Our management team promotes an open-door policy; your voice matters!

PERL Mortgage owners Ken Perlmutter and Steve Laner believe the best way to serve our customers is to serve our employees. We’re proud to offer employees a dynamic environment that encourages ongoing learning and development while collaborating with the nation’s top mortgage professionals. As two of the top loan originators ourselves, we believe it’s our job to help employees create a successful business; we do this by providing customized support for your unique, individual market needs.


Meet the Owners
kenpOver the past 20 years, Ken Perlmutter’s vision and leadership has taken PERL Mortgage Inc. from a kitchen-table operation to one of the largest and most respected lenders in Illinois. His belief then – and now – is that honest, ethical treatment of his clients and employees will reap the greatest returns. That belief has served him well. With a roster of more than 200 employees and an industry-wide reputation for excellence, PERL links clients with hundreds of lenders and mortgage products.
stevelAfter a chance meeting with Ken Perlmutter in 1997, Steve Laner joined PERL Mortgage to further the company’s expansion goals. As Partner and Vice President, Steve oversees the marketing and sales functions. Under his and Ken’s leadership, PERL has grown from a small brokerage firm to one of the top 50 mortgage brokers in the nation (according to Mortgage Executive Magazine, 2013). Steve has co-led the company’s expansion from two offices in 1999 to more than 18 branches in 27 states, with continued growth planned for 2015 and beyond.


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David W. & Larry L. Vice President’s of
Mortgage Lending

We can’t say enough about how Perl’s management has helped us to grow our business.  The systems they have instilled really cater to our individual needs and they offer quality feedback when it comes to our database management, proactive campaigns, and event management

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