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Guild Mortgage Opens First Branches in Ohio

Branch Manager Aric French will Lead Newly Established Branch in Columbus;
Branch Manager Nick Angelo Heads New Dayton Branch

Columbus, Ohio Guild Mortgage (NYSE: GHLD), a leading mortgage lending company originating and servicing residential loans since 1960, has expanded in the Midwest with two offices in Ohio. The company has opened branches in Columbus (NMLS ID #2061751) and Dayton (NMLS ID #2061741), its first locations in the state.

Guild’s Columbus office is led by branch manager Aric French (NMLS ID #1122638), who has been serving the central Ohio homebuying community for more than eight years. His team includes sales manager Todd Sindergard (NMLS ID #232840), loan officers Yanjana Adhikari (NMLS ID # 1946011) and Benjami Khan (NMLS ID #1637385), and originating loan officer assistant Dalton Summers (NMLS ID #1983425).

“We look forward to expanding into the Ohio market with the addition of Aric and his team,” said Eric Weiss, regional vice president with Guild who oversees the Columbus branch. “Aric and the team helped more than 500 families achieve the dream of homeownership last year, demonstrating the strong relationships and trust they have in the community. These are important qualities at Guild, where we work to create customers for life. Aric shares that vision, and we look forward to building on his deep connections and serving more homeowners in the growing Columbus market.”

The Columbus branch is located on the north side of the city at 8720 Orion Place, Suite 300, off I-71 and Ikea Way. It is roughly 10 miles from the downtown business districts and near Polaris Fashion Place, the largest shopping center in Central Ohio.

Guild’s new Dayton location is led by branch manager Nick Angelo (NMLS ID #1572973) and loan officer Justin Williams (NMLS ID #2030668). Angelo has four years of mortgage lending experience and specializes in working with first-time homebuyers, members of the military, investors and real estate agents in western Ohio. He is a CMA CERTIFIED MORTGAGE ADVISOR™1 and was recognized as a Five Star Professional “Rising Star” in Columbus and Cincinnati for 2021. He is licensed to do business in Indiana, Kentucky, Florida and Tennessee, in addition to Ohio.

Ohio is one of the more affordable real estate markets in the country and provides great options for first-time homebuyers or those looking to purchase their next home,” said Shayla Gifford (NMLS ID #315764), a district manager with Guild overseeing the Dayton branch. “We’re pleased to welcome Nick and Justin to our team, and to be opening our doors in this growing market. Nick is very knowledgeable about the mortgage process, and with Guild’s loan programs and technology at his disposal, he’ll be able to serve more customers in the greater Dayton area.”

Guild’s Dayton branch is at 1458 Yankee Park Place Suite A in Dayton, off I-675 and Lyons Road. The branch is located just minutes from the University of Dayton campus and downtown Dayton, and less than 20 miles from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

Headquartered in San Diego, Guild Mortgage has approximately 4,400 employees operating from more than 200 retail branches in 32 states. The company has expanded in the Midwest in recent years, acquiring St. Louis-based Cornerstone Mortgage in early 2018, a move that added 17 offices in Missouri, Illinois and Kansas. Additionally, Guild opened three branches in North Dakota in 2017 and expanded into Wisconsin in 2019.

A leading national lender, 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.