Recognizing the Valley’s continued residential real estate market recovery, Enterprise Bank & Trust has expanded its mortgage products for current and prospective clients interested in home purchase, refinance and other mortgage portfolio services.

To lead the expansion in Phoenix, Enterprise Bank & Trust has added seasoned mortgage expertise to its team including Brian Occhipinto, who will serve as a Mortgage Loan Officer and cater to the needs of clients in Arizona. Occhipinto has several years of expertise working with FHA lending programs, first time home buyers, refinancing and portfolio lending.

Prior to joining Enterprise Bank & Trust, Occhipinto served as mortgage branch manager at Peoples Bank, both in Colorado and Kansas, and as a mortgage banker with Chase. Occhipinto earned an MBA in finance from Rockhurst University in Kansas City and a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Kansas.

“The residential real estate market continues to slowly improve in Greater Phoenix and we feel the time is ideal to expand our mortgage banking offerings,” said Jack Barry, chairman of Enterprise Bank & Trust’s Arizona region. “Brian is the perfect leader to help us take our home loan division to new levels of success. We welcome him to our Enterprise family of experts.”

Outside of the office, Occhipinto enjoys coaching soccer, watching movies, attending sporting events and spending quality time in the desert Southwest with his family. Occhipinto also is actively involved in the community, and supports organizations like Big Brothers Big Sisters, Junior Achievement as well as several business networking organizations.

Founded on the idea of serving the lifetime financial needs of privately-held businesses, their owner families and other entrepreneurs, Enterprise Bank & Trust has operations in Phoenix, St. Louis and Kansas City with more than $3.2 billion in assets and 15,000 families.

In Arizona alone, Enterprise has more than $150 million in existing loans to a diverse client base.