CEO, American Advisors
WHY: Runs nation’s top player in reverse mortgage lending industry, owning more than 25% market share. Has grown revenue from $10M in 2010 to $280M+. Hires famous actors like Tom Selleck.
RECENT: This year won Business Journal Excellence in Entrepreneurship award. Branching out to other products; wants to be known as retirement brand.
QUOTABLE: “I had parents that had to uproot, leave all their assets behind and figure things out from scratch. As an immigrant, you don’t take things for granted.”
FUN FACTS: Favorite book: “Second Mountain,” by David Brooks; musician of youth: Elvis Costello.