CHICAGO, Oct. 1, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Guaranteed Rate, the eighth largest retail mortgage lender in the nation and an industry technology leader, continues its growth with the addition of Fred Quick as senior vice president of consumer direct sales. Quick will lead all revenue generation activities in Irvine, Calif., and implement best practices across Guaranteed Rate's entire call service environment.
Quick has developed and implemented programs on a large scale designed to increase production, reduce attrition and provide superior customer experience. These include various sales coaching initiatives, leadership development programs, career pathing and cross-training initiatives.
Prior to Guaranteed Rate, Quick led sales operations of centralized divisions in California and Arizona for loan Depot.
"We are thrilled to welcome Fred aboard. His knowledge and expertise in the Orange County market and the consumer direct world are great assets," said Victor Ciardelli, president and CEO of Guaranteed Rate. "His successful history in sales and passion for superior customer experience confirms he's the perfect fit for our team."
Quick joins Guaranteed Rate after the company's recent expansion with an additional 75 loan officers to support the implementation of the world's first Digital Mortgage.
"I am thrilled for the opportunity to help create the consumer direct platform of the future," said Quick. "By using our Digital Mortgage and the technology which accompanies it, I genuinely believe we will change the way homebuyers apply and obtain a mortgage forever."
More About Guaranteed Rate
Guaranteed Rate is the eighth largest retail mortgage lender in the United States. The company has become The Home Purchase Experts® by offering industry-leading, self-service tools and low rate, low fee mortgages through an easy-to-understand process and unparalleled customer service. Headquartered in Chicago with approximately 175 offices across the U.S. and licensed in all 50 states, Guaranteed Rate has helped hundreds of thousands of homeowners with more than $80 billion in home purchase loans and refinances since 2000 and nearly $13 billion in 2015 alone through August. Guaranteed Rate was ranked No. 1 in Scotsman Guide's "Top Retail Mortgage Lenders 2014" honors, and was recognized by Inc. magazine as the No. 4 private company job creator in the U.S. in 2013.
Guaranteed Rate has received numerous honors for its technology innovations: last year, Victor Ciardelli was named "CEO of the Year" at the 2014 Illinois Technology Association CityLights Awards and the company's online loan application was named the "Best Corporate Digital Innovation" at the 2013 Moxie Awards. The company now has more top loan originators in the annual national rankings from mortgage industry publications Mortgage Executive, Scotsman Guide and Origination News than any other bank or mortgage company.
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