Episode 092 

Achieving the American Dream with Ivan Aragon 

In this episode, Luis speaks with Ivan Aragon. A native of Chihuahua, Mexico, Ivan moved to Phoenix, Arizona as a child.  He played football at Phoenix Community College where he was selected as Male Student-Athlete of the year his second year. He later transferred to Arizona State University to continue his studies. Following his undergraduate studies he excelled in the mortgage, insurance, and food supply chain industries. A proud DACA recipient, he was admitted to the University of Michigan’s MBA program in 2017. While at Michigan Ross, he was elected to be his Section’s (cohort) President, and to the Michigan Ross MBA council (Student Government) as VP of Finance, among other club leadership roles. 

He has an Associate’s in Business from Phoenix Community College, a B.S. in Finance from Arizona State University, and an MBA from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the University of Michigan’s Latino Alumni Association and as President of the Ross School of Business Alumni’s Phoenix Chapter. 

Ivan is currently a Residential Mortgage Broker based out of Phoenix, AZ. He is licensed in multiple states. He loves helping people attain homeownership and invest in residential real estate. He hosts the Home Loan MBA Podcast where he discusses the home loan process and interviews real estate professionals. In his free time, you can find him cooking a meal for his extended family, playing indoor volleyball, or on the Salsa and Bachata dance floors in Phoenix. 


In this episode, Luis talks about the following and more: 

  • Ivan’s background and upbringing 
  • The power of resiliency 
  • The joys and challenges of entrepreneurship 
  • The benefits of having a positive mental attitude