At The Helm of Home Ownership.

After 7 decades in the industry, we’ve perfected the art of maintaining the best possible leadership for our employees and customers. Through every twist and turn these steady drivers have taken the wheel with passion and persistence.

Kate DeKay


Kate deKay, CEO of Eustis Mortgage Corporation, comes from a long line of industry leaders and is a third-generation CEO and Owner of the company. Kate has led numerous company initiatives resulting in substantial growth with the objective to focus on new and innovative ideas that add value to both the customer and employee experience. Kate believes her employees are the lifeblood of the company. Under her leadership, Eustis has received numerous awards as a top place to work over the years because it is a company that people want to work for, and because of that, it is also one that customers want to work with for their mortgage needs. She attributes her success to her supportive team who shares in her belief of serving their customers and making the dream of homeownership a reality every day. Together, they strive to be a trusted company within the community.

Outside of Eustis, Kate is a mother to three children, a pet parent, and an active community member. True to her commitment to servant leadership, she engages her employees with company-wide initiatives to be active community members while recognizing and contributing to organizations that her employees support. As a local civic leader, she believes in supporting enrichment for the youth of New Orleans and serves on the boards for Youth Empowerment Project and Raintree Children & Family Services. She also dedicates her time to industry organizations including being on the board of both the Mortgage Bankers Association Board of Directors, The Mortgage Collaborative Advisory Board and the TMC Tech Council. In her limited free time, Kate enjoys exercising and sharing time in the company of friends and family.

Darryl MacNair


Darryl joined Eustis Mortgage in November 2016, bringing with him over 25+ years of Financial Services experience with a main concentration in the Mortgage Banking and Servicing areas. He held various senior level and C level positions with a focus in the Finance and Accounting departments but brings production and operational expertise to meet Companies profitability goals. He graduated from Northeastern University with a BSBA majoring in accounting in 1996. He resides in Dallas TX with his wife Katy and four children, Elise, Reid, Grae, and Olive.

Timothy Ieyoub


Timothy Ieyoub is Senior Vice President of Capital Markets for Eustis Mortgage Corporation, a 65 year old independent mortgage banking corporation in New Orleans, LA. Timothy’s mortgage banking experience dates back to 1995 when he graduated from McNeese State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting. Upon completion, Timothy started his career at a Savings and Loan before working in various capacities in the mortgage industry as Senior Account Manager, Business Development Manager, and eventually Managing Partner of nationwide wholesale lender. Timothy joined Eustis Mortgage in 2010 where he has served in both an operational and production role. Timothy served as President of the Mortgage Lenders Association of New Orleans for 2018-2019 and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the New Orleans Habitat for Humanity Chapter.

Stephen Barton

Executive Vice President, National Production

Stephen Barton joined Verity Mortgage, a division of Eustis Mortgage Corporation, in the beginning of 2016 with over ten years of experience leading regions and sales divisions in the mortgage industry. As the current Executive Vice President of National Production, Stephen drives the growth of Verity’s retail production through the acquisition and management of the most talented mortgage professionals throughout the United States. His focus is to simplify the mortgage lending process by effectively recruiting, training, and retaining the best people in the industry. With Stephen’s knowledge and guidance, Verity Mortgage is prepared for vast expansion and growth, beginning at the originator level.

Bryan Marr

Vice President, Branch Operations

Bryan Marr joined Verity Mortgage shortly after the company linked with Eustis Mortgage Corporation’s family of companies in 2016. With over twenty years in the mortgage industry, Bryan has mastered all facets of the loan process and served as the Regional Operations Manager for some of the largest regions in the U.S. Now, as Vice President of Branch Operations for Eustis Mortgage, Bryan is leading the company to focus on supplying clients with the most simple and efficient loan processes in the industry. He is largely devoted to each branch and its mortgage lenders, ensuring they all have the tools and knowledge to provide unbeatable client service.

Ray Rios


Ray has been in information technology for 20 years. He has a wide range of experience in IT including LAN/WAN, Security, Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity, Databases and Reporting systems. Over the last ten years, he has managed lending systems in the mortgage industry to support origination, servicing, collections and accounting departments.

Lore M. Haines


Lore Haines started in the mortgage industry in 2002 and has focused on federal and state regulatory compliance. She spent the last few years working as a Mortgage Compliance Consultant advising clients on applicable guidelines and regulatory requirements. Lore joined Eustis Mortgage in April 2021 as the Senior Vice President of Quality Control and Compliance. Lore resides in the suburbs of Philadelphia with her husband and two sons. In her spare time, Lore can be found on a soccer field or gardening.

Anne Wolff

Human Resources Officer

With a career spanning 16 years in human resources management in the health care industry, Anne brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Eustis Mortgage Corporation. Her background includes designing HR best practices from the ground up and leading transformational change through practical workforce strategies and cross-functional, multicultural, high-performance teams.

Anne received her Bachelor of Arts from Vanderbilt University and attended the Catholic University Columbus School of Law. Anne is both SPHR and SHRM-SCP certified and is also a Lean Six Sigma black belt. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for HandsOn New Orleans, a non-profit community volunteer organization. For Anne, building relationships at every level within an organization is a top priority. She recognizes the importance of company culture and the role that it plays in employee morale and engagement. “I truly love what I do. I believe that our employees are our greatest assets, so I am committed to investing the time and resources to help them develop successful careers here at EMC”

CeCe Carden


With over a decade of experience in Capital Markets, CeCe brings unmatched expertise in pricing, data analysis, leadership, and risk management. When she’s not working, CeCe enjoys spending time with her family and dogs while staying active by hitting the gym and playing soccer.

Lori LaRocca


Lori is a seasoned professional in the mortgage industry with a diverse background that spans various critical facets of the field. Currently serving as a Post-Closing Manager, Lori brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the table. Throughout her career, Lori has been recognized for her ability to adapt to industry changes, implement innovative solutions, and drive results. Lori’s multifaceted background in Capital Markets, Mortgage Sales Management, Processing Management, and TPO Lending positions her as a versatile and knowledgeable leader in the mortgage industry.

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