Experienced Mortgage Lender
Chris is a Certified Mortgage Banker with over 15 years of experience in the industry. After graduating from Wofford College with a bachelor’s degree in business and government, he began his career as an Account Manager at Republic Mortgage Insurance Company, where he developed client relationships with mortgage lenders and banks across South Carolina and Georgia. Chris then served as Director of Residential Business Development and Senior Vice President at South State Bank for almost nine years. During this time, he was involved in all aspects of the business including mortgage loan origination and operations, wholesale mortgage, mortgage servicing, marketing, and technology. Prior to joining Southern First, Chris served as Enterprise Relationship Manager for ICE Mortgage Technology, a leading technology provider for the mortgage industry. In his role, Chris is responsible for the growth and development of the mortgage lending division, ensuring the bank provides concierge level service to borrowers throughout their path to homeownership. Chris is currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration at Clemson University. Outside of the office, he enjoys spending time with his wife of 10 years and their two young daughters. Chris is also a triathlete, so you’ll likely find him being active outdoors.