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8.1.2018 / Gateway Announcements

Stephen Curry Appointed CEO of Gateway Mortgage Group

JENKS, Okla., August 1, 2018 – Kevin Stitt, chairman and CEO of Gateway Mortgage Group, LLC, announced today he has appointed Stephen Curry as the new Chief Executive Officer of Gateway. Curry will assume responsibilities on August 1, 2018, and will succeed Stitt, who founded Gateway in 2000 and has led the company for the past 18 years. Stitt will remain on as chairman.

“I am proud of all that we have accomplished in nearly two decades, and I am excited for the future of Gateway under Stephen Curry’s leadership,” said Kevin Stitt. “Curry shares Gateway’s passion to strengthen families through helping people achieve the American dream of homeownership. He is a proven leader who has driven strategy and growth for various financial institutions over the past 30 years, and I am confident in Curry’s ability to take Gateway to new heights.”

Curry has been working with Gateway in an advisory role for the last year and brings more than 30 years of experience to his new position. His financial service industry experience began in banking with RepublicBank Texas and spanned leadership roles at Bank of America, NationsBank and various other executive positions in Dallas, Charlotte, New York and Boston. In 2009, Curry founded Everett Advisory Partners, a banking advisory firm headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, that provides a full range of services to the CEOs and Board of Directors of community and regional financial institutions.

“Gateway Mortgage Group is a remarkable company with a strong culture, great talent and a robust client base,” stated Curry. “The company is an important asset to the State of Oklahoma and the entire mortgage industry. I want to thank Kevin for entrusting me with such an impressive legacy.”

In the last ten years, Gateway Mortgage Group has been recognized twenty-three times as an industry leader including seven times by Inc. Magazine as one of the country’s fastest-growing privately held companies and six times by Mortgage Executive Magazine as a “Top 100 Mortgage Company.” Currently, the company is on track to originate over $6 billion in mortgage loans while the servicing portfolio will surpass $20 billion and 110,000 customers this year.

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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