Guaranteed Rate Welcomes Two New Regional Managers To California Offices
CHICAGO– Guaranteed Rate, one of the ten largest retail mortgage lenders in the U.S., announced that two mortgage industry veterans will be joining offices in California. Yong Choi has been named regional manager of Inland Empire, CA, and Chris Chudacoff has been named senior vice president and regional manager of Orange County, CA.
Choi will help the company’s growth in efforts to recruit top loan originators and will be responsible for sales leadership and mentoring originators. Prior to joining Guaranteed Rate, Choi worked with several large companies for 23 years, which include American Home Mortgage and Wells Fargo Home Mortgage. In 2012 he surpassed $55 million in closed loans, with over 75% of the business being purchase. Choi studied business administration and finance at Boston College.
Chudacoff will oversee business development for Orange County and Southern CA. He has been in the mortgage industry for 22 years. Chudacoff has held titles that include loan agent, branch manager, regional manager, VP of business development and has owned his own mortgage company for seven years. He has also spent time coaching and mentoring other loan originators to grow their business, along with helping over 1,100 clients obtain their best mortgage solutions.
Founded in 2000, Guaranteed Rate has become one of the nation’s fastest growing mortgage companies by offering low rate, low fee mortgages and superior customer service. The company has approximately 175 offices nationwide, including seventeen in California. The company is licensed in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., and funded $12.4 billion in loans in 2014 alone.