Meet Russel Gundlach

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Russel Gundlach

Loan Officer

I was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. However, my father worked for the Army Corps of Engineers so I moved around quite a bit as a kid, including Switzerland and six years in Saudi Arabia. In 1995, after studying business administration at Portland State University, I was given an incredible opportunity to work as a marketing manager for a National Hot Rod Association race team. After traveling the NHRA circuit for a full season, I decided to settle down and begin my career in the mortgage business, which I have found to be incredibly rewarding. Since moving to the Valley in 2000, I have worked for First Fed, Great Southwest and Pinnacle Capital Mortgage. Working for different companies has given me an opportunity to learn both the broker and banking side of the business while serving both first-time home buyers and high net-worth individuals. I’ve always valued good customer service and what it represents.

I love being able to deliver as promised, with no surprises. At V.I.P., the company’s technology, processing and underwriting efficiencies, as well as its dedicated staff makes creating hassle-free transactions accessible each and every time. I wouldn’t trade my team for the world. Outside of work, I love staying active with my girlfriend and our 11-year-old son. Jet skiing, houseboat trips to Lake Powell, mountain biking, riding dirt bikes and driving our sand rail at the Imperial Sand Dunes are on the top of the list. I also enjoy volunteering with the American Sand Association, an organization dedicated to protecting your right to recreate on public land and promoting a safe recreation experience at the sand dunes.