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Jimmy Vercellino Ranked as One of the Nation’s Top Loan Originators


SCOTTSDALE, AZ (April 9, 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 a Scotsman Guide 2017 Top Originator. Vercellino ranks #56 in Top VA Volume with closings of 154 loans and producing almost $40 million in volume.

Scotsman Guide, the leading resource for mortgage originators, released its ninth annual Top Originators rankings on April 1. The list, which ranks the nation’s top mortgage producers, appears in Scotsman Guide‘s April 2018 residential edition, and the rankings are available online at

Vercellino earned his spot from more than 2,500 mortgage professionals across the country. To be eligible for initial consideration in Scotsman Guide’s Top Originators rankings, originators must have had at least $40 million in loan volume or 100 closed home loans for the 2017 calendar year. After receiving submissions, Scotsman Guide required written verification of top entrants’ volume data from a certified public accountant, the chief financial officer at the originator’s company or a similar source.

“Being a Veteran myself, I’m strongly connected to that community, and it is an honor to serve them every day. I love being able to use my knowledge of the housing market to help improve the quality of their lives. Veterans have done so much for our country that assisting them in this way is the least that I can do,” said Vercellino. “I’m very excited to be featured for Top VA Volume by the Scotsman Guide. Successes like this could not be accomplished without my borrowers and business partners place in me. I’m extremely grateful for the trust they place in me, and I promise to value it in every decision I make when working with them.”

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

“I’ve had the pleasure of working with Jimmy for many years now, and I’m consistently impressed by his dedication and spirit. He does a remarkable job of caring for his homebuyers, homeowners and business partners,” said Iley. “With this focus on educating Veterans and their families on the opportunities that exist, he is a great resource for that community and wonderful embodiment of a First Choice Loan Services Loan Originator. We’re very happy to have him as a part of our family and look forward to continuing to support his success far into the future!”


This is the second year for Vercellino to make this distinguished 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 22 locations across 11 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. 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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