SYDNEY, Feb 15, 2017
OnDeck Australia has announced the appointment of Michael Burke as Head of Sales, as the small business lender continues to grow its leadership team and establish a strong foothold among finance brokers.
The appointment coincides with OnDeck announcing a partnership with the Commercial Asset Finance Brokers Association of Australia, a national peak professional body representing commercial asset finance brokers.
Commenting on the membership, Cameron Poolman, CEO of OnDeck Australia, said “Recognising the integral role brokers play in the SME lending space, CAFBA is the obvious choice for us to build a connection with the industry. As a gold affiliate member, we’ll be able to raise our profile among third party networks and demonstrate our capacity to provide tailored credit offers and strong service to brokers and their clients”.
Mr. Burke joins OnDeck with over 20 years of sales and leadership experience in the banking and financial services industry. Most recently, he held the position of General Manager – Consumer & Commercial Finance at Flexigroup.
“Michael has extensive experience and industry networks across the broker space, which will be a huge asset to OnDeck’s Financial Advisers Program launch this year,” Mr Poolman said.
This is the second senior recruitment by OnDeck this year, reinforcing its intention to achieve a leadership position in the Australian market. In January, OnDeck announced the appointment of ex-Society One executive Jerry Yohananov as Chief Financial Officer.
Mr Poolman said, “From the outset, OnDeck has focused on building a multi-skilled management team from a range of backgrounds, with experience, spanning e-commerce, banking, technology and payments. Michael will add to this diverse team, as well as bringing a wealth of contacts and knowledge from the broker channel.”