iLendingDIRECT: Denver’s Best Places to Work 2018

We are proud to announce that iLendingDIRECT has been recognized as one of the Denver Business Journal’s Best Places to Work for the third year in a row! Ten finalists are named each year and ranked at the annual celebration. After taking first place in 2016 and second place in 2017, we are honored to place second again this year!

Denver Business Journal 2018 Best Places to Work

How to Be a Best Place to Work

The Denver Business Journal seeks to acknowledge businesses for going above and beyond to create positive workplaces where employees are satisfied and successful.

The awards recognize companies in the Denver area providing the top workplace environment and engaging their teams. And there’s no better indicator to determine which companies rise to the top other than the people who know them best: their employees.

That’s right—the Best Places to Work award is determined by employee nominations. Who better to judge? Employees were asked to complete the Quantum Workplace employee engagement survey, which measures key areas like the effectiveness of teams and managers, trust in leadership, feeling valued, compensation, benefits, and more.

We are proud to report that 97% of our employees took the time to fill out this survey and tell the Denver Business Journal exactly why iLendingDIRECT is the one the the BEST places to work! Thank you to each and every person who helped us earn this incredible award.



What Makes iLendingDIRECT a Best Places to Work Winner

Just like the award, we think it’s best to let our employees speak for themselves:

Wintrop Ellsworth

I love working here because of the personal freedom iLendingDIRECT provides me. With flexible schedules, I never have to worry about asking my manager if I can be out for a parent/teacher conference or appointment during the usual business hours, and that’s amazing! I am treated with respect and I know that my input is valued… not every company makes employees feel that way.
– Winthrop Ellsworth, Loan Consultant

Bradley Randi

I love working at iLendingDIRECT because the sense of togetherness. I come into work and everyone here feels like family! Spending your days around people that truly care about you, inside of your home and when you’re away at work, is not very common but its one of the many things that makes this place very special. It makes me feel lucky and thankful every single day.
– Randi Bradley, Loan Consultant

Villalva Jesse

The feeling of camaraderie in the building is overwhelming—everyone has your back and genuinely wants you to succeed. There’s a real acknowledgement in this place that if you do well, so does everyone else. The best part is, from the customers we help save money all the way to the people who work here, this place is changing people’s lives for the better.
– Jesse Villalva, Sales Team Lead

These are just a few sentiments from our wonderful staff, and words like these are the real honor. We work each and every day to make this a place that people look forward to coming to. When you leave your family in the morning, you’re not just going to a job, but your work family. We take this seriously; last year, we raised over $1,000 so that one of our employees could buy a new wheelchair. In 2014, our CEO Patrick Fitzgerald was struck and killed by a distracted driver; we came together to support Nancy Fitzgerald as she grappled with the loss of her husband and took over as the new leader of iLendingDIRECT. When our employees have suffered loss and hardship, our team has always come together to support them, bonding us together and reinforcing the strong foundations that Patrick, Nancy, and our other executives have laid down for the company.

Family is just one of the things that we hold near and dear. At iLendingDIRECT, we live and breathe our core values:

  • INTEGRITY – Keep it 100 even when no one is looking.
  • FREEDOM – Live the way you want and do you!
  • FAMILY – What matters most.
  • RESPECT – Treat others the way you want to be treated, unconditionally.
  • ALL-IN – Give 100%, 100% of the time!

These core values are painted on the pillars in our building as a daily reminder to stay true to our vision and mission. Our team goes above and beyond to embody this approach, and we are so thankful for them. When our employees succeed, we succeed!

On top of all of this, we have incredible perks! Between the ICEE machine, video games, Ping Pong, basketball hoops, and other games, we have a fun office environment that encourages people to stay energized and socialize. To support healthy habits, we also have a full gym onsite with a personal trainer for employees—but it’s not all healthy all the time! We have lots of BBQs, family-friendly parties, ice cream days, and more. We even have an iLendingDIRECT party bus that we take to concerts and events! We firmly believe that you should have FUN at work and form meaningful relationships with your colleagues.

Award Winning Company
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Join the Team

Are you interested in joining the Fleet Family? Good news—we’re hiring! As one of Denver’s Best Places to Work, we are always looking for driven individuals to help us achieve our goals. View our open positions and apply today.