Academy Mortgage “touches down” with new hire

by Heather Turner12 Sep 2016
Academy Mortgage taps former NFL player and color analyst for the University of Georgia as the company’s new southeast regional manager. Eric Zeier, who was once an All-American quarterback who also played professionally for the Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, has enjoyed a successful mortgage career since leaving the NFL. Appointed as Academy’s southeast regional manager, he will be responsible for directing the mortgage lender’s sales, recruiting, market expansion and business development in Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee and Florida. 

Recognizable locally as a color analyst for the University of Georgia, his alma mater, Zeier has been in the mortgage game since 2002 when he joined Homebanc where he worked his way up the organization from loan officer to regional manager. In 2009, he joined Bank of America where he was most recently regional sales executive and senior vice president. 

“Eric Zeier is a well-known name in the area, as he is a football Color Analyst for the University of Georgia, where he was an All-American quarterback, and a former NFL quarterback for the Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers,” says Academy’s Eastern Divisional Manager Jerry Devlin. “Since leaving the NFL, he’s enjoyed a successful career in mortgage banking, and his leadership and experience will be invaluable in taking our Southeast team to even higher levels.” 



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