co-founder @ PAJ Enterprises
Zeese has over 16 years in the banking, real estate and financial service industries. Mr. Zeese held positions as a commercial credit analyst and later a vice president of commercial lending for multiple banks in Phoenix, Arizona including Meridian Bank, BankUSA and Sunrise Bank of Arizona. He has extensive knowledge of underwriting commercial loans and has originated and managed a significant commercial loan portfolio.
In addition to his banking experience, Mr. Zeese has broad experience in the field of commercial real estate. As Chief Financial Officer for a real estate development company, with projects in Arizona, Utah and Alaska, Mr. Zeese was responsible for the evaluation of real estate projects and the negotiation of sales contracts and tenant leases for multiple national tenant leased retail developments. He also secured and managed financial relationships with banks and equity partners in connection with the retail developments.
Mr. Zeese has been a licensed realtor in Arizona since 2002 and a licensed mortgage loan originator since 2012.
He earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Arizona, with majors in Entrepreneurship, Finance and Marketing, graduating Summa Cum Laude and with Honors in 1999.