Gateway First Bank Appoints Charles Emley SVP of Operations | Financial Buzz

Gateway First Bank Appoints Charles Emley SVP of Operations

Gateway First Bank announced today that Charles Emley has been appointed to SVP of Operations. Emley is a financial services executive with high-level experience in retail and commercial channels as well as bank and non-bank environments. He has experience leading loan trading, pricing, operations, technology, program management, data and analytics teams and working with key partners to deliver higher financial returns, improve customer experience, compliance and documentation quality.

“Charles will play a very important role, helping Gateway maintain consistent operations throughout all facets of the organization as we continue to merge our mortgage technology and services with the strength, security and product breadth of a bank,” said Stephen Curry, Chairman and CEO of Gateway. “His broad experience operating at an executive leadership level and managing enterprise transformation programs will be extremely useful to Gateway, and we are fortunate to have him on the team.”

Prior to joining Gateway, Emley served as SVP of Capital Markets and Head of Loan Operations at Banc of California. He also worked at Bank of America as SVP, Home Loans and Product Management Executive, among other positions. While there he optimized the first mortgage product portfolio and competitive positioning. Emley earned his bachelor’s degree in international relations as well as Master of Business Administration from University of Southern California. He is certified Six Sigma.

“I am very happy to be joining Gateway, a great team with a demonstrated commitment to serving customers and a winning mindset,” says Emley. “Gateway’s initiatives to expand banking services, while continuing to invest in the already very successful mortgage business, make this an exciting place to be.”

About Gateway First Bank

Established in 2019 after the merger of Gateway Mortgage Group with a 100-year-old bank, Gateway First Bank emerged as a leading financial institution that provides digital banking and mortgage services for consumers and commercial customers. Gateway is headquartered in Jenks, Oklahoma and funds over $7 billion of mortgages, maintains $1.4 billion in assets and operates six bank branches in Oklahoma and 160 mortgage centers across America. With over 1,300 employees, Gateway is one of the largest banking and mortgage operations in the United States. Learn more at Member FDIC, Equal Housing Lender (NMLS 7233)