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Jimmy Vercellino Ranked As One Of The Nation’s Best Military Originators


SCOTTSDALE, AZ (November 28, 2018) – New Jersey-based residential mortgage lender First Choice Loan Services Inc., a Berkshire Bank Company today announced that Loan Originator Jimmy Vercellino is listed as one of National Mortgage Professional Magazine’s Best Military Originator. The list appears in the November 2018 issue.

For this inaugural list, National Mortgage Professional Magazine sought to honor individual loan originators based on three factors: total VA loan units closed in 2017, votes on their profile, and a brief essay on why the loan originator is committed to helping active service members and veterans. In 2017, Vercellino closed 106 VA loans totaling $29,272,174 in VA Loan production.

“As a proud veteran of the United States Marine Corps, I realized that there was a huge deficiency and need for Veterans to have a mortgage professional specializing in VA home loans who they could trust. Veterans need someone who speaks their language and understands their needs,” said Vercellino. “Aware of this, I decided to devote myself to the Veteran home buyer, fulfilling a passion of mine while at the same time helping Veterans achieve home ownership. It’s been one of the best and most fulfilling decisions of my life.”

Executive Vice President of National Production James Iley is excited about Vercellino’s most recent achievement.


“Even though I’ve worked with Jimmy for many years now, I’m still astounded over and over again by his accumulating accomplishments. At this point, I shouldn’t be. Excellence is Jimmy’s normal routine. He consistently does a remarkable job of caring for his homebuyers, homeowners and business partners,” said Iley. “With his dedicated spirit and passion for educating Veterans and their families on their home loan options, Jimmy is a tremendous resource for the Scottsdale community. We are beyond proud to have Jimmy in the First Choice Family!”


For the past two years, Vercellino also has been named on the Scotsman Guide’s Top VA Volume list. He is based with the First Choice Loan Services Loan Originator team in Scottsdale, Arizona.




About First Choice Loan Services Inc.

First Choice Loan Services Inc., a Berkshire Bank Company is headquartered in East Brunswick, New Jersey. Founded in 2009, the company is licensed to originate and close residential mortgage loans nationwide, excluding Arkansas and New York. With 33 locations across 12 states and over 500 employees, First Choice Loan Services Inc. offers FHA and VA programs, Jumbo loans, fixed and adjustable rate loans, and refinancing and renovation programs. First Choice Loan Services Inc. is an Equal Housing Lender, NMLS #210764. Licensed by the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance. AZ BK# 0918586. Licensed by the Department of Business Oversight under the California Residential Mortgage Lending Act. Products and services not offered in state of New York.  To learn more about First Choice, visit




About Berkshire Bank

Berkshire Hills Bancorp (NYSE: BHLB) is the parent of Berkshire Bank, America’s Most Exciting Bank®. The Company, recognized for its entrepreneurial approach and distinctive culture, has $11.6 billion in assets and 113 full service branch offices in Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut, Vermont, New Jersey and Pennsylvania providing personal and business banking, insurance, and wealth management services.  Berkshire Bank was named one of Massachusetts Most Charitable Companies in 2017 by the Boston Business Journal.   To learn more, visit, call 800-773-5601 or follow us on: Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.


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