Guild Mortgage Company, Leadership Team Recognized with Local, Regional and National Honors

Guild Deemed as Best Place to Work, Fast Growing, Moving the Economy

SAN DIEGO / Aug 11, 2016

Guild Mortgage was founded in San Diego in 1960 and has grown from a single office to become one of the largest independent mortgage banking companies in the U.S. because of its entrepreneurial culture, quality of people and commitment to customer service.

Guild has thrived through creating a positive team environment, collegial culture and philosophy of continuous improvement. The company provides extensive training and professional development opportunities for all employees, from new hires to senior managers, enabling the company to have one of the highest retention rates in the industry.

The company is dedicated to helping first-time homebuyers in particular achieve their dreams of home ownership. Guild also specializes in helping active duty and retired military personnel to secure VA loans, which provide 100 percent financing and flexible qualifying standards. Guild expands upon its philosophy of quality customer service by giving back to every community it serves through company wide community outreach and volunteer programs.

These many factors have resulted in the company and its leadership team being recognized regularly as tops in the industry and in the communities they serve. The following summarizes the most recent honors.

Awards and Accolades:

HousingWire Magazine, Women of Influence, August 2016: Mary Ann McGarry was included in HousingWire Magazine’s Women of Influence for 2016, which recognizes significant contributions of women to their businesses and to the mortgage and real estate industries. In its fifth annual edition, Mary Ann was one of 44 women selected.

San Diego Business Journal, Top Tech Exec Awards in San Diego, May 2016: Linda Scott, CIO, was honored for her leadership in the mortgage lending process. The Top Tech Exec Awards recognize outstanding information technology executives who work in San Diego, as nominated by their peers and clients.

Mortgage Professional America Magazine, Hot 100, April 2016: Mary Ann McGarry was included in MPA’s Hot 100 list, which honors the industry’s most engaging, most successful and most innovative people. From CEOs and presidents of major lenders to local heroes, finalists are recognized for changing the face of the mortgage industry and the way mortgage pros do business.

San Diego Metropolitan, Metro Movers, March 2016: Mary Ann McGarry was selected as a Mover and Shaker for San Diego. The award identifies men and women who have made outstanding contributions to their professions and who are poised to add to their achievements in 2016.

San Diego Business Journal, Most Admired CEO of the Year 2016: Mary Ann McGarry was honored during the newspaper’s 10th annual awards program for most admired CEO for large privately held companies, which recognizes San Diego business professionals for the roles they play in the success of their businesses and their positive impact on their companies and the community.

San Diego Business Journal, Top CFOs in San Diego, March 2016: Terry Schmidt, CFO, was recognized for her contributions to the recent growth of Guild to become one of the fastest growing independent mortgage banking companies in the U.S.

San Diego Metropolitan, Most Admired Companies in San Diego, December 2015: Guild was recognized as one of the most admired companies in San Diego for its outstanding reputation in the community.

San Diego Business Journal, Women Who Mean Business, November 2015: Mary Ann McGarry was cited as a woman business leader who contributes to and makes a significant difference in the San Diego business community.

The San Diego Union-Tribune, Top Workplaces, November 2015: The award identifies companies that have outstanding human resource practices, an esteemed company culture and business that are highly valued and appreciated by employees. This award showcases the benefits of creating a positive work environment and valuing staff members. Guild received this award for the third consecutive year.

San Diego Magazine, Women of the Year Award, September 2015: Mary Ann McGarry was nominated as a dynamic woman and business leader in San Diego who is committed to creating positive change.

Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2015: Mary Ann McGarry, CEO, has received San Diego’s Entrepreneur of the Year award in the financial services category. The award identifies CEOs that have outstanding entrepreneurship skills and have attributed to the growth of companies in their local communities.

Mortgage Professional America, Elite Women in Mortgage 2015: Editors of this magazine for real estate finance professionals selected Mary Ann McGarry, CEO, as one of the elite women in the mortgage banking industry for 2015.

San Diego Metropolitan, Women Who Impact San Diego, May 2015: Mary Ann McGarry, CEO, was a repeat winner of this program, which recognizes outstanding business professionals who contribute to their community.

San Diego Magazine, Top Tech Executives in San Diego, April 2015: Linda Scott, CIO, was honored for her leadership in creating proprietary systems to speed the mortgage lending process for all applicants and for continuing to build the infrastructure as Guild went from 75 offices in 16 states in 2010 to more than 250 in 26 states in 2015.

Mortgage Executive Magazine, Top 100 Mortgage Companies in the U.S., March 2015: The company was also recognized for its strong growth in purchase loans, with percentages among the highest in the industry.

San Diego Business Journal, Top CFOs in San Diego, March 2015: Terry Schmidt, CFO, was recognized for her contributions to the recent growth of Guild to become one of the fastest growing independent mortgage banking companies in the U.S.

The San Diego Union-Tribune, Top Workplaces, November 2014: The award identifies companies that have outstanding human resource practices, an esteemed company culture and business that are highly valued and appreciated by employees. This award showcases the benefits of creating a positive work environment and valuing staff members.

San Diego Business Journal, Fastest Growing Private Companies, October 2014: Guild ranked No. 3 on the list of fast growing companies in San Diego.

San Diego Metropolitan, Metro Movers, February 2014: The award identifies men and women who have made outstanding contributions to their professions and who are poised to add to their achievements in 2014.

The San Diego Union-Tribune, Top Workplaces, November 2013: The award identifies companies who have outstanding human resource practices, an esteemed company culture and business that are highly valued and appreciated by employees. This award showcases the benefits of creating a positive work environment and valuing staff members.

San Diego Business Journal, Women Who Mean Business, November 2013: Mary Ann McGarry was cited as a woman business leader who contributes to and makes a significant difference in the San Diego business community.

San Diego Magazine, Women Who Move the City, September 2013: This annual award honors dynamic local women who truly are an inspiration in their efforts of working diligently to effect positive change and improve the community. All nominees are celebrated and San Diego Magazine names the Woman of the Year.

Mortgage Banking magazine, 20 Leading Industry Women, September 2013: The award recognizes women in leadership roles who have made significant contributions to the real estate finance business.

San Diego Metropolitan, Women Who Impact, May 2013: SD METRO’s Women Who Impact 2013 awards a group of outstanding professionals who have made a name for themselves in their careers, who are making significant contributions to the San Diego community and who have had a positive influence on employees and community members.

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).