has named John Stewart as western divisional manager, bringing nearly 30 years of mortgage and finance industry experience to the company and will be based out of Beverly Hills, Calif.
“We’re thrilled John has joined our team,” Guaranteed Rate Founder and CEO Victor Ciardelli said. “We're looking forward to seeing him use the grit and drive he's known for to strengthen our leadership team and help us build on our momentum in the market.”
Stewart began his career as a loan originator and worked his way up the sales management ranks and has held leadership positions with some of the largest lenders in the country. Most recently, Stewart served as president and co-founder of a real estate investment fund and an affiliated real estate and escrow company. He was also a founding board member of a mortgage lender affiliated with one of the largest real estate brokers in the country.
“When the opportunity to work at Guaranteed Rate presented itself, I couldn’t pass up the chance to join the team,” Stewart said. “Guaranteed Rate has a great value proposition for consumers and loan officers, which allows us to better serve homebuyers and deliver a hassle-free mortgage process.”