1st Advantage Mortgage Appoints Jeff Slater as Executive Vice President, Senior Vice President of Mortgage Lending

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One of the country’s top originators has joined 1st Advantage Mortgage.

Jeff Slater

Jeff Slater

I’m excited to join this highly respected organization and once again have control of my loan process from start to finish.

1st Advantage Mortgage, a Draper and Kramer company, one of the top 100 Mortgage Bankers in America, announced that industry veteran Jeff Slater has joined the company as Executive Vice President, Senior Vice President of Mortgage Lending in the company headquarters located in Lombard, Illinois. Slater has been a top producing mortgage originator for more than 25 years.

Prior to 1st Advantage Mortgage, Slater was Regional Manager of a national mortgage banker where he led the third largest retail division of the company generating well over $1B annually. He is also former Founder and President of the Chicago-based company Bancgroup Mortgage.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Jeff aboard. His reputation and work ethic are incredible and he will add tremendous value to our organization,” said John Elias, President of 1st Advantage Mortgage. “I still believe the top producing loan officers drive originations. If you’re looking to purchase a song or a retail item, you can do it online. If you’re looking for a mortgage, you need to work with a true mortgage professional. Jeff is a true professional, and the type of originator that will allow us to continue to thrive in this highly competitive market.”

In addition to origination activities, Slater will also focus on efficiently executing the implementation of new growth strategies, technologies and sales management tactics across the country as a member of the executive team.

“I’m excited to join this highly respected organization and once again have control of my loan process from start to finish. As a former owner, I’m enthusiastic about the entrepreneurial spirit and overall vision of the company,” said Slater.

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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. Arthur W. Draper and Adolph F. Kramer founded Draper and Kramer in 1893, and today the firm is a vertically integrated property and financial services company. Headquartered in Chicago, Draper and Kramer has the capability to serve its clients nationwide – and beyond.

With 20 branch locations nationally, 1st Advantage Mortgage has approximately 300 employees. 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. Visit http://www.1amllc.com to learn more about 1st Advantage Mortgage.

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