Our Principal

Russ Gaines, Principal, founded Southwest Guaranty in 1995 to fund nonconforming commercial loans in the Houston metropolitan area.

Before establishing SWG, Russ was a Manager of Wholesale Lending for the Houston offices of Norwest Mortgage and Independence One Mortgage Corp., respectively.

Prior to moving to Houston, Russ was the Vice President of Sprint Mortgage Bankers Corp., and developed real estate in the Northeast with The Gaines Organization in Hartford, Connecticut.

He earned an economics and finance degree from the University of Hartford, and attended the Real Estate Institute at New York University.