Honored for leadership in advancing his company and the housing industry
SAN DIEGO– David Battany, Guild Mortgage’s executive vice president of capital markets, has been honored with the annual Vanguard Award by HousingWire magazine.
Now in its second year, the HW Vanguard Awards™ program recognizes C-level industry professionals and business unit leaders of organizations contributing to the growth of the housing economy and its various sectors, including lending, servicing, investments and real estate. Battany was one of 40 professionals recognized for their outstanding contributions and leadership in moving markets forward each day of the year.
“The Vanguard Award places a strong emphasis on the contributions of outstanding teams to the future of our industry and the honor belongs to the many fine teams I work with at Guild,” said Battany. “HousingWire is a prestigious and respected source of news in our industry, and I am proud to be representing Guild Mortgage as we continue to meet the evolving needs of today’s homebuyers.”
Battany, who joined Guild Mortgage in May 2015, has made major contributions to the mortgage industry at the local, regional and national levels throughout his 30-year career. Most recently, he served as executive vice president of product strategy at PennyMac, the largest non-bank correspondent lender in the United States, following more than a decade at Fannie Mae, where he led strategy for single-family business and managed lender relationships.
Battany has helped create new products to assist a diverse group of borrowers in securing loans they may not have otherwise discovered. His leadership has helped develop programs for first-time homebuyers, minorities, women, veterans and those living in rural areas.
Battany also shows his leadership through his role on the board of the California Mortgage Bankers Association and as the chairman of the secondary markets and capital markets committee for the national MBA. In his second year as chairman, he is participating in a task force with members from a wide spectrum of the mortgage industry to create the future structure of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, government sponsored enterprises and secondary and capital markets.
In addition to making a difference in the mortgage industry, Battany has also made an impact in his community. He has been a volunteer police officer in Pasadena, Calif. since 1994 as a Level One Reserve, and also serves on the board of Habitat for Humanity, San Gabriel Valley Chapter.
HousingWire is a leading magazine source of news and information on various aspects of the mortgage and financial industry including investments, real estate, lending and servicing. The magazine has earned the title of “Best of Business” by the Society of Business Editors and Writers, as well as multiple other awards.
Guild offers a wide range of residential mortgage products, with in-house underwriting and funding, which provide consistency and speed throughout the loan process. Its loan professionals can serve the needs of any homebuyer, from helping first-time homebuyers achieve their dreams of home ownership, often through government loan programs, to providing jumbo home loans. Guild also specializes in helping active duty and retired military personnel to secure VA loans, which provide 100 percent financing and flexible qualifying standards.
About Guild Mortgage
Guild Mortgage Co. was founded in 1960 as a home financing company for American Housing Guild in San Diego, California. Guild broadened its range of services in 1972 by including resale mortgage financing. After decades of successful innovation and growth, Guild Mortgage Co. is now a nationally recognized mortgage banking company with 234 branch and satellite offices in 25 states. It generated loan volume of $13.8 billion in 2015, up 86.1 percent from $7.4 billion in 2014. Its servicing volume reached $22.3 billion in 2015, up 34 percent from $16.6 billion in 2014. In addition, Guild has correspondent banking relationships with credit unions and community banks in 47 states. (Equal Housing Lender- Company NMLS #3274).