About us

Get to know the Hillhurst Mortgage family

We're coast-to-coast. With local offices in Southern California and Florida, and connections beyond, we're here to make you feel at home.

Our mission

Comfort and care. We know that financing can be a daunting task. Our hand-picked team will educate you with ease and expediency.

Established after the Great Recession of 2007-2008 and rooted in the finance industry, Hillhurst Mortgage was founded as a unique solution to the belief that each client has specific mortgage needs. Now a much beloved boutique agency located in the Los Feliz neighborhood, we help friends and family throughout the greater Los Angeles area (and beyond) with home loans for new purchases, improvements, and savings. Our team of experts is ready to educate you on the loan process and to evaluate strategies for achieving your goals. We are also available in Florida and Texas.

Meet our experts

Douglas M. Smaldino

President | CEO
NMLS# 340464 | Cal DRE# 01149672
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Jennifer Stears

COO/Branch Manager
NMLS# 1325732 | Cal DRE# 02076094
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Panos Sklavenitis

Business Development Officer
NMLS# 1901068 | Cal DRE# 02234219
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Michael Carroll

Mortgage Analyst
NMLS# 2089252 | Cal DRE# 02125308
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Robert Stears

Mortgage Analyst

Syrita Kinney

Sr. Processor

Lynn Keyes

Jr. Processor

Your challenge is our solution

Whether you’re looking to put down roots, make home improvements, or just save, we’ve got the tools to make it happen.
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