United Guaranty Corporation has named Brian Gould chief operating officer (COO). Gould, who joined the company in 1999, now oversees underwriting, claims, loss mitigation, customer support, and business analytics, as well as the company’s service operations and enterprise services groups. Gould also has functional oversight of these areas for United Guaranty’s international businesses. “Brian’s understanding of every aspect of our business will be crucial as United Guaranty responds to the long-awaited housing industry recovery,” said United Guaranty President and CEO Donna DeMaio. “In addition, his skill in handling very complex interactions between United Guaranty and its customers, regulators, and other stakeholders has been thoroughly proven. We’re very lucky to have him as COO as we execute our plans for growth.” Gould previously oversaw the company’s loss management, underwriting, and servicing functions including management of policies and procedures for those three large groups. Prior to that, he served as senior vice president–Education Loans.