Mark Rood With Modern Lending

Written By: Tori Bird

Mark Rood possesses an unmistakable passion for people. “I LOVE getting to work with the community,” says the Business Partner and Vice President of Modern Lending. A Florida native, he has truly found a home here in Nashville and he utilizes his expertise in the mortgage lending industry and personable nature to impact others.
As a Mortgage Provider with the company Modern Lending, Mark, and his business partner Chad Anderson, originate mortgages. Operating in primarily the southeast states, such as Tennessee, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and Kentucky, the business has a full team of loan officers, processors, closers, and funders. “We do the whole nine yards!” remarks Mark.
Through Modern Lending’s award-winning advisors and systems, they tailor their services based on the needs of the individual. As “exceptional communicators”, Mark and his team help their clients achieve their goals.
“We have a ‘figure it out’ mentality,” Mark comments about Modern Lending being a team of problem solvers. “We’re going to go out and make friends and have an impact in everyone’s life.” Their incredibly competitive rates, in addition to their 25 years' worth of experience, knowledge, service, and hard work, provide the best possible experience for the client. With these assets, they know how to close those “tricky deals”, which not only benefits the client but the agent as well.
Mark’s knack for finding solutions results in discovering creative ways to help people obtain homeownership. Rather than turning away clients who are not at a place to buy yet, Mark sits down with them, develops a “foolproof plan” and periodically check-ins with them during this process. Once the clients are approved, Mark connects them with one of their partnered agents. “Everybody is winning in this situation,” he adds, guaranteeing that agents who work with Modern Lending receive numerous “incremental deals”, which then leads to generating more revenue on their end.
After a successful decade-long career in marketing for Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, Mark made his debut in mortgage lending in 2015. “I wanted to get into something where I wouldn’t only meet people, but I would have an impact on our community as well,” Mark comments on his career change. He quickly fell in love with the industry, applying his time management skills, work ethic, and drive to serve the community.
Mark has been married to his wife Melissa for 8 years now, and they have 2 adorable dogs; a Basset Mix named Lily Anne and a Basset Hound named Paul. Both were athletes in college, Mark playing baseball with Stetson University–where he earned his Degree in Marketing–while Melissa played soccer. One for competition, Mark has transitioned into his sport of choice and is now an “avid golfer”. The couple loves to travel and enjoy relaxing on the beaches of Florida in their free time.
Although Mark was born and grew up in Florida, Nashville has a special place in his heart. He has lived here since 2009 and considers himself a local now, calling this place home. His passion for helping others overflows from work into his personal life. He is active in charities, such as Nicks Kids, Ronald McDonald, and Habitat for Humanity, for whom he and Melissa fundraised and built houses.
To Mark, success has the ability to play an influential role in someone’s life, helping them grow into who they were meant to be. “I hope that when someone remembers me, that it’s because I’ve bettered their life in some way . . . whether it’s on a smaller scale or a greater scale,” he comments.
With this strong dedication to serving the people of Nashville, professionally and personally, Mark strives for excellence, cultivating the success of Modern Lending’s clients and agents alike. To learn more about Mark and Modern Lending, visit their website at and call at 615-585-8884.