A longtime resident of San Luis Obispo (SLO), California, Ben Lerner earned his bachelor of science in human development with an emphasis on developmental psychology from California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly). While attending Cal Poly, he competed as a member of the University’s championship cycling team and taught general bicycle education and bicycle safety classes in conjunction with multiple Cal Poly clubs. He went on to establish himself as a successful financial services professional and senior administrator in the San Luis Obispo area. For six years, Ben Lerner served as a vice president of sales with Bank of America Home Loans. He subsequently worked as a loan officer and partner with Commerce Mortgage from 2010 to 2013.
He has been a mortgage advisor and a partner with Opes Advisors since cofounding a local branch of the firm in 2013. In 2015, he earned top national mortgage originator status and received honors as the number one producer in the Opes Advisors network. Much of his business comes to him through referrals from previous clients. His company contributes to a number of charitable causes, including SLO County’s Operation School Bell.