Mark McDonald

Chief Executive Officer

NMLS# 35231    |     State Licenses: UT – 5489123  CA – 100032818

This is me.

Mark’s passion for the mortgage industry is fueled by his decades-long career which began in 1991. He is a SecurityNational veteran, joining the mortgage company near its inception in 1993. He began as a branch manager and oversaw explosive growth; increasing loan production from $15 million to $300 million, expanding his staff from two to twenty, and earning SNMC’s Outstanding Retail Manager award. His career trajectory continued upward into positions of National Retail Manager, Senior Regional Manager, and in 2017, CEO of EverLEND Mortgage.

Despite the responsibility of overseeing a company, he still finds time to handle loan officer functions personally. He believes that buying a home is the single most important financial decision in a person’s life, and a mortgage company should treat their involvement in the matter as an honor. With this level of respect for the process, Mark has built quality relationships and referrals that have continued for nearly three decades. His enthusiasm and dedication toward each loan is a reflection of his passion and commitment to his work.

He maintains an atmosphere of enthusiasm and trust with his staff. Their loyalty to him is reflected in the combined 80+ years of work experience among the five key department management positions, working together as a team for the past 15 years. Much like finding the precise loan for each customer, he understands that people have unique talents, and he knows how to match their responsibilities accordingly.

He attributes his many professional achievements to his dedication to customer care and his appetite for knowledge. He strives to be a more effective leader and lender by staying current on all new regulations and reading everything relating to mortgages, from magazine articles to loan manuals. He knows that success is built one relationship at a time. His constant goal is to be worthy of his clients’ and employees’ confidence.

Mark has been married to his wife Holli since 1991. They live in Salt Lake City and have four children. His friends trade stories of his legendary feats of eating, but he stays healthy with frequent golf outings.

These are my clients.

The refinance experience was simple and almost 100% virtual which is helpful during this pandemic.

Christy P.

I was anxious about buying my first home, however, Mark and Steve helped calm my nerves and answered any and all questions that I had along the way. They were always quick to respond and helped the process go smoothly.

Madison H.

Mark and Steve were awesome. Really enjoyed the experience.

Chase J.

Consistently efficient and helpful.

Matt T.

EverLEND Mortgage is an amazing company. Great team to work with!

Amber S.

Thank you for your help & advice through this process. You’ve always been wonderful to work with and very helpful in making decisions that affect our future. Thanks again for taking the time to work with us and helping us make wise financial decisions.

Zach P.

This is the 4th loan I have done with him personally and the 10th my family has completed with Steve and Mark. I can’t say enough about the experience we have had with Steve, he cares about our results, he is honest, forthright and never misleads. I have recommended Steve and the EverLEND team to anyone that is considering a mortgage of any type. I can always expect the phone to be answered or an immediate callback and have never been disappointed by the same day email responses. Steve has always made my mortgage process low stress and easy to complete through effective communication and a cheery, positive attitude.

Franklin B.

Both Mark and Steve were very professional. They kept us updated through ever part of the processes. We never had to check in with them on where things were at. They were on top of everything. We had an excellent experience.

Madi H.

Great – we are loyal customers of Mark. He’s always been a great friend and resource to us!

Theresa F.

Excellent experience and we really appreciated the amount of communication we received.

Bernel G.

Excellent customer service!!!! When it comes to answering questions, they know the perfect answer.

Jesus P.

As a first-time homebuyer, Steve and Mark made the experience very understandable and easy to navigate.

Tara T.

Everything went really smoothly.

Derek W.

Easy, painless and quick. We have recommended them to our family.

Lynette G.

Great knowledge and service.

Jim O.

The process was very smooth and easy to complete.

David E.

Great, proactive service!

Michael P.

Let’s make it happen.

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2455 Parleys Way, Ste. 150
Salt Lake City, UT 84109
Branch NMLS 1100621


(801) 262-3553


Everlend Mortgage - Parleys Way

2455 Parleys Way, Ste. 150
Salt Lake City, UT 84109