Russ Martin

I've worked as a mortgage originator for the past 15 years closing about $500 million in mortgage loans.  For the past 12 years I've worked with Perl Mortgage, a national Top 50 mortgage banker based out of Chicago.  My clients run the gamut from first time home buyers to investors looking to expand their real estate portfolio.  My approach is to educate my clients about their mortgage and provide unparalleled customer service.   I truly want to be their "Lender for life."   

I received my BA in Business Administration from Morehouse College and my MBA in Marketing & Entrepreneurship from Northwestern University (Kellogg).  Prior to mortgages, I worked in the Strategy & Operations practice of Deloitte Consulting focusing on new product development, post M&A integration, supply chain and operations strategy.  My clients were top F500 companies in industries from transportation, technology, pharmaceuticals, utilities, and consumer goods among others.

I've lived in Chicago almost 20 years.  I was born and raised in Atlanta, GA and still consider myself a country boy at heart. While I love Chicago, I am still not used to the cold weather.  I currently live in the urban suburb of Oak Park in a small renovated Chicago style bungalow.  I've been happily married 17 years and the proud parent of a two rambunctious children.

In my spare time I enjoy going on long rides to nowhere on my BMW motorcycle.  I also race 1/8th & 1/10th scale off road remote control cars.  I've been an avid traveler over the years and definitely consider myself a foodie and a coffee addict.  Spending a summer week or two on Martha's Vineyard has been my annual highlight for the past 15 years.  Finally, I am a self-confessed Star Wars nerd and my office is filled with collectible Star Wars Lego models.


NMLS #: 67024; IL: 031.0002311; CA: 67024; CT: 2295; FL: LO39765; GA: 42032; IN: 20760; MA: MLO067024; MD: 35258; MI: 67024; TN: 142184; TX: 67024; VA: MLO-33401; VA; WA: 67024; WI: 67024