Guaranteed Home Mortgage Company Expands Underwriting Department

Share Article

Guaranteed Home Mortgage Company, Inc. (Guaranteed,, a national residential mortgage investment and banking firm, today announced it is expanding its underwriting department.

Guaranteed Home Mortgage Company, Inc. (Guaranteed,, a national residential mortgage investment and banking firm, today announced it is expanding with four new senior underwriters: Tina McDonald and Shannon Reed will join the firm, and John Albrecht and Kristine Brunck will be promoted.

Founded in 1992, Guaranteed has grown rapidly since its inception, but that growth has accelerated during the past year with the addition of 10 new branches throughout the nation. The four new appointees will assist in direction of the underwriting department at the company’s corporate headquarters.

Dirk Adams, President of Guaranteed Home Mortgage Company, said, “Shannon Reed and Tina McDonald bring an extensive and varied background to our firm, and we look forward to innovative and productive contributions from them. We know they will receive expert guidance from John and Kristine, who have demonstrated enthusiasm, competence and an eagerness to expand their already considerable knowledge.”

Adams continued by listing unique skills of the new senior underwriters. Shannon Reed brings a background of 28 years of mortgage banking experience. She has managed a wholesale underwriting division staff and also served at a number of organizations as a loan servicing representative, senior loan processor, operations supervisor and assistant branch manager.

John Albrecht has served as an underwriter since 1994, overseeing underwriting departments, managing turntimes, ensuring timely closings, assisting processors with loan scenarios and submitting regular reports to monitor underwriting production. He has underwritten mortgage loans in accordance with FNMA, FHLMC and 15 other investors’ guidelines including Chase, GMAC and Wells Fargo.

With 14 years of mortgage industry experience, Kristine Brunck has demonstrated leadership in many ways. She has trained and mentored account managers in fraud detection, spearheaded lending operations and led three different teams of more than 15 loan professionals each, and developed a comprehensive training manual for loan officers and operations staff.

With 25 years in the mortgage industry, Tina McDonald’s background includes fulfillment,
learning and development, and loan operations management as well as underwriting. She is proficient with all conventional and government mortgage guidelines, established new service processes and standards, provided operational guidance and worked with staff to meet quality and productivity goals.

Guaranteed’s continued growth may be attributed to its unique attitude towards branch relationships. Branches are granted local autonomy combined with marketing investments, best-in-class technology and a next-day pay program. Named in the Inc. 500 list of fastest growing companies in the nation, Guaranteed opened a new operations center in North Carolina just a few months ago.

Guaranteed’s blog, Mortgage Matters, may be visited at For more information, please contact Kelley Berkheiser at 914-339-6016, email kberkheiser(at), visit or write Guaranteed Home Mortgage Company, Inc., 108 Corporate Park Drive, Suite 301, White Plains, NY 10604.

About Guaranteed Home Mortgage Company

Founded in 1992, Guaranteed Home Mortgage Company (Guaranteed), a licensed mortgage investment and banking firm, is comprised of more than 300 mortgage professionals lending in 28 states. The company, previously named in the Inc. 500 list of the fastest growing companies in the United States, provides residential mortgage financing to a wide variety of consumers and real estate professionals.

Dirk Adams, an attorney, is President of Guaranteed. Previously, he held the position of Senior Vice President of the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco, built the mortgage division of a premier bank into a top 50 lender and served as a senior executive for a savings bank in Oakland, California for 15 years.
# # #

Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Visit website