DeVontae has been in the mortgage industry since 2010, with over 7 years of mortgage banking and financial analysis experience. He started his mortgage career as a mortgage underwriter which is the individual responsible for making the decision to extend credit to a borrower.
Prior to joining Guaranteed Rate, DeVontae was a mortgage underwriter for Wells Fargo and most recently a Regional Lending Manager for the company. He made the transition to a loan officer because he wanted to provide his knowledge and experience to help borrower’s feel comfortable with the home lending process. His experience at the highest level of credit lending gives him an unique ability to understand each borrowers distinct situation.
DeVontae is a graduate of Northern Illinois University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance. He is dedicated to continuing his education and being a knowledge seeker for life. His thirst for learning encouraged him to go back to school to earn his MBA from Northern Illinois University, taking evening classes while also balancing his career and life outside of work.
DeVontae is originally from the Quad Cities area of Illinois, but stayed in the Chicagoland area after graduating college. He was a collegiate athlete which taught him the significance of hard work, importance of teamwork, and appreciating individual differences.
DeVontae is a huge NIU Huskie and Florida Gator fan. The Chicagoland area has always been his dream destination because he loves the variety the city provides. DeVontae and his lovely wife Brittany reside in Chicago and love exploring the city. DeVontae enjoys athletics and is a CrossFit level 1 trainer because it is the closest thing to him reliving his athletic years while helping others develop their athletic potential.
He understands the complexity of home lending and loves the opportunity to share his knowledge to help educate borrowers. DeVontae approaches each transaction as if it was his own, it is important to him to thoroughly explain the home lending process and financial commitment to each borrower to ease their minds.