Gateway Mortgage Group has announced the hiring of Robert Rothrock to lead the company's marketing and corporate development department. Rothrock brings more than 20 years of experience to the role and focuses on expanding Gateway’s retail footprint, as well as supporting its correspondent and servicing lines of business. Prior to joining Gateway, Rothrock was senior vice president of marketing, public relations and talent acquisition for Dallas, Texas-based NexBank where he oversaw all marketing, advertising, public relations, sales and recruitment activities. During that time, he drove the bank’s overall revenue and profitability higher while also helping to grow annual mortgage loan volume to $1 billion in a three year period. Previously, Rothrock held leadership positions with Countrywide Bank and Bank of America.
In addition to recently launching correspondent, servicing and subservicing divisions, Gateway has added three new retail offices in St. Louis and Omaha, Neb. and continues to pursue the establishment of branches in other strategic locations.
“As we focus on increasing market share through expanding our retail footprint, it is vital to further develop and enhance the resources that assist our new and existing retail locations,” said Kevin Stitt, president of Gateway Mortgage Group. “The addition of Rob to our team not only enhances that support by providing our branches with local marketing guidance and support, it also provides a strategic and integrated approach to Gateway’s growth plans across all of our channels.”