Stephen Curry has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of Gateway Mortgage Group
, succeeding Chairman and CEO Kevin Stitt, who founded Gateway in 2000 and has led the company for the past 18 years. Stitt will remain on as Chairman of the company.
“I am proud of all that we have accomplished in nearly two decades, and I am excited for the future of Gateway under Stephen Curry’s leadership,” said Stitt. “Curry shares Gateway’s passion to strengthen families through helping people achieve the American dream of homeownership. He is a proven leader who has driven strategy and growth for various financial institutions over the past 30 years, and I am confident in Curry’s ability to take Gateway to new heights.”
Curry has been working with Gateway in an advisory role for the last year and brings more than 30 years of experience to his new position. His financial service industry experience began in banking with RepublicBank Texas and spanned leadership roles at Bank of America, NationsBank and various other executive positions in Dallas, Charlotte, New York and Boston. In 2009, Curry founded Everett Advisory Partners, a banking advisory firm headquartered in Tulsa, Okla., that provides a full range of services to the CEOs and Board of Directors of community and regional financial institutions.
“Gateway Mortgage Group is a remarkable company with a strong culture, great talent and a robust client base,” said Curry. “The company is an important asset to the State of Oklahoma and the entire mortgage industry. I want to thank Kevin for entrusting me with such an impressive legacy.”