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Chicago, Ill., May 13, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Guaranteed Rate, one of the largest retail mortgage lenders in the country, welcomes John Stewart as Western Divisional Manager. Stewart brings nearly 30 years of mortgage and finance industry experience to the company and will be based out of Beverly Hills, California.
“We’re thrilled John has joined our team,” Guaranteed Rate Founder and CEO Victor Ciardelli said. “We're looking forward to seeing him use the grit and drive he's known for to strengthen our leadership team and help us build on our momentum in the market.”
Stewart began his career as a loan originator and worked his way up the sales management ranks and has held leadership positions with some of the largest lenders in the country. Most recently, Stewart served as president and co-founder of a real estate investment fund and an affiliated real estate and escrow company. He was also a founding board member of a mortgage lender affiliated with one of the largest real estate brokers in the country.
“When the opportunity to work at Guaranteed Rate presented itself, I couldn’t pass up the chance to join the team,” Stewart said. “Guaranteed Rate has a great value proposition for consumers and loan officers, which allows us to better serve homebuyers and deliver a hassle-free mortgage process.”
Since 2000, Guaranteed Rate has built a foundation of delivering competitive pricing, mortgage products and unmatched expertise from its top-producing loan officers, helping thousands of customers move into their dream homes. The company introduced the world’s first Digital Mortgage, creating an easy-to-understand, transparent loan process, which has led to an industry-leading customer satisfaction rating and exponential growth.
About Guaranteed Rate
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 more than $19 billion in loans in 2018 alone. The Company has cemented itself as the Home Purchase Experts® by introducing innovative technology, such as the world's first Digital Mortgage, by offering low rates within an easy-to-understand mortgage process and by delivering unparalleled customer service. 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 312-379-3521 Jennifer.Zeidler@rate.com