Kevin Stitt, chairman and CEO of Gateway Mortgage Group, LLC, one of the largest privately held mortgage origination and servicing companies in the United States, has announced the appointment of Stephen Curry as the new CEO of Gateway. Curry assumed responsibilities at the beginning of this month, succeeding 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,” Kevin Stitt said. “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 worked with Gateway in an advisory role for the last year, and brings more than 30 years' experience to his new position. Curry's 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,” Curry said. “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.