Gateway Mortgage brings in company veteran to lead Dallas operations

by Candyd Mendoza30 Apr 2021

Gateway Mortgage has appointed Jeff Schmidt to lead its operations in North Texas as regional vice president.

Schmidt, who has more than 35 years of mortgage banking experience, will oversee 20 of Gateway’s mortgage centers across the state, including the Dallas metro area. Schmidt has been with Gateway for more than a decade, serving in various roles from area sales manager to chief mortgage officer.

“Jeff is the ultimate team player,” Gateway First Bank CEO Scott Gesell said. “Whatever we need, he raises his hand to help, including serving as interim chief mortgage officer right before the pandemic hit. As a result, what was intended to be a few months while we conducted a national search turned into almost a year-long arrangement. His commitment to Gateway is truly inspiring.”

“My passion has always been to work with our customers to help achieve their dreams of homeownership,” said Schmidt. “I have missed working with customers and my team. I can’t tell you how excited I am to roll my sleeves up and get back into the production side of the business.”