About Russ

Thank you for visiting my blog!  I’ve been originating mortgages for the past 14 years.  I am currently a branch manager and residential mortgage advisor with Perl Mortgage.  Although I am based in Chicago, I do lend in most major cities.

Buying a home is your largest financial transaction and I approach mortgage origination with an eye towards educating my clients about their financial options when it comes to home ownership.  Nearly all of my business is earned through referrals from previous clients and business partners.  Whether you are looking to purchase a new home or refinance an existing mortgage, I can provide you with a wide range of mortgage products and options to suit any need.

Prior to mortgages, I worked as a management consultant for Deloitte Consulting in their Strategy & Operations practice advising upper level management of F500 companies.  My engagements involved post M&A integration, supply chain strategy and sourcing, and new product development across a variety of industries from pharmaceuticals, transportation, technology, and consumer goods.

I received a Bachelors of Business Administration from Morehouse College and a MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.

I currently live in the Chicago suburb of Oak Park in a small renovated bungalow with my wife and 2.5 year old son.  In my spare time, I enjoy motorcycle riding and racing remote control off-road RC cars.