Jeff Cerny

Application Coordinator

Direct Line: 630.836.2546 Cell Phone: 630.334.1907
Email Address:
Office: corporate
State License: NMLS# 997212, IL 031.0039732, IN 29970

With a background from small business ownership to enterprise technology companies like BMC Software and generationE Technologies, Jeff joined the Compass Mortgage team to help clients identify the best possible options for their mortgage or refinance. He is a military veteran and graduated from the Defense Language Institute before serving as a translator in Berlin. He holds a BA from the University of Maryland as well as an MBA from the University of Wisconsin. He has three children and lives in Carol Stream.

“This was our first time buying a home and Jeff was excellent at walking us through the entire process. Jeff was patient, extremely accessible, and quick to respond to all our questions seemingly 24/7. We ended up taking out a HomeStyle Loan, and Jeff did a great job of navigating the complicated and long process that a renovation loan requires! We had a lot of questions and concerns, and Jeff made us feel very comfortable and confident in the loan process. From start to finish (he even attended our closing), Jeff was there and we always felt that he had our best interest in mind. Moreover, Jeff has continued to be available to answer questions now that we have closed on the house and begun some construction.”
– Matt and Hannah Jones, Chicago, IL


Jeff Cerny took excellent care of us through our loan process. Working with a fellow veteran provided us a high level of trust, and we were able to get a VA refinance loan at a fixed rate that was better than the ARM rate I was offered by another lender. We were able to do this without an appraisal and with no closing costs out of pocket. Jeff was highly accessible and showed attention to detail in things like secure document handling and making sure all documentation was correct. We are very satisfied customers and are glad to recommend Jeff as our mortgage banker.
– Tony and Michelle Breeze, Indianapolis, IN


We were very happy with the service we received from Jeff Cerny at Compass Mortgage. Jeff recommended a HARP loan that allowed us to avoid mortgage insurance and reduce our interest rate by over two points, which cut our monthly payment by over $300. If that wasn’t enough, we brought a check to closing but ended up not needing it, and actually received cash back at closing instead. Jeff kept us on top of the process all along the way, set expectations for us, and we ended up closing on time and with money coming back to us. We would recommend Jeff to anyone considering a refinance or a home purchase loan.
– Dean and Becky Benkert, Romeoville, IL


While I was home on military leave recently, I met with Jeff about possibly getting a loan to buy a condo. As it turned out, I found a property that had just come on the market later that day and made an offer on it. I had to return to my station in Europe, but Jeff took care of the documents and Power of Attorney and got the loan closed for me. There were some details with the appraisal and multiple parties involved that needed to be taken care of along the way, and Jeff made sure things got done and stayed in touch with me the whole time. I am happy to recommend Jeff Cerny and Compass Mortgage if you are looking for a home loan.
–  Brian Seitz, West Chicago