1st Advantage Mortgage Officially Welcomes John Elias as President

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1st Advantage Mortgage, a Draper and Kramer company, welcomes John Elias as their new President, joining Founder and current CEO, Paul Lueken, on the Executive leadership team.

1st Advantage is currently approaching 300 employees, with over 15 branches nationwide.

1st Advantage Mortgage, a Draper and Kramer company, welcomes John Elias as their new President, joining Founder and current CEO, Paul Lueken, on the Executive leadership team.

Prior to joining 1st Advantage, John worked as an Independent Executive Consultant within the Financial Services industry, providing operational and financial analysis to improve efficiencies and net profitability. John also previously served as Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President for the second largest independent retail mortgage bank in the United States. He oversaw all procedures and maintained full profit and loss responsibility, including three corporate divisions and a total of over 2,500 employees. During his tenure, mortgage originations grew from $1 Billion to over $14 Billion annually.

1st Advantage is currently approaching 300 employees, with over 15 branches nationwide. The company has been named one of the Top Mortgage Lenders in America by Scotsman Guide Magazine and one of the 50 Best Companies to work for by Mortgage Executive Magazine, all while maintaining an A+ BBB rating and 98% Customer Satisfaction. 1st Advantage Mortgage is the residential lending division of Draper and Kramer, a private full-service real estate and financial firm corporate headquartered in Chicago. As one of the first approved FHA lenders in the nation, Draper and Kramer has been proudly serving clients nationwide since 1893.

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About 1st Advantage Mortgage
1st Advantage Mortgage is the residential mortgage division of Draper and Kramer, one of the country’s premiere full-service real estate and financial firms. While still a family-owned company, headquartered in Chicago, we help identify and structure mortgage financing programs for clients across the United States, and have been doing so since 1893. Visit http://www.1amllc.com to learn more about 1st Advantage Mortgage.

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