BELLEVUE, WA – October 17, 2016, Axia Home Loans is pleased to welcome Mike Walsh, Branch Manager of the new Tacoma full-service location which opened for business Monday, October 17. Mike brings over 25 years of industry experience and leadership in the Northwest with an impressive history of developing and supporting successful sales teams.

Mike was a natural choice for the Tacoma flagship branch and joins Axia Home Loans because the opportunity allows him to lead and develop a team in the market he knows best. Mike was also impressed with the commitment to building a company to last; as demonstrated via the recent announcement of Axia’s employee stock ownership plan, making it the only 100% employee owned independent mortgage provider in the country.

“I’m grateful for the opportunity to assist Axia with growth and expansion at such an exciting time for the company,” said Mike. “Having spent my entire mortgage banking career in the Tacoma Pierce County area, I’m confident we can strengthen our partnerships and deliver tremendous value to our business associates and current and future homeowners throughout the region,” added Walsh.

Gellert Dornay, President and CEO, is excited to have Mike charter our new Branch location in Tacoma, saying, “Mike’s deep roots in the area will be tremendously enhanced by Axia’s industry leading turn times and strong commitment to building sustainable homeownership. A higher percentage of homeownership contributes greatly to the quality of life for American families and it is our combined commitment to serve the Tacoma community to that end.”

The opening of the Tacoma branch marks the first of several new branch opportunities for Axia in the South Puget Sound region. The company has identified multiple strategic locations and is currently accepting additional branch proposals.

Adding Mike to the Axia family expands the positive impact the company will have in the South Puget Sound region and further solidifies their mission to create sustainable homeownership through responsible lending in the communities in which they live and work.

Axia continues to soar by posting new highs in production. Currently, Axia is on pace to well surpass last year’s record numbers and exceed the lofty goals set for 2016.