Mike Cooksey, Founder, The Cooksey Team
The Cooksey Team
Mike Cooksey is founder of The Cooksey Team, one of Mid America Mortgage’s most successful retail branches. Under his leadership, The Cooksey Team originated more than $212 million in 2016 and a projected $300 million in 2017, bolstering its year-over-year origination volume by nearly 50%. In addition, Cooksey increased his team’s footprint in the North Dallas area and opened a branch in the Los Angeles area to expand the company’s presence beyond Texas.
In 16 years in the industry, Cooksey has originated nearly $1 billion in funded loans, giving him the expertise needed to coach his staff on the finer points of a successful mortgage transaction. His guiding principle has been to focus on team-building to fuel the branch’s origination growth, a strategy that has resulted in unquestionable success: The team’s loan officers average six closings per month, higher than the MBA’s reported industry average of 2.4 per month. The Cooksey Team was also named a Best Place to Work for 2017 by Dallas Business Journal.
“Mike Cooksey’s commitment to mentorship and leadership is reflective of the entrepreneurial spirit and supportive environment that pervades Mid America Mortgage,” a colleague says. “His secret to success is simple – pay it forward. By enabling those around him to become more successful, he has fueled his own success and has built one of the most productive retail branches for the mortgage banking innovator.”
In addition to his contributions to the mortgage industry, Cooksey’s philanthropic efforts include work with Habitat for Humanity, the Texas Sentinels Foundation, the American Red Cross and Carter Blood Drive