Vanessa Montanez

VP- National Strategic and Diverse Markets | U.S. Bank

Pasadena, CA


Wednesday, October 2

US Bank & You – How we can partner to support local efforts and advance sustainable homeownership for your community.

Vanessa has been in residential lending for over twenty four years. She is a Vice President in Sales and Business Development for the National Strategic markets who was responsible for the overall strategic plan and execution of increasing mortgage production in existing territories and reaching underserved borrowers at US Bank for the West and Midwest markets. Previously was the Regional Business Development Manager for JPM Chase and East West Bank. In this capacity, she oversaw the business development, CRA, REO, Short Sales, and Builder/Condo in California. For the last fifteen years, she has been managing loan officers, sales managers, and processors. Vanessa actively works in the field to generate business and design appropriate strategies to penetrate those markets and achieve sales targets more deeply.

Vanessa believes in educating her clients in the American Dream of Home Ownership and investments. She is active with non-profits and community outreach in homeownership. That is why Vanessa currently serves as a Board of Director for NAWRB (National Association of Women in Real Estate Businesses), Advisory Board Member to Montebello Housing Development Corporation and is the President for NAMMBA LA Chapter (National Association of Minorities in Mortgage Business of America). She also serves as advisory board member for VAREP LA and WIP Nonprofit. She is also a proud member of NAHREP, NAREB, VAREP, NAGLREP, NAMMBA and AREAA, Word-Spinners Toastmaster. She has been in several leadership roles at NAHREP as President of the Los Angeles Chapter and was a national board member.

She has also been seen on Univision, TV Azteca and local radio shows regarding lending and housing and is asked to speak on several panels.

Vanessa holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and an MBA from Pepperdine University and currently completing her doctorate in executive leadership from the University of Charleston.

Vanessa believes in giving back to her community, organization and to the future leaders. She has given back as a volunteer over twenty years.

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