Ellessa Demarco

Relationship Manager - VIC, SA, TAS

Ellessa DeMarco’s career journey is a testament to her diverse experiences and unwavering dedication. She has traversed various facets of the financial industry, from in-house private banking and mortgagee investor funds management to mortgage document preparation and settlements, and the development of essential tools like DocuPREP and Fast Refi. Her love for non-conforming lending grew over the years, shaped by her life experiences, and from 2016 to 2022, she delved deep into this field. In 2022, she embarked on a new challenge in commercial finance, always seeking opportunities for growth and self-improvement.

Ellessa’s life story is one of resilience and determination. Growing up in the Western Suburbs of Melbourne, she left her religious upbringing behind at the age of 19, starting her working career. Luck played a role in getting her start in finance, but it was her hard work, inner strength, and dedication that brought her to where she is today. As the youngest of three siblings, Ellessa became a strong, independent, and driven single mother to two boys around nine years ago. Her journey through life’s challenges led her to discover an inner strength she never knew she possessed.

One remarkable case left a lasting impact on Ellessa. She worked tirelessly to help a family save their home, which was on the brink of repossession due to a family member’s heinous actions. The emotional, stressful, and messy situation ignited a fire within her, motivating her to pause repossession, negotiate payment arrangements, and ultimately secure a refinance settlement that saved their family home. The experience reinforced her belief in the ability to change lives, emphasising that it’s not always about money but making a meaningful difference in people’s lives.

Ellessa’s family, including her two sons, Jakoby, and Brax, has been a source of inspiration and motivation for her. She takes pride in knowing that she has changed people’s lives, whether by saving their homes or helping them achieve their dreams. Her commitment to her personal and professional values and the importance of surrounding oneself with like-minded individuals are key factors in her success. Balancing her roles is made easier by the flexibility in her position and the family-oriented and understanding management team at Simplicity, where she works.

In her personal life, Ellessa enjoys the exhilaration of loading and unloading, tying down, and towing three dirt bikes for family adventures. Her journey is a testament to the transformative power of resilience, dedication, and the desire to make a difference in the lives of others.