December 05, 2016 4:38 PM ET

Thrifts and Mortgage Finance

Company Overview of Guaranteed Rate, Inc.

Company Overview

Guaranteed Rate, Inc. provides mortgage lending services in the United States. It offers loans for buying and refinancing homes. The company was founded in 1999 and is based in Chicago, Illinois. It has additional offices in the United States.

3940 North Ravenswood Avenue

Chicago, IL 60613

United States

Founded in 1999





Key Executives for Guaranteed Rate, Inc.

Founder, Chief Executive Officer and President
Chief Operating Officer
President of Online Division
Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Senior Vice President of Mortgage Lending
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Guaranteed Rate, Inc. Key Developments

Guaranteed Rate Promotes Nikolaos Athanasiou to Chief Operating Officer

Guaranteed Rate, announced that it promoted Nikolaos Athanasiou to chief operating officer from executive vice president. Athanasiou joined Guaranteed Rate's first New England branch office in 2009 and moved to Chicago in 2011, where he led the growth of Direct Division to nearly $2 Billion nationally in 2013. He has served in several leadership roles as a key asset in the company's continued success. As Chief Operating Officer, Athanasiou will work with the sales, underwriting and operations teams to enhance efficiency, optimize performance and deliver results.

Guaranteed Rate Appoints John Elias as the Chief Revenue and Strategy Officer

Guaranteed Rate announced that John Elias will join the management team as the chief revenue and strategy officer starting December 16, 2015. Previously, Elias was the president of 1st Advantage Mortgage and an independent executive consultant in the financial services industry. Elias spent nearly 10 years at Guaranteed Rate, rising to executive vice president from 2003 to 2013. Elias is praised for his extensive insights in the financial and mortgage industries, along with his ability to grow and scale a business rapidly. Elias will lead managers across the country to drive profitability, move into new markets and increase originations nationally at Guaranteed Rate.

Guaranteed Rate Hires Fred Quick as Senior Vice President of Consumer Direct Sales

Guaranteed Rate continues its growth with the addition of Fred Quick as senior vice president of consumer direct sales. Quick will lead all revenue generation activities in Irvine, Calif., and implement best practices across Guaranteed Rate's entire call service environment. Prior to Guaranteed Rate, Quick led sales operations of centralized divisions in California and Arizona for loan Depot. Quick has developed and implemented programs on a large scale designed to increase production, reduce attrition and provide superior customer experience. These include various sales coaching initiatives, leadership development programs, career pathing and cross-training initiatives.

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