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Guaranteed Rate Leads Scotsman Guide’s Top Women Originators 2018 Rankings

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The national retail mortgage lender has 20 female mortgage professionals ranked as top originators

Chicago, Ill., May 01, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Guaranteed Rate, one of the largest retail mortgage lenders in the nation, celebrates 20 female mortgage professionals named to the Scotsman Guide annual list of “Top Women Originators.”

Five out of the top 30 were Guaranteed Rate loan officers, including the number one female originator in the country, Risha Kilaru, of Fremont, California, who funded more than $239 million in loan volume and closed over 343 loans in 2018.

“These women have shown true grit and determination and really stand above the crowd,” said Guaranteed Rate Founder and CEO, Victor Ciardelli. “We could not be prouder of what they have accomplished and are lucky to call them part of our Guaranteed Rate family.” 

The Scotsman Guide rankings celebrate female loan originators who excel in customer service, utilize mortgage technology and exponentially grow their business.

This year, the Guaranteed Rate Organization of Women (GROW) has been recognized for its mission to fight “unconscious bias with conscious collaboration" in a male dominated industry.

“By recognizing the top-producing women loan originators, Scotsman is helping change the face of the traditionally male-dominated industry,” said Dianne Crosby, Vice President of Mortgage Lending in Berkeley, California, and Chair of GROW. “This is monumental not just for Guaranteed Rate, but for all of the individuals who made the list.”

Guaranteed Rate loan originators named to the Scotsman Guide 2018 Top Women Originators List, by ranking, are:


1      Risha Kilaru

21    Allyson Kreycik

23    Dianne Crosby

26    Nicole Santizo

28    Julee Felsman

44    Jennifer Martinez

53    Michele Stanisch

54    Christina Trethewey

55    Amber Arwine

65    Megan Wells

67    Michelle Bobart

92    Christin Luckman

101   Debra Chmiel

102   Jennifer Fairfield

129   Danielle Young

148   Melinda McCaslin

175   Marsha Gandy

190   Leslie Struthers

194   Debra Shultz

196   Jennifer Beeston

About Guaranteed Rate Companies

Guaranteed Rate is one of the largest retail mortgage lenders in the United States. Headquartered in Chicago, the Company has more than 4,000 employees in nearly 330 offices across the U.S. and Washington, D.C., and is licensed in all 50 states. Since its founding in 2000, Guaranteed Rate has helped hundreds of thousands of homeowners with home purchase loans and refinances and funded nearly $24 billion in 2018. The Company has cemented itself as the Home Purchase Experts® by introducing innovative technology, such as the world's first Digital Mortgage, offering low rates within an easy-to-understand mortgage process and by delivering unparalleled customer service. 2017 marked the launch of Guaranteed Rate Affinity, LLC, a mortgage origination joint venture between Guaranteed Rate, Inc. and Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY), a global leader in residential real estate franchising and brokerage. Honors and awards include: “Top Lender for Online Service” for 2018 by U.S. News & World Report; No. 3 ranking in Scotsman Guide's Top Retail Mortgage Lenders 2017; Top Lender 2016, 2017 and 2018 by Chicago Agent magazine; Chicago Tribune's Top Workplaces list for seven consecutive years; and Best Overall Online Lender and Best Lender for FHA Refinance by NerdWallet in 2018. Visit rate.com for more information.


Jennifer Zeidler
Guaranteed Rate

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