• John Kolenda

    Co-founder, Managing Director

    John started as a mortgage broker in 1994 after a highly successful 10 year career in the real estate industry. A year later, he won Broker of the Year, the first of many awards in broking and management. Until recently, John was the Executive Director of Loan Market Group, Australia’s leading mortgage broking business made up of brands such as X Inc, Loan Market and Home Loans. X Inc, the business John helped found, has written more than $3 billion in loans and in 2007 he was successful in merging X Inc with the mortgage broking operations of Ray White Loan Market.

    Prior to starting X Inc, John spent nearly 10 years at Aussie Home Loans progressing through the ranks to General Manager – Sales and Distribution. John is passionate and committed to the broking industry, and has built considerable relationships with lenders, aggregators and other industry participants.

  • Calvin Ng

    Co-Founder, Director - Corporate

    Calvin has substantial experience in a wide range of financial and investment industries, geographies and asset classes. Following early experience in commercial and residential lending, as well as roles as a legal advisor on mergers and acquisitions, Calvin worked at Everest Babcock & Brown, one of Australia’s largest absolute return investment managers. During his time at the company he was part of the Direct Investment Team and took part in over $1 billion in private and public transactions. Amongst these transactions were investments in residential and commercial mortgage backed securities and established home loan and specialty finance businesses.

    In 2006, Calvin established Aura Capital Group, an independently owned and operated business providing a range of innovative corporate finance, public and private investment and corporate advisory services.

  • David Maher

    Head of 1300HomeLoan

    Dave has a bachelor in Applied Finance and has spent over 10 years working in finance and real estate, both in Australia and abroad. Dave brings valuable experience working across a number of disciplines in the financial services sector including, Marketing, Analytics, Product Development and Strategic Planning.

    Dave’s diverse and extensive skill base, make him the ideal candidate to champion 1300HomeLoan. His track record of quickly being able to develop and implement growth strategies, has resulted in the continued assent of Australia’s premier mortgage broking, lead generation business.

  • Kevin Lee

    Sales & Operations Manager

    Kevin is a passionate and driven executive manager with over 25+ years extensive professional management, operations, relationship, sales & business development acumen with over 15 years financial services experience. With a high level of energy and motivation in all roles that he has worked in, Kevin consistently strive towards constant improvement and process efficiency.

    He has strong beliefs in innovation whether through evolving technologies, solutions, processes or people. His career has a proven track record in developing exceptional relationship building skills and therefore greatly enjoys engaging with people whether to empower and motivate staff, implement change programs, or providing first class customer service. Kevin is an integral part of the 1300Homeloan team and brings a wealth of knowledge to the business overall.

  • Chris Byrne

    Marketing Manager

    With a Bachelor in Accounting and Marketing Communications, Chris has applied his mix of creative thinking and problem solving skills across some of Australia’s leading non-bank lenders and aggregators. Chris is renowned for his ability to  identify and realise strategic and operational opportunities.

    With a proven track record in delivery, Chris’ focus and passion for the customer experience and business process improvement is an asset to 1300HomeLoans, our brokers and borrowers.