Andrew Gissinger

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Andrew Gissinger
Position: Offensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1959-07-04) July 4, 1959 (age 57)[1]
Place of birth: Barberton, Ohio[1]
Career information
College: Syracuse[1]
NFL Draft: 1981 / Round: 6 / Pick: 141[citation needed]
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 41[1]
Games started: 20[citation needed]
Receptions: 1[citation needed]
Player stats at

Andrew Gissinger III (born July 4, 1959 in Barberton, Ohio)[1] is a former professional football player who became the president and Chief Operating Officer of Countrywide Home Loans, Inc. Today, Gissinger owns and manages a private equity company. Gissinger is the father of five sons. With an estimated net worth of 100 million dollars.


Gissinger was an Academic All American and four-year Letterman at Syracuse University where he majored in Business. He was the recipient of the Joseph Alexander Award for his athletic and academic accomplishments at Syracuse University.


Gissinger was a 6'5", 280 pound[1] offensive tackle selected with the first pick of the sixth round in the 1981 draft.[citation needed] He played his entire three-year NFL career for the San Diego Chargers from 1982 - 1984.[1] Gissinger ruptured two disks in his back which ended his professional sports career.[citation needed]


Gissinger served Countrywide Home Loans from 1994 through 1996, and then from 2000[2] through 2008 when the company was acquired by Bank of America. While at Countrywide, Gissinger was its President and CEO, managing 40,000 employees, 10+ billion in revenue and 4 billion of pre tax profitability. He became famous for leading the 2007 "Protect Our House" campaign which urged Countrywide employees to take criticism of the company as a personal attack.[3][4]

Bank of America retained Gissinger for a period of months after the acquisition to head several groups responsible for selling mortgages to consumers as the third highest-ranking official in the Bank of America Home Loans holding company.[5] He was replaced by Craig Buffie, a 24-year Bank of America veteran.[5] Prior to 2000, Gissinger owned and operated his own companies in Real Estate, Development and Mortgage Banking.


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Andrew Gissinger". Players. National Football League. Retrieved 27 March 2013. 
  2. ^ Gates, Marshall M. (September 27, 2005). SEC FORM 8-K. Calabasas, California: Countrywide Financial Corporation. 
  3. ^ Hagerty, James R.; Karp, Jonathan (3 October 2007). "Countrywide Tells Workers, 'Protect Our House'". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 8 August 2009. 
  4. ^ Hagerty, James R.; Fitzpatrick, Dan (24 September 2008). "BofA Cuts Countrywide's No. 3: Gissinger Is Out as Bank Turns In for Integration Work". Wall Street Journal. pp. C6. Retrieved 8 August 2009. 
  5. ^ a b Hagerty, James R. (11 June 2008). "BofA Selects Countrywide Officials for Mortgage Unit". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 8 August 2009.