Connective
Excellence
Awards 2019

Nothing is more worthy of celebration than your excellence

We think our brokers are pretty special and the Connective Excellence Awards is our opportunity to recognise their fantastic achievements.

 

There are 16 Connective Excellence Awards that fall into three categories –

  • Self /Peer Nominated – find a category or two or three where you or a peer are nailing it and let us know by submitting an award nomination.
  • Auto Nominated – based on settlement volume and performance brokers are automatically nominated into this award category
  • People Choice – self-nominate or nominate a peer for your customers to vote for you to win

Across the available categories there are plenty of opportunities to be recognised both as an individual and as a company. Don’t think twice about sharing with us what makes you, your business or your colleague great!

2019 KEY DATES

Take note of the key dates to make sure you don’t miss your opportunity to be part the Connective Excellence Awards!

Awards
Submission
Open

JUNE

5

Awards
Submission
Close

JULY

12

Voting
Opens

JULY

16

Voting
Closes

JULY

26

FINALISTS
Announced

AUGUST

15

Excellence
Awards
Begin

SEPTEMBER

26 

Award Types

Auto Nominated

Finalists will be automatically selected for these award type based on settlement volume for FY18/19. The awards include:

  • Brokerage of the year > 5 Brokers
  • Brokerage of the year < 5 Brokers
  • Connective Home Loans Broker of the Year
  • Connective Asset Finance Broker of the Year
  • Connective Asset Finance Broker of the Year – BOLT
  • Compliance Hero
  • Commercial Broker of the Year
  • Broker of the Year

Self/Peer Nominated

To be in the running these awards you can self-nominate or a peer can nominate you. Finalists will be selected based on submission quality by an expert judging panel. The awards include:

  • Best All-Round Broker of the Year
  • Empowerment Award
  • Rising Star
  • Mercury Hero
  • Best Marketing Program
  • Loan Administrator of the Year

People’s Choice

To be in the running for these awards you can self-nominate or a peer can nominate you and for your customers can vote for you to win.  The awards include:

  • Lender BDM of the Year
  • Excellence in Customer Service

How to enter

 

Step 1: Click on the categories below to review them in more detail.
Step 2: Select enter to begin your award submission.
Step 3: Create an account for all your awards submissions.
Step 4: Complete the award submission form, addressing the criteria for each award and uploading any required supporting documents.
Step 5: Submit your entry!

 

Please note: You can enter as many categories as you like and you can also nominate a peer if you think they are doing a great job!

 

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2019 Self/Peer Nominated Awards

Click on the awards below to find out more

Loan Administrator
Loan Administrator of the Year
Open to loan administrators who are the back bone of your business.

Loan Administrator of the Year

Do you have a loan administrator in your business you simply could not imagine running your business without? This is a great opportunity to recognise them for all their hard work. For many brokerages, the tireless work of the loan administrators is what keeps the businesses running smoothly and we want to hear about it. How have they consistently delivered excellent results and effectively supported the broker or business development?

How will the winner be selected?
Our expert Administration Team will shortlist the finalists based on submission quality and what your loan administrator does to support the smooth operation of your business.

Criteria

  • In 300 words or less, please explain how your loan administrator supports the operation of your business, providing examples of how they deliver consistently excellent results for both the customer and the brokerage.


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All-Rounder
Best All-Round Broker of the Year
Open to brokers who are consistently high performing in all areas.

Best All-Round Broker of the Year

Are you a broker who is kicking goals in every area of business? We want to know about what you are doing to make our industry thrive.

This award is to recognise brokers who display excellence in their field, not only from a financial perspective, but also from a best practice business operation, customer service, community engagement and professional development point of view. Have you done something that has innovated our industry? Have you been an outstanding mentor? Do you give back to the broker community? All of these things make you awesome and could place you as the Best All-Round Broker of the Year.

How will the winner be selected?

Our State Leadership teams will shortlist the finalists based on submission quality and evidence that the broker is a high performer in all areas of their field.

Criteria

  • In 300 words or less, please explain how you are delivering best practice business operations.
  • In 300 words or less, please explain how you deliver excellent customer service, using examples of great customer outcomes.
  • In 300 words or less, please explain an innovative step you have taken to improve the way your business operates.
  • In 300 words or less, please explain how you are giving back to the industry?


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Empowerment
Empowerment Award
Open to all females in the industry who excel in their chosen field and have made a positive impact on the industry.

Empowerment Award

The Empowerment Award is open to any women working within the mortgage broking industry – including industry bodies, brokers, administrators, business owners and business development managers – who have made a significant impact on the industry. We want to know what you have done to support other women develop their careers in the industry and how you have personally made an impact on the industry.

How will the winner be selected?
A panel of female Connective leaders will shortlist the finalists based on submission quality and achievements which have positively impacted the industry.

Criteria

  • In 300 words or less, nominate yourself, or someone you believe is deserving of this award. Please explain what you/they have achieved, how you/they perform as a role model for other women in the industry. Please use examples to support your submission.


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Lender BDM of the Year
Lender BDM of the Year
Open to Lender BDM’s who go above and beyond to help brokers.

Lender BDM of the Year

Do you have a Lender BDM who you could not imagine working without? Now is your chance to put them in the spotlight.

Mortgage broking would be much harder without the support of Lender BDMs. We want to know which Lender BDM makes your job just that much easier. Or perhaps you are a lender who would like to see the work of one of your fantastic colleagues recognised.

Please note: each person can can only nominate one Lender BDM.

Once we’ve received nominations, we’ll ask our members to vote for the most deserving winner in each state.

Enter using this easy two-step process:

Step 1

Nominate your legendary Lender BDM, or nominate yourself, and tell us what they/you did to deserve an award nomination.

Step 2

Once nominations close, Connective will ask all member brokers to vote for a winner in each state.

How will the winner be selected?

The winner will be the Lender BDM with the highest average rating.

Criteria

  • In 200 words or less, please explain what your Lender BDM or colleague has done to support your business. Please provide examples to support your submission.


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Rising Star
Rising Star
Open to newer brokers (less than four years) who have hit the ground running and are excelling in the industry.

Rising Star

Are you new to mortgage broking? Have you made some amazing gains since joining the industry?  The Rising Star award is for brokers who have been broking for less than four years as of 30 June 2019 (yes, you can have had previous experience working for a lender or in another part of our industry).

This award will go to a broker who not only has had exceptional financial results since becoming a broker, but has fully embraced what it means to be a professional in our industry. You will be a good loan writer with good volumes, but you have also had success outside of settlements alone, such as process improvement, innovation, marketing, branding, community engagement or the support of other new brokers.

How will the winner be selected?
Your State Support Team will review all submissions and select finalists based on the quality of your submission. We will also assess financial performance and your overall operation as a broker. We want to know what makes you stand out.

Criteria

  • In 200 words or less, please outline your financial performance growth since you joined the industry and how you achieved these results.
  • In 300 words or less, please outline how you have excelled as a broker aside from financial results, since joining the industry.
  • In 300 words or less, please outline an initiative that demonstrates how you have positively contributed to the broking industry since joining. Please provide examples to support your submission.


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Mercury Hero
Mercury Hero
Open to brokers who use Mercury to maximise business efficiency.

Mercury Hero

Do you use Mercury to its full potential? Do you use Mercury to make your business more efficient than ever? Then this is award is for you.

The Mercury Hero Award is open to all users of Mercury and we want to know how you use it to increase efficiencies in your business.

How will the winner be selected?
Our expert Mercury Development Team will shortlist the finalists based on submission quality and how you use Mercury effectively to improve business operations.

Criteria

  • In 300 words or less, please outline how you use Mercury to maximise efficiency and improve your business operations.
  • In 200 words or less, please explain how your use of Mercury has contributed to your business’ success. Please provide examples to support your submission.


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Customer Service
Excellence in Customer Service
Open to brokerages who make customer satisfaction their number 1 priority.

Excellence in Customer Service

Is your brokerage driven by delivering amazing customer outcomes through excellent customer service? If the answer is yes, then put yourself forward for the Excellence in Customer Service Award.

The award for Excellence in Customer Service rewards customer focused brokerages who place great customer outcomes in the spotlight.  Entering this award is a great opportunity to engage with your customers and promote your business. The award will be judged on a scaled voting system dependent on the size of your business, so it is fair for everyone who enters. Simply let us know what you do to provide excellent customer service and then invite your customers to vote using the email template we will provide.

Enter using this easy three-step process:

Step 1

Nominate your business by filling out the form.

Step 2

Once entries close and voting opens on 16 July, use our template to email your customers to prompt them to vote. All your customers are eligible to vote once.

Step 3

Connective will collate the results on your behalf.

How will the winner be selected?

The winning brokerage will have the highest average rating based on your customers’ votes.

We will return comments and testimonials from your customers once judging is complete.

Criteria

  • In 300 words or less, please tell us how you deliver excellence in customer service. Please provide examples to support your submission and include customer testimonials.


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Marketing
Best Marketing Program
Open to brokerages who have delivered an outstanding marketing program.

Best Marketing Program

Are you a marketing guru? Have you run a marketing campaign that knocked it out of the park?

The Best Marketing Program Award recognises brokerages which use marketing to drive their customer retention and growth.

To qualify, your marketing program must have run during FY18/19, include multiple campaign elements and have delivered on your objectives. Campaign elements may include: a series of marketing emails, a branding campaign that includes signage and print advertising, social and digital media campaigns, billboards, television and radio advertising or something creative and different!

We want to see how your marketing program contributed to your success, so be sure to include your campaign objectives, details and results. We are looking for fun, innovative ideas which make you stand out from the crowd.

How will the winner be selected?
Connective’s expert Marketing Team will shortlist the finalists based on submission quality – including creative elements, results and different marketing techniques used.

Criteria

  • In 200 words or less, please outline the objectives of your marketing program.
  • In 300 words or less, please outline the elements of your marketing program.
  • Upload at least one example of your marketing activity or provide a link for a digital example.
  • In 200 words or less, please outline the results you achieved through your marketing program.


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Celebrate your success

Make sure you book your ticket to attend our State Based Conference to attend the Connective Excellence Awards!

Western Australia
Pullman Bunker Bay

Oct 24-25

Register

New South Wales
Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley

Oct 31 – Nov 1

Register

Victoria 
Mantra Lorne

Oct 10 – 11

Register

Queensland
Mantra Salt Beach

Oct 17 – 18

Register

South Australia
Novotel Barossa Valley

Sept 26 – 27

Register

2018 Winners

Congratulations to the 2018 Connective Excellence Awards Winners.

Mercury Hero

Alex Brownbill, Voyage Financial

Empowerment Award

Abby Conlon, Conlon Financial Solutions

Best Newcomer

Katie Dickson, Dickson & Co Financial Solutions

Broker of the Year

Sam Carrello, Napoleon Finance

Brokerage of the Year <5 Staff

Premium Private Finance

Brokerage of the Year >5 Staff

TAG Financial Group

Connective Asset Finance Broker of the Year

Craig Nelson, Force Finance WA

Connective Home Loans Broker of the Year

Matt Rigby, Catalyst Finance

Commercial Broker of the Year

Alan Pavisich, Resolute Finance

Compliance Hero

Ezekiel Sim, Ezekiel Finance

Best Marketing

Soul Finance Group

Lender BDM of the Year

Lee Hams, ANZ

All Round Broker of the Year

Trent Carter, Provident Lending & Business Solutions

Best Loan Administrator 

Kasey Gereke, Provident Lending & Business Solutions

Connective Asset Finance Broker of the year – Bolt

Jeff Ahn, Knight Finance WA

Best Customer Service

Complete Mortgage Solutions

Mercury Hero

Jeremy Fisher, 1st Street

Empowerment Award

Rebecca Jarrett-Dalton, Two Red Shoes

Best Newcomer

Jordan Beh, Insight Property Finance

Craig Mowbray, Be There Financial Services

Broker of the Year

Jason Khoury, iChoice

Brokerage of the Year <5 Staff

iChoice

Brokerage of the Year >5 Staff

Lendi

Connective Asset Finance Broker of the Year

Jalil, Wakim, Lendfin

Connective Home Loans Broker of the Year

George Mihalopoulos, Connected Finance

Commercial Broker of the Year

Peter-John Michael, Mortgages & Co

Compliance Hero

Danyelle Frank, My Lending Specialist

Best Marketing

Black and White Finance

Lender BDM of the Year

William Jewitt, St George

All Round Broker of the Year

Cathy Brown, Activ8 Finance

Best Loan Administrator

Victoria Moussa, iChoice

Connective Asset Finance Broker of the year – Bolt

Raymond McDonald, Rabble ‘N’ Roses

Best Customer Service

Finsource

Connective Asset Finance Broker of the year – BOLT

Leonard D’Aloia, Imagine Finance

Empowerment Award

Monica Wandel, Accelerate Loans

Best Newcomer

Monica Wandel, Accelerate Loans

Broker of the Year

David Garner, Go Loans

Brokerage of the Year <5 Staff

Ora Finance

Brokerage of the Year >5 Staff

Go Loans

Connective Asset Finance Broker of the Year

Haydon Chapman, Top End Regional Finance

Connective Home Loans Broker of the Year

Wayne Shepard, Reality Finance

Commercial Broker of the Year

Leonard D’Aloia, Imagine Finance

Compliance Hero

Katie Scholes, Akorin Business & Home Finance Solutions

Best Marketing

Truevest Finance

Lender BDM of the Year

Maria-Ceres Parreno, Bankwest

Best Loan Administrator

Alex Beaton, Iron Advantage Residental & Commercial Finance

Best All-Round Broker of the Year

Michael Marafiote, Truevest Finance

Best Customer Service

Akorin Business and Home Finance Solutions

Mercury Hero

Andrew Hill, Expert Lending

Empowerment Award

Laura Sillano, POD Financial

Best Newcomer

Danielle Wilson, Pivotal Financial

Broker of the Year

George Samios, MADD Loans

Brokerage of the Year <5 Staff

Get Real Finance

Brokerage of the Year >5 Staff

Coronis Mortgage and Finance

Connective Asset Finance Broker of the Year

Balanz

Connective Home Loans Broker of the Year

Neil Higgins, Credit Connection

Commercial Broker of the Year

Darren de Jong, Balanz

Compliance Hero

Laura Sillano, POD Financial

Best Marketing

Pivotal Financial

Lender BDM of the Year

Andy  Zhao, Bankwest

Connective Asset Finance Broker of the year – BOLT

Brendon Burrows, On Call Finance

Best Loan Administrator

Heather Graham, Auscredits

Best All-Round Broker of the year

Lindy Kelly, Kelly and Co Finance

Best Customer Service

Kelly & Co Financial Services

Mercury Hero

Clinton Waters, Axton Finance

Empowerment Award

Louise Lucas, The Property Education Company

Best Newcomer

Faris Dedic, Red Door Financial Group

Broker of the Year

Mark Davis, The Australian Lending & Investment Centre

Brokerage of the Year <5 Staff

Geelong Financial Group

Brokerage of the Year >5 Staff

The Australian Lending & Investment Centre

Connective Asset Finance Broker of the Year

Stephen Andrianakos, Red Door Financial Group

Connective Home Loans Broker of the Year

Daniel Esposito, Credit Finance Group

Commercial Broker of the Year

Reece Droscher, Steller Home Loans

Compliance Hero

Frank Xiriha, Zebra Financial

Best Marketing

Entourage Finance

Lender BDM of the Year

Trevor Griffiths, NAB

Clive Pace, Connective Home Loans

Connective Asset Finance Broker of the year – BOLT

Shane Payne, F1rst Call Lending

Best Loan Administrator

Richard Stafford, Axton Finance

Best All-Round Broker of the Year

Tim Gaspar, Hatch Financial Services

Best Customer Service

Loan House

2018 Finalists

The 2018 Connective Excellence Awards Finalists

Broker of the Year

Sam Carrello, Napoleon Finance
Gary Fernandez, DezLean Wealth
Aditya Dhawan, Mayfair Finance Solutions
Nathan Massie, Sprint Finance

Commercial Broker of the Year

Alan Pavisich, Resolute Finance
Peter Elkerbout, Finconnect
Garry Murphy, Paradigm Lending Solutions

Sharon Merritt, Lambent Financial Solutions

Empowerment Award

Amber Cramphorn, Comlpete Mortgage Solutions
Kirsten Nazzari, Soul Finance Group
Bianca Patterson, Calculated Lending

Abby Conlon, Conlon Financial Solutions

Compliance Hero

Kirsten Nazzari, Soul Finance Group
Ezekiel Sim, Ezekiel Finance
Leonie Stratton, Boutique Finance Perth

Connective Home Loans Broker of the Year

Matt Rigby, Catalyst Finance
Brian Cornell, Attain Financial Solutions
Nathan Massie, Sprint Finance
Simon Marsigalia, Easyloans4u

Connective Asset Finance Broker of the Year

Shane Smith, In Front Australian Business Solutions
Craig Nelson, Force Finance WA
David Glass, Force Finance WA

Phillip Green, Green Finance Brokers

Gavin Robertson, Venrock Finance

Best Newcomer

Ming Yang, Ming Finance
Andy Zhuang, 3 Ocean Finance
Cale Walsh, Shadforth Financial Group
Katie Dickson, Dickson & Co Financial Solutions

Brokerage of the Year <5 Brokers

Premium Private Finance
Napoleon Finance
Catalyst Finance
Sense Financial Services

Brokerage of the Year >5 Brokers

TAG Financial Group
InReach Finance
Momentum Wealth Finance
V Homeloans

Best Marketing

Bespoke Finance Group
Fox Mortgages
TAG Finance Australia
Soul Finance Group

Lender BDM of the Year

Lee Hams, ANZ
Rebecca Maguire, NAB
Grant Cousins, Teachers Mutual Bank
David Robertson, Prospa

Best Customer Service

Loan Cube Australia
Leading Edge Finance
Napoleon Finance
Complete Mortgage Solutions

Connective Asset Finance Broker of the Year – Bolt

Jeff Sung Hwan Ahn, Knight Finance WA
Alexander Brownbill, Voyage Financial

Matt Rigby, Catalyst Finance

Mercury Hero

Alex Brownbill, Voyage Financial
Trent Carter, Provident
Kirsten Nazzari, Soul Finance Group

Best All-Round Broker of the Year

Ashleigh Patterson, Momentum Wealth Finance
Steve Cramphorn, Complete Mortgage Solutions
Trent Carter, Provident Lending & Business Solutions

Best Loan Administrator

Kayla Tassone, Sense Financial Services
Rebecca Di Lello, Bespoke Finance Group
Amber Cramphorn, Complete Mortgage Solutions

Kasey Gereke, Provident Lending & Business Solutions

Broker of the Year

Jason Khoury, iChoice
Queenie Nguyen-Huyen, Queenie Homeloans
Kin Wong, One Lending Solutions

Kieran O’Connor, Mortgages & Co

Commercial Broker of the Year

Peter-John Michael, Mortgages & Co
David White, David White Finance Solutions
Yuval Bloomfield, 1st Financial Services

Jalil Wakim, Lendfin

Mercury Hero

Jeremy Fisher, 1st Street
Nathan Fien, Corporate Finance Group
Diago Carrasco, EveryStep Financial Solutions

Compliance Hero

Diego Carrasco, Every Step Financial Solutions
Andrew Copeland, 1st Financial Services
Joshua Guerts, Finance Ferret
Danyelle Frank, My Lending Specialist

Connective Home Loans Broker of the Year

George Mihalopoulos, Connected Finance
Peter Economos, Illawarra Mortgage Brokers & Southern Highlands Mortgage Brokers
Francis Maurice Raymond, Locumsgroup
Troy Green, Adgreen Property and Finance Solutions

Connective Asset Finance Broker of the Year

Jalil Wakim, Lendfin
Ben Galea, Forever Funding
Richard Gorman, Corporate Leasing Services

Tony Song, Everest Finance

Best Newcomer

Alen Slewa, Proficient Finance Group
Craig Mowbray, Be There Financial Services
Shane Petros, Australian Finance Hub
Jordan Beh, Insight Property Finance

Peter Vassilis, Black and White Finance

Brokerage of the Year <5 Brokers

iChoice
Mortgages & Co
Queenie Homeloans

Scope Financial Services

Brokerage of the Year >5 Brokers

Lendi
1st Financial Services
Home Loan Experts
Azura Financial

Best Marketing

Pure Finance
Lendi
Black and White Finance

Lender BDM of the Year

Susan Attapallil, Macquarie
Rosa Primerano, NAB
William Jewitt, St George
Russell Adams, Connective Home Loans

Best Customer Service

Finsource
Finance Ferret
No Fuss Home Loans
Black and White Finance

Connective Asset Finance Broker of the Year – Bolt

Raymond McDonald, Rabble ‘N’ Roses
Jason Gomes, Frontline Loans

Hadia Zahr, Greenfield Financial

Empowerment Award

Rebecca Jarrett-Dalton, Two Red Shoes
Iva Rasic, BorrowRight
Nancy Youssef, Classic Finance Group

Bernadette Christie David, Atelier Wealth

Best All-Round Broker of the Year

Cathy Brown, Activ8 Finance
Brendan Dixon, Pure Finance
George Mihalopoulos, Connected Finance

Will Foster, Foster Finance

Zac Peteh, Mint Equity

Best Loan Administrator

Julie Day, Corporate Finance Group
Victoria Moussa, iChoice
Sandeep Jagtap, Finsource

Bhawana Gautam, Home Loan Experts

Damien Walker, Atelier Wealth

Mercury Hero

Clinton Waters, Axton Finance
Antonius Van de Kerkhof, JK Finance
Vincent Moore, Entourage Finance

Daniel Duong, Vida Financial Services

Empowerment Award

Elaine Huynh, Mortgage and Finance Expert
Jenny Dang, Vida Financial Services
Louise Lucas, The Property Education Company

Best Newcomer

James Kang, Everrich Finance
Richie Kasai, Acceptance Finance
Haris Memic, Novus Finance

Faris Dedic, Red Door Financial Group

Broker of the Year

Mark Davis, The Australian Lending & Investment Centre
Kevin, Agent, The Australian Lending & Investment Centre
Daniel Hustwaite, Aqua Financial Services
Andrew Mirams, Intuitive Finance

Brokerage of the Year <5 Brokers

Geelong Financial Group
Intuitive Finance
Picket Fence Finance
Develop and Invest

Brokerage of the Year >5 Brokers

The Australian Lending & Investment Centre
Acceptance Finance
Masters Broker Group
Aqua Financial Services

Connective Asset Finance Broker of the Year

Stephen Andrianakos, Red Door Financial Group
Ashley Peters, AG Peters Finance & Loans
Nick Webb, Hutton Financial Services

Joshua Abrahim, Joshua Abrahim

Connective Home Loans Broker of the Year

Daniel Esposito, Credit Finance Group
Scott Patterson, iConnect Financial Brighton
Simon Sutterby, Geelong Financial Group
Denise Curtis, Guided Finance

Commercial Broker of the Year

Ratanjit Singh, AusPac Finance
Reece Droscher, Steller Home Loans
Nicholas Kakalis, Finance Unlimited
Ashley Johns, The Finance Specialist

Compliance Hero

Frank Xiriha, Zebra Financial
Louise Lucas, The Property Education Company
Parvez Ali, House of Finance Australia

Qian Sun, WuYouLoans

Best Marketing

Iridium Private
Loans Australia
The Property Education Company

Entourage Finance

Lender BDM of the Year

Jess Valano, Connective Home Loans
Rebecca Goodwin, ANZ
Trevor Griffiths, NAB
Clive Pace, Connective Home Loans

Connective Asset Finance Broker of the Year – Bolt

Shane Payne, F1rst Call Lending
Evette Turlan, National Finance Solutions Australia
Derek Hyde, Jodek Financial Services
Paul Barbara, ASP Finance

Best Customer Service

Loan House
Hatch Financial Services
The Property Education Company
Copper Finance

Best All-Round Broker of the Year

Damien Roylance, Entourage Finance
Mark Guglielmino, Shadforth Financial Group
Nicholas Kakalis, Finance Unlimited
Stephen McClatchie, Loans Australia

Vinay Gehi, Copper Finance

Tim Gaspar, Hatch Financial Services

Best Loan Administrator

Harry Ta, Freedom Finance Australia
Hume Leow, Entourage
Steve Khoury, The Australian Lending & Investment Centre
Richard Stafford, Axton Finance

Broker of the Year

George Samios, Madd Loans
Nathan Vecchio, Hunter Galloway
Terry Ning, Mortgage Selections
Kelly Cameron, Get Real Finance

Empowerment Award

Laura Sillano, POD Financial
Lindy Kelly, Kelly and Co Finance
Kathy Curry, AusCredit

Dee Britton, Furious Finance

Commercial Broker of the Year

Darren  de Jong, Balanz
George Sha, Balanz
Brecken Curtis, Sprout Agribusiness
David Charge, Sprout Agribusiness

Compliance Hero

Lindy Kelly, Kelly and Co Finance
Laura Sillano, POD Financial

Victoria Senethep, Pivotal Financial

Connective Home Loans Broker of the Year

Neil Higgins, Credit Connection
Lindy Kelly, Kelly and Co Finance
Zain Peart, ZEP Finance
Robert Dugdale, MAS Loans

Connective Asset Finance Broker of the Year

Balanz
RB Finance Qld
Business Mortgage and Equipment Finance

Best Newcomer

Victoria Senethep, Pivotal Financial
Grace Craner, POD Financial
Dale Sparke, STAC Capital
Danielle Wilson, D Maree Finance

Brokerage of the Year >5 Brokers

Coronis Mortgage and Finance
Pivotal Financial
QPF Finance
Smart Mortgage Corp

Brokerage of the Year <5 Brokers

Get Real Finance
Kelly and Co Finance
Red & Co Finance
Precision Finance

Lender BDM of the Year

Richard Galvin, Connective Home Loans
Sally Hillman, St George Bank
Stuart Power, Westpac
Andy Zhao, Bankwest

Best Customer Service

Expert Lending
North Brisbane Home Loans
Kelly and Co Finance
RB Finance QLD

Best Marketing

HOLO
Hunter Galloway
Pivotal Financial

Connective Asset Finance Broker of the Year – Bolt

Brendon Burrows, On Call Finance
Ria Shukla, Mortgagewide
Dion Kim, Crest Lending

Helen Schweikert, Cap Coast Home Loans

Mercury Hero

Andrew Hill, Expert Lending
Lindy Kelly, Kelly and Co Finance
Laura Sillano, Pod Financial

Victoria Senethep, Pivotal Financial

Ryan Baddock, RB Finance

Best All-Round Broker of the Year

Donna Sgangarella, FinFit Lending Solutions
Roger Ward, Cairns Mortgage Brokers
Andrew Edwards, AME Finance

George Samios, Madd Loans

Lindy Kelly, Kelly and Co Finance

Best Loan Administrator

Debbie Hays, North Brisbane Home Loans
Jolyn Temporosa, POD Financial

Heather Graham, Auscredits

Angela Malacad, POD Financial

Broker of the Year

David Garner, Go Loans
Paul Eadon, Eadon Home Loans
Domenic Schiafone, Ora Finance

Matthew Penny, Sugar Financial Services

Commercial Broker of the Year

Leonard  D’Aloia, Imagine Finance
Chris Krotiris, Fundamental Business Finance
Jeffrey McDonald, Riverland Lending Services
Theodore Kouzapa, LKFS Financial

Empowerment Award

Monica Wandel, Accelerate Loan
Katie Scholes, Akorin Business and Home Finance Solutions
Alex Robins, Toucan Finance

Compliance Hero

Monica Wandel, Accelerate Loans
Katie Scholes, Akorin Business & Home Finance Solutions
Baburam Bhattarai, Wealthmax Home Loans

Connective Home Loans Broker of the Year

Robert Shepard, Reality Finance
Brian Patrick Worley, Jigsaw Home Loans

Mikal Robert Howard, Loan Planners SA
John Savino, Jas Finance

Connective Asset Finance Broker of the Year

Haydon Chapman, Top End Regional Finance
Chris Krotiris, Fundamental Business Finance
Trevor Madigan, allCAPITAL

Leonard D’Aloia, Imagine Finance

Best Newcomer

Michael Chrisan, Meta Finance
Steven Richards, Check Finance
Matt Penny, Sugar Financial Services

Monica Wandel, Accelerate Loans

Brokerage of the Year <5 Brokers

Ora Finance
Homecorp Finance
Chase Finance
Sugar Financial Services

Brokerage of the Year >5 Brokers

Go Loans
Eadon Home Loans
Elders Home Loans
Ultra Home Loans

Best Marketing

Akorin Business and Home Finance Solutions
MacNab Finance
Truevest Finance

Lender BDM of the Year

Sandy Basso, Connective Home Loans
Milenko Novakovic, ING
Natalie Pavlovich, Pepper
Maria-Ceres Parreno, Bankwest

Best Customer Service

Truevest Finance
Akorin Business & Home Finance Solutions

Connective Asset Finance Broker of the Year – Bolt

Leonard D’Aloia, Imagine Finance
Slava Chourouev, Urban Finance Brokers
Domenic Schiafone, Ora Finance

Linda MacNab, MacNab Finance

Best Loan Administrator

Dimi Bougioukos, MacNab Finance
Vicky Gardiner, Go Loans
Andy Li, Lifestyle Money Management
Alex Beaton, Iron Advantage Residential & Commercial Finance

Best All-Round Broker of the Year

David Garner, Go Loans
Ben Cuthbertson, Iron Advantage
Grant Nuske, Truevest Finance
Michael Marafiote, Truevest Finance

Value for winners & finalists.

 

The Connective Excellence Awards are our chance to say thank you to you. They present an opportunity for you to be recognised in front of your local peers and the lender BDMs in your state, and are a chance for you to reflect on all that you have achieved.

No matter how big, small, young or old your business may be, entering industry awards provides great opportunities. Entering awards allows you to reflect on your business performance and review how well you are doing against your goals. Being named as an award finalist, or a winner, also positions you as an expert in your field. That makes your award logo a powerful device to have in your marketing toolkit.

The Connective Excellence Awards program provides the opportunity to:

  • Increase your business profile
  • Showcase your success
  • Add value to your brand
  • Focus on your business statistics
  • Be rewarded for your hard work and business excellence
  • Evaluate and benchmark your business against the best.

If you become a finalist you will also receive:

  • A finalist certificate to showcase on your office wall
  • Exclusive use of the Connective Excellence Awards finalist logo to use in your marketing material.

If you become a winner you will also receive:

  • A framed winner certificate and trophy presented at the Connective Conference Gala Dinner
  • Exclusive use of the Connective Excellence Awards winner’s logo to use in your marketing material
  • A ready to go Press Release that you can send to local publications
  • Media coverage and promotion
  • The opportunity to become a content contributor for Connective, positioning yourself as an industry expert
  • Your name and company logo on our awards website each year.

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