Veteran Mortgage Execs Join Fairway

Three veteran mortgage execs are joining Fairway Independent Mortgage as part of an “aggressive expansion” of the company’s production group, Fairway announced in a press release.

Scott Bristol joins as SVP, Sales and Recruiting; Brian Chick as SVP, Area Manager; and John Lowe as SVP, Division Manager.

“We’re pleased to welcome Scott, Brian, and John to Fairway, as well as many others,” said Fairway CEO Steve Jacobson.  “We have increased the number of our originators by 30% over the past year.”

Bristol previously served as President of PrimeLending from 2014 to 2018, and lead the company to a volume increase from $4 billion to $15 billion. He later joined Flagstar Bank as SVP of National Production, overseeing another jump in volume from $4 billion to $11 billion.

“Fairway was my first phone call after leaving Prime,” said Bristol.  “Fairway’s response speed, unbelievable culture, and its entrepreneurial model made it the place I wanted to be.”

Chick brings twelve years of experience as a Regional Manager with PrimeLending. In 2021, his team funded $2.3 billion in loans.

Lowe spend the last eight years at RoundPoint Mortgage Servicing Corporation and most recently served as Division Manager SVP. He funded more than $1 billion in loans last year.

Fairway has been hiring loan officers even as other companies have faced layoffs and closures. It has added nearly 600 loan officers to its team in the last year.