SYDNEY, July 24, 2017
Small business loan specialist OnDeck Australia today announced the appointment of two new Business Development Managers (BDMs) in Victoria and Queensland to foster the growth of its broker channel.
Adrian Dodson joins OnDeck Australia as the BDM in Melbourne, Victoria. He is a former BDM at Bankwest and has held relationship executive roles across corporate and institutional banking at the Bank of Melbourne, the Commonwealth Bank of Australia and Westpac. Mr Dodson has a track record of originating and building strong relationships across the Victorian broker market.
Tim Kwast joins as the BDM on the Gold Coast, Queensland after spending over 18 years with National Australia Bank. Mr Kwast spent the last 10 years at NAB in Business Banking manger roles across various geographies, including regional NSW. Through this period, he exhibited the unique ability to grow and build each of the regions he managed. He has a proven track record in establishing and building referral networks.
Commenting on the strategic appointments, Cameron Poolman, CEO of OnDeck Australia said: “Both Queensland and Victoria are key markets in the Australian broking landscape and this is an exciting time for us to now have dedicated people to identify new business opportunities in these regions.”
Michael Burke, who joined OnDeck Australia as Head of Sales in early 2017 with the remit to facilitate OnDeck’s expansion to the broker channel said: “Both Tim and Adrian are established financial services professionals with a high level of financial acumen. They are terrific assets to our business and will play an important part in supporting our growth into the broking market.”