IREON Member Profile: Richard Barenblatt 2021

Richard Barenblatt

Name: Richard Barenblatt

Title: Mortgage Specialist

Company: Guardhill Financial Corp.

Location: 140 East 45th Street, 31st Floor, New York, NY 10017

Birthplace: Cape Town


Birthplace: Cape Town

Education: Bachelor of Arts, (Economics)

First job: Serving articles at accounting firm

First job in real estate or allied field: Mortgage broker

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? I’m a mortgage banker/broker; planning to innovate the mortgage space.

One word to describe your work environment: Dynamic

Two things on your bucket list: Launch a startup, become a really good cook

Favorite movie: Every James Bond movie

Favorite book: “Who Stole My Cheese”

Favorite vacation destination: South Africa

Have you ever been told you look like someone famous? Who? Other than Marlon Brando, no

If you could invite one person to dinner (living or dead, but NOT related to you) who would it be and where would you go? Elon Musk, his choice

Rules to live by in business: Be generous, lead by example

What is your DREAM job? (NOT your current job) Launch a startup