Guild Mortgage welcomes new branch manager

Mike Medlock Joins Guild Mortgage as Manager of Lee’s Summit, Missouri Branch

Award winning mortgage professional has 29 years of experience in the region

LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. – Dec. 08, 2021 – Guild Mortgage (NYSE: GHLD), a rapidly growing mortgage lending company that has originated and serviced residential loans since 1960, hired Mike Medlock (NMLS ID #318815), an experienced manager and top performing loan officer, to manage its branch in Lee’s Summit, Missouri.

Named a “Five Star Professional” through the Five Star Mortgage Professional program for each of the last 10 years, Medlock brings nearly three decades of experience to his new role as a branch manager at Guild. He joins Guild from Flat Branch Home Loans, where he was an area manager supervising all aspects of the home loan process for the Kansas City area. Before that, he served seven years as a branch manager and senior loan officer with Cornerstone Mortgage, Inc., which was then acquired by Guild. Medlock also held roles with First Community Bank, Supreme Lending, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage and Approved Home Mortgage LLC.

Midwest Regional Vice President Angi Stevenson said Medlock will be a key part of the management team and play an integral role in growing business for the branch in Lee’s Summit, the state’s sixth largest city, and beyond. As a longtime local resident, he specializes in the Kansas City Metro area.

“Lee’s Summit has enjoyed quality growth over the years and has been recognized by Money Magazine as one of the 100 best places to live in the U.S.,” Stevenson said. “We’re looking forward to Mike leading our efforts to provide the region with a wider array of loan options, enabling more Missourians to enjoy the benefits of homeownership.”

“I joined Guild because of its customer-focused culture and dedication to creating customers for life,” Medlock said. “Beyond helping first-time and other homebuyers with a wide range of loan options, Guild services most of its loans. This enables us to continue our relationships with homebuyers and help with their future lending needs, taking advantage of new loan programs.”

The Lee’s Summit branch is located at 255 NW Blue Parkway, Suite 202, Lee’s Summit, MO 64063 (NMLS ID #1719084). The branch achieved strong results through the first nine months of 2021. For the period ended Sept. 30, 2021, the Guild branch had volume of $78.9 million, up 23% from $64.1 million in the first nine months of 2020. In that same period, number of units increased 17% to 361 from 309 and the average loan amount was $218,740, up 5% from $207,552.

Headquartered in San Diego, Guild Mortgage is a leading national lender with an established 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. Its loan professionals can serve the needs of any homebuyer, from helping first-time buyers achieve homeownership, often through government loan programs, to those looking for jumbo loans. 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 community impact, 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.