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

19

Voting
Closes

AUGUST

2

FINALISTS
Announced

AUGUST

20

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

2019 Winners

Congratulations to the 2019 Connective Excellence Awards Winners.

Connective Asset Finance Broker of the year – BOLT

Domenic Schiafone, ORA Lending Solutions

Empowerment Award

Monica Wandel, SA Finance Hub

Rising Star

Kym Tram, Truevest Finance

Broker of the Year

Gary Benzan, Loanology

Brokerage of the Year <5 Staff

Positive Home Loans

Brokerage of the Year >5 Staff

Go Loans

Connective Asset Finance Broker of the Year

Chris Krotiris, Fundamental Business Finance

Connective Home Loans Broker of the Year

Fred Morelli, Solid Finance

Commercial Broker of the Year

Theodore Kouzapa, TPB Financial Services

Compliance Hero

John Kefalianos, Finance Lab

Marketing Program of the Year

AKORIN Business and Home Finance Solutions

Lender BDM of the Year

Brian Bowshire, Westpac

Loan Administrator of the Year

Dimi Bougioukos, MacNab Finance

All-Round Broker of the Year

Monica Wandel, SA Finance Hub

Excellence in Customer Service

MacNab Finance

Mercury Hero

Vicky Gardiner, Go Loans

Connective Asset Finance Broker of the year – BOLT

Evette Turlan, EZFinance

Empowerment Award

Akshaya Naronikar, Iridium Private

Rising Star

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

Brett Bentley, Transport Finance

Connective Home Loans Broker of the Year

Simon Sutterby, Geelong Financial Group

Commercial Broker of the Year

Jonathan Koziaris, EMK Capital

Compliance Hero

Michael Sion, Base Finance

Marketing Program of the Year

The Property Education Company

Lender BDM of the Year

Trevor Griffiths, NAB

Loan Administrator of the Year

Janet Wintle, Acceptance Finance

All-Round Broker of the Year

Andy McGorlick, Loan House

Excellence in Customer Service

Choice Capital

Mercury Hero

Claire Astle, Loans Australia

Connective Asset Finance Broker of the year – BOLT

Kiran Sandhu, Kablar  Financial Services

Empowerment Award

Renee Tocco, Loanezi

Rising Star

Grace Craner, POD Financial

Broker of the Year

George Samios, Madd Loans

Brokerage of the Year <5 Staff

Smart Mortgages

Brokerage of the Year >5 Staff

Balanz

Connective Asset Finance Broker of the Year

Berend Lockefeer, Balanz

Connective Home Loans Broker of the Year

Neil Higgins, Credit Connection

Commercial Broker of the Year

Dale Sparke, Stac Capital

Compliance Hero

Lana Vasiliou, Profectus Lending

Marketing Program of the Year

Pivotal Financial

Lender BDM of the Year

Andy Zhao, Bankwest

Loan Administrator of the Year

Angela Malacad, POD Financial

All-Round Broker of the Year

Scott Beattie, Cube Central

Excellence in Customer Service

AME Finance

Mercury Hero

Lindy Kelly, Kelly & Co Finance

Connective Asset Finance Broker of the year – BOLT

Trent Carter, Provident Lending and Business Solutions

Empowerment Award

Kim Hubbard, 808 Finance

Rising Star

Anthony Ruehland, Bespoke Finance Group

Broker of the Year

Samuel Carrello, Napoleon Finance

Brokerage of the Year <5 Staff

Momentum Wealth Finance

Brokerage of the Year >5 Staff

Pacific Finance Australia

Connective Asset Finance Broker of the Year

Craig Nelson, Force Finance

Connective Home Loans Broker of the Year

Matt Rigby, Catalyst Finance

Commercial Broker of the Year

Alan Pavisich, Resolute Finance

Compliance Hero

Matthew Rocca, Realty Lane Finance

Marketing Program of the Year

Fox Mortgage Services

Lender BDM of the Year

Rebecca Maguire, NAB

Loan Administrator of the Year

Kasey Gereke, Provident Lending & Business Solutions

All-Round Broker of the Year

Bianca Patterson, Calculated Lending

Excellence in Customer Service

Loan Hunter Australia

Mercury Hero

Jason Coviello, Ocean Edge Finance

Connective Asset Finance Broker of the year – BOLT

Laurie Anderson, Macmillans Finance

Empowerment Award

Cathy Brown, Activ8 Finance

Rising Star

Craig Mowbray, Be There Financial Services

Broker of the Year

Kin Wong, One Lending Solutions

Brokerage of the Year <5 Staff

iChoice

Brokerage of the Year >5 Staff

Lendi

Connective Asset Finance Broker of the Year

Joshua Ugo, Finicky Finance

Connective Home Loans Broker of the Year

Peter Economos,Dolphinex Investments

Commercial Broker of the Year

David White, David White Finance Solutions

Compliance Hero

Peter-John Michael, Mortgages & Co

Marketing Program of the Year

Two Birds One Loan

Lender BDM of the Year

Manraj Kler, NAB

Loan Administrator of the Year

Kristina Joshi, Home Loan Experts

All-Round Broker of the Year

Michael Gavan, Innovative Home & Business

Excellence in Customer Service

Finsource

Mercury Hero

Melissa Horton, DPN

2019 Finalists

The 2019 Connective Excellence Awards Finalists

Broker of the Year

Zi Xu Zhuang, 3 Ocean Finance
Chris Hazell, Bespoke Finance Group
Samuel Carrello, Napoleon Finance
Alan Pavisich, Resolute Finance

Commercial Broker of the Year

Alan Pavisich, Resolute Finance
Brian Smith, Profinance Australia
Peter Berryman, Port Lincoln
Jeffrey Doig, IFBA

Empowerment Award

Kim Hubbard, 808 Finance
Abby Conlon, Conlon Financial Solutions
Trish Matusiak, Leading Edge Finance
Serena Higgs, Opti Finance

Compliance Hero

Philippa Brain, Pulp Finance
Matthew Rocca, Realty Lane Finance
Matthew Byun, Mr Finance Man
Qian Qian, Double Ten

Connective Home Loans Broker of the Year

Ming Yang, Ming Finance
Dicky Muliawan, Dosh Finance
Donna Treloar, VHG Finance
Matt Rigby, Catalyst Finance

Connective Asset Finance Broker of the Year

Shane Smith, In Front Australian Business Solutions
Anthony Glass, Force Finance
Drewe Hawkesford, Dosh Finance
Craig Nelson, Force Finance

Rising Star

Ming Yang, Ming Finance
Ashleigh Patterson, Momentum Wealth
Anthony Ruehland, Bespoke Finance Group
Julie Bishop, Cohesive Finance

Brokerage of the Year <5 Brokers

Momentum Wealth Finance
Bespoke Finance Group
Napoleon Finance
Premium Private Finance

Brokerage of the Year >5 Brokers

TAG Finance Australia
InReach Finance
Pacific Finance Australia
V Homeloans

Marketing Program of the Year

Dickson + Co Financial Solutions
Fox Mortgage Services
InReach Finance
TAG Financial Group

Lender BDM of the Year

David Robertson, Prospa
Ross Fitzgerald, ING
Rebecca Maguire, NAB
Leah Hutchings, ALI

Excellence in Customer Service

Loan Hunter Australia
Bespoke Finance Group
Complete Mortgage Solutions
TAG Financial Group

Connective Asset Finance Broker of the Year – Bolt

Trent Carter, Provident Lending and Business Solutions
Gillian Walsh, Ruby Financial Services
Abigail Conlon, Conlon Financial Solutions
Ming Yang, Ming Finance

Mercury Hero

Kim Hubbard, 808 Finance
Luciana Martino, Alchemy Finance
Jason Coviello, Ocean Edge Finance
Paul Campbell, Odyssey Mortgage and Finance

All-Round Broker of the Year

Aditya Dhawan, Mayfair Financial Services
Steve Cramphorn, Complete Mortgages
Bianca Patterson, Calculated Lending
Trent Carter, Provident Lending & Business Solutions

Loan Administrator of the Year

Rebecca Di Lello, Bespoke Finance Group
Hongfei Fang, Ming Finance
Kasey Gereke, Provident Lending & Business Solutions
Roisin Brown, Napoleon Finance

Broker of the Year

Jason Khoury, iChoice
David White, David White Finance Solutions
Kin Wong, One Lending Solutions
Russell Munfaredi, Mortgage Pros Home Loan Specialists

Commercial Broker of the Year

PJ Michael, Mortgages & Co
David White, David White Finance Solutions
Jeff Pang, Reginsun Credit
Richard Gorman, Corporate Financial Services

Mercury Hero

Meera Randeria, Legal Home Loans
Melissa Horton, DPN

Compliance Hero

Peter-John Michael, Mortgages & Co
Lee Boserio, BOS Holistic
John Stewart, U Choose Home Loans

Connective Home Loans Broker of the Year

George Mihalopoulos, Connected Finance
Peter Economos,Dolphinex Investments
Hadia Zahr, Greenfield Financial
Gareth Ratcliffe, Mortgage Planning & Finance

Connective Asset Finance Broker of the Year

Joshua Ugo, Finicky Finance
Scott Rumble, Yakka Finance
Richard Gorman, Corporate Leasing Services
John Rowe, Asset & Mortgage Finance

Rising Star

Amy Small, Professional Lending Solutions
John Pierre Saliba, Lend Loan
Lee Rosenfeld, Innovative Home Loans
Craig Mowbray, Be There Financial Services
Jonathan Preston, Home Loan Experts

Brokerage of the Year <5 Brokers

Corporate Financial Services
Mortgage Pros Home Loan Specialists
Scope Financial Services
iChoice

Brokerage of the Year >5 Brokers

Home Loan Experts
Azura Financial
Lendi

Marketing Program of the Year

Bell Financial
Two Birds One Loan
Legal Homes Loans

Lender BDM of the Year

Roselle Payarun, Connective Home Loans
Jessica Thompson-Laing, Pepper Money
Manraj Kler, NAB
Russell Scott, Macquarie

Excellence in Customer Service

Finsource
Stonehouse Group
Finance Ferret
Connected Finance

Connective Asset Finance Broker of the Year – Bolt

Tracy Nguyen, SP & CO. Finance
Jason Gomes, Frontline Loans
Melissa Charnock, Ritchie Group Finance
Laurie Anderson, Macmillans Finance

Empowerment Award

Nancy Youssef, Classic Finance
Cathy Brown, Activ8 Finance
Urika Shrestha, Home Loan Experts
Kimberly Linder, Tailored Home Loans

Best All-Round Broker of the Year

Thaer Burbar, Greenline Financial Services Group
George Mihalopoulos, Connected Finance
Michael Gavan, Innovative Home & Business Finance
Amy Small, Professional Lending Solutions
Jonathan Preston, Home Loan Experts
Zac Peteh, Mint Equity

Loan Administrator of the Year

Kristina Joshi, Home Loan Experts
Annika Williams, Connected Finance
David Chen, Insight Property Finance
Paige Best, My Lending Specialist

Mercury Hero

Richard Stafford, Aquafs
Aviser Finance
Claire Astle, Loans Australia
The Australian Lending and Investment Centre
Daniel Duong, Vida Financial Services

Empowerment Award

Akshaya Naronikar, Iridium Private
Toni Stevens, Medi Credi

Rising Star

Faris Dedic, Red Door Financial Group
Kunal Kapoor, Sirius Finance Australia
Mark Unwin, Extra Financial
Toni Stevens, Medi Credi

Broker of the Year

Ryan Bain, Property Planning Australia
Kevin Agent, The Australian Lending & Investment Centre
Daniel Hustwaite, Aqua Financial Services
Mark Davis, The Australian Lending & Investment Centre

Brokerage of the Year <5 Brokers

AXTON Finance
Develop and Invest
Geelong Financial Group
Intuitive Finance

Brokerage of the Year >5 Brokers

Masters Broker Group
Property Planning Australia
The Australian Lending & Investment Centre
Acceptance Finance

Connective Asset Finance Broker of the Year

Ashley Peters, AG Peters Finance & Loans
Brett Bentley, Transport Finance
Liam Cadwell, Sovereign Lending
Stephen Andrianakos, Red Door Financial Group

Connective Home Loans Broker of the Year

Haris Memic, Novus Finance
Brenton Hunt, Lifeline Financial Services
Simon Sutterby, Geelong Financial Group
Kanwar Singh, Southerncross Mortgage Solutions

Commercial Broker of the Year

Jonathan Koziaris, EMK Capital
Barry Thatcher, Lead Out Financial
Wenzhuo Xiang, Finance Classic
Daryn Heffernan, Trusted Finance Solutions

Compliance Hero

Loretta Monda, MDM Finance Solutions
Steven Davies, Mennea Nominees
Michael Sion, Base Financce

Marketing Program of the Year

Foster Ramsay Finance
Hatch Financial Services
Aviser Finance
The Property Education Company
Iridium Private

Lender BDM of the Year

Clive Pace, Connective Home Loans
Trevor Griffiths, NAB
Domenic Cuzzupi, Macquarie
Geoff Murphy, ING

Connective Asset Finance Broker of the Year – Bolt

Paul Barbara, ASP Finance
Shane Payne, CS Lending Group
Evette Turlan, EZFinance
Aaron Chong, Ace Capital

Excellence in Customer Service

Loans Australia
Choice Capital
Vida Financial Services
Copper Finance

Best All-Round Broker of the Year

Andy McGorlick, Loan House
Barry Thatcher, Thatcher Finance
Nicholas Kakalis, Finance Unlimited
Mark Davis, The Australian Lending & Investment Centre

Akshaya Naronikar, Iridium Provate

Vinay Gehi, Copper Finance

Loan Administrator of the Year

Patrick Lynch, Long Property
Jimmy Wong, Hatch Financial Services
Julie Dickinson, Choice Capital
Janet Wintle, Acceptance Finance

Broker of the Year

George Samios, Madd Loans
Brecken Curtis, Sprout Agribusiness
Zain Peart, ZEP Finance

Empowerment Award

Kelly Cameron, Get Real Finance
Renee Tocco, Loanezi
Laura Sillano, POD Financial
Dionne Lee, Xcellerate Finance

Commercial Broker of the Year

Slaven Karlichich, Smart Mortgage Corp
George Sha, Balanz
Brecken Curtis, Sprout Agribusiness
Dale Sparke, Stac Capital
Ben Ou, Smart Mortgages

Compliance Hero

Lana Vasiliou, Profectus Lending
Julie Rashleigh, JR Mortgage Broker & Finance
Brandon Chan, My Finance Place

Connective Home Loans Broker of the Year

Nathan Lewis, Credit Connection
Neil Higgins, Credit Connection
David Schuh, Growth Point Capital
Sean Taylor, Client First Wealth

Connective Asset Finance Broker of the Year

Joseph Wood, Balanz
Berend Lockefeer, Balanz
Ryan Baddock, RB Finance
Ashley Smith, ASA Finance Group

Rising Star

Gino D’Arienzo, QPF Finance Group
Grace Craner, POD Financial
Hugh Dellit, Link Advance
Matt Goodyear, Coronis

Brokerage of the Year >5 Brokers

Coronis Mortgage and Finance
Sprout Agribusiness
QPF Finance
Balanz

Brokerage of the Year <5 Brokers

Get Real Finance
Smart Mortgages
Madd Loans

Lender BDM of the Year

Andy Zhao, Bankwest
Sally Hillman, St George Bank
Stuart Power, Westpac
James Higgs, ANZ
Glen Gillespie, Better Mortgage Management

Excellence in Customer Service

Coronis Mortgage & Finance
Madd Loans
AME Finance
Kelly & Co Finance

Marketing Program of the Year

Pivotal Financial
North Brisbane Home Loans
Madd Loans

Connective Asset Finance Broker of the Year – Bolt

Paul Habib, Pivotal Finance
Kiran Sandhu, Kablar  Financial Services
Zain Peart, ZEP Finance
Gordon Dobson, Advance Finance and Insurance Group

Mercury Hero

Melany Hales, AME Finance
Rebecca Hetherington, Get Real Finance
Lindy Kelly, Kelly & Co Finance
Laura Sillano, POD Financial

Best All-Round Broker of the Year

George Samios, Madd Loans
Donna Sgangarella, Fin Fit
Lindy Kelly, Kelly & Co Finance
Scott Beattie, Cube Central

Best Loan Administrator

Melany Hales, AME Finance
Costa Demetriou, Madd Loans
Angela Malacad, POD Financial

Broker of the Year

Gary Benzan, Loanology
Ben Papps, Homecorp
Paul Eadon, Eadon Home Loans
Matthew Penny, Sugar Financial Services

Commercial Broker of the Year

Vincent Schirripa, MM Financial Consultants
Chris Krotiris, Fundamental Business Finance
Jeff McDonald, Riverland Lending Services
Theodore Kouzapa, TPB Financial Services

Empowerment Award

Monica Wandel, SA Finance Hub
Vicky Gardiner, Go Loans

Compliance Hero

Monica Wandel, SA Finance Hub
John Kefalianos, Finance Lab
Linda MacNab, MacNab Finance

Connective Home Loans Broker of the Year

Fred Morelli, Solid Finance
Ben Cuthbertson, Iron Advantage
Brett Maple, Lets Go Finance
Wayne Shepard, Reality Finance

Connective Asset Finance Broker of the Year

Catherine Ryan, Gemcat Financial Solutions
Chris Krotiris, Fundamental Business Finance
Haydon Chapman, Top End Regional Finance
Benjamin Hage, Easy Approval Finance

Rising Star

Kym Tram, Truevest Finance
Michael Chrisan, Meta Finance
Steve Richards, Check Finance
Peter Hocknell, Hocknell Home Loans

Brokerage of the Year <5 Brokers

ELink Finance
Homecorp Finance
Know How Finance
Positive Home Loans

Brokerage of the Year >5 Brokers

Eadon Home Loans
Go Loans
Elders Home Loans
Ultra Home Loans

Marketing Program of the Year

Truevest Finance
AKORIN Business and Home Finance Solutions

Lender BDM of the Year

Richie Allen, NAB
Ashley Amaro, ING
Brian Bowshire, Westpac
Marc Fernandez, Bankwest

Excellence in Customer Service

MacNab Finance
AKORIN Business and Home Finance Solutions

Truevest Finance

SA Finance Hub

Connective Asset Finance Broker of the Year – Bolt

Monica Wandel, SA Finance Hub
Michael Chrisan, Meta Finance
Domenic Schiafone, ORA Lending Solutions
Rony Jacob, My Loanz Australia

Loan Administrator of the Year

Kaye King, AKORIN Business and Home Finance Solutions
Dimi Bougioukos, MacNab Finance
Alex Beaton, Iron Advantage Residential & Commercial Finance

Best All-Round Broker of the Year

Grant Nuske, Truevest Finance
Benjamin Cuthbertson, Iron Advantage
Katie Scholes, AKORIN Business and Home Finance Solutions
Monica Wandel, SA Finance Hub
Michael Marafiote, Truevest Finance

Mercury Hero

Katie Scholes, AKORIN Business and Home Finance Solutions
Vicky Gardiner, Go Loans

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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