Bank Of Manhattan
Senior Loan Officer
- Written byLaura Watts
Bank of Manhattan in the South Bay assists clients with their residential financing needs. They strive to help keep clients focused on their goals, offering modern technology for the most efficient, reliable and professional service. Senior loan officer Ron Goodlin joined the company two years ago and has been working in the field for 21 years. In addition to working with various national mortgage companies, he also owned his own—Rockland Financial. A South Bay native, loan officer Adam Zahn graduated from Redondo Union High School and from University of Oregon. He has worked with the company for nearly two years.
What would you like potential clients to know about you?
Ron: “I provide quality products to my clients, putting their needs first. I built a career out of providing exceptional service—from application to closing. My mortgage philosophy is based on strong core values like honesty and integrity, which allowed me to be the #1 loan officer in 2012.”
Adam: “I believe the only way to be successful in this business is to always have my client’s best interest at heart. ‘The best source of business is and always will be past clients.’ I have a strong desire to excel, and my competitive nature serves me well in this fast-paced industry.”
What is the biggest challenge facing your clients today?
Ron: “Navigating the mortgage process. I take the time to listen to my clients to evaluate their needs. I take pride in addressing client’s concerns and apprehensions.”
Adam: “The market continues to be volatile, and it is our job to present our clients with insight and factual information to help educate and inform them about the market and the loan process. I stress communication, transparency and keeping everyone on the same page with an organized and responsive approach.”
How do you give back to your community?
Ron: “I am involved in the Education Foundation for my children’s school, conducting fundraisers. I recently held a poker party fundraiser for more than 70 people. I have been a basketball commissioner for the city league for several years.”
Adam: “I coach youth basketball—there is nothing more rewarding than giving back to the kids in my community. Helping a player grow both on and off the floor has been very enjoyable for me.”NMLS #40122 ©2013
Bank of Manhattan, N.A
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