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Young Leaders in Finance Awards finalists announced

Several leading brokers and mortgage players have been named as finalists in Momentum Media’s inaugural Young Leaders in Finance Awards.

Momentum Media — the publisher of Mortgage Business — has set up the awards program to uncover and celebrate the leading young professionals who are 30 years of age and under operating in the mortgages, banking, financial advice, funds management, accounting, superannuation and insurance sectors.

The finalists for the Young Leaders in Finance Awards 2018 include a number of leading brokers and players from across the mortgage industry, such as:

Mortgage Broker of the Year

  • Alex Veljancevski - Eventus Financial
  • Ashleigh Patterson - Momentum Wealth Finance
  • Belinda Caesar - Buyers Choice
  • Jordan Beh - Insight property finance Pty Ltd
  • Natasha Choi - The Australian Lending & Investment Centre
  • Redom Syed - Confidence Finance
  • Thaer Burbar - GreenLine Financial Services Group
  • Thomas Tang - Ausun Finance
  • Tristan Cleggett - Announcer Group
  • Vincent Moore - Entourage Finance Pty Ltd

Finance Broker of the Year

  • Alex Veljancevski - Eventus Financial
  • Damian Pisano - Central Mortgage
  • Daniel Berti - Berti Financial
  • George Dick - GMD Finance
  • Lee Sha Chan - Finance Detective
  • Marshall Condon - Neue Black
  • Matthew Ford - Finestream Capital
  • Redom Syed - Confidence Finance
  • Shane Petros - Australian Finance Hub Pty Ltd
  • Zhiyu Fang - JKK Solutions Pty Ltd

Lending Business Development Leader of the Year

  • Belinda Gray - Bluestone Mortgages
  • Brent Spanhel - National Australia Bank
  • Chris Burke - National Australia Bank
  • Daniel Connell - Liberty Financial
  • Daniel Hereward - ANZ Banking Group Ltd
  • James Cerolini - My Local Broker
  • Jamie Brill - National Australia Bank
  • Jamie Taylor - Suncorp Bank
  • Jordan Mutton - Positive Lending Solutions
  • Nik Thurgood - Suncorp Bank

Several mortgage industry players have been selected as finalists in cross-industry categories, too, including:

  • CEO of the Year - Theo Chambers (Shore Financial) and Tom Caesar (Positive Group Australia)
  • Director of the Year - Alex Veljancevski (Eventus Financial) and Dylan Salotti (Divitis Finance and Mortgage Broking)
  • Entrepreneur of the Year - Alex Veljancevski (Eventus Financial) and Theo Chambers (Shore Financial)

Some regional brokers have also made the final cut, with three Mortgage Choice brokers being named as finalists in the Regional Professional of the Year category: Jace Cordell (Mortgage Choice Newcastle and Lake Macquarie), Nicole Harman (Mortgage Choice Bendigo & Macedon Ranges) and Stephan Marohn (Mortgage Choice The Entrance).

The full list of finalists can be found online.

The winners of the awards will be revealed at a black-tie event to be held at the Hyatt Regency Sydney on 22 June.


“This awards event is an Australia-first program that truly pulls together all areas of financial services under one umbrella, to celebrate the emerging talent within the industry,” said Momentum Media’s head of events, Jim Hall.   

“The winners will represent the next generation of mentors and leaders across the Australian financial sector.”

Read the full list of finalists on the Young Leaders in Finance Awards website, or contact Gabrielle Biondi on 02 9922 3300 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Young Leaders in Finance Awards finalists announced

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Annie Kane

Annie Kane is the editor of The Adviser and Mortgage Business.

As well as writing about the Australian broking industry, the mortgage market, financial regulation, fintechs and the wider lending landscape – Annie is also the host of the Elite Broker and In Focus podcasts and The Adviser Live webcasts. 

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