Envoy Mortgage names Keith Frachiseur Regional VP for Pacific Northwest

Well-known mortgage banker to lead retail expansion in Washington, Oregon and Idaho for Houston-based nationwide lender

HOUSTON, TX (June 30, 2014) — 
Envoy Mortgage, a Houston-based mortgage bank conducting business through its nationwide retail locations, correspondent lending channel and in-house loan servicing operation, has named Keith Frachiseur to the new post of regional vice president for the Pacific Northwest territory.  A highly experienced mortgage banker and a well-known industry figure in the area, Frachiseur will lead the company’s expansion in the tri-state region through organic growth and strategic branch acquisitions.

Frachiseur is a native of the area who has spent virtually his entire career in the mortgage industry after attending Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington.  He has served in senior management roles for over 25 years, and joins Envoy after three years as president of Bellevue, Washington-based mortgage banker Axia Financial.  In the mid-1990s, he was a commissioner of the Washington State Mortgage Brokerage Commission and was president of the Washington Association of Mortgage Brokers prior to transitioning his company into mortgage banking.  In this newly created position, Frachiseur is tasked with building on the existing Envoy retail presence in the area with Realtors, builders and borrowers.  He reports directly to Envoy President and CEO Pat Walden.

“We are completely committed to this important region of the country as we continue Envoy’s national expansion,” says Walden.  “Keith Frachiseur is a gifted leader and is highly respected throughout the Pacific Northwest as a mortgage professional.  We are delighted to have an executive of his caliber on our team, opening branches and building the Envoy brand with these new customers.”

Frachiseur is thoroughly experienced in growing branch networks.  As president of Bellevue-based Evergreen Home Loans, he grew the company from three branches to 22 branches in four years, focusing on referrals as he built production that was comprised 80 percent of purchase loans in a market dominated by refinances.

“Envoy is perfectly positioned for today’s demanding purchase market environment,” says Frachiseur.  “I was immediately impressed with the leadership, culture, financial stability and the support staff’s commitment to service excellence,” he says. “Envoy’s award-winning technology, among the industry’s first to become paperless and electronically efficient, helps create fantastic borrower experiences, and provides a strong advantage as we recruit retail loan officers for the Pacific Northwest region,” he notes. “I am very excited to be part of Envoy’s winning team.”

About Envoy Mortgage

Founded in 1997, Envoy Mortgage is an independently owned mortgage bank headquartered in Houston, TX. The Fannie, Freddie and Ginnie approved seller/servicer operates a network of retail branch locations across the U.S. In addition to the retail channel, Envoy operates its nationwide Correspondent Lending Division from Monroe, Louisiana and an in-house servicing operation at the Houston headquarters. Licensed in 48 states, Envoy branches provide outstanding customer service by offering a full menu of loan products with the tools, expertise and technology needed to support all functions of the mortgage process. Earning technology awards year over year, Envoy’s technology allows the company to maintain a completely paperless, in-house origination process, reducing costs and improving efficiencies. For more information, visit

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