A Tribute to Monte Rose

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Industry Veteran Monte Rose’s Passing

IMG_4317-e1398706848382It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Monte Rose. Monte is a well-known industry veteran who touched the lives of many both in and outside our industry. He passed away unexpectedly in bed Wednesday, September 21st.

Monte was one of the founding reverse mortgage professionals in our industry. He worked as a loan officer under Financial Freedom founder Jim Mahoney. His talents did not stop at origination as Monte published a popular book called “Go Sell, Go Serve” which passed on his decades of experience of selling at the kitchen table.

Monte passed on his immeasurable experience and ethical approach for several years with his personal coaching company.


I was privileged to spend time with Monte when Reverse Focus was just a fledgling start-up company. His sage advice, wisdom and mentoring were invaluable but more valuable was his friendship.

Monte is survived by his wife Debbie and several family members. Please consider contributing to Debbie and her family during this most challenging time. You can contribute here.

Please comment with your memories, stories, and condolences which we will gather and pass onto his family below.