Mining for the Hidden Gems of Financing

Tuesday, February 22

1:00PM - 2:00PM Eastern (10:00 AM-11:00 AM Pacific)

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Matt and the team are joined by a special guest to uncover the hidden gems of financing. Sometimes we overlook the obvious solutions. Tune in to learn how to mine these valuable training nuggets.

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Matthew Bratsis

Vice President, Contractor Services

As Vice President of Contractor Services, Matthew is responsible for all lending and finance operations within the EGIA Finance Clearinghouse. He works directly with lending partners and affiliates developing and creating the most up-to-date finance offerings for EGIA’s vast contractor base. In addition, Matthew leads EGIA’s business development strategy, as well as the design and implementation of finance training content.

Matthew has been an integral part of the home improvement finance industry for over 20 years, with stops at American General Finance, Greensky and Renovate America. Matthew attended Virginia Commonwealth University, graduating with a degree in Psychology.

Jeremy Chandler

Senior Manager of Strategic Partnerships

For the past 20 years, Jeremy has helped contractors all over North America gain access to the industry’s best financing programs and provided hands-on training so that they’re prepared to offer flexible payment options to homeowners. This has helped thousands of contractors increase close rates, maximize results on every opportunity, and made high efficiency systems much more affordable. As National Senior Manager of Strategic Partnerships, Jeremy helps enroll and train Contractors and Manufacturer reps on the OPTIMUS Financing program.

Jeremy is well-experienced in all areas of financing for the HVAC industry and takes pride ensuring that Contractors are comfortable and confident offering these options to their customers. He is proud to work at EGIA knowing that the non-profit contractor network is able to provide home service contractors with access to the industry’s top financing and business training programs. One of the many reasons Jeremy loves OPTIMUS is the consumer experience it provides both Contractors and homeowners by always delivering a “yes” during the all-important credit decision process. Eliminating “no’s” while providing the easiest process and prime-subprime options all with one soft credit pull.

When not working, Jeremy enjoys outdoor activities with his family like camping, hiking, attempting to golf, or out drifting in his supercharged Nissan 240sx.

Scott Carreiro

Scott Carreiro has been a successful leader in the HVAC industry for over 35 years, with 30+ years in HVAC wholesale. His experience expands across the industry, with stops along the way as Sales manager with Carrier, Regional Manager with Slakey Brothers and Vice President of Amana Heating and Cooling. He currently is very successful Business Development manager with Goodman. His strong technical background, with specialization in residential AOP, RNC and Commercial HVAC, has led him to hold board member positions with ACCA, ICP, Watsco and the Distributor Advisory Council for Carrier. He’s also generally well known as an all- around good guy. Just ask him.