1st Priority Mortgage, Inc.
Many would say that an executive-level career in
the financial services industry is becoming more
difficult. What energizes you to continue to stay
the course every day?
Making a difference is a driver for me on a personal level, for my family; on a professional level, for
this organization as well. I value the opportunity to
demonstrate the entrepreneurial spirit of the mortgage industry to our daughter as an example. Beyond
that, I want her to understand the vision of the American dream is real and not just something that people
talk about, but a real and beneficial part of her life, her
future, and the future of her generation. That’s important to me.
What are the three things you think about if you
awaken at 3 a.m.?
Lucky for me, I generally sleep well, but, if I awaken
at 3 a.m., my ‘to do’ list is probably the cause. My
thoughts gravitate to new or imminent issues that
require my attention and likely reorganizing and priori-tizing the things I need to address. We all have the gift
of 24 hours, and I attempt to design ways to make the
best use of that time, whether it would be for work or
for my family.
What was your first job, and, what was your first
job in financial services if that is different?
My first job outside of college was as a mortgage loan processor for a local mortgage brokerage
company. A few years later, I was offered a buyout of
that organization and that’s how I got my start in the
entrepreneurial component of the industry.