John Kolenda

Executive Director

John Kolenda is the Managing Director of Finsure Group and has extensive experience in the mortgage broking and aggregation sector. Finsure was ranked sixth in BRW Magazine’s Fast 100 List in 2016 after being ranked second in its top 100 Fast Starters list in 2015. The company was ranked second when the SmartCompany top 50 was named to celebrate Australia’s fastest growing SMEs in 2014-15.

John Kolenda was the General Manager Sales & Distribution at Aussie Home Loans for ten years from 1994, before founding X Inc, which was a successful mortgage aggregator before its merger with the mortgage broking operations of Ray White in 2007. He was also the Executive Director of the merged entity Loan Market Group. John Kolenda founded several businesses before launching Finsure Group in 2011.

Simon Bednar

General Manager – Aggregation

An executive with 15 years experience covering a Sales, Business Consultancy, project management, IT operations, and executive recruitment, primarily focused within the Finance Sector.

Simon has a Bachelor of Engineering and spent 8 years as Chief Operating Officer for one of Australia’s leading software providers to the Financial Services Industry. During this time, he was responsible for driving vertical products into the Mortgage Industry and was operationally responsible for the Microsoft Consulting division. This division provided high-end consulting services to the Australian market in the areas of Project Management, .NET, SharePoint, CRM Dynamics and BizTalk. It also developed specific vertical solutions for various markets.

David Maher

Head of Marketing

David has spent over 15 years working in finance and real estate, both in Australia and abroad. He brings valuable experience working across a number of disciplines in the financial services sector including, marketing, analytics, product development and strategic planning.

As Head of Marketing for the company, David is responsible for the overall strategy and execution of marketing activities across BNK, Finsure and Better Choice.

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