Jess has over 30 years of professional sales experience and has worked with many world-class institutions. From Merrill Lynch stockbroker, Beverly Hills commercial banker, Coldwell Banker Realtor, business owner and investor, he has been a party to a great deal of sophisticated transactions through the years.
Jess graduated with a degree in Economics from the University of Illinois with an emphasis on financial markets. This is where his passion for markets began. He started his career as a financial consultant at Merrill Lynch in the downtown Los Angeles office. After years as a broker, Jess became a commercial lender in an exclusive unit of Wells Fargo Beverly Hills, and later at Mitsui Bank Beverly Hills as Vice President. Subsequently, he returned to Merrill Lynch, this time in Denver, as a specialist providing commercial and residential loans. Jess was also a broker at the acclaimed luxury Real Estate shop, Coldwell Banker Devonshire in Cherry Creek.
Along the way, Jess felt he could take the wealth of experience garnered from these iconic institutions and his vision of a refined, customer-oriented boutique company and build something truly special. The core philosophy for his Real Estate and mortgage boutiques – “Deliver exceptional value to the client while striving for excellence in ever facet of every deal.”
In addition to his strong professional background, it would be difficult to find anyone more genuinely concerned about the welfare of the individuals he represents. He treats each client like family and each transaction like a fingerprint. Jess is extremely detail oriented with superb negotiating skills and prides himself in providing seamless transactions and going the extra mile. Honest, caring, hardworking and knowledgeable are all terms that have been used to describe his attributes.
Jess and his wife Dona are proud parents of two children and are long time Denver residents. He eagerly awaits your call when you contemplate buying or selling your next home, or when you need refinance or purchase financing.
Dona Tolan earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Minnesota in 1991. Upon graduation, she began her career in the mortgage banking industry. Dona has extensive experience in both retail loan processing and many aspects of wholesale lending. She has held nearly every job title in the business including both Junior and Senior Processor, Operations Manager, Production Coordinator, Loan Account Manager, Underwriter, Closer, Sales Representative and Owner. She has worked the entire spectrum from large national wholesale lenders to small retail brokerages. Because of her years of experience in virtually every facet of the mortgage business, she has a unique ability to see transactions from every angle. Currently, Dona oversees all administrative functions and provides processing support at Thoroughbred. She is a co-founder and partner in Thoroughbred Financial, Inc.