CrossCountry Mortgage taps former Guaranteed Rate exec as EVP

by Candyd Mendoza22 Oct 2019

CrossCountry Mortgage has tasked its new executive vice president, Chris Knapp, to lead the company’s sales and production efforts nationwide.

"We've increased our presence in Chicago by joining forces with bemortgage and PERL Mortgage, and there's more growth to come," said CrossCountry Mortgage Executive Vice President Rob Sampson. "Chris' years of experience in the local market will help us continue to strengthen our position in Chicago, and his concentration on sales, management and recruiting will enhance our growth in other regions of the United States as well."

In his new role, Knapp will be responsible for recruiting, setting, and achieving sales and production goals across the country.

Knapp was chief retail production officer at Guaranteed Rate before joining CrossCountry. He also spent more than a decade serving as executive vice president at Guaranteed Rate, overseeing the company’s national retail production, sales strategies and growth, as well as national production in the east. Before Guaranteed Rate, Knapp worked at Lakeshore Funding for over eight years as president.

"When a mortgage company is owned by a loan originator and run with an originator's mindset, there is a total commitment to putting the originators, their borrowers and their referral partners first, even ahead of the company's own brand," Knapp said. "That's the culture I've been looking for my entire career, and it's one of the cornerstones of how CrossCountry Mortgage does business."