President & Founder

Eric Hoffner

Armed with a degree in Economics and Finance from Florida Atlantic University, Eric embarked on a career as a stockbroker and financial planner in 1995 – where he first honed his skills as a consultant, and learned how to manage assets. A move from Florida to Atlanta in 1997 brought a career change, leading him to the mortgage realm with JP Morgan Chase – where he grew from Senior Mortgage Broker to Lending Manager over the course of 20 years. He briefly joined the team at IBERIABANK as Mortgage Market President – overseeing four states – before answering the call to launch his own company. Eric wanted to offer something different in the mortgage industry – something that combined his skills as a financial planner, debt manager, consultant and broker. 

With the launch of StrongBox Home Loans in 2018, he was able to merge his love of helping people with turning houses into homes. His deep knowledge of the banking and mortgage industries paired with his ability to build an effective, knowledgeable team are only part of StrongBox’s many differentiators. As a boutique mortgage firm, StrongBox can run tight, with very little overhead, so it’s positioned to pass those savings on to the clients it serves. Without the many layers of management involved in a traditional bank, StrongBox is nimble – paving a faster route to the closing table. And yet, Eric and his brokers have access to a broad product mix – allowing them to find the best home loans to fit their clients’ needs. Eric’s dedication to staying at the forefront of technology to provide a seamless mortgage loan experience to clients in Georgia and Florida will ensure his company’s relevancy and industry impact far into the future.