2024 Finance Leader: Michael Blake

Michael Blake

Michael Blake has been with Fairway Independent Mortgage as leader of the Capital Markets division for almost 14 years. As President of Capital Markets, he oversees and directs secondary, mortgage pipeline, interest rate risk, trading, hedging, pooling, loan and servicing sales, pricing, margin management, lock desk, investor relations, product development, agency delivery and more. Blake’s contributions, especially during the past two years, have kept Fairway in a competitive, healthy position during a time of great turmoil in the mortgage industry. He leads with excellence, assuring that his team is able to lock loans with confidence, and has remained price competitive.

Blake has managed the company’s interest rate risk exceedingly well, ensures our investor relationships are strong, that Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation can price loans competitively, working successfully with ‘the street’ to ensure we can provide customers with excellent customer service, with reliable products and has handled the ups and downs with margins better than anyone could have imagined.

Blake is a shining example of humility, and staying balanced, no matter what is thrown his way. Despite the recent industry challenges, Blake, with his skills and expertise, has led Fairway’s pricing, investor relations, margins, secondary and capital markets areas.


Michael Blake


President, Capital Markets

Company Name:

Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation

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