Leadership

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Steve Jacobson

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Since establishing Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation in 1996, founder and CEO, Steve Jacobson has been an innovative leader in the...

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Len Krupinski

Chief Operations Officer

Len Krupinski offers extensive mortgage and financial industry experience. Having been with Fairway since 1998, he oversees the finance...

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Julie Fry

Chief HR Officer

As the head of human resources and the learning & development department, Julie Fry brings a wealth of knowledge gained through...

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Scott Fletcher

Chief Credit Officer

Scott Fletcher supervises the credit risk, collateral risk and compliance departments, including the retail and wholesale underwriting...

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Michael Blake

President of Capital Markets

Drawing on experience in mortgage lending, secondary marketing, risk management, and capital markets, Mike Blake oversees and directs the...

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Todd Gavinski

Chief Financial Officer

Todd Gavinski oversees the branch financials and works directly with Branch Managers to establish their Loan Officer compensation plans...

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Paola Kielblock

President of Retail Products

Paola Kielblock manages the product department for Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation. This includes the product support...

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Jessica Manna

President, Digital Strategy & Innovation

Jessica Manna is President of Digital Strategy & Innovation at Fairway where she oversees the marketing department. Drawing on nearly two...

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Randy Allen

Chief Information Officer

Randy Allen joined Fairway in 2004 and has held several leadership roles in Fairway’s IT department. During this time, Randy has helped...

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Tom Dixon

President - Closing & Post Closing

As the head of Fairway operations, Tom Dixon oversees national operations, which include closing/funding, warehouse and wires, shipping...

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Teri Pansing

SVP Corporate Closing

Teri Pansing is SVP of Corporate Closing at Fairway. Teri has over two decades of mortgage experience in many parts of the business,...

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Betty Graham

President - Homefinity

Betty Graham has 25 years of experience in the mortgage industry and has been part of the Fairway family since 2009. Betty’s primary...

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John Hotchkiss

Chief Risk Officer

As the Chief Risk Officer, John Hotchkiss oversees Enterprise Risk, Operational Risk, Quality Control, Internal Audit, Reporting and...

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Trista Mayer

Chief Compliance Officer

As Chief Compliance Officer, Trista Mayer manages the corporate compliance team, which oversees regulatory compliance, policy and...

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Tom Westerfield

Tom Westerfield

President- FLS

Tom Westerfield oversees and directs all business operations for FLS, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fairway. FLS is a vendor...

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Joy Knoch

Executive Vice President of Training and Operational Support

Joy Knoch joined Fairway in 2011 and has been in the mortgage industry since 1996. Joy has held many positions within in the industry,...

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Jon Tobias

President Branch Production

After graduating from the University of Arizona, Jon Tobias started his career in the mortgage industry working behind the scenes. Soon...

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Kim Yowell

EVP Servicing

Kim Yowell is responsible for servicing operations at Fairway, which includes customer service, servicing loan transfers, and subservicer...

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Dewanna Richard

Dewanna Richard

SVP Customer Advocacy

Dewanna Richard is a mortgage industry veteran with more than two decades of experience, including mortgage service, customer advocacy...

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Nate Bisco

EVP Branch Optimization

Nate has been in the mortgage industry since 2010. He’s been with Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation since 2014. Prior to his...

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Austin Larr

SVP/Area Manager

Austin Larr was born in Indianapolis and attended Lawrence North High School. Later, he attended Ball State University. In 2012...

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Shelly Shaw

EVP Corporate Closing

Shelly has worked in the mortgage industry since 2000 and has been with Fairway since 2017. For more than two decades, Shelly’s career...

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Louise Thaxton

AWI CEO and Branch Manager

Louise has been in the mortgage business for 24 years and has been with Fairway since 2000 as a producing regional manager with offices...

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