Kate deKay is the CEO of Eustis Mortgage Corporation, and is responsible for leading all Eustis Family of Companies brands, including: Eustis Mortgage Corporation; Finance Home America; Verity Mortgage; Legacy Mortgage Corporation; and Prosperity Mortgage Advisors.
Kate comes from a long line of family leadership and is third generation of the Eustis Family and an Owner of the company. Prior to assuming the role of CEO, she served as the company’s Senior Vice President. Her ascension to the CEO role has been one that has seen her act in many roles and further her career since it began with Eustis in 2007. During that time, Kate has worked as a mortgage specialist to originate loans and assisting homebuyers with loan product selection and has served roles in leadership where she initiated growth strategies, expansion, and loan processing into multiple states. Under her direction, the company has embraced technology and made numerous advancements to help clients obtain loans more fluidly through an app interface and online application. These advancements have simplified the process of acquiring a loan and have made the back-end processing easier, allowing the company to improve communications throughout the loan process.
Kate’s goal for the company is ensure that the Eustis brands assist as many people throughout the states that they serve to finance a house that they can call home. She continues to focus on making the mortgage process as straightforward as possible for customers and ensures that employees provide a high level of customer service. This approach allows clients to feel that they have a trusted source to turn to for advice about the mortgage and home buying processes.
While Kate remains dedicated to her local, New Orleans market, she plays a large role in the company continuing to adapt to the changing world. To that end, she has been instrumental in the expansion of the company throughout Louisiana and beyond state borders. Through her leadership, the company has created a corporate brand, Eustis Family of Companies, to support the individual Eustis divisions and loans throughout the states that they serve. All of these changes have been centric about providing buyers’ outstanding service and employees the support needed to be successful.
Kate is active in the community that she serves, and is a former President of the Mortgage Lenders Association in New Orleans. Prior to her presidential term, she served on the board as Vice President and other miscellaneous roles over a 3-year period. She remains active within the Association and also finds time to serve as a member to the Women’s Council of Realtors. She recently introduced a company-wide initiative by engaging employees to be active in the community and to recognize the efforts of those that embark in civic endeavors.
In 2016, Kate was selected by New Orleans CityBusiness as a featured recipient in their Women in Business issue, and also featured as a Mover and Shaker.
Always on the go, Kate considers her only “hobbies” to be an enthusiastic and dedicated wife and mother for her kids and dogs. She also finds time to run for health and fitness…sometimes with the running stroller and kids and dogs in tow…and sometimes without.