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2022 Rising Star: Ben Aguilar


As executive vice president of financial planning and analysis, Ben Aguilar helps the Guaranteed Rate Companies’ leadership team analyze and effectively utilize the companies’ financial resources to increase profitability and improve cash flow, ensuring year-over-year success. Aguilar supports executive leadership in overseeing corporate budgeting, building and maintaining forecasting models, performing ROI analysis, evaluating capital structure and ultimately mapping out Guaranteed Rate Companies’ overall financial future. In the last three years, Aguilar has further accelerated the companies’ growth over 3x and helped bring its operating capabilities to new heights. 

In early 2021, Aguilar supported the organization’s expansion as it executed two major acquisitions of Stearns Holdings, LLC and Owning Corporation. That same year, Aguilar also supported the formation of Gateless, a technology company that provides the entire industry with much-needed high-tech solutions to elevate and transform the loan origination and underwriting process. Aguilar’s expertise in financial forecasting has played an integral role in expanding the Guaranteed Rate Companies’ overall fintech product suite, technology and service solutions, driving both revenue growth and margin expansion across the organization.

What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?

Word hard. Be humble.


Ben Aguilar




EVP, Financial Planning and Analysis

Company Name:

Guaranteed Rate Companies

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