Leadership Team

Zeus Companies thrives under a dynamic leadership team led by CEO and Founder Steven Kaufman, along with COO Chris Tury, who collectively bring over half a century of experience in lending and real estate investment. The leadership team is comprised of eight department heads all rowing in the same direction with one goal in mind: to build an extraordinary company that empowers people to accomplish their dreams. We pride ourselves on our shared values and culture, which make Zeus Companies a fulfilling place to work and, in turn, a trusted mortgage lender and investment firm.

Dr. Steven Kaufman

Founder & CEO

At Zeus, Steven manages a team that is responsible for more than $7 billion of retail mortgage loan organizations. According to Inc. Magazine, with more than 17,000 transactions, Zeus is the 37th fastest growing private financial service firm in the United States. Steven founded New York Mutual, which provides bespoke lending, servicing, and financial management services to institutional and private clients throughout the United States and abroad. Steven’s financing enterprises have spanned three economic cycles, and his disciplined focus on capital preservation has resulted in a best-in-class underwriting with no annual losses.

Chris Tury

Chief-Operating Officer

Brad Rugen

Sr. Director of Operating

Jonathan Driver

Director of Loan Origination

Tyler Watson

Director of Marketing

Jason Griffin

Legal Counsel