Meet our amazing leadership team.
At InterLinc, you can expect engaged leadership and regular interaction as we work with you and challenge you to rise to new production heights.
Gene Thompson III
President & CEO
Gene Thompson has been with InterLinc since 2007. In that time, his dynamic combination of sales, real estate and industry experience has allowed him to rise through the ranks and serve as President starting in 2010 and now President and CEO as of 2021. His vision for InterLinc is scalable, strategic growth while focusing on leadership, operational excellence and a promise of a service without exception mortgage experience for all of InterLinc’s borrowers and industry partners. Gene’s big goals and aspirations are positioning InterLinc competitively for exciting growth in the years to come. Gene is married to his wife, Amy, and is a proud dad to two children. Outside of work, he can be found in the outdoors either hunting or fishing.
Senior Vice President
With 16 years of experience in the mortgage industry, James Durham oversees branch performance, as well as recruitment of future InterLinc team members. Having been with InterLinc since 2014, James has been a driving force behind InterLinc’s growth and expansion into new markets, and his credibility and character have allowed InterLinc to recruit and retain some of the best talent in the industry. His goal for new production teams is to provide expert mentorship and coaching to help each branch and originator in our family reach goals beyond what they could ever imagine. In his free time, James can be found in the outdoors or spending quality time with his family.
Director of Marketing
Melody facilitates various corporate marketing initiatives involving brand development, digital strategy and creative innovation to help drive business growth. Her focus on emerging trends and technology coupled with her career experience in integrated and cross-channel marketing has helped achieve Housingwire’s Top Tech 100 award while leveraging business opportunities through her high-performance team of skilled marketing experts.
National Underwriting Manager
Liz has been in the mortgage industry for 33 years and currently serves as the National Underwriting Manager for InterLinc. She finds great satisfaction in overseeing and helping new Loan Originators through their first few deals and being part of each homebuyer hearing the words “you are approved”. Liz calls Tennessee home and is the proud mother of 3 and grandmother of 2. She loves spending time outdoors hiking and fishing.
VP of Closing Operations
As VP of Closing Operations, Gail oversees all business functions related to the closing department. Her 30 years of experience in the industry have given her vast knowledge of policies, procedures and products, as well as vendor and investor relationships. Gail is a powerful force in the workplace and uses her positive attitude and tireless energy to encourage others to work hard and succeed. Gail is inspired daily by her husband, children and grandchildren. She enjoys a good Netflix binge but can also be found on the couch with a good book and a glass of wine.