About Eric Gates
Eric Gates co-founded Apex Home Loans with the goal of maximizing the customer service and integrity of a local Mortgage Lending company while giving back to the communities served. With over 20 years of experience in the mortgage industry, Eric has earned a reputation as a knowledgeable, responsive and trustworthy residential mortgage professional. Eric has been involved in managing mortgage operations since 1996 and as the President of Apex, he currently oversees many of the company’s operational functions, including Compliance, Technology and Investor Relations.
Eric is among a select few mortgage professionals in the country to earn both the Certified Residential Mortgage Specialist (CRMS) designation and the Certified Mortgage Planning Specialist (CMPS) designation. Eric’s dual certification represents a specialization in working with Financial Planners, Certified Public Accountants, Attorneys and their clients. His dedication to advancing the business community has also led him to provide Continuing Education (CE) courses to Certified Financial Planners.
Eric’s interest in giving back to the mortgage industry and the local community has spurred his involvement in a multitude of organizations. Eric is a former President of the Maryland Association of Mortgage Professionals, sits on the MBA’s Independent Mortgage Bankers Executive Council, and served for two years as the Co-Chair of the MBA’s Independent Mortgage Bankers’ Network. He is currently in his sixth year of serving as a Board Member of The Greater Bethesda Chamber of Commerce and served the Chamber for two years as the Vice President of Leadership Development. He is a graduate of Leadership Montgomery and once chaired the Montgomery County Advisory Board for Junior Achievement. Under his leadership, Apex has been recognized with numerous company awards, including Best Places To Work by the Washington Business Journal, Montgomery County Small Business of the Year and most recently, the Montgomery County Serves Business of the Year for Apex’s charitable and community service contributions.
Eric holds a B.A. in Economics from Tufts University and lives in Potomac, MD with his wife Amy and their three children.
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