PrimeLending is a leading nationwide mortgage originator with offices throughout the United States.

Since its inception in 1986, the company has grown substantially from a staff of 20 producing $80 million in annual closed loan volume to more than 3,000 employees producing $13.4 billion in 2015. The company focuses on purchase mortgage originations and was ranked 6th in the U.S. and 2nd in Texas for purchase units in 2015. As of June 30, 2016, PrimeLending had 310 locations in 46 states.

PrimeLending has demonstrated its ability to seize opportunities and gain market share through recruiting proven mortgage professionals, investing in technology and providing superior customer service. PrimeLending is led by Todd L. Salmans, chief executive officer. Salmans has more than 35 years of experience in the mortgage industry.


  • PrimeLending was acquired by PlainsCapital Bank in 1999.
  • PrimeLending sells nearly all the loans it originates into the secondary market.
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Todd L. Salmans CEO, PrimeLending

Todd L. Salmans

Chairman & CEO
Steve Thompson, President

Steve Thompson

Eric Pretzlaff, EVP, Chief Financial Officer

Eric Pretzlaff

EVP, Chief Financial Officer
Dudley Strawn, EVP, Human Resources

Dudley Strawn

EVP, Human Resources


18111 Preston Road
Suite 900
Dallas, Texas 75252

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