2022 HW Vanguard: Len Krupinski


Len Krupinski, chief operating officer at Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp., leads incredibly diverse teams, from capital markets to credit and risk. Krupinski presciently contributes to the management of underwriting resources. Under his guidance, Fairway had pushed that team to work remotely prior to the COVID-19 pandemic  so Fairway was already prepared for that industry-wide shift. Fairway was in a strategic position to hire additional underwriters expeditiously as volume grew and its systems were already prepared for remote onboarding, training and production. Speed to respond is a core value of Fairway. Krupinski has been able to pivot its secondary strategy without impacting the company’s sales force and customers by finding alternative liquidity sources to sell loans. Over the past year, Krupinski empowered his team to make quick decisions and execute changes with an emphasis on this speed to respond.

What has been the secret to your success? 

The ability to listen and learn. I am humble but smart and always available to hear from my teams. Most importantly, when it’s needed most, I’m not afraid to adapt and change to stay ahead of the market shifts.


Len Krupinski


Chief Operating Officer

Company Name:

Fairway Independent Mortgage

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