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M R EP O RT | 33 Top 25 Companies in Mortgage & Servicing LENDER/ SERVICER LENDER/ SERVICER HEADQUARTERS: JENKS, OK; 918.858.6762; GATEWAYFIRST.COM Stephen Curry, CEO Scott Gesell, Chief Administrative Officer Scott Henley, Chief Production Officer HEADQUARTERS: SCOTTSDALE, AZ; 480.305.8500; HOMEOWNERSFG.COM Bill Rogers, President & CEO Bob Kennedy, COO Tom Osselaer, CFO Gateway First Bank Homeowners Financial Group 65% Percentage of employees who are women 21% Percentage of employees who are minorities Gateway First Bank has $1.2 billion in assets, five banking centers in Northwest Oklahoma, 160 mortgage centers with operations in 40 states and the District of Columbia, and over 1,200 employees. It is one of the 10 largest banks in the State of Oklahoma by asset size and one of the largest bank mortgage operations in the United States. STAFFING STATS Year Established: 2000 Employees: 1,200 Additional Offices: Dallas, Texas GIVING BACK Donate to many local charities Folds of Honor PRAISE CORNER Freddie Mac's Home Possible RISE (Recognizing Individuals for Sustained Excellence) Award for Housing Finance Agencies Ranked 22nd for overall volume in the Scotsman Guide's Top Mortgage Lenders list for 2018 Named a 2018 Top Workplace by The Oklahoman BENEFITS AND PERKS Gateway offers employees a strong suite of benefits, including medical insurance, basic life and long-term disability insurance, and matching contributions to their 401(k) retirement savings plan. The company frequently provides employees with free lunches, and employees have access to numerous online certification and training programs. Employees are spotlighted with continuous recognition via awards and milestones. Homeowners Financial Group (HFG) is a full-service mortgage company, dedicated to helping people complete one of the most important financial transactions they will ever have—purchasing a home. The founders wanted to ensure they treated their employees like family. This is achieved through exceptional leadership, a dedication to giving back to charity, and an unparalleled company culture that includes recognition, awards, opportunities for growth, fun onsite events, and more. STAFFING STATS Year Established: 2004 Employees: 324 Additional Offices: Tampa, Florida; Chandler, Arizona; Santa Barbara, California GIVING BACK Founded its own nonprofit organization, the Care Fund, which provides mortgage, rent, and housing expense relief to families during their child's extended health crisis. Operation Shoebox Phoenix Children's Hospital Salvation Army Feed My Starving Children PRAISE CORNER Fortune Magazine—Best Small/Medium Workplaces (ranked number nine in 2017) Fortune Magazine—Best Small/Medium Companies in Finance/Insurance (ranked number two in 2018) Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies Best Places to Work in Phoenix (2005-2019) BENEFITS AND PERKS Homeowners Financial Group's Wellness Platform allows employees and their spouse dependents to earn up to $340 in gift cards by achieving health and wellness goals, and employees can also join a network of gyms and fitness studios for $25 per month. HFG offers a variety of ancillary benefits to its employees including three different Aflac plans, an employee legal plan, and a pet insurance program.

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