Michael Hammond

Founder and President, NexLevel Advisors


Michael Hammond is responsible for overseeing the daily operations and long-term strategic vision of NexLevel Advisors. NexLevel Advisors, the premier mortgage strategic advisory firm, specializes in business strategy, branding, marketing, social media and PR.

NexLevel Advisors helps companies move audiences, generate leads, drive sales and ignite powerful brand stories.

A seasoned technology executive, Hammond brings over two decades of leadership, management, marketing, sales and technical experience. Hammond now dedicates himself exclusively to helping other businesses achieve extraordinary levels of success.

Hammond is only one of 60 individuals to earn the prestigious Certified Mortgage Technologist (CMT) designation, which is presented to information technology professionals in recognition of their industry experience, professional education and knowledge of the unique technological needs of the real estate finance industry. He was also recognized as:

  • Named “TECH TRENDSETTER” by Housing Wire
  • Named “LENDING LUMINARY” by Progress In Lending
  • Awarded “SALES, MARKETING & PR TRAILBLAZER” by Progress In Lending
  • Recognized as “TOP 50 MOST CONNECTED Mortgage Professionals” by Mortgage News Network

In addition, Hammond is Host of the Fintech Hunting Podcast and is viewed as a thought leader within the mortgage industry. He has been published hundreds of times in leading real estate finance publications such as Mortgage Banking Magazine, Housing Wire, Tomorrow’s Mortgage Executive, National Mortgage News, National Mortgage Professional and Today’s Lending Insight. He is a recognized speaker who regularly presents at national and state mortgage association conferences and other industry related events.

Hammond received a B.S.B.A. in Marketing from Xavier University and earned a law degree from Michigan State University. Michael is the former Chairman of the Board at Catholic Vantage Financial. In addition, Hammond is an Executive Mentor at Xavier University and serves on the marketing advisory board at Xavier University.