Guaranteed Rate Companies Celebrates Most Top Women Originators on Scotsman Guide in Company History
Historic total includes two of the influential list’s top 5 spots and No. 1 in VA loans
May 2, 2022 (CHICAGO)–Guaranteed Rate Companies, a leader in mortgage lending and digital financial services, had 143 mortgage professionals named to the influential Scotsman Guide annual list of “Top Women Originators,” marking the most in its history. Members of the Guaranteed Rate family of companies on this list include Guaranteed Rate, Guaranteed Rate Affinity, OriginPoint and Proper Rate.
This Scotsman Guide ranking celebrates female loan originators who excel in customer service and who leverage advanced mortgage technology to exponentially grow their business.
“We could not be prouder of what these amazing Loan Officers have accomplished,” said Guaranteed Rate President and CEO, Victor Ciardelli. “During an unprecedented year, they stepped up and served more clients than ever before. We would not be where we are without them.”
Two of the list’s top five spots were taken by Guaranteed Rate Companies loan officers. Risha Kilaru, a long-time Guaranteed Rate loan officer who recently joined the company’s newest joint venture OriginPoint, claimed the No. 1 spot, funding more than $834 million in total loan volume and closing 862 loans in 2021. Guaranteed Rate’s Dianne Crosby secured the No. 5 spot on the list with more than $454 million in total loan volume and closing 554 loans in 2021.
Jennifer Beeston, who funded more than $237 million in total loan volume and closed 658 loans in 2021, was recognized as the Top Woman VA Loan Originator on Scotsman’s list as well as Guaranteed Rate’s Top VA Originator.
To support the growth of female loan originators, Guaranteed Rate Companies formally established the Guaranteed Rate Organization of Women (GROW) in 2018. GROW is a platform for women to champion each other’s successes, exchange ideas and generate increased empowerment and confidence. The organization now conducts a mentorship program, monthly webinars and an annual conference to further promote and celebrate the women of Guaranteed Rate.
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About Guaranteed Rate Companies
Guaranteed Rate Companies is a leader in mortgage lending and digital financial services. Headquartered in Chicago, the Guaranteed Rate Companies has more than 10,000 employees in over 850 branches across the U.S., serving all 50 states and Washington, D.C. Since its launch in 2000, Guaranteed Rate Companies has helped more than 1 million homeowners with home purchase loans and refinances, with a total loan volume of more than $116 billion in 2021 alone. The company has cemented itself as an industry leader by introducing innovative technology, offering low rates and delivering unparalleled customer service. Honors and awards include: Top Lender for Online Service for 2018 by U.S. News & World Report; Best Mortgage Lender for Online Loans and Best Mortgage Lender for Refinancing by NerdWallet for 2021; HousingWire’s 2020 Tech100 award for the company’s industry-leading FlashClose℠ technology; No. 3 ranking in Scotsman Guide’s 2021 list of Top Retail Mortgage Lenders; Chicago Agent Magazine’s Lender of the Year for six consecutive years; and Chicago Tribune’s Top Workplaces list for seven consecutive years. Visit rate.com for more information.