Mortgage industry top originator Risha Kilaru joins Guaranteed Rate

by Megan Donofrio

With 11 years of mortgage lending experience, top loan originator Risha Kilaru has joined Guaranteed Rate as Vice President of Mortgage Lending in California. Kilaru originated over $700 million in the last three years, including more than $268 million in 2017, $219 million in 2016 and $221 million in 2015.

“I am thrilled to join Guaranteed Rate and look forward to working alongside my team within Guaranteed Rate’s POD Model, which will provide me additional time to spend networking with referral partners and building customer relationships,” Kilaru said. “For me, it came down to what Guaranteed Rate offers: great rates, a variety of loan products, flexibility and the company’s massive marketing platform, of which I plan to take full advantage.”

Kilaru received a bachelor’s degree in finance and fashion design while studying in India. She works closely with Janyaa, an organization that strives to improve the lives of under-privileged, rural children in India and works to promote STEM education in developing countries.

“We are ecstatic to have Risha on our team and look forward to seeing exponential growth in her business as she embraces the unique value proposition Guaranteed Rate offers to loan originators,” says James Elliott, Executive Vice President of National Retail Production – West. “With many years of extraordinary success, extensive industry knowledge and an unlimited supply of contagious positive energy, Risha will be a tremendous asset to Guaranteed Rate and our customers.”