Leadership - Jeffrey Wade

Jeff is a talented and accomplished individual who excels at relationship building, digital marketing, and team management.  He has over a decade of experience producing results for high echelon clients including software companies, non-profits, and medical practices, before moving into the mortgage industry. Jeff received his B.S. in Marketing from Southern Illinois University in 2002.  It was there that he developed his passion for helping organizations succeed and traveling the world.  He has worked in Brazil, and Mexico, and has fostered enduring relationships with organizations in China, Phillipines, and Vietnam. With an overflow of international experience, Jeff has a strong understanding of various markets, which allows him to be an expert in helping individuals from a vast array of cultures.

Jeff thrived in his career as he continued to network and grow.  After many years in the payroll, HR, and the medical industry, Jeff shifted his career and became licensed in the mortgage industry.  Jeff currently works for Gershman Mortgage with a focus on helping home buyers with their mortgage needs.  Utilizing his vast knowledge acquired from years of networking, Jeff simply listens to what customers want and moves to help them reach their goals.

Jeff is also co-founder of zPods, a startup which focuses on sleeping pods.  The pods are huge in Japan, Vietnam, & China, for hotels, airports, & hospitals.  Jeff and his partners were one of the first to bring them in the U.S. market with a focus in introducing them to the autism community.

Jeff enjoys traveling and spending time with his wife, Anna, and his two kids, Myla and Judan.  In his free time, you will see him at sporting events and playing poker with friends.

Our vision is to be instrumental in connecting Asian American businesses and organizations in the St. Louis region as well as positioning this region to be internationally competitive.