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6.14.2022 / Gateway Awards

Gateway Named to Top Mortgage Lenders by Mortgage Executive Magazine

TULSA, Okla., June 14, 2022 – Gateway Mortgage, a division of Gateway First Bank, is proud to announce that it has been named to the Top 100 Mortgage Companies in America published by Mortgage Executive Magazine. Gateway was listed at number 25 based on total yearly mortgage volume. This list is considered one the most comprehensive list of the nation’s top closely held mortgage companies and publicly traded banks.

In addition to the company’s rankings, 34 of Gateway’s mortgage loan originators were included on the magazine’s list of Top 1% Mortgage Originators in 2021. To achieve this recognition, each loan originator had to produce at least $30 million dollars in annual home loan value.

Gateway is excited to recognize the following team members for their hard work last year:

  • Josh Allyn

  • Jack Little

  • Paddi Bailey

  • Ron Lopez

  • Christine Baker

  • Michael McElroy

  • Toby Binkley

  • Jimmy Parker

  • Todd Binkley

  • Jim Perkins

  • Jo Crozier

  • Thomas Rosser

  • Bryan Davenport

  • Frank Sena

  • Chris Doke

  • Michael Steele

  • Jeff Hovey

  • Kathy Tautfest

  • Deborah Huddleston

  • Jill Taylor

  • Kandi Jones

  • Steve Thompson

  • Trever Kerr

  • Teri Treadway

  • Robert Kinney

  • Chris Wilhelm

  • Mary Kolb

  • Terry Wooten

  • Amanda Landers

“We are thrilled to have Gateway team members recognized by Mortgage Executive Magazine this year,” said Scott Gesell, CEO of Gateway First Bank. “I am extremely proud of our team’s dedication to serving our customers."

“Our efforts to find the right solution to help each customer realize their home ownership dream is what sets us apart,” explained Steven Plaisance, President of Mortgage Banking for Gateway. “It’s exciting to see our team’s expertise and caring service recognized again."

To view the full list, visit Mortgage Executive Magazine, click here.

About Gateway First Bank 

Gateway First Bank is a leading financial institution that provides banking and mortgage services for consumers and commercial customers. Headquartered in Jenks, Oklahoma, Gateway is a $1.9 billion asset sized bank with a strong mortgage operation.  Gateway is one of the largest banking and mortgage operations in the United States with six bank branches in Oklahoma, over 160 mortgage centers in 42 states, and almost 1,600 employees.  Learn more at Member FDIC, Equal Housing Lender (NMLS 7233)

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