Mary Ann McGarry, CEO of Guild Mortgage, started work at the business in 1984 as an internal audit supervisor. Today she and other managers have a minority stake in the company.

Mary Ann McGarry, CEO of Guild Mortgage, started work at the business in 1984 as an internal audit supervisor. Today she and other managers have a minority stake in the company. Photo by Jamie Scott Lytle.

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Eli Eshel-Krohn, left, confers with Bob Flohr at Guild Mortgage in Kearny Mesa.

GUILD MORTGAGE

CEO: Mary Ann McGarry

Revenue: Undisclosed

No. of local employees: 732

Investors: McCarthy Capital of Omaha, Nebraska (75 percent), Guild senior management (25 percent)

Headquarters: Kearny Mesa

Year founded: 1960

Company description: Independent mortgage lender

As the mortgage market gets more competitive and the wider economy grows more volatile, Mary Ann McGarry and her fellow investors at Guild Mortgage are taking things in stride...

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