23rd July 2007
Exceptional Service begins with exceptional people.
That's why La Trobe Financial is delighted to offer you our very best:
|National Sales Manager
Kevin Arkell DipT, BEd. Kevin began at La Trobe Financial in 2005 after a long standing career in education both as a teacher and administrator, reaching the level of National Head of Marketing within the International student field for major Tertiary and Secondary Institutions. After spending time working as a BDM in both the Lending and Mortgage Fund teams at La Trobe, Kevin has become the National Sales Manager for the group. He brings a collaborative and energetic style to the Sales team and wishes to see La Trobe continually evolving, as it has done so successfully in its 53 year history.
Mobile 0438 637 490
|Lending Services Executive
Daryl Hill AAIBF, FBS. Daryl has served with La Trobe for over thirty (30) years. Previously employed with Commercial Banking Company (CBC–Sydney) working to the position of Senior Lending Officer. As Lending Services Executive, Daryl compliments his day to day responsibilities with the development and distribution of La Trobe’s lending and investment products nationally. He ensures all product referrers are adequately supervised and monitored in the performance of their duties for and on behalf of the group. Well known throughout the industry, and always looking to provide prompt follow up to referrer enquiries, Daryl is a man of many talents having also umpired over 400 football games at regional level.
Mobile 0408 566 524
|State Manager Vic, SA, & Tas.
Erina Cunningham. Erina commenced working in the finance industry in 2004 as a Business Development Manager with the small sized, HLP Mortgage Company. The company’s core business was nonconforming residential mortgages sold through the broker network. Erina joined La Trobe Financial in April 2007. Erina is highly organised and well regarded throughout the industry for her attention to detail and professional manner in dealing with clients.
Mobile 0419 114 790
Kerry Leahy. Kerry’s introduction to the finance industry was in 2003, with HLP Mortgage Company. After spending some time in both Mortgages and Financial Planning she moved to Citibank as a BDM in 2006. Having extensive experience in both Non Conforming and traditional lending, she brings with her an excellent understanding of both types of credit policy. Kerry has proven herself in the industry as a person of integrity who has an excellent rapport with the people she deals with.
Mobile 0448 520 081
|State Manager NSW & ACT
John Radicchi. La Trobe’s NSW State Manager, John comes from a small business background, having run three successful bakeries employing 45 staff from 1983-1995. He has been an active member of both the Penrith & Concord Chambers of Commerce and, through this association, has developed a strong empathy for other small business owners. After a sea change, John entered the financial services industry in 1997. He started as a Financial Consultant with Colonial State Bank, and within 18 months was appointed Branch Manager for their busy Marrickville branch. Since then, John has held Sales and Lending Manager positions for RAMS Home Loans, Mortgage House of Australia, and Magney Mortgages. Since 2001, he has dealt with an extensive mortgage broker network, and is an advocate of building strong relationships with them through superior service. Married to Edwina, John shares with her a passion for music, art & travel. He also has quite a watch collection - 30 at last count.
Mobile 0411 583 807
Suzanne Hemsworth B.Comm, FAMI. Suzanne has completed a Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing) and is also a Fellow of the Australian Marketing Institute. She is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has completed Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment. Suzanne has been employed in several Marketing Management roles, with companies such as Tridon Australia and Benckiser Australia/New Zea12:09 PM 19/07/2007and. She also has experience in Product Management and Consulting. Suzanne has outstanding organisational skills and portrays herself in an extremely professional and competent manner, which contributes greatly to her well developed relationship-building skills.
Mobile 0421 029 691
|State Manager Queensland & NT
Janelle Barnes B.Comm, FCPA. Janelle has completed a Bachelor of Commerce and is also a fellow of CPA Australia. Her broad experience includes being a Director of AAL Investments Pty Ltd, running a successful small business accountancy consultancy, and as a Software Development Manager for Solution 6 and Hartley computers. Janelle’s extensive business and financial experience allows her to achieve tailored customer solutions. Janelle is highly motivated, outgoing and strongly service focused. She also possesses a high level of communication skills and a very professional and ethical attitude towards her work.
Mobile 0421 029 686
Sally Hillman. Sally has completed her Certificate IV in Financial Services (mortgage broking). She draws on extensive lending experience, including four recent years with City Pacific Finance as a Loan Writer & Processor. Sally brings to La Trobe, an abundance of working knowledge obtained within the broker network ranging from credit policy to relationship building. With this familiarity, she strives to provide an impeccable service whilst remaining attentive to the needs and desires of Brokers. Sally’s integrity and determination allows her to develop and maintain quality relationships that evolve around trust and compassion.
Mobile 0409 435 559
Toby Owen. Toby commenced in the finance industry in the UK in 2001 as Business Development Manager with the Virgin Group and later with The Royal Bank of Scotland. After three years with Virgin Group & The Royal Bank of Scotland, Toby spent time employed by Norwich Union and later as a Business Development Manager with Freedom Finance. Toby Joined La Trobe Financial in March 2005 as a senior underwriter in the lending team and has been based in Perth as Business Development Manager since January 2007. He holds a Class B Finance Broker’s Licence. Toby’s extensive credit and underwriting experience gives him the ability to give brokers answers ‘first hand’ to their loan enquiries.
Mobile 0421 029 687
|National BDM Wealth Management
Antonietta Thompson. Antonietta has 11 years experience in the Financial Services industry. Her experience spans corporations such as AXA Australia, AMP Life Ltd and Plum Financial Services. Antonietta has had a variety of operational roles including management of small and large administration teams (up to 120 staff), project planning and Financial Planner and Licensee business management support. Antonietta’s main focus during her AXA career was their platform product, Summit Master Trust (including iPac). She has a wealth of knowledge across many of the products offered in the financial planning arena. Antonietta looks forward to expanding into Business Development with La Trobe to share her extensive experience and diversify her skills and knowledge.
Mobile 0409 419 039
These BDMs and National Managers are part of our Australian Team of 130 staff providing seamless services to clients across the nation.
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La Trobe is one of Australia's leading independent specialist mortgage Financiers. Its business includes residential mortgages, commercial mortgages, and investment services operating one of Australia's largest Mortgage Funds under AFSL 222213. It employs over 145 staff and has raised over AUD$10Billion to assist over 100,000 customers since inception in 1952.
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