John Elias
Executive Consultant
Mr. Elias currently works as an Independent Executive Consultant within the Financial Services industry providing Operational and Financial analysis to improve efficiencies and net profitability. Previously, John served as Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President for Chicago based Guaranteed Rate; the second largest independent retail mortgage bank in the United States, producing over $14 Billion in annual volume (50,000+ transactions), and over $500 Million in annual revenue.He oversaw all personnel, procedures and maintained full profit and loss responsibility for three corporate divisions employing over 2,500 employees. In addition he partnered with the executive management team in plotting business strategy, marketing direction, pricing and led the Merger and Acquisition of twenty-one Correspondent/Brokerage firms from 2008-2012. During his tenure, mortgage originations grew from less than $1 Billion to over $14 Billion.

John is a graduate of Fredonia (State University of New York), and currently resides in Glenview, IL with his wife and two sons.