Guild Mortgage promotes Michelle Castle to Area Manager

Guild Mortgage Promotes Michelle Castle to Area Manager

Castle will be responsible for growth and recruiting efforts in North Texas

San DiegoGuild Mortgage (NYSE: GHLD), a rapidly growing mortgage lending company originating and servicing residential loans since 1960, has promoted Michelle Castle (NMLS ID #231122) to area manager in North Texas.

In her expanded role, Castle will support Guild’s growth initiatives through the recruitment, development and management of new branches and talent in its Texas Region. She will continue to manage the Sherman branch (NMLS ID #1211748) and lead many of the region’s training and coaching efforts.

“Michelle has been a rising star in our industry since she joined Guild more than 10 years ago,” said Arthur Ochoa, vice president and regional manager of the Texas region. “She’s been one of the most successful originators in the area, with more than $35 million in loan volume through the second quarter of this year. She’s always willing to jump in and help others, and her coaching and customer service training programs have been a key driver of our growth. We know she’ll do great things in this role and help us bring on more talented people throughout North Texas.”

Since opening the Sherman branch in 2011, Castle has guided thousands of families through their personalized home loan process. She has earned several national and regional awards, including being named to Scotsman Guide’s Top Originators rankings on multiple occasions and being voted ‘Best Loan Officer’ by the Herald Democrat every year since 2013. Additionally, she was named Affiliate of the Year in 2012 and earned the Educational Leadership Award from the Greater Texoma Association of Realtors in 2017.

Castle serves as a mentor and coach to top producers across the country, and is an active member of her community, having devoted countless hours to helping improve the lives of others. She currently serves as a board member and is the former president for the Child and Family Guidance Center of Texoma. In 2017, she was presented with the Athena Leadership Award by Austin College, which recognizes individuals who devote time and energy to improve the quality of life for others in the community and assist women in realizing their full leadership potential.

A leading national lender by purchase loan volume, Guild has a deep history of developing innovative pilot programs and specialized products in partnership with government organizations 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 for a jumbo loan. Guild also helps active duty and retired military personnel who qualify for 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.