Guy D. Cecala is the CEO and publisher of Inside Mortgage Finance Publications, Inc. (http://www.imfpubs.com/), a Bethesda, MD-based company that he founded in 1984. The company produces 10 newsletters, numerous special reports and a large amount of original research and statistics related to mortgage finance.
The company’s oldest and largest circulation newsletter is Inside Mortgage Finance, a weekly publication devoted to all aspects of the residential mortgage business. Other newsletters include Inside MBS & ABS, Inside B&C Lending, Inside Alternative Mortgages, Inside Regulatory Strategies, Inside Mortgage Technology, Inside Mortgage Profitability, Inside The GSEs, and Mortgage Market Update.
One of the company’s key products is the Inside Mortgage Finance MBS Database, a tracking system for all publicly offered non-agency or private-label MBS securities. This as well as quarterly surveys of the top 100 mortgage lenders in the country forms the basis for the company’s widely used national rankings of key players in the primary and secondary mortgage markets.
Mr. Cecala is frequently quoted in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, USA Today and other major newspapers as well as Bloomberg and Reuters. He also has appeared on the NBC Today Show, NBC Nightly News, CNBC, ABC News, Fox Business News, PBS Nightly Business News, CNN, the BBC, and NPR as an expert on the U.S. mortgage market.
He is a recipient of the Newsletter and Electronic Publishers Association’s “best investigative reporting” award. Mr. Cecala earned a B.A. degree in English and political science from Boston College, where he graduated magna cum laude. He also holds a M.A. degree in journalism from the University of Maryland.
Mr. Cecala also serves on the Specialized Information Publishers Assocation’s board of directors.