19 Mar Tom Tousignant
Regional Branch Manager
Fairway Independent Mortgage of the Carolinas
Regional Manager for Fairway Independent Mortgage of the Carolinas and Certified Mortgage Planning Specialist, Tom Tousignant, has been in the mortgage industry for over ten years. As a 22-year veteran and former F-16 pilot in the US Air Force, and Pilot at US Airways, Tom adapts to change well, skillfully calculates risks and makes fast decisions. Tom’s better half is Kathy who teaches dance at her studio, Gift of Dance School. They live in Waxhaw, North Carolina with their three of their four teenage children (eldest daughter, Sarah, attends college at UNCW.)
Tom is dedicated to helping homeowners reach their financial goals through proper financial planning. He has taken the lessons he learned as a U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighter Pilot and adapted them to help homeowners succeed. Tom says, “When you plan for the big stuff, like enemy fighters, Surface to Air Missiles, and bad weather, things like smooth landings come easily. Likewise, when you plan for the “big stuff” of homeownership like obtaining the right mortgage closed on time and with no surprises, it comes easily, too.”
As Branch Manager, Tom’s sole goal is to provide his employees with the right tools so that, as a team, they can provide clients with a plan for their home loan. Those tools help buyers increase their financial safety and net worth, while reducing the money they spend on interest and taxes. Tom added, “My focus is on creating systems so the Mortgage Professionals here can exceed their goals in a low-stress, high productivity environment. We use the latest technology and tools to help our loan officers excel.”
Tom joined Fairway in 2008 with a team of three people at arguably one of the toughest times in the industry. Since then, Tom has grown his office to close to 40 people in 4 locations around Charlotte. He said, “Our success is a testament to the quality of the people here and the support we get corporately from Fairway. From the CEO to the newest Loan Processor, Fairway makes it easy to succeed and the years have flown by!”
The mortgage industry allows for Tom’s creativity, competitiveness, entrepreneurial spirit and leadership skills to be used daily leading a team of the best mortgage people anywhere. He added, “I am really proud of all the professionals in our branches, from our director of first impressions to the loan closers, everyone at Fairway is committed to making our loan officers look like heroes to their clients and real estate partners. He continued, “I love this job because we help people improve their finances and help them realize their dreams while always being fast paced, creative, and disciplined. There’s nothing better.”
Our fearless leader has made many professional relationships along the way and here are just some of the great things people have to say:
Tom brought me into the Fairway Team in 2010 and it has been a life changing experience. He is much more than just a manager that directs – he is a business partner focused on my success and professional development as a loan originator. When Tom originated – he was a top producer achieving President’s Club status and he set himself apart with a professional command of the mortgage planning process. Now as Regional Manager – he has coached and grown a branch that is at the President’s Club level and highly respected within the Fairway Family. Through implementation of processes, systems, and great mentoring – he has created a great environment for success.
As a testament to Tom’s leadership and commitment- I too am now a President’s Club Member having closed over $32million in 2012. It is through his guidance, support, and encouragement that this personal record was achieved. As my business continues to grow – he is there helping and guiding not micro managing and directing. I highly recommend any loan originators that are serious about their business, are looking to grow, and want to join a true team – reach out and talk with Tom.
Certified Mortgage Planning Specialist | Fairway Independent Mortgage of the Carolinas
I’ve worked with Tom since 2006 when he was the Sales Manager for Allen Tate Mortgage. He is a fantastic leader and mentor who thrives on seeing his people succeed. Since joining Fairway in 2008, he has dramatically grown the Charlotte Office, building a strong team of professional and highly motivated mortgage loan officers while at the same time developing a culture of teamwork and trust among its members. It is a privilege to be a part of his team.
Jennifer Brookshire Campell
Membership and Corporate Sales | PartnerMD
If you are looking for someone honest, trustworthy and responsive in the mortgage business Tom is your guy!
Owner | McDonald Group Brokers at Wilkinson and Associates
The mortgage business is a complex place and Tom makes sense of the many options you have when considering a mortgage. You will appreciate his integrity, timeliness and listening skills… long term you’ll appreciate the quality of your mortgage. Who Benefits? First time buyers? Definitely. Experienced move up and luxury buyers? Absolutely. Jumbo mortgages? You bet. I’ve referred more than a dozen clients to Tom with nothing but the best experience. In a notoriously difficult business, Tom and Fairway consistently receive high marks from me and my Agents.