Let’s meet our Business Development Specialist, Jacob Therrien who joined our Bridge Loan Network team in 2018. Jacob works closely with brokers and correspondent lenders in the commercial real estate space to educate them on best practices and how to strive for success. Jacob was awarded the Rising Star award from the American Association of Private Lender’s (AAPL) in 2019.
Q: How do you prefer to start your day?
A: A cup of strong coffee while I watch the sun rise.
Q: What’s your go-to productivity trick?
A: If I feel my productivity going down, I always make a list of priorities, so I know the important things get done before anything else.
Q: How did you start working for Bridge Loan Network?
A: I was lucky enough to stumble across BLN during my post grad job search. I interviewed and immediately fell in love with the team, the culture, and the plethora of opportunity that it presented.
Q: What’s a work-related accomplishment that you’re really proud of?
A: I am super proud of how well our team has come together to grow our business to a known player in the Investment Real Estate space. But my proudest personal accomplishment is winning the 2019 AAPL Rising Star Award.
Q: What was your first job?
A: My first ever “job” was working for a neighbor doing landscaping when I was 13. 10 dollars an hour, paid in cold hard cash!
Q: Are you an early bird, or night owl?
A: Money doesn’t sleep, neither do I. I am 100% all the time.
Q: If you could choose a superpower, what would it be?
A: I would love to read minds… In order to make more sales…
Q: If you could only have three apps on your smartphone, which would you pick?
A: Maps, Music, Banking App.
Q: What’s one song you have completely memorized?
A: The ABC’s
Q: What’s your most used emoji?
A: Crying laughing facing is ALWAYS the best emoji for any situation!
Q: When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A: I always wanted to be an Aviation Pilot, but a diagnosis of chronic migraine syndrome shot down those dreams fairly quickly. So inevitably, software sales was the next best option!