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Mohamad Kaswani Resume


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Mohamad Kaswani Resume

  1. 1. Mohamad Al-Kaswani 125 South Wacker Dr. Suite 300 Chicago, IL 60606 1-312-253-7401 Email: Date of Birth: September 5th 1977 Citizenship: Dual (USA, Syria) Marital Status: Married, one child Summary Extensive expertise in financial services, sales, operations, business development and consumer lending complemented by exposure to investment research and high net worth relationship management. Demonstrated the ability to build a successful infrastructure of a start-up through tactical negotiations and utilizing industry relationships. Expertise complemented by research and business development skills and accomplishments throughout the Middle East. Exposure to multiple industries ranging from investment research, to banking, real estate development and construction as well as material sourcing, logistics management and international negotiations. Education The Pennsylvania State University Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, 2002 California Department of Real Estate Real estate License Key Skills • Excellent negotiation skills • Outstanding communication skills • Exceptional relationship building and management • Demonstrated leadership and management skills • Small business start-up experience • Risk management and lending strategy • Business development • International trade and sourcing • Marketing intelligence and research • Estimating, Bidding, Job Costing, Budgeting & Cost Controls • Organization & Time Management • Ability to maximize results with limited resources • Bilingual (English and Arabic)
  2. 2. Experience DASCO Construction Company 7/2008 to Present VP, Strategic Planning & Development Joined a Chicago based construction company specializing in Light Gauge Steel construction in establishing presence and developing business opportunities in the Middle East • Identified several business development opportunities throughout the region • Established a network of high profile relationships with some of the Middle East’s largest developers, consultants and contractors including Emaar, Saudi Arabia General Investment Authority, SAK EC, El-Khereiji, SBG, BARWA, Qatar Foundation, Energy City, CMCS, Al-Dorra Group, etc... • Assisted in developing several feasibility studies throughout the region through exhibition visits, competitive analysis and market intelligence, establishing an extensive sourcing database, performing local market due diligence, and negotiating with several law firms, consultants and contractors. • Assisted in estimating turn-key construction pricing for three substantial residential construction projects. • Negotiated and signed MOU’s with a Saudi construction company and an International consulting firm. Everest Funding Inc. 10/2004 to 3/2008 President / Founder Established a full service mortgage brokerage firm utilizing a network of industry relationships. • Originated over $100 million in annual residential loan volume • Recruited, trained and managed a team of 45 sales agents, processors and underwriters • Negotiated competitive terms with over 50 wholesale mortgage lenders • Structured a business partnership with a full service real estate company • Successfully built an efficient and cost effective operational infrastructure through utilizing revolutionary technology and creating systematic processes • Managed a team of successful sales professionals by providing a team focused, results driven environment operating with high standards of integrity • Developed and retained several referral based relationships by providing superior customer service exceeding industry standards American Mutual Financial Services 11/2003 to 9/2004 Sales Manager Recruited, trained and managed a team of 100 loan officers originating real estate mortgage loans. • Managed a total transaction volume of over $300 million • Recruited, managed and trained a team of over 100 loan agents • Responsible for performance reviews to assess strengths and development needs providing feedback and opportunities for growth. • Ensured complete and efficient customer interactions. • Managed call center associates’ production and customer service performance • Enhanced the company’s portfolio of wholesale mortgage lenders • Organized several marketing campaigns and networking events
  3. 3. • Formed alliances and partnerships with several referral sources Bank of America (Menlo Park, CA) 5/2003 to 11/2003 Personal Banker Developed, retained and deepened client relationships through providing high standards of customer service. • Collaborated with several channels within the bank including mortgage, investments, commercial and private banking • Recognized numerous opportunities to deepen client relationships through the cross selling of an extensive network of financial products and services • Developed strong relationships with many high net worth clients by exceeding expectations and offering comprehensive financial solutions Ameriquest Mortgage Company 2/2003 to 5/2003 Loan officer Originated sub prime real estate mortgage loans by offering comprehensive financial solutions to borrowers experiencing financial stress. • Ranked among the top 10% of producers in the company • Developed new client relationships through telemarketing and networking with industry referral sources • Assisted branch manager in training new loan officers Lountzis Asset Management (Wyomissing, PA) 1/2001 to 12/2002 Junior Research Analyst Participated in an internship program in an effort to gain more exposure of multiple industries and develop more expertise in high net worth relationship management • Assisted portfolio manager in identifying and analyzing potential equity investment opportunities • Attended several investment conferences covering a multitude of industries ranging from technology to pharmaceutical and financial services • Successfully identified many profitable equity investments • Assisted portfolio manager in assessing individual client’s investment portfolios References available upon request