Reza Jahangiri

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Reza Jahangiri
Reza-Jahangiri-NRMLA.jpg
Reza Jahangiri at the 2010 NRMLA Conference
Born(1978-06-09) June 9, 1978 (age 36)
ResidenceNewport Beach, CA
OccupationCEO of American Advisors Group
Spouse(s)Kate Levering (m. 2013)
Children1
 
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Reza Jahangiri
Reza-Jahangiri-NRMLA.jpg
Reza Jahangiri at the 2010 NRMLA Conference
Born(1978-06-09) June 9, 1978 (age 36)
ResidenceNewport Beach, CA
OccupationCEO of American Advisors Group
Spouse(s)Kate Levering (m. 2013)
Children1

Reza Jahangiri (born June 9, 1978) is the CEO of American Advisors Group (AAG), a founding board member for the Coalition of Independent Seniors (CIS) and senior publisher for The Reverse Review.[1][2]

Education[edit]

Jahangiri graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a Bachelors of Science degree and went on to obtain his Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles in 2004.[3]

Early career[edit]

Prior to his involvement in the reverse mortgage industry, Jahangiri was a founding partner of HeartSavers, a preventative medical imaging company that worked with Johns Hopkins Hospital on the early detection of heart disease and cancer.[4][5] He was also responsible for launching Imaging Venture Group, a healthcare consulting company that supplied medical equipment and private medical practices.

Career[edit]

In 2004, Jahangiri became founder and CEO of American Advisors Group (AAG), a reverse mortgage lending company based in Orange County, CA.[4] In 2010, AAG launched its current Fred Thompson campaign, signing on the famous politician and actor as their national spokesperson.[6]

In December 2013, Jahangiri was interviewed by the Orange County Register when American Advisors Group was voted 3rd place (for large companies) in their OC100 Top Workplaces issue. Jahangiri won the leadership award in that group.[7]

Jahangiri is a Vice Chairman on the board of the National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association.[8]

Political efforts[edit]

Jahangiri has been an active founding board member of the Coalition of Independent Seniors (CIS) since its inauguration in 2010.[9] The Coalition for Independent Seniors is a non-partisan, non-political advocacy group that focuses on ensuring financial independence, security and stability for the senior community. CIS so far has held over 100 meetings in Capitol Hill, educating policy makers on the importance of the HECM (Home Equity Conversion Mortgage) program.[10][11][12]

Humanitarian efforts[edit]

In 2011, Jahangiri created the AAG Gives Back campaign, a committee dedicated to supporting various local and global charities.[13] The Kwagala Project became the anchor program for AAG Gives Back after Jahangiri’s visit to Gulu, Uganda in August 2011.[14] AAG sends a monthly monetary donation and holds fundraisers that contribute towards the rescue and rehabilitation, food, shelter, education and vocational training of young impoverished women affected by the sex trade industry in Uganda.[15] AAG Gives Back also supports Alzheimer’s Association, Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County, Friends & Helpers, and Families Forward.[16]

Personal life[edit]

Jahangiri married actress Kate Levering on April 20, 2013 at The Beverly Hills Hotel.[17] They have a son, Holden Robert, born in July 2013.[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hicks, Shannon “Loans by Phones”, Reverse Mortgage, July–August 2012 Vol. 5 No. 4
  2. ^ Billingsley, Eric “Reverse Mortgage Lending Sees Consolidation, Stimulus Boost", Orange County Business Journal, 19 January 2012
  3. ^ Uria, Deidre “Drop Dead Diva Actress Kate Levering Expecting First Child”, Parent Society, 8 March 2013
  4. ^ a b Yedinak, John “How I Got My Reverse Mortgage Start: Reza Jahangiri, American Advisors Group”, Reverse Mortgage Daily, 29 July 2012
  5. ^ http://www.chamberofcommerce.com/irvine-ca/10566013-heartsavers/
  6. ^ “Senator Fred Thompson named national reverse mortgage spokesman for American Advisors Group”, National Mortgage Professional, 14 June 2010
  7. ^ Collins, Jeff. "Lender sees rapid growth". Orange County Register. Retrieved 9 December 2013. 
  8. ^ National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association website. NRMLA's 2014 Board of Directors. Accessed Jan. 30, 2014
  9. ^ “CIS Honors Rep. Tom Latham”, cforis.org, September 2012
  10. ^ Di Martino, David “We are CIS”, The Reverse Review, September 2011
  11. ^ Varner, Brett “Legislative: A Deeper Look into the Coalition for Independent Seniors”, The Reverse Review, October 2011
  12. ^ Ecker, Elizabeth “CIS Presents Reverse Mortgage Award, Meets with Congress in D.C.”, Reverse Mortgage Daily, 4 July 2012
  13. ^ http://www.aagreversemortgage-cares.com/, AAGReverseMortgage-Cares.com
  14. ^ La Roque, Kristin “The Gift From a Lifetime”, KwagalaProject.org, 8 September 2011
  15. ^ http://kwagalaproject.org/american-advisors-group.php, KwagalaProject.org
  16. ^ http://www.aagreversemortgage-cares.com/Charities.php, AAGReverseMortgage-Cares.com
  17. ^ Nudd, Tim (2013-05-03). "Kate Levering Marries Reza Jahangiri". People. Retrieved 2013-08-19. 
  18. ^ "Kate Levering Welcomes Son Holden Robert". People. 2013-08-28. Retrieved 2013-08-28.