Steve Jacobson, Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation (US)


In April 1996, Steven Jacobson founded Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation, where he now oversees and directs all business operations for the company’s full-service mortgage lending operation. Within five years of its inception, Fairway achieved $1 billion in closed annual loans. By 2016, the company had reached $17 billion in annual loan volume. A mortgage veteran with more than 30 years of experience, Jacobson previously held executive positions at Waterfield Financial Corporation. He was included in MPA’s Hot 100 list 2018 and was also named in Mortgage Global 100 list 2019. This Wisconsin native holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Management from the University of Wisconsin.