Jon Goldman and Mike Black
Senior Loan Officers
Since partnering several years ago, Jon Goldman and Mike Black’s mortgage business has experienced tremendous growth, as proven by Goldman’s recognition as the No. 1 loan volume gainer in Illinois for 2012 to 2013 and in the top 10 nationwide, according to the Scotsman Guide. In 2013, they closed over $90 million in loans representing more than 300 transactions. The team proudly serves as the preferred lending partner for Related Realty.
Prior to joining Wintrust, Goldman owned a mortgage company for many years before moving into residential development. During that period, his development company built over $100 million of residential real estate. He believes that this experience gives him a unique ability to understand various types of new construction and development, which translates into one area of mortgage banking that he now specializes in. Goldman also serves as an advisory board member for the Sport Legacy Institute of Chicago, which specializes in concussion research and awareness.
Black has been in mortgage banking for over 11 years, and has consistently been a top producer in the industry. He was in the top 5 percent of loan originators from 2006 to 2011 at his previous company, Bank of America Home Loans. Black prides himself on making sure that his clients are well informed about the mortgage process and feel good about the investments they are making. Goldman and Black are both 2013 President’s Club Award winners, as the sixth and seventh ranked loan originators in total production for Wintrust Mortgage.
Much of the duo’s success is a result of their shared business philosophy – they aim to elevate the benchmark for service and performance in mortgage lending.
“We believe that constantly refining the customer experience can be one of the most important attributes for success,” Goldman says.
“Whether the client is a first-time buyer or an experienced property owner, we make sure the results are what the customer wanted and that we exceed their expectations,” according to Black.
“The lowest rate on the wrong strategy will be far more costly then a competitive rate with the right strategy,” Goldman says. “Taking the time to properly structure the loan and listen to the clients needs is paramount.”