As national production manager, Barry Horn oversees retail production at Guild’s more than 300 offices across the country. This includes branch sales operations, field marketing and the company’s builder division. He provides leadership to the executives who manage nine separate regions across the country for Guild Mortgage.
Mr. Horn joined Guild in 2008 when it acquired his previous firm, Liberty Financial Group, a full-service mortgage banking company based in Bellevue, Wash. He founded the firm in 2001 and served as chairman and CEO prior to the transition to Guild. His leadership has played a key role in Guild’s growth over the past decade.
Mr. Horn has more than 30 years of executive management and entrepreneurial business operations experience. During his career, he has served as assistant to IBM’s chairman of the board and regional manager of IBM; executive vice president of Worldwide Sales of Attachmate Corporation, a $400 million software company; and CEO of Saltmine LLC., an e-business web development and consulting company.
His entrepreneurial experience includes forming New Link Corporation, a security software company, which he later sold to a public company in Germany. He later sold a second software venture, SafeData, to an acquiring company. Mr. Horn received a B.A. in economics and finance from Taylor University. He serves on several boards of directors including Northwest University and C3 Business Leaders. In addition, he is chair of the board of Liberty Road Foundation based in Bellevue, Wash.