Reza Jahangiri Wins Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award

March 28, 2019

Retirement Solutions Pioneer Honored by Orange County Business Journal

ORANGE, Calif. (March 28, 2019) – TheOrange County Business Journal (OCBJ) has announced that Reza Jahangiri, Chief Executive Officer of American Advisors Group (AAG), the leading provider of home equity solutions for retirement, has been selected as a winner of the 18th annual Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award. The award is designed to celebrate individuals who, by their creativity and determination, have established and nurtured successful business ventures. Jahangiri was selected as one of five winners in a field featuring 92 of the most successful entrepreneurs in Southern California.  

“It’s an honor and incredibly humbling to receive the Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award,” said AAG Chief Executive Officer Reza Jahangiri. “Fifteen years ago, I started AAG as a passion project with a simple goal of helping seniors. Today, we’re focused on going much further and helping solve the retirement crisis, by creating our own home equity solutions category. None of this would be possible without the dedication and commitment of our extremely talented team.”

In 2004, Jahangiri launched AAG to help seniors retire in place, and it quickly grew into the largest reverse mortgage lender in the nation. Today, AAG has 1,200 employees and is a complete home equity solutions company, after shifting to a product-agnostic business model that remains solely focused on seniors.

AAG’s success is attributed to Jahangiri’s vision of a caring, ethical and driven workplace. AAG’s purpose-driven culture has resulted in numerous accolades for the company, including OCBJ’s Civic 50 award for Corporate Citizenship and a spot on Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top Company Cultures list.

About AAG

AAG is dedicated to helping older Americans find new ways to fund a better retirement through the responsible use of home equity. As the nation’s leader in reverse mortgage lending, AAG offers a suite of home equity solutions – including federally-insured Home Equity Conversion Mortgages, traditional and proprietary mortgages, and real estate services – that are designed to give seniors a better financial outcome in retirement.

AAG is a proud member of the National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association (NRMLA). To learn more about AAG and reverse mortgage loans, please visit the company’s website at


American Advisors Group, NMLS ID: 9392, 18200 Von Karman Ave., Suite 300, Irvine, CA 92612.

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