About Nabil Captan
Nabil Captan is a nationally recognized credit-scoring expert, educator, author and producer. His dedication to financial literacy led him to create and produce The Credit DVD Series. He also created the first ever FICO scoring educational DVD, El DVD del Crédito for the Spanish-speaking community, his next production of the same material in Mandarin Chinese is in the making and will be released in May of 2012.
As founder and president of Captan & Company, Nabil is dedicated to revolutionizing financial education and improving financial literacy.
Nabil is a California Department of Real Estate approved instructor on the subject of credit scores and credit reports, and a national Center Stage Speaker for Wells Fargo Home Mortgage. He also teaches at various community colleges in California. Nabil is a contributor for many online financial services Web sites and regular contributor and speaker for the U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA)/SCORE. Nabil was nominated for the SBA's Financial Service Champion of the Year 2010.
Nabil was born in Lebanon and has been involved in the world of finance for 33 years. He first arrived in the United States in 1970 pursuing education, attending Palomar College in the San Diego area later transferring to San Diego State University, majoring in Cost Accountancy. Post-college, he accepted a job with AEC Westinghouse and worked for 11 years in Monrovia Liberia, West Africa as a financial controller, eventually becoming resident manager there. Because of the civil war in Liberia at that time, he was transferred in 1990 to London UK. His new assignment kept him travelling to various African countries, including Guinea, Ghana and the Ivory Coast where he continued to manage and supervise the company's major jobs in Africa.
In 1992, Nabil and his wife JC decided to settle back in the U.S. to provide their three children a steady home and tranquility. They moved to Huntington Beach where Nabil went back to school to study personal financial and residential lending. Nabil received his California real estate broker's license in 1995 so that he could provide services as a mortgage consultant. He eventually settled in with Stratis Financial in Huntington Beach.
In early 2000, Nabil had a client who inspired him to learn more about credit scores, credit reports and basic financial literacy at the consumer level. Avidly pursuing the subject, he found more misinformation than useful knowledge on the subject of credit scores and credit reports. Aiming to provide consumers, educators, regulators, lenders, financial planners, and real estate and mortgage professionals a clear and concise understanding of the subject, Nabil embarked upon creation and production of an educational video to help clarify all aspects of consumers' credit scores and credit reports.
In December 2005 Nabil completed the first edition of The Credit DVD Series, which presents, in a clear, accurate and simple manner, comprehensive background about the most important three numbers affecting the financial health and well being of consumers. Since that time, he continues to investigate all areas of credit reporting and has developed focused workshops to educate professionals working with potential homebuyers and investors. Throughout the financial crisis of the last few years, Nabil has customized his presentations to include best practices for those whose credit scores have suffered. He continues to educate and is endlessly working to fulfill his desire to put an end to misinformation.
An active participant to promote financial literacy amongst consumers and mortgage professionals in many southern California communities, Nabil serves on the board of directors of the National Association of Mortgage Brokers' Orange County Chapter (OCNAREB), He also serves on the advisory board of the Asian Real Estate Association of America's (AREAA) Inland Empire Chapter, and Nabil is a member of the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals' (NAHREP) Orange County Chapter.