Meet Jeffrey Kosinski
It’s not surprising that Jeffrey Kosinski feels like his life is changing on a daily basis. In October, Jeffrey began working at Sterling Associates as an assistant sales and credit manager. Next spring, he will graduate from the New England College of Business. And in June, he will get married.
"No question, a lot is happening every day," he says.
Jeffrey, 29, came to Sterling from Crescent Credit Union in Brockton, where he managed a credit team of underwriting and funding. He began his career in the financial services directly out of high school, quickly working his way up from bank teller into a management position.
"I never thought I would wind up in [financial services]," he admits. "But I learned that I really liked interacting with people and building relationships. Every deal is like a snowflake in that no two are alike. The variables are always changing, even with the simplest deals. Making a connection with the customer, building relationship and continuing to be there for their financial needs is really the key component to being successful."
At Sterling, Jeffrey is focused mainly on underwriting and sales for manufactured homes, with average loans of less than $100,000. "It’s people who are downsizing and trying to simplify their lives," he says.
A Bridgewater native who now lives in Easton, Jeffrey is a huge sports fan of all four New England professional teams, with a special interest in the Red Sox. "I was a baseball player and I continued playing in men’s leagues until a few years ago," he says. "I still play in a couple of softball leagues over the summer."
But mostly he enjoys spending his free time with his fiancée, Christine, and their dog, Nala, a Yorkshire Terrier who was named after a character in "The Lion King."
In his short time at Sterling, he has noticed a difference from his years working in the banking industry.
"It is a family culture here," he says. "In banking, it’s more or less about the bottom line. But Sterling is truly a family operation. Everybody here contributes on a daily basis in all aspects of the company, from answering phones to putting deals together. It’s really a team effort."