has selected Gabe Minton as its first Executive Vice President of Information Technology. Minton, who has more than 25 years’ experience in leadership roles with mortgage and technology companies, will report directly to Mary Ann McGarry, President and CEO of Guild Mortgage.
“Gabe will lead our technology information strategy, bringing a fresh perspective and broad experience to our company as we seek to reach new levels,” McGarry said. “We have many critical initiatives already underway, including our MyMortgage digital mortgage portal and new approaches to quality assurance. Gabe’s visionary leadership and expertise will help Guild reach its strategic growth goals as we use advanced technology to enhance our culture of customer service excellence that has distinguished the company for more than 50 years.”
Minton joins Guild from PHH Mortgage, where he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer from 2014-2017 with overall responsibility for the IT division. Previously, he was with ServiceLink (Black Knight Financial Services), where he served as SVP of Information Services from 2010-2014, with responsibility for driving strategy and implementation of products and services. During his rise in the mortgage technology industry, Minton served in senior management, strategy and technology positions with Motivity Solutions, Mortgage Cadence and the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA). He was one of the leading architects and founding members of MISMO, the Mortgage Industry Standards Maintenance Organization (a subsidiary of the MBA). Early in his career he worked in various engineering capacities for the U.S. Navy.
“Guild is already a strong technology company and poised for more growth. In reviewing its history, I found ongoing innovation and sound technology investments,” said Minton. “The company developed its own proprietary, integrated technology platform over two decades ago and kept improving it to provide high levels of customer service and maximize operational efficiencies, while maintaining ownership of its core systems and data. It has strong strategic partnerships with industry-leading providers including: Roostify, Salesforce, Tavant and IBM. I am pleased to be joining Guild as it enters a new era of technology innovation with MyMortgage and other IT platforms and applications to improve the experience for every customer, employee, partner and supplier that we work with throughout the entire mortgage lending process.”