Jelani W. Polite, Founding Partner
Education: Saint Peter’s University
Phone: 856.383.5100 (direct)
Jelani has over 18 years of experience working in the commercial and residential business. Since entering into the financial sector after being a business owner himself, Jelani has held several positions of increasing responsibility with banks such as Wachovia Bank, Wells Fargo, and The Bancorp. He has held positions that include but are not limited to; Licensed Financial Specialist (series 6,63, Life and Health Producer licenses), Private Banking- Relationship Manager, Private Banking Team Lead, District Retail Sales Manager as well as Commercial Loan Officer and SBA Sales Manager. These experiences have given Jelani a diverse background in sourcing, underwriting and closing on deals in excess of $100+ million. Jelani has been a long term resident of NJ and has sat on his current township’s Economic Development Committee as well as the Township’s Planning Board. Jelani prides himself on his ability to marry the client’s perceived and unperceived needs with the pallet of the financial institution of which he pairs that client with, always making his client the first and top priority.
Our back office and support personnel are second to none. They provide insight, quick turn around and are ultra-responsive to each and every deal, approaching each situation as if it were their own. Cumulatively, these individuals have amassed an impressive 50+ years collectively in roles ranging from producer to manager specifically in the areas of processing, underwriting and closing. These internal partners are essential to the process here at the firm and are a value-add that firms dream of constructing, and institutions strive to put in place.