Gateway Mortgage Group Appoints Chief Financial Officer

Company hires 27-year financial services professional

JENKS, Okla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Gateway Mortgage Group, a full-service mortgage company licensed in 40
states and the District of Columbia, announced Christopher Treece as
Chief Financial Officer. Treece will oversee all aspects of the
company’s finance and accounting functions including financial
reporting, accounting operations, funding, deposit operations, and asset
liability management.

“Christopher brings a wealth of proven experience and expertise in the
financial services industry to Gateway, making him a great asset to our
team,” said Stephen Curry, CEO of Gateway. “As our company begins to
evolve into a full-service bank, Christopher brings critical insights
which will enhance strategies, improve execution and drive efficiencies.
This is good for our investors, customers, team members, and all other
stakeholders.”

Treece joins Gateway with substantial industry experience, having worked
in both public accounting and for bank holding companies. Previously, he
was the Chief Financial Officer for Guaranty Bancorp in Denver, Colo.
which was sold to Independent Bank Group in 2018. As a member of a small
management team, Treece helped double the size of the bank while
improving the operating metrics to be among the top quartile within the
bank’s peer group. His career started as a public accountant where he
spent 13 years serving financial institutions of all kinds. Treece
graduated from Truman State University with a bachelor’s and master’s
degree in Accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant.

“Gateway is an amazing company, and I’m thrilled to join a powerhouse
executive team,” said Treece. “The ongoing success of the company
provides a ton of momentum and the path for opportunity is significant.
Gateway is full of driven professionals who live out the company’s core
values, and I am eager to help the company reach more customers with
modern financial solutions.”

Gateway experienced record growth in 2018, funding more than 29,000
units for a total of $6.1 billion in mortgage loans, up ten percent from
2017. While many of the nations were announcing layoffs in 2018, Gateway
opened a total of 40 new branches in 22 states and added over 341 team
members. Ending the year strong and entering 2019 with momentum, the
company continues to focus on gaining market share and remains in the
top tier of mortgage origination and servicing providers.

About Gateway Mortgage Group, LLC.
Gateway is one of the
largest privately held mortgage origination and servicing companies in
the United States. Established in 2000 and headquartered in Jenks,
Oklahoma, the company employs more than 1,100 team members in over 160
offices nationwide and currently services $18 billion in residential
mortgages. For more information about Gateway, visit www.GatewayLoan.com.
Gateway Mortgage Group, LLC (NMLS 7233).

Contacts

Connie Pearson
Gateway Mortgage Group, LLC
(918) 392-8564

Megan McKinstry
(678) 781-7237
mmckinstry@williammills.com

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