Recognized by the lending industry as an invaluable resource, Bob Niemi helps clients translate global business strategies into executable plans at all levels of organization. His unique perspective combined with his extensive lending career and experience as a regulatory leader have enabled Bob to develop comprehensive working knowledge of all facets of the lending industry. Bob has been a mortgage leader and industry advocate for more than 25 years, and served as a mortgage regulator for more than three years with the State of Ohio. His leadership was called upon to serve as Ombudsman for the Nationwide Multistate Licensing System & Registry (NMLS), and help industry users and regulatory agencies work toward modern and efficient regulation. Bob possesses training-level knowledge of the mortgage process and an understanding of the changing mortgage regulations as both regulator and lender. His familiarity with the industry makes him a strong advisor, counselor, and trainer, with the ability to understand implications from shifting regulations, codes, and rules, and the knowledge to assist clients in establishing business practices, policies, training, and compliance programs to manage them.
Bob has been a frequent speaker for the American Association of Residential Mortgage Regulators and Conference of State Bank Supervisors; a trainer and speaker for regulatory training events, including examination schools and seminars; and a frequent speaker and panelist for industry events, presenting on the coordinated regulatory activities of state and federal governments. He has been both a state-licensed mortgage originator and an approved NMLS pre-licensing education mortgage trainer.