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Solid Financial Product — Superior Customer Satisfaction

Lynx Mortgage Bank LLC was founded by a small group of mortgage and financial professionals on Long Island, NY with one goal in mind: to offer our customers a straightforward “no surprises” approach to the home buying process.

Today, we are one of New York’s premier mortgage companies with a sizable client base who won’t hesitate to recommend us. We’ve grown throughout the years by taking the time to make sure our customers are completely satisfied from start to finish. This attention to detail has allowed us to provide a level of partner access practically unknown in the mortgage banking industry.

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Located in Westbury, NY and Manhasset, NY.

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Our accomplishments are based on a philosophy of honest, trustworthy service and solid, consumer-oriented financial products.

— President and Co-Founder, Zahra Jafri

Management Team

Meet our founders who have over 100 years of combined industry experience and skills necessary to guide our clients through each step of the mortgage process.

Zahra Jafri – President
Zahari Jafri is the leader, founder, and visionary of Lynx Mortgage Bank LLC. Starting her own business in 1989 under the name of Lynx Equities, Zahra sharpened her skills as an entrepreneur and sought to learn all she could about the New York real estate and mortgage industries. In 2004, Zahra took the next step in our organization’s journey by recognizing her business under one roof with her partners at Lynx Mortgage Bank LLC.

Zahra also served as the past President of the New York Association of Mortgage Brokers as well as past President of the Empire State Mortgage Bankers Association . Zahra currently serves as the Vice President of the Mortgage Bankers Association

Andre L. Mitchell – Executive Vice President

If Zahra Jafri is the visionary leader who plots the future of Lynx Mortgage Bank LLC, Andre L. Mitchell is the dedicated operations guru who knows how to implement and execute every step of Zahra’s master plan.

A lifelong veteran of the mortgage industry—bringing more than 30 years of industry experience to the table—Andre has developed a truly massive skill set and knowledge of best practices, while also taking steps to innovate our operations and keep customer experience front and center.

Shabana Rizvi – Senior Vice President

Shabana Rizvi is an industry veteran with more than 30 years of mortgage industry experience. She serves as our Senior Vice President in charge of company growth, using her knowledge and expertise to help guide our team.

In her quest to support the rapid expansion of Lynx Mortgage Bank LLC, Shabana keeps a constant eye on the needs of our customers, while also staying focused on satisfying our clients and sticking to our company values of integrity, responsibility, personal service, and understanding.

The Lynx Mortgage Bank LLC Team

Meet our skilled and dedicated team. When you work with Lynx, you are more than just a loan number. Our team takes the time to know every one of our clients to ensure satisfaction—never surprises. We pride ourselves on being More Than Your Lender.

Debra Grippo — Operation Manager

Debra Grippo is one of the key leaders and thinkers here at Lynx Mortgage Bank LLC, bringing more than 25 years of industry experience to our office. As our Operations Manager, Debra is in charge of the entire show here at Lynx Mortgage Bank LLC. From the software we use to the process our clients and contracts travel through, Debra watches over everything to make sure our clients are being served as best as possible.

Leslie Genova — Senior Underwriter

Leslie Genova is our Senior Underwriter at Lynx Mortgage Bank LLC, and also one of the brightest and most energetic people you will ever meet. Mortgage underwriters are tasked with determining the risk in a financial transaction, and with 30 years of experience in this role, Leslie is able to spot any risks in a home or mortgage deal and prevent us or our clients from being at risk.

Lana Rosenberg — Controller

Lana Rosenberg is the key Controller and legal mastermind of Lynx Mortgage Bank LLC. Lana has more than 14 years of experience working as a legal attorney, and she puts those skills to good use by meticulously reviewing every contract and making sure that everyone comes out happy. Lana enjoys spending time with her family and exploring Long Island.

Seerojni Ally (Sally) — Processor

When it comes to long term employees who have shaped the story and services of Lynx Mortgage Bank LLC, few can claim a more crucial role than Seerojni Ally (Sally). Sally is our Lead Processor, keeping track of every mortgage application through our system and through every stage of development. If you’re curious about the status of your mortgage, Sally will immediately get you up to speed.

Susan Redding — Closer

Susan Redding is one of the key members of our staff and culture, having been a member of Lynx Mortgage Bank LLCfor more than 20 years and shaping our business into what it is today. In her role as Closer, Susan ensures that all contracts that pass through our office are in line with industry rules and regulations, making sure that our mortgages are good to go and that our clients can sleep comfortably at night.

Zachary Kayal — Head of Marketing & Business Development

Zachary Kayal is our member here at Lynx Mortgage Bank LLC but is already proving to be one of our most valuable. Graduating with Honors from Hofstra University, Zachary has spent the last 2.5 years understanding the realm of financial marketing and the importance of brand strategy. Zachary is a key component of our growth strategy and is determined to share Lynx’s value and unique offerings with as many people as possible.

Brandan Crean – Post Closer & Shipper

Brendan Crean has joined our staff as our Post Closer & Shipper. In his free time, he enjoys playing music and specifically has a passion for Jazz.

Connect with One of Our Loan Officers for Expert Advice

Looking for advice or have a question about a loan? When you work with Lynx Mortgage Bank LLC, we are ready to go above and beyond to help. Contact one of our highly qualified Loan Officers today at 516-334-0200

Steven LoVerde

Sr. Loan Originator | MLO# 63925

Evan S. Fine

Sr. Loan Originator | MLO# 14942

Sandra M HS

Sandra Mogelefsky

Loan Originator | MLO# 338049

Craig O’Callaghan

Loan Originator | MLO# 1425777

Kevin LaValle

Loan Originator | MLO# 306785

Sandy Hildebrandt

Loan Originator | MLO# 921771

Derek Malana

Loan Originator | MLO# 1888252

Brendan Conroy

Brendan Conroy

Loan Originator | MLO# 2015540

Anna Bonavita

Loan Originator | MLO# 1637004

Five Reasons to Choose Lynx Mortgage

  1. Direct Lender. Complete control of the loan process from application to closing. With our in-house writing department and support staff, we ensure a fast, stress-free loan process.
  2. Apply quickly and easily online today!
  3. Fast and Free Pre-Approvals: Click here to Learn More.
  4. Competitive Rates
  5. A reputation built on honest and ethical behavior.

Careers

Why Choose Lynx Mortgage?
A career with Lynx Mortgage is the perfect opportunity to work with a team of experienced financial professionals in a professional, relaxed atmosphere.

  • Competitive Compensation. Commission, hourly, and salaried positions
  • Health Benefits. We offer a variety of benefits plans to fit your specific needs.
  • Growth-oriented environment. Connect and work with the best and brightest in the mortgage industry.
  • Technology. We provide our employees and loan officers with the tools they need to help and support clients and the community at large.

Current Opportunities
For consideration, please click on the button below to apply.

Mortgage Loan Originators are the frontline workers at Lynx Mortgage Bank LLC who ensure that every transaction we make is fair for all involved, and we are proud to announce that our origination team is expanding!

Do you live in the Long Island area? Are you passionate about helping clients weather every market condition? Review the qualifications below to find out if this position is right for you.

Qualifications for this position:

  • 3+ years of external/outside retail mortgage loan origination experience with an emphasis self sourced business
  • Ability to establish referral partner relationships in the market (e.g., realtors, builders, attorneys, financial advisors or CPAs)
  • Thorough knowledge of mortgage related products, procedures, and the government rules and regulations pertaining to them
  • Excellent customer service skills with the availability to assist customers on evenings and weekends
  • Willingness to work in a fully commissioned sales environment
  • Good verbal and written communication skills with the ability to explain programs, loan terms, features, policies and benefits to customers and business partners

At Lynx Mortgage Bank, we pride ourselves on sourcing the best and brightest from our local universities and colleges. That’s why we are proud to announce that we’re looking for a recent graduate to join our team as a Mortgage Loan Officer Trainee!

This position will give you a fundamental understanding of the role a Mortgage Loan Officer plays in the satisfaction of our clients and will prepare you for future positions either within our company or the larger financial industry.

Qualifications for this position:

  • Demonstrates a background and/or strong interest in the Financial Services industry.
  • A recent graduate or final year student in a full-time undergraduate program.
  • Cumulative or Major GPA of at least 3.5 preferred.
  • Strong candidates will possess strong leadership, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Eligible to work in the US for any employer without sponsorship from the company.

Take your first steps into the financial industry and join a locally-owned, trustworthy banking team!

Lynx Mortgage Bank is looking for an Entry Level Mortgage Loan Processor to join our team and set up new loan systems, aid our senior loan processors with tasks and paperwork, ensure communication between different teams, and to print out and provide necessary documentation for our mortgage applicants.

Qualifications for this position:

  • 0-2 years of mortgage experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an undergraduate college or university
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong proofreading skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office
  • Knowledge, Skill, and Ability Requirements
  • The candidate must be able to multitask
  • Must be able to work under pressure and independently
  • Able to handle multiple priorities and meet deadlines with quality in a fast-paced environment

An Equal Opportunity Employer

We pride ourselves on our inclusive work environment. We recruit, hire, train, and promote individuals to all positions—regardless of race color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, or disability.

Knowledge. Experience. Dedication.

Consisting of a core group of experienced financial professionals, our management team has been recognized for their contributions to both the mortgage industry and their local communities. The entire Lynx Mortgage team operates by the motto “always do what’s best for our customers.”

Our core team centers around our president, Zahra Jafri, who founded Lynx Equities in 1989. Over the next decade, Zahra developed many well-established relationships with leading brokers and attorneys in the Long Island area. In 2004, she founded Lynx Mortgage Bank, LLC with her partners—and they’ve been setting the industry standard ever since. Zahra remains active in the mortgage industry and currently serves as Director and past president of the New York Association of Mortgage Brokers and current treasurer of the Mortgage Bankers Association of New York.

Working closely alongside Zahra is a long-time veteran of the mortgage industry, our executive vice president Andre Mitchell. Andre started his career in 1986 has been a pillar of success for Lynx Mortgage bank LLC. He joined the team in 2004 and has been an essential part of the bank’s prosperity in the communities they serve.

Don’t Just Take Our Word For It!

Our Dedication to Serving Our Clients Speaks for Itself.

Lynx Mortgage Bank LLC

Licensed Mortgage Banker: NYS Department of Financial Services NMLS # 5838
877-599-LYNX • 143 Post Avenue • Westbury, NY 11590 • T: 516-334-0200 • F: 516-334-0225

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