J. Keith Baker, M.S.F.S., MBA, CPA, CFP

Program Coordinator and Full-Time Faculty

Keith Baker has served as the coordinator of the Mortgage Banking program at North Lake ​since 2003 and teaches as a faculty member in both this program and North Lake’s Real Estate program. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Arkansas Tech University, a graduate degree from the BAI (Bank Administration Institute) School for Bank Management at the University of Wisconsin, and a master’s degree in financial services (M.S.F.S.) from The American College. He also holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Texas Woman’s University.

Mr. Baker’s more than 30 years of diverse experience in finance, accounting and management in the mortgage banking, insurance and other financial services industries include life insurance property and casualty insurance, credit and asset securitization, investment underwriting and public accounting.

Since 2001, he has served as managing director of Baker Capital Management, with offices in Dallas and New York, providing non-investment risk-management advisory services and assisting in peer performance for mortgage loan operations, claims management and counter-party due diligence for asset management and servicing.

He has also served as senior vice president of new products and ventures, and chief financial officer of the credit-based business unit, of Enhance Financial Services Group Inc. (EFSG) in New York; vice president of management resources, corporate development and business oversight at MONY Life Insurance in New York; senior auditor for Kenneth Leventhal and Co. in Houston; and as an investment officer in Texas Commerce Bankshares in Houston.

Mr. Baker is a certified public accountant (CPA) and certified financial planner (CFP). He is co-author of the business book “How To Survive Your Year 2000 Solution” (1998) and author of the textbook “Residential Mortgage Loan Origination,”​ first published in 2004 and now in its second edition.

He is a member of the Texas Mortgage Bankers Association, the Dallas Mortgage Bankers Association, the Texas Real Estate Teachers Association (lifetime member), the Society of American Military Engineers, the Financial Planning Association, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Association of Insurance Financial Analysts.