From topping pizzas, to building a top mortgage business: one man’s story


This time on MPA Talk, we meet Marshall Gottlieb, co-owner of Agarve Home Loans in Phoenix, Arizona. His working life began in a pizza restaurant, but he switched to the finance world, initially in wealth management and then mortgages, establishing himself as a mortgage loan originator. Gottlieb tells us how he set up a business, which is now licensed across 14 states and employs 68 people. The link between his restaurant roots and finance isn’t so distant. “We’re in a services business,” he says. “It’s people talking to people.”