Company: American Advisors Group
Job title: Founder & CEO
Reza Jahangiri launched American Advisors Group (AAG) in 2004, the nation's leader in reverse mortgage lending and a pioneer in helping older Americans responsibly use their home equity to retire better. Jahangiri’s vision has been to build on the strength of AAG's nationwide advertising campaign featuring acclaimed actor, Tom Selleck, to create the nation's first senior-focused, product-agnostic home-equity-solutions company. In 2018, Ernst & Young awarded him Entrepreneur Of The Year in the financial services category in Orange County. He was also on MPAm’s Hot List the same year. Before starting AAG, Jahangiri was a founding partner of HeartSavers, a medical imaging company that worked with Johns Hopkins Hospital on the early detection of heart disease and cancer. Regarded as an industry expert, he is the co-chair of the 2018-2019 board of directors at the National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association.