Rate.com Research Center
We're an independent, editorial operation that aims to provide accurate, unbiased and helpful news, analysis and advice on matters of personal finance. We don't promote the products and services of Guaranteed Rate or of any other company. Our content is written, edited and published by experienced journalists without any interference from others. We welcome your comments and feedback. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jeff Bailey, co-editor-in-chief, for 20 years served as a reporter, editor and columnist at the Wall Street Journal. He has also been a reporter for The New York Times and Los Angeles Times, served as the editor of Crain’s Chicago Business and founding editor of YCharts, a financial analysis platform. Bailey has also written for many national magazines.
Betsy Edgerton, managing editor, is an associate professor of journalism in the Communication Department at Columbia College Chicago. Her journalism career has focused on managing and editing business publications, including at Crain Communications. She's also a book editor and freelance editor at consulting and market research companies such as Ipsos’ GenPop.
Founder & CEO
Victor, founder and CEO of Guaranteed Rate, has pioneered the use of data in the mortgage industry, helping to transform the formerly paper-intensive business into an increasingly digital enterprise. Along the way, Victor, a former front-line loan officer, gained an appreciation for the well-informed client, and with the launch of the rate.com research center hopes to empower customers and all consumers to make better-informed choices about their finances.
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT
Shawn is both a serial entrepreneur and experienced corporate executive, who is a recognized expert on digital marketing. He is the founding CEO of YCharts, a financial analysis platform at the forefront of the fintech movement, served in a senior strategy role at Google and has advised other entrepreneurs on how to translate ideas into commercial enterprises. Shawn joined Guaranteed Rate in 2018 as executive vice president to help accelerate the company's digital transformation and business growth. Shawn holds a deep belief that the underwriting of data and content of the highest quality is essential to building lasting relationships with customers and others.