Sarkis is the CEO of Oakridge Capital Advisors Inc., which is a commercial mortgage brokerage firm. They find their clients the very best possible commercial real-estate financing.
How long have you been with the company and what is your title? I have been the CEO for this particular company for 4 years however my career in finance began in 2004.
How did you get involved with your industry? This is going to be a lengthy answer… I started at the early age of 18 doing processing of residential mortgages, after 3 years there I went into Real-estate sales as a real-estate agent, shortly after I found I hated it! So that lead my into what I believe was what I was destined to do, a colleague suggested that I explore the commercial finance world. I took that advise and upon exploring the filed I realized for my skill set and personal this seemed to be the perfect fit.
What are you currently working on? In a extremely competitive and extremely hot market I am currently focused on finding the absolutely best scenarios for a long list of clients.
What makes you so driven to succeed? Fear of failure and passion of winning.
What do you enjoy most about your job? Thinking outside the box and finding creative innovative solutions to meet my clients needs.
Do you have any shout outs for your employees? I don’t have employees, I believe in the concept of teams and collaborations, that being said I would like to say a BIG Thank you to my team Greg, Vartan, Edward, Allison, Myles, and everyone else that assists us in our daily efforts… Najmeh for making our work place so pleasant and Tina for all her all her support and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!