The Heart of Geneva Fi
During the housing collapse of 2007, Geneva Financial was born.
While other companies were closing their doors, Geneva Financial was opening theirs. The first year was extremely tough, as locating sources of financing for mortgage transactions was limited. The company survived through the leadership and vision of Aaron VanTrojen. Soon after the dust settled, Geneva Financial was perfectly positioned to expand and grow to fill the needs of the southwest mortgage market. As the market continued to heal Geneva continued to grow. The company has expanded to 29 States and originates over 600 million in annual volume.
Currently Geneva Financial is developing innovative tools and technology that will assist customers in finding the perfect mortgage.
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Kama Easaw is the CFO for Geneva Financial. Her family moved from Poland to Alaska in 1986 which is where she grew up. She has been living with her husband and three children in Arizona since 2001.
Kama began college at the University of Fairbanks and received an accounting degree at the University of Phoenix. She is currently attending Grand Canyon University to complete a Master’s Degree so that I can pursue my CPA license. Kama has worked as a high level accountant and a consultant for the last 20 + years in several different industries.
Kama has been working in the mortgage industry since 2003 when she joined Morgan Financial, which is where she met Aaron and Telle. When Geneva Financial was formed a few years later, she set up the general ledger and consulted for a while and in February 2013 Aaron brought her on as fulltime employee. She really enjoys mortgage accounting and all the excitement it brings. Kama appreciates being a part of such a successful company and looks forward to a bright future. Her other hobbies include running and swimming and watching basketball.
Chief Operating Officer
Telle Countryman was born and raised in Bountiful, a small city outside of Salt Lake City, Utah. She moved to Arizona shortly after graduating high school to pursue her education in Forensics and assist with her aging grandparents. A year into college she realized that she wasn't compassionate about getting a Criminal Justice degree and decided to pursue other avenues. In the fall 2002, she purchased her first home and before the mortgage transaction was even complete she knew that the mortgage industry was where she wanted to end up. She worked in various roles throughout the industry for the next six years until Aaron reached out to help him create Geneva Financial. She wore almost ever hat during the first year and was a pivotal figure in surviving the Housing Crisis of 2008. Although Aaron was the architect behind Geneva Financial, Telle was responsible for keeping the plan in place and creating a solid foundation on which to build.
In 2014 Telle was made a partner and was responsible for the creation of Geneva Financials Secondary department and Disclosure Desk enabling the company to grow. In 2016 Telle was promoted to COO and spearheaded the transition from a banker/broker platform to a 100 percent banked product line which allowed the company to change from best efforts to mandatory delivery. This year Telle led the Encompass Development team in rolling out Geneva’s new mortgage platform to promote the use of the newest and best technology in the mortgage industry. In her free time Telle loves to spend time with her daughter and reading poetry.
Chief Compliance Officer
Tina Rose has been in the mortgage industry for over 30 years and held nearly every position in the industry; processor, underwriter, loan officer, branch manager, and finally Chief Compliance Officer. Compliance is such an important part of the mortgage industry and since it is constantly changing, Tina finds it challenging and exciting. She keeps in tune with the mortgage industry by serving as the Executive Director of the Arizona Association of Mortgage Professionals.
Tina and her husband are celebrating 25 years of marriage this year and they have 4 sons that keep them very busy. They are also excited to welcome their first grandbaby this year, and of course it is a boy.
Tina is happy to call Geneva Financial home and enjoys working with the amazing staff of operations and sales. Tina’s goal at Geneva is to provide excellent service to our borrowers and make their experience a pleasant one.