John Shannahan & Sean Doherty

OnTo Mortgage LLC


John Shannahan, Vice President and Senior Mortgage Planner

Sean Doherty, Sales Assistant

Some careers are launched by chance meetings with someone who recognizes our potential. John Shannahan is living proof of that.

     Introduced to the mortgage industry by a loan officer who found his personality ideally suited to the business, Shannahan has handled conventional, FHA, VA, USDA, jumbo, non-QM and bridge loans for 16 years. Since 2021, sales assistant Sean Doherty has expedited transactions and moved applications and loans through their system.

     Shannahan was one of the top 20 performing loan officers for UWM in Massachusetts in 2018. In 2020 and 2021, Banker & Tradesman named OnTo Mortgage the best mortgage lender and best mortgage broker in their Quest for the Best.

     Understanding clients on a personal level and developing long-term relationships with them are Shannahan’s strengths. “I pride myself on being easy to work with and talk to,” he explains. “I look to connect with the person first, then meet their mortgage goals.” Clients also depend on him for quick responses to any situation. “I am available 24/7 for whatever needs or questions they have,” he emphasizes. In addition, Shannahan believes that weathering the ups and downs of the industry has set him apart from his competitors.

     The admiration Doherty and Shannahan have for each other is clear to see. “I could not ask for a better mentor to help me learn the mortgage industry than John,” Doherty states. “His deep knowledge of the available products has made learning the industry very smooth and enjoyable.” Shannahan returns the compliment. “Sean has been a huge part of my success over the past year,” he relates. “I strongly believe that we owe our success to the team we’re surrounded by. When we succeed, we succeed together.”

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