Hello, my name is Justin Lazzaro and I help people achieve their dreams through the avenue of writing loans and giving sound advice. Part of the "American Dream" is to own your own home and as a VP of Mortgage Lending at Guaranteed Rate, I am happy to help you achieve that!
I first entered the mortgage industry in 2014 as a processor with PNC Bank in the Chicago area. I quickly worked my way into an underwriting role before ultimately settling into a sales position in late 2015. Sales was originally never a role that I anticipated working in or a role that remotely interested me. Having said that, being in sales has changed my life and helped me change the lives of others. I am fortunate to have found a career that not only am successful in, but that I love doing! In January 2020, I decided to join a company that is as passionate about loans as I am in Guaranteed Rate!
Prior to the mortgage industry, I was a student at Duquesne University (graduated with a BSBA in Finance and International Business double major in May 2014) and also an intern in a couple different asset management positions (one with BNY Mellon and one with Broadridge Financial Solutions). I have been fortunate enough to have studied abroad twice in Western Europe (once in Rome and once in Budapest). The places I have traveled and people I have met over the years has not only given me great joy, but helped me grow as a person and helped me better understand people from different walks of life than my own.
I cannot be happier to work for a company that cares as much as I do about your well-being and that has the products, service, and expertise to back it up. I am VP of Mortgage Lending at Guaranteed Rate. Let's discuss your goals, dreams, and aspirations and put together a plan to achieve them!