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At OnDeck, we help small businesses access the funds they need.

  • 2015

    OnDeck Launched in Australia.

  • 2016

    Launched Know Your Score® Australia's leading online free business credit score service

  • 2021

    Launched KOALA Score™ one of the most accurate and predictive business lending models.

  • 2021

    Delivered 20,000 free business credit scores

  • 2021

    Launched Lightning Loans® Up to $150K in as fast as 2 hours

  • 2021

    OnDeck Australia completed management share buyout

At OnDeck, we love to help Australian small businesses move forward. We can help with fast, flexible funding to keep you on the move.

Why we do what we do


OnDeck launched in Australia in 2015 to solve a major issue facing small businesses: efficient access to capital. We use cutting-edge technology to evaluate businesses based on their actual performance, not solely business owners' personal credit scores. Ultimately, this makes it possible for us to responsibly expand access to credit. As a result, businesses are able to spend their time where it provides the most benefit-on their customers and on growing, rather than looking for a small business loan.


We understand that financing a small business can be a challenge that requires more time than most small business owners have available. Business operations, accounts receivable, accounting and marketing are all an important part of running a small business - and financing shouldn't slow down your focus on these issues. Instead, it should help a business grow. Financing from OnDeck could help you focus on and grow your business, with loans up to $250,000* available to 700+ different industries.


Moreover, OnDeck offers flexible terms and rates based on your business' performance. Given approvals are not solely based on personal credit history, an OnDeck loan could be an attractive option when compared to a traditional bank loan. Additionally, we offer a quick response to loan applications. We qualify and evaluate business performance based upon a variety of important performance metrics. Moreover, if approved, it is possible to be funded in as fast as one business day.


Since 2007, OnDeck Group has issued over US$13 billion in loans in the US, Canada and Australia for many business needs. These include inventory purchase, equipment acquisition, hiring and general corporate purposes. OnDeck has been trusted by over 110,000 small businesses across the US, Canada and Australia by providing them with a loan to help them build a growing and thriving enterprise.

Our core principles

Created to support and empower small businesses, OnDeck is 100% committed to serving its customers with the smartest financing solutions and world class service. OnDeck is the secure financing service that Australian small business owners can truly rely on.

One Team

Data Led

Switched On

Driven to Win

Customer First

Entrepreneurial Mindset

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Our Leadership Team

Cameron Poolman

Chief Executive Officer

Cameron Poolman has served as OnDeck Australia's Chief Executive Officer since the company's launch to the Australian market in November 2015. Prior to joining OnDeck, Mr Poolman was founder and CEO of Grays Online, one of Australia's largest e-commerce groups focused on small businesses, from 2000 to 2014. Mr Poolman holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) from University of Sydney and a Master of Business (Marketing) from the University of Technology, Sydney. Cameron is also a Graduate from the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is a Director for the Australian Finance Industry Association.

What’s your favorite small business?

“Bowral Veterinary Hospital, they do a fantastic job (and my dad is one of the vets there!).“

Jerry Yohananov

Chief Financial Officer

Jerry Yohananov has served as OnDeck Australia's Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary since December 2016. Prior to joining OnDeck, Mr Yohananov was Chief Financial Officer and Company secretary of SocietyOne, Australia's leading marketplace lender for personal loans from 2012 - 2016. Mr Yohananov holds a Bachelor of Science Accounting from the Florida State University.

What’s your favorite small business?

“Though all businesses are special in their own ways, my personal favourite would be my hairdresser, a family owned business that are passionate about its customers.“

Charlene Batson

Chief Operating Officer

Charlene Batson has served as OnDeck Australia's Head of Business Development since August 2015 and Chief Operations Officer since 2022. She has 10 years of experience in the financial services industry in Europe, the Middle East and Australia. Most recently Charlene was a Director of Transaction Banking Solutions at Commonwealth Bank, from 2012 to mid-2015 where she worked with many types of corporate and financial institutions to advise them on working capital solutions and grow the institutional business. She holds a BA (Hons) Business Studies from the University of the West of England and an International Cash Management Certificate from the Association of Corporate Treasurers.

What’s your favorite small business?

“My mum had her own small business making curtains and furnishings for 25 years before she retired in 2014. She is self-taught, and the business grew out of her need to work around our school hours and manage the household. I was never very good at needlework, but her entrepreneurship continues to inspire me at OnDeck as we focus on helping small businesses in Australia.“

Mark Hindle

Head of Technology

Mark Hindle joined as the Head of Technology for OnDeck Australia in May of 2023. Mark has over 27 years of extensive operational IT management, including customer service, contact centre management, stakeholder engagement, and continuous improvement across diverse industry sectors, inclusive of Western Union, CMC Markets, Merlin Entertainments, Hamilton Island, Relationships Australia, Sydney BridgeClimb, and Access EAP.

What’s your favorite small business?

“My favourite small business is Flour and Stone. They have the best French pastries in Sydney and are such an exemplary example of how to run a small business. Creating high-quality pastries is an art form, and having lived in France for three years - I have a very fussy obsession!“

Cherie Habashi

Head of People and Culture

Cherie has served as OnDeck Australia's Head of People & Culture since July 2018. Prior to joining OnDeck, Cherie held leadership roles in organisations varying from start ups through to large corporates working across all facets of HR including strategy and performance, culture alignment, transformational change and employee engagement. Cherie holds a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Human Resource Management and Social Policy from UNSW. She is also a Myers Briggs and DiSC certified practitioner.

What’s your favorite small business?

“"My favourite small business is our local community swimming pool. We have been going there since my daughter was 3 months old and they have been great in teaching her how to swim."“

Todd Estep

Head of Data & Analytics

Todd is based in Dallas (Texas); He is a highly experienced Data, Analytics & Risk Leader in his field. He has worked across a variety of financial services organization and previously ran his own data consultancy in the USA.

What’s your favorite small business?

“"My favourite small business would be the local ice cream store. Always the place to go and get an ice cream cone after a school event, a little league baseball game , or a weekend night. At Ivanhoes Ice Cream in my parent’s community; a fixture since 1965.”“


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OnDeck is a leader in lending for small business financing and has delivered over US$13 billion worldwide. We partner with a diverse group of small business service providers, with offerings ranging from strategic partnerships to relationships with individual business advisers.


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