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Derek Kalish

Senior Vice President


  • VA Loan Specialist
Derek Kalish graduated from the State University of New York College at Oneonta with a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology. After graduating, he worked as an HR professional specializing in Wellness Implementation. He then moved to Ohio and began his career as a trustworthy and knowledgeable mortgage professional.

With over two years of experience in the mortgage lending industry, Derek has been able to amass an extensive amount of knowledge. This gives him a unique ability to customize financial solutions in order to achieve his client’s goals. Derek takes pride in being able to listen to, and intricately understand, the needs of his clients. His commitment to outstanding customer service and a dedicated work ethic ensures each client has a seamless loan process.

Derek currently resides in Columbus, Ohio. In his free time, he explores his love of cooking, hiking, and weightlifting. He is also an avid traveler and plans to visit every National Park.


This was a very positive experience for me and my partner. From the minute I heard his voice on the phone I felt that I could trust him. Derek's conduct was professional and very knowledgeable about the job he performs. He was patient, friendly and easy to talk to. We felt comfortable with him and most of all we trusted him. He was honest with us from the beginning to the end. He made the process easy by walking us through and explaining every process in terms that we could understand. He made himself available for when we needed him for support and when we had questions. He listens and directs you to the right programs or loans that you need and will work for you. He is very knowledgeable with VA loans and has a warm spot in his heart for veterans. I would highly recommend this company to any members of my family, friends, neighbors and veterans. I highly would recommend that they ask for Derek Kalish for all of the things that I have mentioned above and more. He is an asset to his company as well as to anyone that he helps or works with. Thank you Derek for the the positive experience that we went through with you and your patience.

- Nancy M