Meet the Polaris Team!

Robert Szumilas

NMLS ID: 8219 

FL License: LO45792 CT License: LO8219 

Robert W. Szumilas is the founder of Polaris Funding Group, LLC and is a mortgage industry expert with over 17 years of experience. Since 2002, he has had the privilege of personally guiding thousands of clients through the complicated process of obtaining a new home mortgage, or refinancing existing mortgages to better terms. Robert is a native of Hartford, Connecticut and is a graduate of Trinity College with a bachelor’s degree in economics. Clients greatly appreciate Robert’s dedication to his service as well as his efforts to make himself readily available to assist them through every aspect of the loan process.


Violetta Metlitskaya

Mortgage Loan Originator
NMLS ID: 1745810
FL License: LO53946 CT License: LO1745810

Violetta joined Polaris Funding Group in July of 2017 as an MLO. Violetta holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Connecticut and is a native of Minsk, Belarus. In addition to the duties of being a licensed mortgage loan originator, she is responsible for the business development, communication, and marketing efforts of the company. Additionally, she directs branding, social media marketing, website development, and advertising. She also manages and oversees marketing training, events, and staff development. 

Christopher Jalbert

Loan Processing Manager
NMLS ID: 1805644

Christopher is a savvy mortgage professional with an established history of working in the financial services industry. He is a native of Farmington, Connecticut and holds a bachelor’s degree in Human Services from the University of Hartford. Christopher's vast knowledge of all mortgage products ensures that all deals are carried through in an efficient and accurate manner. Clients working with Christopher can be confident that they will receive exceptional customer service and proper management of the loan process through closing.