Dave Lykken

David Lykken

Co-Founding Partner of MBS

Managing Partner - Transformation Mortgage Solutions 

[email protected]; (512) 579-0999


David Lykken has a passion to help mortgage companies grow and prosper by providing solid business strategies and advice. He thoroughly loves working with his clients and has had amazing results. It's not just the energy he brings to each new relationship - rather the way he simultaneously supports and challenges his clients, building on strengths and pinpointing areas for improvement.


With more than 37 years of industry experience, David has garnered a national reputation as an industry expert. He is the host of the weekly radio program Lykken on Lending, with new episodes airing Mondays at 10:00am P/1:00pm E, as well as a frequent guest on FOX Business News with Neil Cavuto, Stuart Varney, Liz Claman and Dave Asman with additional guest appearances on the CBS Evening News, Bloomberg TV and radio. His thoughts and opinions about the mortgage and housing industry are often quoted in business sections of leading news papers across the country, as well as in mortgage industry trade publications.


David is renowned for his unique blend of technology and business experience and success working with early-stage startups all the way up to thriving public companies. He has the "been-there-done-that" experience as the founder of two Southern California mortgage banking companies and partner in a large national mortgage banking company. Possessing a strong entrepreneurial spirit, he also started a computerized loan origination (CLO) software company literally in his garage, which eventually grew into a large national publicly traded tech company that captured a 23% market share. Since 2000, he has helped a growing number of business owners and senior management teams dramatically transform their businesses – shaping the next generation of mortgage banker in the process.


David also has a BA from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA. He lives in the beautiful Texas Hill Country west of Austin with his wife and two daughters. He is active in marketplace Christian ministry.


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