Gordon “The Man With The Plan” Barnhart
Gordon is the team’s master originator. He has been one of the team’s partners since 2010. Gordon works daily in the trenches with Derek to making sure all of our clients’ loans are moving along and handles all the team’s construction loans as he has been involved in over 100 of them. In addition to being a master of mortgages Gordon is from KC, loves the Chiefs, Royals and good BBQ. After work you may catch Gordon at guitar lessons or enjoying some delicious food at one of St. Louis’ many awesome eating establishments.
Derek “The Man You Want On Your Side” Jackson
Derek is the team’s other master originator. He partnered with the Z team in 2014. Derek is one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet and work with. He will get your loan closed while providing exceptional response and make you feel great throughout the entire process. With many years of experience as a seasoned mortgage advisor, you will feel confident and secure in your decision to work with him for your mortgage needs.
Christen “The Woman That Gets the Job Done” Cullman
Christen joined the Sean Z team in 2016 as a loan partner and quickly moved up the ranks to master originator receiving her mortgage license in 2017 and originating loans in 2019. Christen works hard to make sure the mortgage process runs smoothly for all her clients all while making them feel comfortable about their decision. In addition to educating and advising her clients; she is friendly and often creates and maintains friendships after leaving the closing table. She has 2 children that are her pride and joy and she loves dearly. You will often find her and her family gathering with friends for BBQs, taking road trips and playing with their toy poodle.
Emily “The Woman With The Smile” Dilthey
Maybe Emily smiles all the time, maybe it is because she has such charming guys to work with, maybe it is because she gets to do all the cool stuff, or maybe it is just because she is cool. Emily works behind the scenes to make all the marketing and events that Gordon, Derek, Christen and Sean do, actually happen. She loves spending time with her awesome husband, son, daughter and boxers. Just don’t ever call the office for Emily on St. Patrick’s Day, she’s Irish, enough said.
Sean “The Man With The View” Zalmanoff
Sean doesn’t originate anymore so he can always be working on the business. He likes to look at the business from the 10,000 foot view; he is always looking for better programs for our clients and making the processes better to enhance the experience for everyone. Sean loves the Cardinals; he boasts his earliest memory is the 1982 World Series and has a Bruce Sutter jersey to prove it, not that it really proves anything. Sean has an amazing wife, loves the outdoors and hiking and camping with the whole family.