Stephen Ponce-Pore is VP of Mortgage Lending for Guaranteed Rate in Fort Collins Colorado. He has been in the mortgage industry for 23 years in positions from underwriter to manager of multiple branches, but his passion is front line mortgage loan origination. He specifically enjoys working with first time homebuyers, investors and veterans. Wealth building through real estate investments is an area of special interest.
He grew up in Colorado and graduated from CU Boulder with degrees in Biology and Environmental Conservation, then earned a Master of Science in Sustainable Systems at Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania. He started his first company, Applied Conservation Technologies, to provided structural energy conservation services. The financing of that work led him to develop the ENERGY STAR Mortgage and work in cooperation with the Governor’s Energy Office to finance energy efficient homes and home improvements.
He and his wife and two children have called Fort Collins home since 2001.