Frank Pallotta

Frank is the second of five children, raised by his parents in a middle-class neighborhood in Queens, New York. From a young age, his mother, a nurse, and his father, a bridge & tunnel officer, instilled in him the value of hard work and giving back. After graduating from a New York City public high school, Frank attended St. John’s University. Frank graduated with a degree in Finance while working full-time and paying his own way.

Frank then embarked on a successful career that took him to some the greatest financial institutions in our country. After retiring in 2008, Frank planned on devoting his time to his family, friends and charitable causes, but the country descended into the financial crisis. Frank knew he needed to try and help. He co-founded a New Jersey based small business to help struggling homeowners and veterans who were affected by the mortgage crisis. That company and the programs they created helped tens of thousands of homeowners avoid foreclosure and stay in their homes. These programs were so innovative that it landed Frank and his company an award for the one of the 50 Best Inventions of 2010 by Time Magazine.