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Craig Tashjian of Fairway Independent Mortgage (Needham) Promoted to Sales Manager Following Record Year

Craig Tashjian, Fairway Independent Mortgage

"I am pleased to take on this role and look forward to helping others achieve even greater success in 2013."

Fairway Independent Mortgage, Needham is pleased to announce the promotion of Craig Tashjian to Sales Manager for the entire Needham branch and additional satellite offices in Holden, MA and Saratoga, New York.

In addition to his role as a loan officer, Tashjian will be responsible for the onboarding and training of all new loan officers, First Time Home Buyer trainings, the development and implementation of sales strategies, and establishing annual sales goals and objectives for the branch and affiliate offices.

Tashjian has been a loan officer for over 20 years, the last six with Fairway Independent Mortgage in Needham, and is considered an expert on home financing by many in the industry.

The Fairway Needham branch, opened by Amy Tierce in 2006, closed 400 million in loans in 2012, has been the top producing Fairway branch nationwide for the last five years and is home to the 4 of the 5 top producing loan officers in the company. In 2012 the branch grew from 17-29 employees and is planning on continued growth in 2013. The role of sales manager will be integral to ensuring consistency and compliance in what has become a highly regulated field as the branch grows.

“We refer to Craig as the mortgage professor,” says Tierce. “He has a wealth of knowledge and experience that will support our team and ultimately improve the experience for borrowers.”

Working with the top national and regional investors to provide customers the best rates and programs available, the branch offers personal care to meet individual needs. Nationwide, Fairway has 145 locations and 1400 employees. The company is committed to fostering a team environment and empowering branches to operate autonomously while still maintaining strict compliance and consistency across the board.

“I am looking forward to the challenge and opportunity presented by this role,” says Tashjian. “This is going to be a busy year and I am eager to help the branch and individuals achieve success.” Tashjian holds a BA from Boston College and resides in Wellesley with his wife and two children.

Founded in 1996 by Steve Jacobson and Dean Anderson, Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation is a mortgage banker headquartered in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. The company has 145 locations and approximately 1,400 employees nationwide. The corporate vision is to foster relationships and create a team atmosphere, empowering offices to operate autonomously in their day-to-day operations, while still maintaining strict compliance and consistency across the board. Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation provides all necessary support in the areas of personnel, accounting and compliance.

Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation’s Needham office was started by Amy Tierce in 2006 and has grown to 29 employees including a satellite branch in Holden, MA. Working with the top national and regional investors to provide customers the best rates and programs available, the branch offers personal care to meet individual needs. To reach the Needham office, call 781-719-4664 or visit http://www.fairwayne.com.

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