Since co-founding Gauntlet in 2013, Mr. Forino has lead the company’s business development, credit evaluation, and servicing. For over 20 years, Mr. Forino has been an active participant in the Greater New York real estate market as a lender and developer. In his career, Mr. Forino has personally closed over 2,000 residential mortgages. He currently manages a branch at Jet Direct Mortgage, where his responsibilities include initial loan underwriting, credit evaluation, and business development. Over the course of his broad real estate career in development and lending, Mr. Forino has forged deep industry relationships with real estate attorneys, agents, contractors, mortgage professionals and investors. Mr. Forino is also an active developer, having purchased and sold over 25 properties, including ground-up construction and conversions.