Southwestern Board Member Since: January 2007
Tom, whose father was a Chicago based Builder and Developer, first got introduced to the Real Estate business in 1972. Working his way through collage selling track homes gave him a valuable perspective on the need for a great lender partner.
In 1981, facing interest rates of almost 18%, Tom moved over to the other side of Mortgage origination. During the next 5-years, he worked for two Wall Street firms specializing in financial futures, hedging activities and Mortgage securitization.
As rates dropped in the mid 1980’s, Tom went back to his real passion, Mortgage origination. After working for Coast Federal Bank and NationsBank for 13 years, Tom landed with Wells Fargo Home Mortgage in 1999.
In his 6-years with Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, his Region funded in excess of $35.0 billion dollars. His focus on supporting the Community resulted in Wells Fargo Home Mortgage contributing hundreds of thousands of dollars to non-profits, Faith Based groups and Real Estate organizations such as the Consolidated Realty Board.