About Us

Local Loans is a technology-enabled mobile platform designed to take the lending industry fully digital with proprietary loan tools that are available in the palm of your hand. A collaboration of like-minded individuals determined to change how the mortgage industry operates, Local Loans is on a mission to reshape the lending space with new technology and innovation rarely seen in the financial sphere.

Local Loans takes a loan officers 100% mobile and allows them to be more interactive with clients, creating a better experience for borrowers and referral partners and boosting loan closing rates.

The team is led by Co-Founder and CEO Justin Dees. Justin has been in the lending industry for 15 years and has been a top mortgage originator for Caliber Home Loans, Wells-Fargo, and Bank of America. Co-Founder and Chief Relationship Officer Sam Astan is an entrepreneur who has been a top sales performer in every industry he has entered, including banking and retail. Chief Technology Officer Derren Ohanian is a mastermind of web functionality and is dedicated to making Local Loans a tool like no other in the financial world. To springboard production and the business operations, they teamed up with Trygve Duryea the COO. With 30+ years of experience and knowledge, his work with over 28 patents within 16 different countries, this relationship has been key for the preparation of Local Loans. Chief Marketing Officer Jeramy Gordon brings 10-plus years of digital, print, social, and content marketing experience, as well as a wealth of knowledge surrounding public relations and corporate communication.

Meet our team

Justin Dees

CEO | Co-Founder

Sam Astan

CRO | Co-Founder

Derren Ohanian

CTO | Co-Founder

Trygve Duryea


Jeramy Gordon


Paul Daniel