Meet the Team


Daniel Diaddigo

SVP / Strategic Growth Initiatives

Daniel is a 30-year industry veteran, leader, and strategic planner. Dan’s passion is to create environments that help equip others to reach their full potential.

Dan has held senior leadership positions with both publicly and privately held, multi-channel, Independent Mortgage Banking Companies. Dan founded and served as President of the Jarvis Street companies where he developed the Strategic Giving Initiative.

Recently, Dan applied his leadership toward developing and supporting Retail, Consumer Direct, and HECM mortgage lending platforms inside banks. While President of Mortgage Lending for a national bank, the bank was recognized by the ABA Banking Journal as among the top 25 in the nation for ROA.

Dan is an author and speaker, and he has served as an industry spokesperson. Daniel has served as an officer, board and/or committee member for various professional associations at both national and state levels. Dan has also served on the boards of several non-profits.

Dan is a Graduate of Distinction from the Georgia Banking School and holds an ABJ in Broadcast News from the University of Georgia. Dan is a recipient of the Outstanding Georgia Citizen award, awarded by the Georgia Secretary of State, and the Mark Schlueter award from the U.S. Olympic Swimming Coaching Staff.

Dan and his wife, Kelle, have been married for more than 30 years and have four grown children. Dan and his family created and produce a show that runs annually in Atlanta called Sterling’s Path.


Jared Ward

SVP / Strategic Growth Initiatives

Jared grew up a mortgage brat spending his high school and college summer and winter breaks working various jobs in residential mortgage and commercial lending space. Lessons learned in these formative years have propelled Jared’s 20-year career in the mortgage industry where he has successfully built teams and strategic partnerships with some of the world’s largest real estate companies across the entire country.  

Throughout his career, Jared’s strategic vision and transparent leadership style has helped journeymen producers and industry newbies unlock their potential and increase their personal production exponentially. As a leader and mentor, Jared works closely with his teams to fine tune their systems and processes to drive efficiency in all efforts believing that efficiency in consumer experience and business development leads to greater relationships, more referrals and better work/life balance.  

When not working, you will find Jared on a field or court throughout North Atlanta coaching football and basketball. Jared started his own non-profit in 2019 to give back to the community by providing athletic sponsorships for middle school athletes to compete in football, basketball, lacrosse and golf. Jared has a passion for teaching young people the fundamentals they need to be successful teammates, leaders and athletes.  

Jared, a proud father of two boys, holds a Bachelor degree in statistics and Master's degree in Psychology from the University of Georgia.