Guaranteed Rate Promotes Nikolaos Athanasiou to Chief Operating Officer
Guaranteed Rate, the eighth largest retail mortgage lender in the nation and an industry technology leader, announced it promoted Nikolaos Athanasiou to chief operating officer from executive vice president.
“With Nikolaos leading our management team, I’m excited about our organizational enhancements as we continue to grow and transform our business,” said Victor Ciardelli, president and CEO of Guaranteed Rate. “As we head into 2016, we’re ready to solidify our position as America’s premier mortgage lender and a leader in technology with our Digital Mortgage.”
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.