Guild Mortgage , a large independent mortgage lender with offices in 25 states, welcomes experienced mortgage technology professional Gabe Minton to its leadership team as EVP of information technology.
Minton brings to his new role more than 25 years of experience spanning the realms of strategy, software development, vendor relations, and communications.
"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,” Minton said.
In his new role, Minton will report directly to Guild Mortgage President and CEO Mary Ann McGarry, who said she selected Minton after a nationwide search for the right candidate.
“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,” she said.
Prior to joining Guild Mortgage, Minton served as SVP and CIO at PHH Mortgage , overseeing its IT division. He also held the role of SVP of Information Services at ServiceLink , where he was responsible for strategy and implementation of products and services.
Minton has also held roles with Motivity Solutions , Mortgage Cadence , and the Mortgage Bankers Association . He was one of the founding members of the Mortgage Industry Standards Maintenance Organization (MISMO) . His career began in engineering 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,” Minton said.
“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,” he added.