Meet the Team

Beata Bukowski – Branch Manager / Team Lead
NMLS# 154661










Beata is a consistent top producer and one of the country’s most premier Loan Officer.  She is a recipient of the Top 1% Originator in America and Top 200 Originators in America by Scotsman’s Guide, and four-time recipient of the prestigious Five Star Professional Award featured in Chicago Magazine.

Beata’s passion for helping clients is matched by very few and she possesses a sincere drive for helping people realize the dream of home ownership, which she has been doing since 1992. In addition to Beata’s success and her 24 years of experience in the mortgage industry, her commitment to educating and empowering her clients and partners alike has earned her a loyal base of customer support as well as a strong foundation of referral business within the Real Estate and Financial Services communities. Beata now leads her own team of mortgage professionals dedicated to providing first-rate service to each of their clients, one home loan at a time.

Beata currently Lives in Bucktown, Chicago with her three beautiful children and Dusty, the family dog.  Beata enjoys working out, reading, spending time with her family and running, having completed numerous marathons and triathlons around the country.


Monika Tkaczyk – Senior Loan Partner
NMLS# 756004










Monika Tkaczyk has been providing personalized mortgage advice and assistance to her clients since 2003, offering the best loan options for home purchases and refinancing. She is truly passionate about her profession, and, as a result, her business is based entirely on referrals from past clients, their families, and business partners. When you decide to contact Monika, it means that you care about receiving the best possible advice, service, rates, and loan products to fit your individual needs.

Monika works for Fairway Independent Mortgage, which has numerous loan programs and down payment options to match the best product with each individual’s needs. The entire loan application process is handled in house, which means that from processing to underwriting, closing and funding the loan, it is all handled by a local team. Being extremely efficient by utilizing the best technologies, the team at Fairway Independent Mortgage maintains full-time control of the loan process, delivering an exceptional service along with a competitive edge in the industry.

Monika graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a B.S. in civil engineering and an M.S. in environmental engineering. She worked in the engineering consulting industry before joining the mortgage business in 2003. In her spare time, Monika enjoys outdoor family activities, taking camping trips, and playing sports with her children. She also loves playing tennis, swimming, and hanging out with family and friends.

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Konrad Kosciuk – Loan Officer / Loan Partner

NMLS# 95044

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Konrad worked as Mortgage Banker prior to joining Team Beata Bukowski in May of 2013.  Konrad brings enthusiasm and a unique skill set to the team as a decorated Veteran of the U.S Army, where he worked in the field of Intelligence. He also holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Illinois State University. Konrad is a resourceful and outgoing individual who thrives in a challenging environments and overcoming obstacles. He credits his current success, in large part, to the fact that he learned from “the most competent and hard-working mortgage professional in the business, Beata Bukowski.”

Konrad’s greatest satisfaction comes from developing close relationships with clients and business partners while helping them out with mortgage solutions. Konrad consistently goes the extra mile to create fans out of clients.  Satisfied customers are his priority.

Konrad currently resides in Wicker Park, Chicago. He is a very proud Chicagoan and plans to call Chicago home for the rest of his life. He enjoys skiing, biking, basketball and the outdoors. He is also a member of the Army National Guard here in Chicago, serving as a Senior Sergeant for Charlie Company 341st Military Intelligence Battalion, located in the South Loop.




Katherine D. Bukowski – Loan Officer/Loan Partner/Processor
NMLS# 224103










Kathy has worked in the mortgage industry for over 16 years and has a wide range of knowledge in the industry,  from processing to quality control to loan origination.  Her time in the industry has helped her  develop strong relationships with several lenders. She has been a part of Team Beata Bukowski since May of 2014, after moving from the Northwest Suburbs to Chicago. Kathy is highly dedicated and passionate about her job and will do everything in her power to help families realize the American dream of  homeownership. Kathy is extremely hard working and diligent in making every loan a success story. In an industry where customer service is very important, Kathy always tries to offer the best possible service and customer experience. Most of all, knowledge is the key. Kathy tries to offer each client the knowledge they need to make a sound financial decision when it comes to their loan. Kathy is  a mortgage professional who does not stop working when the clock hits 5 pm.

Kathy currently lives in the vibrant Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago and enjoys all that Chicago has to offer. Kathy loves a wide variety of music so you might run into her at one of the many diverse music venues throughout the city. She enjoys going to concerts, plays, musicals and art exhibits.  She also enjoys traveling and sightseeing. Most of all she enjoys boating during the summer months and just spending time with friends and family. During the winter months, Kathy loves to ski and snowboard. Kathy is also a huge fan of movies.





Marcin Bukowski – Loan Partner

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Marcin has been a staple at Team Beata Bukowski since 2015 and is our Customer Care Specialist.  Marcin has been in the industry for many many years and his vast knowledge of the mortgage guidelines combined with his years of experience, really make the difference.  Marcin is our expert in taking that initial application until the customer expectations are met.  In his free time Marcin enjoys snowboarding, snowmobiling and fishing.


Susan Lizak – Loan Partner

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Suzy has been with Team Beata Bukowski since 2015.  Suzy Graduated DePaul University in Hospitality Management and loved living in Chicago until she moved to Wheeling this past year.  Suzy enjoys the mortgage industry because of the different challenges it brings every day.  Her favorite part of working with Team Beata Bukowski is that she gets to help families realize their dream of home ownership.  She loves vacationing in warm climates, snowboarding and spending time with her family.