RICHMOND, VA., June 4, 2019 – Genworth Mortgage Insurance, an operating segment of Genworth Financial, Inc. (NYSE: GNW), continues to lead the mortgage and housing industry forward through innovation, service, excellence and top talent. Senior Pricing Manager Braxton O’Neal was recently named a 2019 Rising Star for his contributions to the mortgage industry by premiere industry publication HousingWire.
Rising Stars represents the best young leaders to watch in the mortgage and housing industry. In its sixth year, HousingWire recognized 50 winners whose innovative talent is propelling the industry forward. The winners represent a variety of occupations within the housing industry, but all of them demonstrate leadership and innovation that inspire not only those within their own organizations, but also in their communities and in the industry at large.
Anthony Guarino, Senior Vice President of Pricing & Credit Policy, Genworth Mortgage Insurance, remarks, “Braxton is a tremendous asset to Genworth and works tirelessly to improve his own skill set by constantly seeking feedback, developing and supporting his colleagues and pushing the industry forward through innovation within his role on the Pricing Team. Braxton’s insatiable desire to make meaningful contributions to the business and industry is contagious and to be admired. He is well-deserving of this prestigious award.”
“This year’s group of Rising Stars represents a rising generation of strong, innovative and motivated leaders taking the mortgage industry by storm. Each of these individuals has accomplished a great deal, but we believe they are still at the early stages of their ultimate impact on the housing economy,” said Clayton Collins, CEO of HousingWire.
Braxton O’Neal, senior pricing manager (Raleigh, N.C. resident)
Braxton and his team were instrumental in the development and execution of Genworth’s overall 2018 pricing strategy. The result was the highly successful launch of the company’s new risk-based pricing engine, GenRATE. GenRATE positioned Genworth to more effectively compete in the dynamic mortgage insurance market by providing lenders a choice of rate structure that best fit their business’ unique needs. Additionally, Braxton regularly teaches technical classes to employees across all levels of the organization, covering topics such as industry pricing, general financial acumen, and macro-economic trends and implications on the mortgage market.
Genworth Mortgage Insurance works closely with lenders to help borrowers achieve the dream of homeownership sooner. To learn more about Genworth Mortgage Insurance, visit new.mi.genworth.com.
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About Genworth Financial
Genworth Financial, Inc. (NYSE: GNW) is a Fortune 500 insurance holding company committed to helping families achieve the dream of homeownership and address the financial challenges of aging through its leadership positions in mortgage insurance and long term care insurance. Headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, Genworth traces its roots back to 1871 and became a public company in 2004. For more information, visit genworth.com.
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