Travis started in the financial industry in 1995 in the Kansas City area and worked as a financial advisor, managed a Commercial bank branch and worked in mortgage lending. In 2003 Travis was part of a team that launched a mortgage banking operation that grew to operations in 15 states with a team of over 70 originators. After the mortgage crisis of the late 2000's, Travis began working in the staffing & recruiting industry eventually building a practice focused on the needs of the industries he understands. After roughly ten years in the staffing and executive recruiting industry, Travis & Caroline formed Lupton Partners, a husband & wife duo focused on delivering top talent for their clients.
Caroline graduated from the University of South Carolina in 2003 and quickly began in career in mortgage lending with a growing mortgage banker in Kansas City. After moving into an operations leadership role, she moved to a nationwide mortgage lender. After the mortgage meltdown, Caroline began working in the securities industry in Compliance including with a national independent broker dealer and with a prominent municipal underwriter. Additionally, Caroline has worked as a controller for a law firm in Kansas City. In 2020, Caroline joined the recruiting space while creating Lupton Partners, a husband & wife duo focused on delivering top talent for their clients.
Travis & Caroline met in the mortgage lending industry while working together in 2003. Since then the have started a family of three girls and live in Olathe, KS a suburb of the Kansas City metropolitan area. When not juggling kids school and sports, they can be found training for distance running or taking in KC Chiefs & Royals games.