John Kresevic: Leading People

John Kresevic attended the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing in 2008. He began working for Quicken Loans shortly after completing his education and advanced rapidly within the company, was named a Director of the Year when he was just twenty-seven, and a few years after that was promoted to Regional Vice President.

John Kresevic
John Kresevic

Today John Kresevic is a Loan Officer at Forthright Funding in Scottsdale, Arizona, but he is committed to keeping the pace of advancement that has been the hallmark of his successful career. “I want to run my own mortgage company and build it out the way I see fit,” he says. “Having been extremely successful in the industry for seven years, ultimately I believe I have a vision of how to grow a new company into a very successful one.”

John Kresevic says that ultimately, the successful company that he intends to build to lead to success for his employees, and he is committed to the idea of rewarding their loyalty. “Eventually I’d be able to turn the company over to somebody else and start mentoring up and coming superstars.”

Guiding his own company, and watching it grow and thrive through his own hard work and the hard work of his employees, is something that John Kresevic sees as a dream job, and there is not much doubt that he has the vision and personal industry to realize that dream. “Leading people has always been the thing I enjoy most and the company success would allow me to continue to grow and mentor others. Watching them succeed is one of the greatest feelings.”


John Kresevic – The Mortgage Industry

John Kresevic is a seven-year veteran of the mortgage industry. Hired by Quicken Loan right out of college, he rose to become the youngest regional vice president in the company’s history. Today he is a loan officer Forthright Funding in Scottsdale, Arizona, but aspires to one day own his own mortgage company.

As a mortgage industry veteran, John Kresevic understands that taking out a loan to finJohn Kresevic (41)ance the purchase of a home is one of the most significant financial moves that most families ever make. “In the mortgage industry, trust in whom you’re working is extremely important – and trust you’re getting accurate advice and information,” he says. “Knowing that I worked my way up at one of the largest mortgage companies in America quicker than anybody else in their history proves that I can get the job done – and get it done well.”

As John Kresevic knows, the mortgage industry requires a large volume of sales in order to minimize its risk of default. Primary lenders work closely with the secondary mortgage market to acquire the funds necessary to finance home loans nationwide. Handling so many mortgages reduces the risk, enabling secondary mortgage markets to offer lower interest rates and still make a profit.

Homeowners often like to refinance their homes – that is, get a new mortgage to replace the original one. And this, says John Kresevic, is another instance where trust and experience are critical. “Having seven years of experience and most recently overseeing a business that did nearly one billion dollars in origination volume annually,” he says, “you can be sure you’re making the proper choice by choosing me.”