John Mills

Chief Marketing Officer, Loan Officer

John Mills joined the South Bay Equity Lending team in 2015 as the Chief Marketing Officer.  John’s role at SBEL involves brand management, marketing, strategic planning, sales management, recruiting and human resources.  He is also a licensed mortgage loan originator and real estate agent.

Prior to joining South Bay Equity Lending, John was a senior executive with the surf apparel manufacturer Quiksilver. He worked at publicly traded (NYSE) Quiksilver for 24 years and held the title of Senior Vice President, leading the Quiksilver sales organization in North America.

John graduated with distinction from the University of Wisconsin earning a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a Marketing Major.

John likes to stay active by running, playing basketball, golf & tennis as well as strength training at the gym.

John is the President of Los Angeles Chapter of the Wisconsin Alumni Association. With 5800 graduates in the LA area, this position provides the opportunity for John to keep the local alumni connected with each other and to their great university.

The Mills family lives in Palos Verdes Estates.

California Department of Real Estate License# 01987451  NMLS# 1309923