Guaranteed Rate Leads Scotsman Guide’s Top Women Originators 2018 Rankings
Chicago, Ill., May 1, 2019 --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 a 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 the 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.