Faris Faraj, owner and president of Premier Lending, Inc., understands the importance of relationships and of innovation and believes his employees are Premier Lending's greatest asset. Upon these bedrock concepts, he has built an organization that has grossed nearly $200 million.
Under Faris' leadership, Premier Lending has set itself apart from competitors by introducing specialized and cutting-edge products like Premier Express 15-day closing, but it's the company's commitment to creating and sustaining meaningful client relationships that truly separates it from the rest of the mortgage industry. Faris emphasizes a hands-on approach to client management and is always looking to provide excellence and expand his business and goals, in which he believes can only be possible if carried out by the highest-quality staff available.
Faris demands that Premier Lending professionals always strive to make clients feel comfortable, informed, and most importantly, appreciated. Birthday cards, home-delivered letters, and frequent phone calls are just a few of the methods Premier Lending employs to build and maintain client relationships.
A native of Amman, Jordan, Faris received his B.A. in Supply Chain Management from the nationally ranked Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University in 2002. He holds a California State Real Estate License and is NMLS Certified. Prior to founding Premier Lending in 2009, he spent seven years as a mortgage advisor at Specialty Funding in San Mateo.
Fadi Faraj is the Chief Financial Officer of Premier Lending, Inc., the company he founded with his brother Faris in 2009. In his role, he takes a very hands-on approach to the business, managing all elements of production, underwriting, and quality control for every file produced by Premier Lending prior to their submission to investors. He is also a Board of Directors Officer, in which he establishes the direction of the company's standards of operation and is influential in creating company policy.
Like his brother, Fadi understands the importance of relationships and innovation. He's dedicated to maintaining high levels of focus, detail, and precision both for himself and for all Premier Lending, Inc., team members.
Also a native of Amman, Jordan, Fadi has a B.A. from the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University and is currently working toward his M.B.A. He has a California Real Estate Broker's License and is also NMLS-certified and a Certified Commercial Investment Member candidate.
Managing Partner / Compliance Manager
Passion and a tenacious drive to be "best in class" is the cornerstone of George's business. As a managing partner and co-founder of Premier Lending Inc. with brothers Faris and Fadi Faraj, George oversees corporate administration, operational staffing, licensing, HR, compliance, legal, IT, and project management. He is known for his professionalism, expertise, and leadership and maintains a stellar reputation amongst industry professionals, partners, and company employees. George is a Michigan State University graduate who spends much of his spare time with his wife and two boys. He credits his grandmothers for his love of cooking and also enjoys Formula One Racing, soccer, and football and is involved with helping kids through educational charitable causes.
George and his brothers strive to run their businesses, just like they run their families. They put themselves in the other person's shoes and always with a fair and balanced approach to how they do things. Since 2009, the Faraj brothers have built a business that has helped thousands of clients build family wealth while providing hundreds of team members with a work environment that feels like a second family. George says, "One of the things I love the most about working with my brothers is that we complement each other. We're like a puzzle, each of us excels in specific areas and when we come together, we complement one another. This gives us the opportunity to bring the best in class to our team, our partners, and our clients."
Director of Capital Markets
Director of Capital Markets
Experienced Finance professional with a demonstrated history of working in Capital Markets. Through my years in the industry, I have worked with large and small lenders to help guide our teams to our stated goals. Working with government agencies as well as various investors has allowed me to foster relationships with many industry leaders. After years of working with broker-dealers on Wall Street, it has allowed me to leverage those relationships to create further opportunities. Throughout my career, I have been a part of and witnessed exponential growth with multiple industry leaders. On a day-to-day basis, my job is to provide our company with the best risk management strategies through pricing, hedging, and execution. With the ever-changing markets, our goal is to stay informed and proactive when new challenges arrive.