Veteran Loan Officer Jeannine Marshall-O’Brien Joins Guild Mortgage in Salem

Brings more than 30 years of mortgage lending experience;
previously served as a senior loan officer at HomeStreet Bank

Salem, Ore. – Guild Mortgage, one of the largest independent mortgage lenders in the U.S., has added senior loan officer Jeannine Marshall-O’Brien (NMLS #716341) to its Salem, Ore. branch (NMLS ID #1140900). Marshall-O’Brien has more than 30 years of mortgage lending experience.

Marshall-O’Brien has been serving the Salem community since 1985, helping a broad range of customers find the best loan program for their individual needs. She joins Guild from HomeStreet Bank, where she was a senior loan officer for more than 10 years. She also worked as a senior loan officer at Washington Mutual for 18 years.

“Guild Mortgage offers a wide variety of home financing options and proprietary technology and processes that will make the lending process more convenient for my customers,” Marshall-O’Brien said. “We have been looking for the right strategic partner to continue to provide the best possible service, and Guild offered everything we were looking for, and more.”

Marshall-O’Brien is joined by loan officer assistant Linda Hernandez, who has extensive experience in loan processing, origination, funding and closing. Hernandez has worked with Marshall-O’Brien for more than 20 years, facilitating loan approvals, and working with customers to ensure a timely delivery of documents.

Marshall-O’Brien has closed nearly $300 million in loans over the past decade, making her one of the top loan officers in the state of Oregon.

“Jeannine has an extensive customer base in Salem, which will help solidify our position as the No. 1 purchase lender in the area,” said Joseph Potwora, area branch manager with Guild Mortgage. “We are fortunate to add team members with the experience, professionalism and dedication to customer service that Jeannine and Linda have demonstrated throughout their extensive and successful careers.”

The Salem branch is located at 2601 25th Street SE, Suite 350. The team also includes sales manager Justin Morris (NMLS #515250), loan officers Peter Mendez (NMLS #1634945) and Vince Ventura (NMLS #9030) and originating loan officer assistants Rox Baltazar (NMLS #1635613), Jamie Gossett (NMLS #776180) and Kevin Palke (NMLS #1108894).

Guild has 32 branches and satellite offices in Oregon and is the leading purchase loan lender in the state, according to industry statistics. Guild continues to expand in the Northwest, ranking No. 1 in Portland and Salem and No. 4 in Seattle/Tacoma. Guild’s average loan size in the Oregon region was $289,647 in 2017, ranking second among all Guild regions behind only Hawaii at $417,296.

Overall, Guild achieved records in purchase loan and servicing volumes in 2017, while reaching near-record overall loan volume of $15.94 billion for the year. Since 2010, when loan volume was $4.1 billion, Guild has grown almost four-fold, expanding from its base in the West to the Southwest, Southeast, South and Midwest.

Guild Mortgage is headquartered in San Diego, Calif. and has more than 4,000 employees with more than 250 offices in 27 states. The company’s growth over the past several years has been among the highest in the industry and Guild is consistently recognized for its impact in the communities it serves, commitment to customer service and workplace culture.

A top-10 national lender by purchase loan volume, Guild offers first-time homebuyers a wide range of loan options and personalized service. Its mortgage loan officers can serve the needs of any homebuyer, from helping first-time homebuyers achieve homeownership, often through government loan programs, to jumbo home loans. Guild also specializes in helping active duty and retired military personnel to secure VA loans, with 100 percent financing and flexible qualifying standards.