Brings 25 years of experience to new position to support
continued growth at major independent mortgage lender
SAN DIEGO – Guild Mortgage, one of the largest independent mortgage lenders in the U.S., has selected Gabe Minton as its first executive vice president of information technology.
Mary Ann McGarry, president and CEO, said Guild conducted an extensive national search to fill the position, which will be an essential addition to the senior management team for ensuring the company is well positioned for continued growth. Minton, who has more than 25 years’ experience in leadership roles with mortgage and technology companies, will report directly to McGarry.
“Gabe will lead our technology information strategy, bringing a fresh perspective and broad experience to our company as we seek to reach new levels,” McGarry said. “We have many critical initiatives already underway, including our MyMortgage digital mortgage portal and new approaches to quality assurance. Gabe’s visionary leadership and expertise will help Guild reach its strategic growth goals as we use advanced technology to enhance our culture of customer service excellence that has distinguished the company for more than 50 years.”
Minton has established a strong history of success with mortgage banking and technology companies in a variety of settings, with responsibilities that included strategy and execution, communications, software development and vendor relations.
Minton joins Guild from PHH Mortgage, where he served as senior vice president and chief information officer from 2014 to 2017 with overall responsibility for the IT division. Previously, he was with ServiceLink (Black Knight Financial Services), where he served as SVP of Information Services from 2010 to 2014, with responsibility for driving strategy and implementation of products and services. During his rapid rise in the mortgage technology industry, Minton served in senior management, strategy and technology positions with Motivity Solutions, Mortgage Cadence and the Mortgage Bankers Association. He was one of the leading architects and founding members of MISMO, the Mortgage Industry Standards Maintenance Organization (a subsidiary of the Mortgage Bankers Association). Early in his career he worked in various engineering capacities for the U.S. Navy.
“Guild is already a strong technology company and poised for more growth. In reviewing its history, I found ongoing innovation and sound technology investments,” said Minton. “The company developed its own proprietary, integrated technology platform over two decades ago and kept improving it to provide high levels of customer service and maximize operational efficiencies, while maintaining ownership of its core systems and data. It has strong strategic partnerships with industry-leading providers including: Roostify, Salesforce, Tavant and IBM. I am pleased to be joining Guild as it enters a new era of technology innovation with MyMortgage and other IT platforms and applications to improve the experience for every customer, employee, partner and supplier that we work with throughout the entire mortgage lending process.”
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 dream 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
Founded in 1960 when the modern U.S. mortgage industry was just forming, Guild Mortgage Co. is a nationally recognized independent mortgage lender offering a wide range of residential mortgage products and local in-house processing, underwriting and funding. Its collegial and entrepreneurial culture enables it to deliver unsurpassed levels of customer service. Having been through every economic cycle, the company has grown 16-fold since 2008, and now has more than 3,800 employees operating from 250 branch and satellite offices in 25 states. Guild’s highly trained loan professionals are experienced in government-sponsored programs such as FHA, VA, USDA, low down payment assistance programs and other specialized loan programs. The company generated $15.9 billion in loan volume in 2016, as compared to $1 billion in 2008. In addition, Guild services more than 155,000 loans, which totaled $30 billion in 2016, and has correspondent banking relationships with credit unions and community banks in 47 states. (Equal Housing Lender- Company NMLS #3274).