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2019 HW Insider: Nik Athanasiou

Chief Operating Officer, Guaranteed Rate

As chief operating officer of Guaranteed Rate, Nik Athanasiou provides the vision and strategic leadership necessary to ensure the company’s national growth.

F2His extensive experience and knowledge have brought improved efficiencies and optimized performance to the company’s national sales, operations and underwriting departments. During the last 12 months, Athanasiou implemented numerous initiatives to manage costs and streamline the loan process that limited the effect on profitability caused by lower revenue and excess capacity. After opening the company’s first New England branch in Boston, he moved to the corporate headquarters Chicago to run the Guaranteed Rate’s Direct Division. In less than two years, he guided an operation of 150 employees and $400 million in volume to one with 400 employees that funded $2 billion. Athanasiou sets high standards and goals for himself and the Guaranteed Rate team and he works with tireless grit to achieve them every day.

“Nik embodies the Core Values of Guaranteed Rate. His commitment to his colleagues and Guaranteed Rate’s customers is evident to all those he comes in contact with.”

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