Top Fort Wayne Mortgage Professionals Join TCU

Shawn McArdle and Vicki Partaker, two of Allen County's leading mortgage professionals, bring their service-oriented and community-focused approach to TCU Mortgage.

Shawn McArdle and Vicki (Reed) Partaker, two of Fort Wayne’s top mortgage professionals, have joined TCU Mortgage to support the credit union’s expanding lending services throughout Allen County.

McArdle is the Production Manager for TCU Mortgage and Partaker serves as Sales Manager. The pair previously spent the past two decades working for a mortgage company which they started and sold to an Indiana-based community bank in the mid-2010s. Combining their extensive knowledge of the local area with TCU’s commitment to comprehensive service will offer a new level of mortgage lending service to Fort Wayne homebuyers.

“At TCU, we work on your loan from start to finish,” Partaker said. “With everybody focused on the same successful outcome, we add efficiency and peace of mind to the homebuying process, helping borrowers save time and money.”

In addition to McArdle and Partaker, TCU — Indiana’s largest credit union — also added their team of mortgage loan originators, processors and support personnel to its roster. In the top ranks of Fort Wayne mortgage professionals for years, McArdle, Partaker and their colleagues are known for their insights into the ever-changing home-lending market and for facilitating key introductions between area realtors and homebuyers.

“Our 25-person team has fostered mutually beneficial relationships and successfully served the Greater Fort Wayne area for years,” McArdle said. “Those deep roots, and consistently offering competitive rates, have helped us maintain a nearly 5 percent share of Fort Wayne’s residential mortgages.”

Both McArdle and Partaker have received awards and accolades over the years from the industry and their former firm. Both are also active in the Upstate Alliance of REALTORS, or UPSTAR — formerly known as the Fort Wayne Area Association of REALTORS — the Home Builders Association of Fort Wayne and the Northeast Chapter of the Indiana Mortgage Bankers Association.

McArdle, who earned the IMBA’s prestigious Certified Residential Mortgage Professional designation in 2001, served on both the state and local IMBA board, including a stint from 2003-2004 as president of the Northeast Chapter.

Chad Douglass, TCU Senior Vice President and Chief Lending Officer, applauded the service-oriented and community-focused approach McArdle, Partaker and their colleagues bring to TCU.

“Our new team members not only expand our presence in northeastern Indiana’s mortgage industry,” Douglass said. “They embody TCU’s mission as a group of proven professionals whose primary focus is service to the community.”

TCU Mortgage, located at 8614 St. Joe Road in Fort Wayne, offers a full range of mortgage lending solutions from first-time homebuyer loans to one-time close construction loans. More information can be found at