At Guaranteed Rate, Rola Gurrieri oversees the underwriting department and manages the organization’s credit policy. Gurrieri recently formed Guaranteed Rate’s credit concierge department as a way to support the company’s loan officers to deliver the best options and solutions to homebuyers. Gurrieri recently built an underwriting development program to mentor and teach industry newcomers on how to become efficient, competent and knowledgeable underwriters. She is one of the youngest professionals in the industry to participate in intimate roundtables hosted by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, where she is able to provide lender feedback on Federal Housing Administration policies. She is also a member of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s credit advisory boards, in which she works with other industry leaders to analyze and advise on market conditions, credit policies, potential risk, and emerging trends.
What is one habit that has helped you succeed?
“The habit that has most helped me succeed is my resourcefulness, which I’ve built through years of extensive research and a commitment to learning. I have also benefited from strong business relationships within the industry, which are based on a high level of trust, integrity and service.“