Range Mortgage


Jose Balestrini

Jose Balestrini

President at Range Mortgage, Ltd.

Jose is a sales and management professional with 23 years experience driving sales and marketing initiatives and managing large sales teams in a multitude of industries including residential mortgages. Jose has delivered historic sales results including beating sales estimates and peer competition consistently by over 60%. Jose possesses deep interpersonal skills which enables connection with clients from the smallest buyer to the largest institution. In previous roles Jose served as a marketing specialist at NRL Mortgage as well as a Corporate director for Group One Automotive where he held a variety of sales, marketing and finance positions. At Group One he was named Best Regional Manager and Finance Manager of the year. Earlier in his career Jose spent 7 years as an International Financial Advisor in Latin America as well as served as a regional Sales Manager for a T- Mobile retailer. Jose holds a Business Administration degree from the University of Phoenix and a Law degree from Universidad Sata Maria in Venezuela.

Robert Gonzalez

Florida Regional Manager

Robert Gonzalez is an accomplished Business Development Manager who leverages his long tenure expertise in the real estate and mortgage business to understand his clients’ needs and present the best opportunities to maximize their investment. He has vast knowledge of the South Florida, Latin America and Caribbean markets; and his experience includes end-to-end implementation of new business opportunities for investors, covering not just market evaluation, cost analysis, management of personnel but also go-to-market strategies with proven records of high ROI. Since the early 2000’s, he has maintained an excellent reputation with his clients and business associates. You will find in him the right person to increase and maintain a healthy portfolio. On the personal side, he’s a family-oriented father of two beautiful kids (20 years and 18 years old) and married for over 25 years.

Scott Pool

Regional Manager – RMLO

Scott is an experienced financial professional with over a decade successfully helping clients achieve their financial dreams. After serving as a helicopter pilot in the US Army, Scott began a career as a financial advisor with an international investment firm. After a highly successful start, Scott served as the Director of Wealth Management for a US bank, while managing over $270 million in assets. After 9/11, Scott returned to the Army for service in Iraq, before returning to the business. Scott understands complex situations and is adept at finding the best solutions for his clients. Scott’s focus on problem solving and passion for communication makes him an invaluable asset for home buyers and realtors. His extensive knowledge base is crucial to helping you compete in today’s competitive housing market. Scott earned his Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Liberty University, holds the prestigious Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, and holds active securities licenses. His unique background allows him to ensure your process is as smooth as possible while finding the solution that best fits your financial picture, no matter how complex.

Sterling wright

VP/ Market Manager

With more than 20 years of experience, Sterling Wright is the authority on mortgage lending. His insight helps him see things that other industry professionals may overlook, allowing him to help thousands of homeowners purchase and refinance homes with ease. Sterling is passionate about finding creative financing solutions for his clients, no matter how complex. He utilizes his unparalleled awareness to understand the forces that drive the market.  

By staying up-to-date on the latest complexities of mortgage lending, technology, and cutting-edge marketing techniques, Sterling has become a vital resource for homeowners, colleagues, and realtors alike. 

Claudio Chiquito

Marketing Specialist

Originally from Venezuela, Claudio is a Miami based seasoned executive with more than 10 years in the financial industry. Claudio currently serves as a marketing specialist for Range Mortgage in the Florida and Texas markets. In his role, Claudio is tasked with developing and implementing marketing content and strategies to generate business for Range’s loan officers. Claudio enjoys working alongside loan officers to provided the best service to his clients. Currently, he is on track to becoming a licensed mortgage originator. During his free time, he loves to spend time with his wife and 2 daughters. Claudio is an avid mountain biker, tennis player, and lover of coffee.

Derrek Duffy


Derrek is excited to be working with Range Mortgage to make the mortgage process of others a pleasant experience. Derrek is also a Real Estate Agent and knows the challenges of acquiring a mortgage. He is here to work for his clients and prides himself on building relationships and working diligently to get the best loan, while walking them through every step of the journey. Whether helping a first-time buyer, a refinance, or in the market to expand a real estate portfolio, Derrek is here to assist.

Chel Jones


My name is Chel Jones and I have been in the mortgage industry for 20+ years as a loan officer, processor and underwriter for many of the large banks and lenders. I’m well versed in Conventional, FHA and VA loans. My ultimate goal is to make every person looking for the dream of homeownership to make it a reality. My love of helping others along with my knowledge and persistence there is no question I will get the loan done.