Carlos Unzueta . Rafael Unzueta . Jeff Wildermuth

                                                Ben Salopek .

Central Florida Mortgage Team

369 East Central Ave Winter Haven, Florida

Welcome to your Geneva Financial Central Florida Mortgage Team. 

Our group is extremely driven to provide stellar client care and we truly appreciate our referral relationships that have built our team to one of Florida’s most respected production groups.  Making the closing deadline and keeping all parties well informed are top priorities for us and we appreciate the opportunity to earn your business and the chance to gain your trust.  From application day to closing day you will be taken care of by ONLY Geneva Financial team members with the same goal of closing timely and total client satisfaction. 

District Production Manager


Senior Loan Officer

Senior Loan Officer



Senior Loan Officer



Central Florida Processing Team

Michele Schatz  - Mortgage Processor  Kiley Engler  - Transaction Manager  Daniela Buffington  - Mortgage Processor

Michele Schatz - Mortgage Processor Kiley Engler - Transaction Manager Daniela Buffington - Mortgage Processor

Kiley Engler

Transaction Manager

Daniela Buffington

Mortgage Processor

Michele Schatz

Mortgage Processor

Central Florida Team Client Reviews

Ben helped me close on my house and it was a seamless, successful process. Very happy that he and his team were able to answer all my questions and remove all the obstacles. Would definitely recommend him to anyone in need! Eric D.

 “Buying your first home can be scary. There is so much to do, so much information available, and so many options. What made our experience so much better was having Rafael Unzueta with us every step of the way. He was attentive, thoughtful and thorough throughout the entire process. He exceeded our expectations, was easy to work with, and truly cared about our experience. 10/10 would recommend and use again.” Jarrod H.

Now that my mom is moved in and starting to settle into unpacking her new home (no thanks to Irma!), I wanted to write to thank you for the time and attention you spent on getting her a mortgage. Your availability both during and after normal business hours made it possible for me to help after work with any difficulties, which was often the times when we seemed to get the most done. It was clear to me throughout the process that you were as committed to getting her a mortgage as I was to getting one. As a result, even in times of extreme stress I at least had the comfort of knowing you were on our team and would not give up. Your willingness to call whomever and make the extra effort to complete tasks that you could just as easily have said were not your job helped us get over the finish line just in time, and without that commitment the whole process would have only felt that much more insurmountable. Clearly, though, our teamwork paid off in the end. Thank you for everything and best of luck as you continue your career. -Melanie

"Carlos, from the moment I first spoke to him has been amazing. I was so frustrated just trying to find a lender that would finance larger plots of land. Carlos worked very hard to make my dreams come true. Thanks to Carlos and his team, my family is loving on the property we've prayed for."

Polk City Florida April 2017 5 STARS

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Carlos Unzueta: There wasn't a moment in this process where I was lost or wasn't up to date on any thing. If I had any questions they were answered and this process went a whole smoother than what I had in mind as a first time buyer.

I want to say a big thank you to everyone involved in helping me to close on a house I love. It took about 10 months to find but when I did I didn't have to worry about a thing. 

I can't say thank you enough. Monique J.

We would like to thank you Ben for all of your help and support you provided in making our desires a reality. Mortgages are a stressful process and your diligence paid off, we closed before the holidays. Jennie Politsch

"Carlos is a great lender! If I had any questions or concerns, he was just one phone call away. He would also reply back to my phone call/email as soon as he can if I couldn't get a hold of him. He was there to help me throughout the loan process & made it an easy process as well. I would definitely recommend him." Lake Hamilton, FL June 2017 5 STARS

"Carlos and his team pulled off a miracle to get everything done on my home. Well above expectations. The entire team is knowledgeable and bend over backwards to help their clients. They go that extra mile for their clients which is HUGE!! Carlos and his team took on the challenge of my short sale dream home and made it a reality and even set up a mobile closing while I was vacationing in the mountains!!"

Cypress Morgan June 2017 5 STARS

"Carlos was recommended for the sale of my home. At the same time I was considering another lender for the purchase of my other home. I was excited to find out that Carlos was the person that gave me the first opportunity towards credit about 15 years earlier! I remember him with so much gratitude. After being set on another lender and speaking with Carlos about my requirements to possibly consider him, I finally made the choice to work with him. Carlos is one of the hardest working professionals I've met yet. He helped me tremendously with understanding terms and processes with the sale of my home (with no realtor) and the purchase of my new home. Anytime I worked with him I felt confident that he was doing everything possible for my best interest. His office staff helped with the process and even though they were extremely helpful, I completely felt at ease working directly with Carlos. He was readily available for even minor questions and details and he never lost his patience with me, or at least not to my knowledge!:). Working with Carlos was a great learning experience, I highly recommend him.."

ortegamaribel8 August 2017 5 STARS

"I was newly self employed. Most folks told me to wait two years. Carlos did the work to got me financing. I was able to submit most of what he needed electronically and then just showed up for the closing." Avon Park, FL May 2017 5 STARS