Terry Connealy, President, Mutual of Omaha Mortgage

In July 2018, the reverse mortgage industry received exciting news when the acquisition of San Diego-based mortgage company Synergy One Lending and its reverse mortgage subsidiary, Retirement Funding Solutions, by Mutual of Omaha Bank was finalized by federal regulators.

Having the iconic Mutual of Omaha brand name involved in the reverse mortgage space was welcome news, because it further legitimized reverse mortgages as a retirement planning solution for America’s aging population.

Synergy One co-founders Torrey Larsen and his brother Tyler have continued to be instrumental in the operation of the company, now re-named Mutual of Omaha Mortgage. Just recently, Terry Connealy was named president of Mutual of Omaha Mortgage, allowing Torrey Larsen to focus on strategy and business development for the company. Under Connealy’s leadership, Mutual of Omaha Mortgage has remained a dominant force in the business, ranking fourth among HECM producers in fiscal year 2020.

Connealy has also become an important thought leader through his participation on NRMLA’s Board of Directors. Reverse Mortgage Magazine sat down with Connealy to learn more about his background, Mutual of Omaha’s recent restructuring and his plans for the future.

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Worked well for us! My wife and I had been discussing reverse mortgage for some time. We had heard all the pros and cons of doing this type of mortgage and the pros won out. We have a house that was built in 1976 and we have been in it since 1991. We have really done no updates on it and it was really needing some remodeling. We were just not able to afford all the stuff that it needed. We could not find anyone in our area that did reverse mortgage so I got on the internet and did some searches. A few days later I got a call from Larry McAnarney. I told Larry that I came from the "old school" and was use to doing business face to face, but since he was in Illinois and we were in Texas it made it a little difficult. However, to make a long story short, Larry explained everything to our satisfaction and we started the process. We had to go to a counseling session so that we understood the process. After that it was pretty simple. Thanks to Larry McAnarney.

Joe G — Apr 14, 2015

A True Advocate I just completed the Reverse Mortgage Process with Larry McAnarney. Throughout this process, Larry kept me informed, answered my questions promptly and conducted himself with the highest degree of integrity. It means so much to me to have a true advocate throughout this process; a truly important transaction for me. I would highly recommend Larry to anyone securing a reverse mortgage.

Susan W — Apr 6, 2022

Excellent Service Larry was very helpful and walked us through the entire process. He is very knowledgeable and answered all my questions quickly. He kept me updated through every step. I would highly recommend Larry's services. Excellent service.

Wilma K — Apr 8, 2022

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