After 25 years in the mortgage lending business, Brian Dixon still wakes up every day with a passion and purpose to serve and advocate for his clients, particularly over the last year, when so many families were impacted by the pandemic.
“I fell in love with the impact the profession makes on individuals, families and communities,” says Dixon, senior residential lender with Wintrust Mortgage.
Early in his career, Dixon became actively involved in industry trade organizations and took on leadership roles that became instrumental to his success. “I am extremely thankful that I had outstanding mentors inside and outside of the profession,” he says. “I cannot emphasize enough, and always recommend, the attitude of active learning to anyone seeking to elevate his or her business and personal life to the next level.”
Dixon’s guiding philosophy is to make a significant, positive impact on the people around him: Clients, partners, family and friends. Every day, his goal is to provide extraordinary experiences that empower clients to make intelligent choices, particularly for move-up buyers, executives, owners of closely held family businesses and entrepreneurs. “My expertise is effectively listening to the needs and goals of clients who have complex balance sheets and who normally utilize jumbo-financing options. These folks have unique needs and demands, and they appreciate effective communication, transparency, access and a strong sense of urgency.”
Effective listening and thoughtful questioning are keys to Dixon’s consultative approach. “I have been fortunate to be a part of thousands of deals and originated billions of dollars in production as an originator, owner, manager and mentor in this profession for 25 years,” he says. “It has allowed me to develop a consistent and effective approach to providing an awesome client experience.”
Dixon is a proud supporter of the Union League Club of Chicago and its incredible foundations, and he is also involved with the Old St. Mary’s community in the South Loop. A husband and dad of three, his family inspires him to be the best he can be every day.