Our leadership


Steve DiMarco, President

Steve is the president of Key Mortgage and a member of the firm’s executive committee. He has over 20 years of experience in the mortgage and financial services industry and is a seasoned executive skilled in sales leadership, operations management, and team building. As a lifelong Chicago resident, Steve is intimately familiar with the local market.


In his previous role as senior vice president and director of mortgage sales at MidAmerica Bank, Steve led one of the largest retail mortgage origination teams in the Midwest and achieved more than $6 billion in annual sales. Prior to that, he was a regional sales manager for MidAmerica Bank following a successful career in outside sales and loan origination. Steve received his Bachelor of Science degree in finance with high honors from the University of Illinois College of Business. He is a past president of the Illinois Mortgage Bankers Association.


Esther Phillips, Senior Vice President

Esther is a 20-year mortgage veteran with a vast portfolio of successes in various disciplines of mortgage lending. She has built new loan officer training programs and inside sales and retail loan origination teams with conversion ratios over 35 percent who rank consistently high in both revenue and profitability.


Esther’s background allows her to successfully bridge the gap between sales, operations, and compliance while providing proven and measurable results to Key Mortgage.

Dave Mueller, VP, Capital Markets

Dave is a 15-year mortgage industry veteran with hands-on experience in market analysis, pricing, pipeline analysis, and whole loan/bulk execution. He has streamlined the loan process through the implementation of a paperless platform.

Sugra Hasanof, SVP, Mortgage Operations

Sugra has over 30 years of experience in managing operations, technology, and customer relationships in the mortgage and real estate industry. Her ability to sharpen the mortgage loan process has lead the way for Key Mortgage Services to provide the best client experience in the industry.