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Professional Profile: Brian Koss 2001

About

  • Title: Vice president and district manager
  • Company: North American Mortgage Co.
  • Location: 486 Tottenpond Rd., Waltham, Mass.
  • Birthplace: Arlington, VA., 1963

Family: Wife Jan, children Mackenzie and Abigail

College: Bucknell University, B.A., Political Science and Theater

First job in finance or allied field: Boston Five Cents Savings, loan processor

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? Oversee wholesale and retail operation for Mass. And still produce loans. Future: Potential merger with Washington Mutual, will remain a team in the future.

Hobbies: Good wine, good food, good friends

Favorite book: Read periodicals, trade journals, keep up with the market

Favorite movie: Anything with Bill Murray

Person you most emulate (outside of family): Richard Branson (head of Virgin)

Key to success: Listening as much as I talk (and I talk a lot)

If you were forced to choose another vocation what would it be? Own a restaurant