William L. (Bill) Osborne JR is the President, Co-Owner & Co-Founder of Nations Lending Corporation™. In 2003, at the age of 25, Osborne established the Independence, Ohio-based company with business partner, Jeremy Sopko.
Bill’s vision for success and his ability to stay ahead of the industry curve is invaluable to the company’s success. Bill’s calm demeanor and guiding hand of leadership has led to exceptional growth since 2013– as the company’s net worth has climbed by 500%; loan volume by 102%; revenue by 181%; and net income by 318%. His total-team leadership approach has helped galvanize a multi-generational workforce, for which Nations Lending has frequently been recognized. Those accolades include multiple awards as a Top Workplace, Scotsman Guide Top Mortgage Lender, and the Inc5000 List award for one of the fastest growing private companies in America. Bill’s commitment to give back to the community is evident in both his professional and personal efforts to raise significant resources during times of natural disasters and community need – benefiting thousands of families in northeast Ohio and around the globe.
Bill studied Political Science and Government at Cuyahoga Community College, before committing full-time to the mortgage industry, and eventually taking the leap of faith to start Nations Lending. He enjoys traveling with his family and trying new restaurants with his wife. Bill is passionate about music and has attended more than 100 Dave Matthews Band concerts, with aspirations to one day see the group live at The Gorge in Washington State. Bill lives in suburban Cleveland with his wife and three children.