Guaranteed Rate Chief Investment Officer Ted Ahern Wins HousingWire’s 2021 Vanguard Award
October 7, 2021 (CHICAGO) – Guaranteed Rate, one of America’s top five retail mortgage lenders, is proud to announce its Chief Investment Officer Ted Ahern has won a 2021 HousingWire Vanguard Award.
“Ted’s contributions to Guaranteed Rate over the past 16 years have been incredible,” said Guaranteed Rate President and CEO Victor Ciardelli. “It’s great to see him recognized by the industry for the hard work and dedication he’s put into helping us grow the company.”
Since joining Guaranteed Rate in 2005, Ahern has played an integral role in the exponential growth of the company by crafting and implementing financial strategies and acquisitions. He and the Guaranteed Rate executive team have recently completed a number of acquisitions, including deals for multi-channel lender Stearns and California-based Owning Corporation.
“I am honored to receive this prestigious recognition,” said Ahern. “It would not be possible without the amazing team I collaborate and work with every day at Guaranteed Rate.”
Now in its seventh year, the award recognizes C-level and business unit executives who have become leaders in the housing and mortgage finance industries. The recipients were carefully chosen by HousingWire’s selection committee for their vital contributions to their companies and the dynamic ways they are changing the industry.
HousingWire has recognized that this year’s honorees were presented with additional challenges due to the pandemic. "The Vanguards have become one of the highest achievements in housing and this year’s list of award recipients represent an elite group of executives who proved to be resilient and adaptable throughout this past 18 months of extraordinary circumstances in the industry,” said Chief Executive Officer of HW Media Clayton Collins.
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About Guaranteed Rate Companies
The Guaranteed Rate Companies includes Guaranteed Rate, Inc., one of the top 5 retail mortgage lenders in the United States, Guaranteed Rate Affinity, LLC, and Proper Rate, LLC. Headquartered in Chicago, Guaranteed Rate Companies combined funded over $73 billion in 2020 and have more than 10,000 employees in over 850 offices across the United States. Founded in 2000 and located in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., Guaranteed Rate has helped homeowners nationwide with home purchase loans and refinances. The company has established itself as an industry leader by introducing innovative technology, offering low rates and delivering unparalleled customer service. In 2017, the company launched 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. In 2020, the company launched Proper Rate, LLC, a mortgage origination joint venture between Guaranteed Rate, Inc. and @properties, one of the nation's largest residential brokerage firms. Collectively, the Guaranteed Rate Companies have earned numerous honors and awards including: Forbes Advisor’s Top 10 Mortgage Lenders for 2021; Best Mortgage Lender for Online Loans and Best Mortgage Lender for Refinancing by NerdWallet for 2021; 2018 Top Lender for Online Service by U.S. News & World Report; HousingWire’s 2020 Tech100 award for the company’s industry-leading FlashCloseSM technology; No. 3 ranking in Scotsman Guide's 2021 list of Top Retail Mortgage Lenders; Chicago Agent Magazine’s Lender of the Year for five consecutive years; and Chicago Tribune's Top Workplaces list for seven consecutive years. Visit rate.com for more information.
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