Company: Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation
Job title: CEO
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. Last year, he was included in MPA’s Hot 100 list.