DipFS(FP) DipFMBM MFAA Accredited Mentor
For Mario, deciding to leave a well-paid senior position in financial services was a life-changing decision that he had to make to achieve his goal of launching his own business and building a secure financial future for his family.
Mario has helped hundreds of clients get ahead financially, by providing strategic finance advice, and by helping clients understand the need to ensure their quality of living can be sustained when their earning capacity is past its peak.
In 2004, Mario took the leap of faith and decided to leave a well-paid senior position in financial services to set up his own mortgage broking business, which he sold at a premium price eight years later. Mario has featured in Mortgage Professional Australia magazine’s MPA Top 100 Mortgage Broker national ratings since its inception in 2005.
Mario’s comments are sought after as he is regularly featured in the Australian Financial Review and in the Domain section of The Age. He has also appeared on several occasions on Channel 7 news commenting on interest rate movements.
Mario’s vast experience and approach to coaching and mentoring have proven to help many mortgage brokers to become very successful.
DipFS(FP) DipFMBM DipVET MFAA Accredited Mentor
As a qualified mechanical engineer, Andrew began his career in operations research and manufacturing systems. But it was clear that he would need to create his own opportunities to achieve the level of financial security he wanted for himself and his family.
Having decided to go self-employed, Andrew entered the mortgage industry in 1997 as co-founder of what was to become a very successful mortgage broking company, Capital Power Pty Ltd.
Utilising his engineering expertise, he instigated many pioneering processes that resulted in faster application-to-settlement turnaround times and improved customer experiences.
In 2003, Andrew co-founded Members First Broker Network Pty Ltd, a mortgage sub-aggregator which soon became one of the most successful super-groups in the industry. When it was sold in 2012, Andrew’s company had a mortgage portfolio of around $2 billion.
Andrew has a track record of helping new-to-industry mortgage brokers grow highly successful businesses. His innovative use of technology and systems has helped many mortgage brokers to make their businesses more profitable and robust. His influence and guidance as an MFAA Accredited Mentor have had a tremendous effect on transforming mortgage brokers and their businesses become very successful in the industry.