgrim holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Oklahoma State University. He resides in Denver with his wife and two sons.

About Network Funding
Network Funding, LP, NMLS #2297, is a private residential mortgage lending company that operates branches across the country. Since it was founded in 1998, Network Funding has financed more than 100,000 homes at more than $17 billion, making the American Dream a reality for its customers. Network Funding’s key standards are based on integrity, reliability and simplicity and aims to empower its customers through educating and equipping them for the home-buying process. Network Funding is nationally ranked as a “Top 100 Mortgage Company in America, 2015” and one of the “Top 50 Mortgage Companies to Work For, 2016” by Mortgage Executive Magazine. To learn more about Network Funding, visit or for career opportunities, visit

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