Meet the Team

Our goal is to make our experience work for you.  Read below to see what we bring to the table for you.

Meet the Team

Lalin De Soyza

President/Managing Director

Over the past 20+ years, Lalin De Soyza has built a stellar reputation as an effective customer advocate in the California mortgage industry.

After earning a Bachelors in Business Administration with a minor in economics from California State University, Lalin launched his career as a pricing analyst in the capital markets division of Weyerhaeuser Mortgage Company. Recruited by Countrywide Home Loans to manage credit risk, quality assurance, market research, and finance, he honed the art and science of assessing creditworthiness for individuals and corporations.

After working in the treasury department at Walt Disney, Lalin spent seven years as Vice President of credit risk management in the wholesale and correspondent divisions at Indymac Bank. His robust professional background has served as a strong foundation for Trulending Mortgage.

Why co-found a mortgage lending company? “I’m very competitive,” Lalin explains. “I get a tremendous sense of satisfaction when I accomplish something that I know few others in this industry can manage with integrity. For instance, it’s a great feeling to help a young couple refinance their home and save $550 a month on their monthly mortgage payment—that’s a savings of $198,000 over the 30-year life of the loan. That’s huge. They can send their kids to college on the money they saved, and for me that’s very gratifying.”

Lalin’s advice to competitors: “Take a moment to think through what you’re promising, and don’t make promises you can’t keep. My customers know they can take my word to the bank.”

Sharon Say

Underwriting & Processing

With over 27 years of experience in the mortgage banking industry, Sharon brings a solid and diverse set of skills to Trulending Corp.

After receiving a Bachelors in Business from California State University, she launched her finance career as an Underwriting Manager for Beneficial Mortgage Corp. For the next 14 years, she was involved in all aspects of bulk acquisitions and supervised all aspects of loan operations for wholesale and retail originations. Next, Sharon transitioned to Corewest Banc as Regional Operations Manager, overseeing all aspects of loan operations and reorganizing the entire department to maximize productivity. She then spent time as a Senior Account Executive for City Financial, where she was responsible for all aspects of business development, underwriting, and funding.

Trulending is pleased to add Sharon’s expertise and focus on exceptional service to the company’s repertoire.