Scott Stephen is the head of Guaranteed Rate’s online division, the hub of the company’s mission to revolutionize the mortgage industry for the digital age. His no-nonsense approach to leadership ensures the success of a large team of loan officers, and his inherent desire to disrupt stagnant industries has led to new applications and lead generation opportunities under his watch. Scott is also deeply involved with the company’s brand awareness and is instrumental in the partnership and naming rights deal with the Chicago White Sox.
Prior to arriving at Guaranteed Rate, Scott served as the COO for two influential companies with origins in the Chicagoland area: Playboy Enterprises, home to one of America’s most iconic brands, and Yesmail, a pioneer in the digital marketing arena. Scott’s educational background has ties to Chicago as well; he holds a Bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Notre Dame in nearby South Bend, Indiana, and an MBA in marketing and organizational behavior from Northwestern University in suburban Evanston. When Scott’s not rallying the troops to maximize Guaranteed Rate’s human potential, he and his family travel the world, where they enjoy whale watching, resting on exotic beaches and exploring new lands. Back home, Scott enjoys watching his beloved Chicago White Sox.