Tariq “TK” Khwaja
Evolve Bank & Trust
Tariq “TK” Khwaja, an LPO manager at Evolve Bank & Trust Chicago, has a natural ability to connect and inspire others, and a high-energy personality.
“I’m a born networker,” Khwaja says. “I come from a family of entrepreneurs, so I grew up understanding that a customer comes first. Our job is to listen to their goal and guide them toward it.”
Khwaja receives 100 percent of his business from referrals. He understands the value of word of mouth, and teaches it to his “amazing staff” any chance he can. He also teaches them the value of being available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Coming from a background in real estate finance and the entertainment business, he has a knack and talent to see the vision people haven’t realized yet in their financial goals.
Recently featured in Michigan Avenue magazine’s “The List” for 2014, Khwaja actively hosts and produces charity events in the local community, aiming to bring passion and inspiration where others fall short. “You should always do what you love for a living; you really won’t ever feel like you’re at work that way.”
Another goal is to continue the company’s focus on family and helping clients start roots in Chicago.
“We are looking to further establish our family-focused mortgage banking model,” he says. “It allows us to properly serve the community we live and thrive in. I enjoy living in this great city and hope to share that joy with our clients: the joy of making this city their home.”