Guild Mortgage, a San Diego based mortgage lender, recently opened its seventh office in the area in Kearny Mesa.

The new office at 5675 Ruffin Road, Suite 110 is managed by Alisha Sirois, a Guild loan officer for 12 years who was recently a co-manager at another Guild office.

Sirois, who has more than 20 years experience in the personal real estate and mortgage industries, said the new branch, with five employees, offers Guild’s full line of service to help buyers, sellers and real estate agents close a variety of loan types, including those loans other lenders won’t do, the company said.

Guild was founded in 1960 as a home financing company for American Housing Guild here. It broadened its range of services in 1972 by including resale mortgage financing. Today it operates about 70 offices in 17 states. It has 378 employees in the county, and 629 employees in the state.