A little insight into James Gear.
Jim has been in the mortgage finance business for over 30 years, and has been involved in originating loans for the past ten years with a credit union based in Southern California. His background includes a range of work for major companies in related fields, such as mortgage insurance and the capital markets with a mortgage banking firm, as well as work on Wall Street.
He is committed to showing a sense of urgency on each and every loan, in order to provide the best possible service for every First Tech member he assists. Whether they are purchasing their very first home or refinancing to take advantage of today’s great low interest rates, Jim can help turn First Tech members’ mortgage dreams into reality.
Jim holds two degrees from Purdue University--a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Science--and is an avid fan of his Boilermakers in sports. His favorites include fellow alums Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints, and the late basketball coach John Wooden, who is credited with saying “It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts.”
He currently resides in the Hollywood Riviera Section of Redondo Beach in the Greater Los Angeles Area, with his wife Deborah and their rescue dog Teddy. When he’s not at work, Jim enjoys sponsoring house concerts featuring local musicians, and assisting his wife with her local charitable work.