Date of Current Position:
Guild Mortgage Company:
• Vice President of Loan Administration
and Information Technology
• Chief Financial Officer
• Chief Production Operations Officer
• Chief Operating Officer
Certified Public Accountant,
Peat, Marwick, Mitchell (Now KPMG)
B.B.A. - Accounting with a minor in Computer Science,
University of San Diego
Organizations & Honors:
Investment Committee, Mortgage Bankers Association
Servicing Committee, Mortgage Bankers Association
FNMA Advisory Council
Guild Mortgage Company
5898 Copley Drive
San Diego, California
Types of Services:
Full-Service, Independent Mortgage Banking Company
Full-Range of Purchase and Refinance Products
Number of Employees: 2,345
2014 Business Volume: $7.379 billion
What was your first job, and, what was your first
job in financial services if that is different?
My first jobs were as a waitress and as a bookkeeper, along with two other jobs I held while I was
going to college. Out of college, I had an accounting
degree and became a certified public accountant with
KPMG (then, KPMG Peat Marwick). I moved to internal audit with Guild, and I have been here ever since.
Education and role opportunities are important
factors to success as are mentor relationships.
Have you had mentors, and, if so, how have
those relationships contributed to your journey?
When I joined Guild, the owner was my mentor. He gave me great opportunities and guidance to
succeed. He was a self-made millionaire at 30. As the
internal auditor, I reported directly to him. He was a
Who is the one person that you have held up as
the person which whom you would like to emulate or be like or held in high regards, and why?
My brother. When I was young, I idolized him to
the extent that, when he went to law school, I told
him I wanted to be a legal secretary and work for him
someday. He wouldn’t hear of it and told me, “Don’t
be my legal secretary. Be a lawyer!” It struck me then
that there was nothing I could not do.
What three character traits do you consider
your strongest suits?
Listening, trustworthiness, and fairness.