Thank you for taking the time to learn a little about me as I hope through our future business endeavors; we will get to learn more about one another. I am proud to say I'm celebrating my 16th anniversary of entering the lending and finance consulting world. Born in Brooklyn, NY and having spent 11 years in New York, I credit my foundation in good business, morals and family values from my time spent growing up in New York as well as my very tight knit family. I moved to Florida at the age of 11 and have lived in South Florida ever since.
I entered this business in 2002 as I originally “backed” my way into this environment as I began purchasing properties through a property investment company started with a family friend. The investment world didn’t satisfy my ultimate goal of what I wanted to achieve: To ultimately help people obtain the American Dream of homeownership. While real estate investing stayed a hobby of mine, I switched my focus to lending and finance consulting.
My formal education began at the University of North Florida located in Jacksonville, Florida, of which I attended from 1998 to 2001 and obtained my Bachelors degree. The 4 years I spent in Jacksonville, Jacksonville Beach and Ponte Vedra Beach, were some of the most influential in shaping my professional career. My time in the Jacksonville area also was the starting point of my other passion: ballroom and Latin dance. I began teaching dance at the age of 19 and continued to teach dance until the age of 25 and met some of the most wonderful people in my life from students of mine, to my trainers, to my dance partners and to friends met.
My post graduate education took me to Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale where I studied for my M.B.A degree. This was very instrumental in contributing to my success in the real estate world having learned from some of the best business minded educators in South Florida.
In 2023, my team and I joined LeaderOne Financial, with our overall goal being to lend my experience in lending and consulting to growing the company. Our business philosophies and motto's were mirror images of one another: helping people with the most difficult and emotional decisions of their lives. Our mission has always been “trustworthy and individualized services of a locally owned company while delivering the expertise and cost benefits of the largest wholesale lenders.”
I credit my wife for her support in my business development and my father in making me realize that our core values can carry us through anything. I welcome the opportunity to getting to know one another better in knowing that you have a “friend in the mortgage business” forever.
As Mark Twain once said, “You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.”
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