Who are you?
What is your business?
US Bank- Senior Loan Officer
Is there a story behind your business?
I have been in the mortgage industry for 17 years now. Back in 2006 I moved to New York City to live with my current wife. At the time I didn’t have a job waiting for me. I pretty much picked up and left. I found a job in sales as a mortgage broker. I was familiar with how the process worked since I had been working in the field for the previous 5 years. It was there that I found my passion for helping others in need of financing, either to save money or to help buy the home of their dreams. When my wife and I moved back I continued my career as a loan officer. I am proud to say that I have helped thousands of people accomplish their goals over the years.
What problem(s) are you/your business trying to help solve?
We offer financing for people looking to purchase a new home or put themselves in a better financial situation through a refinance.
How is your company changing the world?
We help people/families achieve their goals and dreams of buying a new home. We also help families put themselves in better financial situations for the present and future. Help pay off debt, get cash for financial opportunities, cash to pay for college, etc.
Why do you like being a part of the bigger CI Works puzzle?
Coming back to this area to work was important to me. Being from Newburyport, I have always enjoyed being part of a smaller community. It is important to take care of the people who have always been there for you. Being able to help clients financially only gets better when it is someone you know or someone who is close to your community. CI Works offers a great location, free and accessible parking and takes the hassle out of a commute.
What do you hope your company’s next milestone will be?
US Bank is new to this area. One of the main reasons I joined them this year was the opportunity to help create a larger presence in the northeast.
What’s cool about your team?
We have been together for over 10 years now. We are friends at work and outside of work. We look to help each other out all the time. We are very close to one another.
Are there any causes you are passionate about?
My passions are my family and my career.
What is your biggest fear?
Failing at what I do.
What is your proudest accomplishment?
I have always been proud of what I have accomplished professionally. However, my proudest moment has always been and always will be having children. That was without a doubt the hardest process of my life and is probably the reason I am who I am today.
What is something most people don’t know about you/your brand?
We are not limited to one type of client. What makes US bank an outstanding organization is that we focus on helping all clients no matter what their goals are. We look at all possibilities and do whatever we can to accomplish the client’s goals.
What advice do you have for other small businesses?
Things won’t always be as smooth or perfect as you want, hard work will always help overcome the setbacks.