Meet The Team
At mmf, we are specialist advisers that can search the marketplace to find you the best lender and package to suit your needs.
We are great listeners and believe that the best solution is always derived from a thorough understanding of our clients and their problems. This allows us to rapidly develop an understanding of the nature of how a client’s business operates and provide the best advice and financial products.
With the number of financial institutions and products so vast, it can be a confusing landscape for people to navigate. Our success in successfully guiding our clients comes from us knowing or learning about their industry and business. It cannot be a one product fits all approach. We know that this is a major factor in why our clients trust us and continue to recommend mmf to their friends, family and business associates.
Our team at mmf is proactive. We like to establish a team arrangement with our clients’ accountants, solicitors and any other parties involved in a project to ensure that all bases are covered and there is transparency around our client goals.
This approach is vital to us when working with clients so that they can feel safe and trust us. The learning curve for clients can often be a steep one and it is our goal to make it as seamless as possible, free from stress and difficulty.
Our purpose is to provide support to individuals and businesses to achieve their financial goals, with sound advice and honest appraisal of the available options, and to go to bat for them as hard as we can when the time arises.
Brett McMurrick - Principal
Brett has a very diverse background of business management with great success in the banking space. He pertains extensive experience particularly in finance & lending having held consultant and managerial roles with major organisations including Aussie Home Loans. Added to all of this is success in sales management and business development in e-commerce and the telecommunications industry with companies such as Newscorp- Foxtel JV with Telstra, BCA (Business Computers of Australia) and Salesforce Australia, where Brett was responsible for setting up an operating division in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Brett co-founded mmf Finance & Consulting in the 1999 as he noticed a niche & opportunity in the banking deregulation looking at the residential & commercial mortgage space whereby intermediaries / brokers were able to originate lending on behalf of clients however the difference was the philosophy of the “client-centric business offering ” being the fiduciary duty of care for the clients best interests, which the banks and lenders has no similar offering .
Since 1999 mmf has seen significant growth and now has a diverse range of clientele coming from all walks of life, diverse range of product offerings ranging from residential & commercial mortgages to asset & equipment finance & has formed strong commercial alliances with likeminded businesses and individuals such as financial planning firms, accounting practices, & legal firms all to enhance the mmf client-centric offering.
Brett is a certified mortgage consultant and also holds other qualifications.
Brett is also a Full Voting Member with the MFAA and has been so for over 15+ years.
Malcolm Stewart - Group CEO
Malcolm Stewart is a Sales Management Entrepreneur, based in Australia and South East Asia, who has trained and managed Salesforces of five to more than 1,000 ! His skills and management processes stem from his initial training as an engineer. The discipline he acquired during his naval service, as well as his authenticity, allow him to quickly connect with audiences. He has spent over 35 years helping Salesforces achieve massive sales; this is the hallmark of his professional DNA!
Malcolm is a British and Australian citizen with an MBA from RMIT. He has lived and worked in Australia, the USA, the UK, the Middle East, West Africa, Hong Kong, Japan, and Thailand. These experiences have helped him quickly and authentically connect and adapt to various corporate and national cultures.
Malcolm believes that Culture, Efficacy, Measurable Processes, and Authenticity form the baseline for achieving greatness in both a salesperson and a Salesforce!
Malcolm’s passions are his kids, Japanese food, and languages. He is also a fan of both North Melbourne and Manchester United!
Jordan Andrews - Head of Credit
Jordan moved from mechanical engineering into finance in 2007 which was when he joined mmf. Since then Jordan has built a diverse client base & has formed strong relationships with the existing mmf clientele.
Jordan now operates as mmf’s Senior financial consultant/senior credit analyst and also heads up the Asset & Equipment Finance division of mmf. Jordan believes that his prior tenure and experience in the automotive engineering space was an ideal foundation for his vast knowledge and success in the Asset & Equipment Finance space.
Jordan has obtained a Certificate IV in financial services, Diploma in mortgage management and holds a full MFAA membership.
Justin Dumayne - Strategy and Operations
Justin is advising MMF on strategy process and operations in relation to new business opportunities. Justin brings management consulting expertise with a deep knowledge of the property sector and property finance gained over 15 years as managing director of a property development business in inner Melbourne. Justin has previously worked for leading global consulting firms Deloitte and Accenture (Melbourne) in their strategy and operations practises. Prior to running his own property development business Justin worked for Turnbull and Partners, a boutique investment firm in Sydney. During this period Justin divided his time between investments (new mortgage products) and politics. Justin holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Master of Arts (International Relations) – First Class – from The University of Melbourne.
Kaleen Christie - Operations
Kaleen first started with mmf in 2007. Kaleen’s main role is in client service management, on top of this she is an integral part of the compliance piece that she manages through CRM which allows our brokers to populate client files in our third party platform Podium.
Her work in compliance allows the company to flow successfully within the legal confines of the MFAA and assists in the ease at which our brokers can write deals.
Gerard Loarson - Group IT Manager
Group IT Manager
Jack Dahan - Corporate Advisory
Jack has over 25 years of advisory experience, working for a number of global investment banks including Morgan Stanley from 2000 to 2015. He has assessed and advised on investments for private, corporate and family office clients in both listed and unlisted markets. Jack has raised debt and equity capital for companies and advised on appropriate capital structures. Jack has an extensive network of clients including private investment firms, investment and credit fund managers and high net worth individuals both in Australia and internationally.
Areas of DCM competency include:
Growth Capital Funding
Companies looking for capital to expand or restructure operations, enter new markets or finance a significant acquisition without a change of control of the business.
We will attempt to source this with security limited to within the company cashflows and internal structure
We will find the most suitable receivables funding arrangement to assist cash flow requirements.
Using the accounts receivable ledger of a business as collateral is a relatively small market in Australia.
Generally these types of funding have lower establishment costs, are simpler to set up than traditional corporate debt lines, avoid concentration issues caused by large debtors and assist business with cash flow requirements.
We can arrange the collateralisation of existing inventory to obtain a revolving line of credit. These lines of credit can be used to purchase additional inventory or to help a business get through seasonal fluctuations.
For businesses requiring acquisition funding or to finance a significant acquisition without a change of control of the business.
Property Development Debt Funding
We work with a panel of Bank and Non Bank funders to provide higher LVRs, more favourable conditions precedent, repayment terms and covenants
Second mortgages or Mezzanine debt:
We will source from a panel of NBFI’s and family credit pools
Sourced from a panel of Bank and Non Bank funders and family credit pools
We will raise equity for companies in association with a panel of partners in the equity markets
Melbourne-based Director, Underwriter and Client Relationships
Over 30 years in the industry most recently as General Manager, Freeman McMurrick & Executive Manager, Aon Risk Services.
Major Client Experiences: Linfox, Just Group, Berri, McMillan Shakespeare, Greyhound Racing Victoria
Adam Wilson has the vision of providing exceptional client services to small and medium sized businesses and achieving their personal life goals. His focus is on understanding and utilising the latest accounting technology to offer his clients the tools and systems required to simplify and successfully run their businesses whilst also saving them time and money.
Managing Partner / Financial Planner
Steven has been with Income Solutions since 2006, and now heads up the team in Richmond as Managing Partner and Senior Financial Planner. He is a Certified Financial Planner, has a Bachelor of Commerce (majoring in Financial Planning), as well as being a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
We can help find you the best deal
Alex and I had been ready to purchase a home for the past two months and had read a lot of news about which loans are the best or worst, issues when dealing with the bank directly, etc. Since I have my own business, it was difficult to know what was needed and how much information was required. Hence, this is where Brett aided us greatly.Anthony Salerno