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Funding.com.au announces 2 new appointments

The fintech has announced two appointments as it steers the company towards technological advancements.

Funding.com.au has announced the appointment of Chris Maamoun to the role of national sales & partnership lead and Steven Brown as the new chief technology officer (CTO).

These strategic appointments reflect Funding’s commitment to driving technological innovation and loan book growth.

Mr Maamoun joined Funding.com.au as the national BDM (business development manager) at the end of 2021.

During his tenure, he played a vital role in establishing strategic partnerships with brokers and aggregators, contributing to the company’s market expansion and loan book growth.

In his new role as national sales & partnership lead, Mr Maamoun will lead the BDM team and drive strategic partnerships to further accelerate Funding’s growth trajectory.

The company recently launched an automated quoting system and continues to make significant technological advancements, which it said will position itself for further expansion.

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In addition to Mr Maamoun’s appointment, Mr Brown has been promoted to CTO after joining Funding in 2020 as head of technology.

Additionally, Steven Brown has been promoted to the role of chief technology officer (CTO) after joining Funding in 2020 as the head of technology.

Mr Brown has been instrumental in enhancing the digital lending experience by developing Funding’s proprietary software.

Under his leadership, the company has introduced tools such as an integrated software platform, automated quoting system, and online investor marketplace.

Notably, the pioneering loan quote technology allows borrowers to receive instant quotes tailored to their personal circumstances and property specifics, including a breakdown of fees, charges, and interest.

This innovation has helped Funding remain competitive in the short-term mortgage space, it said.

Once receiving their personalised quote, customers can opt to complete their loan application online or liaise with Funding’s dedicated and local lending team.

Mr Brown leads a diverse team of five engineers, with 40 per cent female representation, championing diversity in the workplace.

Founder and chief executive of Funding.com.au, Jack O’Reilly, said the appointments reflect Fundings commitment to providing customers with a transparent and seamless end-to-end digital experience.

“Steven has been instrumental in driving our technological advancements and has been the dynamic force behind our market-leading tools,” Mr O’Reilly said.

“With his expertise, we continue to revolutionise the digital lending landscape, providing our customers with exceptional service and a streamlined lending journey.”

[Related: Mortgage fintech completes capital raise]

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