Vanessa Montanez is a Vice President in Sales and Business Development for the National Strategic markets is 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. She oversaw the business development, CRA, REO, Short Sales, and Builder/Condo in California in this capacity. Vanessa has been in residential lending for over twenty-four years.
Vanessa is active with non-profits and community outreach in homeownership. Vanessa currently serves as a Board of Directors for NAWRB (National Association of Women in Real Estate Businesses), Advisory Board Member to Montebello Housing Development Corporation and is the past President for NAMBA LA Chapter (National Association of Minorities in Mortgage Business of America). She also serves as an advisory board member for VAREP LA and WIP Nonprofit. 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.