Michael Gonzales | Young Guns 2014

by Ryan Smith05 May 2014
Michael GonzalesMichael Gonzales
Age: 33
Branch manager, Open Mortgage

By the time Michael Gonzales was 23 years old, he had already launched his own mortgage branch office. With more than a decade of industry experience under his belt, Gonzales is one of Open Mortgage’s top young originators and has personally helped hundreds of families into the homes of their dreams.
Check out who else made it on the Young Guns 2014 list.
  • Managing Director, Open Mortgage, LLC (2010)
  • Partner, Manhattan Flats, Manhattan Quads, Timer Grove, LLC (2007)
  • Managing Director, RMC (2007-2008)
  • Managing Director, CFIC (2004-2007)
Years of Experience:
14 years of industry experience
  • 2014 Recognized by the National Financial Educators Council for contributions to the financial literacy movement in the Wichita community.
  • 2012 and 2013 Open Mortgage Ranked 9th and12th, respectively, for Residential Mortgage Lenders by the Wichita Business Journal.
  • Received nine top producer awards out of 400 CFIC branches.
  • 2009 Contributor to the Housing Market Forecast published by the Center for Real Estate at Wichita State University.
  • 2004 Orchestrated a CFIC branch start-up and growth to 11 employees, fueling revenues that ranked in the top 10% of all CFIC branches in the U.S.
  • Former member of the Public Relations Committee for the Kansas Association of Mortgage Brokers.    
  • Former NASD series 6 and 63 certified.  Former Kansas Life and Health Insurance certified.
  • Named in the "Chancellor's List" of Academic Elites.
  • Recipient of the Peter Hoidale Scholarship in Entrepreneurship.
  • Listed on the W. Frank Barton School of Business Dean's Honor Roll, 2001-2003
  • Wichita’s Money Smart Week Steering Committee Member, 2012 - present
  • Wichita Toastmasters, 2009 - present
    • Former President (2011) and Area Governor (2012) of West Wichita & Area 23 Toastmasters   
    • Current West Wichita Toastmaster Vice Present of Membership 
    • Achieved level of Competent Communicator & Advanced Leadership Bronze 
  • Children’s Miracle Network Beerfest Silent Auction Committee Member, 2012 – present
  • Business Networking International Member, 2011 – present 
  • Financial awareness presenter and volunteer for South High Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program 
  • Annual sponsor and participant of YMCA Strong Kids Group Exercise Marathon 
  • National Association of Mortgage Professionals
  • Kansas Association of Mortgage Professionals
  • MBA, Business Administration, Wichita State University 2003 – 2006
  • BA, Entrepreneurship (Graduated Cum Laude), Wichita State University 2000 – 2003
Current State Kansas
Home State Kansas

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