Ixonia Bank is pleased to announce the appointment of Dave Rouse as senior vice president – residential mortgage lending. Rouse will be leading our team of residential lenders as we grow our presence in Milwaukee and southeast Wisconsin. He will also be working closely with Eric Egenhoefer, president & CEO of Novus Home Mortgage, a division of Ixonia Bank.
Rouse has more than 30 years of experience in the mortgage industry. Rouse most recently acted as Single-Family Housing Group director at Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority.
“We are excited to have Dave join Ixonia Bank and add his extensive experience and leadership to our team,” states Dan Westrope, chairman & CEO of Ixonia Bank. “His excellent reputation, deep experience in real estate lending, and strong connections to the local community will be tremendously valuable as we continue to grow our presence in the metro Milwaukee area.”
Dave Rouse began his career in lending more than 30 years ago as a loan originator at Grootemaat Corp. in Milwaukee, Wis. He continued to move up, ultimately moving into sales management. He served as vice president and regional director of the lending division at West Allis Savings Bank before becoming regional loan manager at Anchor Bank and then served 11 years as vice president and director of residential loan production at Bank Mutual in Milwaukee.
He is well known and trusted in the Wisconsin financial market and has served on the Governor’s Council of Financial Literacy since 2017. He also received a lifetime achievement award from the Wisconsin Mortgage Bankers Association in 2019.