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The Theriault-Fazio Team

Jo Ann Theriault-Fazio and Sam Fazio

Theriault-Fazio, a Senior Vice President of Mortgage Lending and National Sales Director of Proper Rate’s Bannockburn, Ill. location, oversees a team of 11 originators in both Illinois and Tampa, Fla. The branch opened its doors in the summer of 2020, and since then she has helped the company fund more than $1.5 billion in total loan volume.

With more than two decades of mortgage industry experience, Theriault-Fazio holds an impressive career volume of over $1 billion in funded loans and has ranked as a Top 1% Originator by Mortgage Executive Magazine since the award’s inception in 2011. She has earned many accolades throughout her career, including being named a 2020 HousingWire Woman of Influence, a 2019 Forbes Magazine Market Leader, a seven-time Five Star Mortgage Professional and a Scotsman Guide Top Producer. She is also a member of Proper Rate’s Chairman’s Circle and President’s Club.

“As a branch manager and board member of the Guaranteed Rate Organization of Women (GROW), I have both the platform and responsibility to mentor other women and help them build the confidence that’s so crucial to being successful in any professional role,” said Theriault-Fazio. “To receive the first-ever Proper Rate Leadership Award is an honor and a true testament to all of the energy and hard work I have put into female empowerment within our industry.”

In addition to her accomplishments as a mortgage lender, Theriault-Fazio has helped expand GROW. As Mentorship Director, she helped launch and now manages the organization’s mentorship program, which connects employees across various departments to support women during their career paths. She regularly hosts webinars, seminars and career development training programs. More than 150 women at Guaranteed Rate Companies have now gone through GROW’s mentorship program.

Theriault-Fazio is also a sponsor and participant of the Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation, an organization that raises money to support pediatric cancer patients and their families.

About the Theriault-Fazio Team

Jo Ann Theriault-Fazio

Jo Ann Theriault-Fazio - SVP of Mortgage Lending/National Sales Director

Jo Ann has been in the mortgage industry since 2001 with a processing & underwriting background. She has been a Presidents Club member since 2008 since joining Guaranteed Rate and one of the Top 1% of Mortgage Originators in America for Mortgage Executive Magazine since inception of the award in 2011. She was also in the Mortgage Originator Magazine 2008 Loan Originator Rookie of the year and is personally licensed in 19 states. Jo Ann was also recognized in the Scotsman Guide’s List of Top 200 Producers in 2009 & 2010 and values phenomenal customer service and embracing new challenges, and adopting a fresh way of doing business. Jo Ann also founded charity event for Making Strides against Breast Cancer ® benefiting the American Cancer Society and holds the awards below:

Sam Fazio

Sam Fazio - SVP of Mortgage Lending

Prior to working in the mortgage industry, he was a futures trader at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. He decided to leave the hectic world of trading and use his financial and banking experience in a new career. He entered the mortgage industry a few weeks later, becoming a dedicated and knowledgeable loan officer. He enjoy building relationships with clients and helping them find a loan product that fits their financial situation. Check out Sam in the 2021 Who’s Who magazine:

Contact The Theriault-Fazio Team

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Jo Ann Theriault-Fazio - (847) 972-5704, [email protected]
SVP of Mortgage Lending/Branch Manager
NMLS ID: 112837
AZ - 0912774, CA - CA-DOC112837, CO - 100032530, FL - LO7626, GA - 25344, IA - 18287, NC - I-148910, OH - MLO-OH.112837, SC - MLO - 112837, TN - 106728, TX - Licensed, WI - 727194, IL - 031.0001515, IN - 12506, KS - LO.0039763, MI - 112837, MN - MN-MLO-112837, MO - MO-112837

Sam Fazio - (847) 972-5705, [email protected]
SVP of Mortgage Lending
NMLS ID: 223773
AZ - 1012335, CA - CA-DFPI223773, CO - 100520489, FL - LO73836, GA - 223773, IA - 38961, NC - I-192109, OH - MLO-OH.223773, SC - MLO - 223773, TN - 218524, TX - Licensed, WI - 223773, IL - 031.0005755, IN - 46439, KS - LO.0044726, MI - 223773, MN - MN-MLO-223773, MO - MO-223773

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