With over 35 years experience in executive roles in banking and commercial brokerage, Jim Hurtig is the director of the small loans division at Eastern Union. Under Jim’s management, the small loans department has seen tremendous growth due to his streamlined approach to the application process. This has enabled the company to better service the full spectrum of their clients’ financial needs.
Jim began his career as a commercial lending officer with Chemical bank. He graduated Chemical Bank’s premier two year bank and credit training program. Jim then held the position of Vice President and chief credit officer of UMB Bank and Trust Company. Additionally, he also held similar positions with Flushing Bank and Gotham Bank of New York. Jim’s brokerage background included managing the commercial divisions of large regional mortgage banks including Coastal Capital, Premium Capital Funding, and Aberdeen Capital.
Jim received a BA in finance and management from Long Island University. He has served as an instructor of the American Institute of Banking. Additionally, Jim has been a member of The New York’s Institute of Credit, as well as a member of Long Island’s Community Bankers Association. Jim has also served in the United States Army, receiving an honorable discharge in 1975.