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Guild Mortgage Adds Experienced Team in Kansas

Senior Loan Officers James Finch and Hannah Cartwright Join Overland Park Branch; Bring More than 27 Years of Combined Mortgage Lending Experience

Overland Park, Kan. – Guild Mortgage (NYSE: GHLD), a leading mortgage lending company that has originated and serviced residential loans since 1960, has continued to expand in the Midwest with the addition of senior loan officers James Finch (NMLS ID #289998) and Hannah Cartwright (NMLS ID #1070198) to its Overland Park branch (NMLS ID # 1713567).

Finch and Cartwright join Guild from First National Bank of Omaha, where they had more than $60 million in combined loan volume at the time of their transition. Finch has close to 20 years of mortgage lending experience, while Cartwright has been in the industry for seven years.

Finch said the driving factors behind his decision to join Guild were quality leadership, a people-first culture, commitment to growth and advanced technology.

“Guild’s dedication to its loan officers and commitment to providing first-rate resources and support were very attractive as we evaluated the future of our business,” he said. “Our team shares similar values with Guild and its dedication to creating customers for life. By leveraging Guild’s servicing portfolio and proprietary technology platform, we’re positioned to stay connected with our current customers and have the tools to continue to grow and serve more homebuyers across Johnson County.”

Guild’s Overland Park branch is located at 10740 Nall Ave. Suite 150 and led by district manager Dave Brown (NMLS ID # 216112). The Guild team offers hundreds of loan products for a variety of customers, including first-time homebuyers, military families and rural residents. Brown and his team also offer many state, county and city housing programs that provide down payment assistance.

“At Guild, we strive to help each customer make the best choice when buying a home. We have the knowledge, experience and loan options to help each individual or family find a loan to fit their needs,” Brown said. “James and Hannah share these commitments and will be great additions to our team as we continue to expand in the Midwest.”

Headquartered in San Diego, Guild Mortgage has nearly 4,000 employees operating from more than 200 retail branches in 31 states, including 18 branches in its Midwest Region, which includes Kansas, Missouri and Illinois. Since 2010 when its loan volume was just over $4 billion and it had 75 branches in 16 states, Guild has grown six-fold, expanding from its base in the West to the Southwest, Southeast, South and most recently, the Midwest. The company’s origination volume was $27.8 billion for the 12 months ended June 30, 2020.

A top-10 national lender by purchase loan volume1, Guild specializes in developing innovative pilot programs and specialized products to help deliver the promise of home in every neighborhood and community it serves. Its loan professionals can serve the needs of any homebuyer, from helping first-time buyers achieve homeownership, often through government loan programs, to homebuyers looking to upgrade with a jumbo loan. Guild also specializes in helping active duty and retired military personnel to secure VA loans, with 100% financing and flexible qualifying standards. The company is consistently recognized for its impact in the communities it serves, commitment to customer service, strength in regulatory compliance and workplace culture.


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Founded in 1960 when the modern U.S. mortgage industry was just forming, Guild Mortgage Company is a nationally recognized independent mortgage lender providing residential mortgage products and local in-house origination and servicing. Guild’s collaborative culture and commitment to diversity and inclusion enable it to deliver a personalized experience for each customer. With more than 4,000 employees and over 250 retail branches, Guild has relationships with credit unions, community banks, and other financial institutions and services loans in 49 states and the District of Columbia. Guild’s highly trained loan professionals are experienced in government-sponsored programs such as FHA, VA, USDA, down payment assistance programs and other specialized loan programs. Guild Mortgage Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Guild Holdings Company, whose shares of Class A common stock trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol GHLD.