2022 Rising Star: Ethan Brooks


Ethan Brooks was recently promoted from loan officer to branch manager for Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation and his continued success will continue to drive him up the ranks. Brooks left work studying to become a pastor at his ministry in order to pursue a career that puts people into homes and builds communities. At a young age, Brooks is also revolutionizing the office culture for his team, even considering implementing a 36-hour workweek in order to encourage work/life balance and increase retention rates ­­­­— an exciting innovation in the mortgage lending space.

While Brooks could still be considered a rookie in the mortgage industry, he is already making waves. He personally had more than $64 million in origination volume in 2021 and more than $41 million in 2020 due to his hard work, dedication and systems he put in place for himself. Brooks is constantly renewing his motivation, creating a new vision for the next few years to invigorate himself and his team to continue striving for their next goal. Having his mind on his next destination has continued to keep him on track and making the right decisions and connections for the next step in his journey. 

What is one thing you would tell a younger version of yourself?

Put together a solid five-to-10 year vision for your future self. Often I could lose motivation trying to figure out what to do next. The mission would’ve helped me feel like I’m on a mission again; otherwise, you’ll lose your sense of purpose.


Ethan Brooks




Branch Manager

Company Name:

Fairway Independent Mortgage

3d rendering of a row of luxury townhouses along a street

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