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Ben Russ
Branch Manager

Originally from Southwestern Michigan, I moved to the South to attend college at Clemson University. There, I completed a bachelors of science in Business Management and a minor in Music in 2002. After graduation, I made my way to the coast of South Carolina and settled on Hilton Head Island, having extended family here as well as it being a vacation spot for our family since the 1980s. I got into the mortgage business in 2003 and never looked back. Shortly after, I met my wife Suzanne, the love of my life. We have three wonderful children and are fortunate enough to have both our parents here with us locally as well as our siblings, cousins, aunts and uncles.
In my nearly 20 yrs of Hilton Head Mortgage experience, I worked for regional and national lenders. I owned my own brokerage for many years and then went into private banking. I have created solutions for everyone from first time homebuyers, to very complex clients with high net worth. Relationships are at the heart of my business strategy. I am not transactional, that does not interest me. I want to connect with people and build relationships that are long lasting. Every client is unique, every deal presents it's own set of challenges, and I pride myself in creating the best solution for each individual to not only get them what they need when they need it, but for them to have a fantastic customer experience throughout the process.
When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with family and friends. We spend many weekends at competitive gymnastic meets and little league tournaments all around the Southeast. You may see me out playing guitar around the Island or at a local car show with my kids. The active outdoor lifestyle that this area provides is second to none. Hilton Head is truly a one of a kind, special place to call home.

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