Meet Our CEO, Kate Nguyen

Nuong Nguyen was born in Kien Giang, Vietnam, located in the Mekong Delta region of Southern Vietnam. When she was 12 years old, her family immigrated to the United States and settled in Hastings, Nebraska. At the time, Kate did not speak English, but by the 10th grade, she was proficient in the language and joined the debate team at Hastings Senior High. This led to a debate scholarship at Hastings College, where she obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Finance.

In 1998, she started her career with Wells Fargo, and was there until 2005. Kate started as a teller, and then was promoted to the personnel, public relations, and mortgage departments.

Kate’s family moved to the Tampa Bay area in 2005, and she continued her career with Wells Fargo Financial as a credit manager.

In 2007 her sister-in-law tragically passed away at the age of 26 with kidney failure. Since she didn’t have health or life insurance, Kate’s family had to use all their savings to help with her sister-in-law. Due to the financial loss,
the family suffered as a result of their daughter not having proper insurance, Kate’s mother-in-law and father-in-law were forced to move in with her and her family during the last three years of Kate’s marriage. Kate witnessed firsthand the fiscal and emotional devastation that is caused by not having insurance and neglecting to properly plan for unforeseen events.

Kate makes it her mission to be the advocate for her family and also families that are experiencing similar circumstances. She wants to educate, inform, be a resource, and provide products and services to her clients as well as people she meets. In 2007 she started working with Tampa Bay Financial Group, an affiliate office of MetLife, as their Financial Services Representative. While at MetLife Kate earned many awards including: Super Starter, Pace Setter, and the Top Sales Women for 2011. She was also invited to participate in the Met Life Top Women Producer Symposium four years in a row.

In 2012 Kate decided to open Tran Benefits Group. While there, she built her own unit and customer base. Kate Nuong Nguyen was a Sales Manager for South Tampa Financial Group and Staff Manager at Western and Southern Life. She was responsible for recruiting, mentoring, managing, developing and strengthening relationships with current and prospective clients. From South Tampa Financial Group Kate joined Western & Southern as a Staff Manager. Kate now has over 20 years of experience in financial and insurance.

Kate Nuong Nguyen is currently the President and CEO of Prestige Financial Group.

Her hobbies include reading, relaxing, jogging, cooking, and enjoying time with her friends and family.