Ben Lerner

Ben Lerner, the founding partner of Opes Advisors' branch in San Luis Obispo, California, has more than 11 years of experience in mortgage lending. He entered the industry as a mortgage advisor with Countrywide Home Loans, having previously built account development experience with Trek Bicycles and Nike. Ben Lerner remained with Countrywide through its acquisition by Bank of America and rose to prominence as one of the top advisors in the company.

Bank of America Home Loans recognized Mr. Lerner’s accomplishments by promoting him to vice president of sales. He went on to similar success as a loan officer with Commerce Mortgage, where he ranked in the top 1 percent of mortgage originators nationwide. He left Commerce Mortgage as a vice president.

Mr. Lerner has continued to grow professionally in his role with Opes Advisors. In 2015, he led his office to prominence as the top originator of purchase loans across his county. He stands out as Opes' top producer for loans closed in the same year, during which time he also ranked in the top 1 percent of mortgage originators nationwide.