Meet John J. Kresevic
CEO & Co-Founder of JFQ Lending, Inc.
After more than a decade of building a successful mortgage lending career, John J. Kresevic founded JFQ Lending in 2017 with a vision for a company that was nimble, efficient, productive, and — above all — employee-focused and impact-driven. Every day since, John has instilled the values, focus, and drive that have led to JFQ Lending becoming one of the fastest-growing mortgage lenders in the United States.
About John J. Kresevic
John J. Kresevic is the CEO and co-founder of JFQ Lending, which he established in 2017 along with current COO Justin Meek, and can be credited with the vision and direction of the organization. John has a proven record with more than 13 years of industry experience.
Before founding JFQ Lending, John worked in the mortgage business for more than a decade serving as a senior leader at one of the largest lenders in the United States. John won numerous awards for both his regions’ outstanding production and the successful development of his employees — many of whom now occupy top leadership roles in some of the largest mortgage companies in America.
Despite continued success, John possessed a vision for an employee-focused company that was more nimble, more efficient, and explosively impactful. It was this vision that fueled the founding and creation of JFQ Lending.
Since our founding, our core philosophy has been driven by John’s background in sales, leadership, and process development, which cultivated the elite culture that defines JFQ. Under his leadership, JFQ Lending has consistently earned top rankings in the Scotsman Guide, including Top Overall Volume and Top Retail Volume for 2021. In just a few years, JFQ Lending has grown to include three locations in Arizona, California, and Texas and holds licenses in nearly all 50 U.S. states.
In his role as our CEO, John heads JFQ’s entire sales organization, lead management, marketing, vision, strategic initiatives, pricing, margin management, and investor relationships. His tenacity fueled JFQ in the development stages, expanding the company exponentially from seven team members in August 2017 to nearly 700 at the end of 2020. All of this was accomplished without outside funding, private equity, or angel investors.
John graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. He currently sits on the Ronald McDonald House Charities board for Northern and Central Arizona and is actively involved in other charitable organizations.
John J. Kresevic’s Professional Accomplishments
- Grew JFQ Lending to more than 700 employees in only four years
- Led to JFQ Lending to Top Overall Volume and Retail Volume for 2021 in the Scotsman Guide
- Led JFQ Lending to fund more than $4 billion in loans in only its second year
- Top originator for VA Volume for 2016 and 2017 in the Scotsman Guide
- Top originator for Dollar Volume in 2017 in the Scotsman Guide
- Youngest person ever promoted to Regional Vice President at former lender
- Personally closed $86,471,000 in loan volume in 2016
- Personally closed $47,100,000 in loan volume 2015
How John J. Kresevic and JFQ Lending Are Giving Back
John J. Kresevic currently sits on the Ronald McDonald House charities board for Northern and Central Arizona. Recently, JFQ Lending donated $250,000 to the organization.
In the News:
John led and organized a campaign that raised more than $30,000 to send WW2 veterans, who never had a chance to visit, on flights back to Washington D.C.
John helped to raise more than $10,000 to buy holiday presents for children in need, including 300 children that hadn’t previously been chosen to receive gifts.
John participates in Executive Council along with other executives, startup founders, and investors to collaborate and share ideas. This organization supports numerous charities.
John sponsors the softball team at this Tempe, Arizona-based high school.
John supports the Humane Society in its fight to end all forms of animal cruelty and achieve the vision behind its name: a more humane society.
John Kresevic and JFQ Lending — A Winning Combination
John Kresevic, JFQ Lending, and its entire team have in only a few years’ time grown into one of the highest-producing mortgage lenders nationwide. Offering a variety of home purchase loans including conventional, jumbo, FHA, and VA loans, as well as a suite of refinancing options to make customers’ existing loans more flexible and helpful, John Kresevic, JFQ Lending, and its team of more than 700 profe
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