As managing member of The Funding Source, Phil LaTessa guides a Syracuse, New York, company that he established in the mid-1990s. A graduate of Syracuse University, he began his career as a loan officer with Ottley Mortgage and subsequently held a residential loan officer position with JP Morgan Chase. Phil LaTessa quickly guided The Funding Source to a preeminent market position as an approved FHA Lender.
Philip LaTessa initially expanded the firm to include offices in upstate New York cities such as Rochester, Buffalo, and Albany. The company subsequently established a strong presence in out-of-state locations such as the Raleigh, North Carolina. Philip LaTessa also founded the real estate enterprise Weichert, First Residential Group, and previously held an independent auditor position with the City of Syracuse. He maintains membership with a number of professional organizations, including the Internal Independent Auditors Association and the Mortgage Bankers Association. In his free time, Phil LaTessa enjoys family activities such as attending Broadway musicals.