Hot Seat

  • In the hot seat: Paul Herbert

    A chance opportunity at a university careers day led Paul Herbert, MyState Bank's head of home lending distribution, into banking. Previously, a career in landscaping beckoned: 'I still crave the creative aspects of seeing something physical from my efforts, so it’s an important outlet for me,' he says

  • Deanna Ezzy in the hot seat

    It may have been a "fluke" principal mortgage broker of More Than Mortgages got into broking but 10 years later she says there’s nowhere she'd rather be

  • Stephen Moore in the hot seat

    While Choice CEO sees ‘tough times ahead’, he's confident broker market will come out even stronger

  • In the hot seat: Daniel O'Brien

    In a burst of optimism and 'arrogance', Daniel O’Brien quit his banking job and launched PFS Financial Services in 2004. Since then, the broker has seen every possible loan scenario cross his desk – including an extramarital aff air that caused fi nancial carnage

  • Hot Seat: Evelyn Burton by Melanie Mingas

    Franchisee and broker Evelyn Burton explains how she turned a gift for numbers and a knack for customer service into a successful broking and mentoring career

  • Hot Seat: Greg Charlwood by Melanie Mingas

    Greg Charlwood, managing director of Australian Invoice Finance, reflects on the things that have shaped his career to date, including a plumbing apprenticeship, a stint living and working in India, and an appreciation for quality BDMs

  • Hot Seat: Hayden Cush by Melanie Mingas

    Earlier this year, Hayden Cush took on the role of national sales manager at AFG Home Loans. He explains to Australian Broker what the new role means and shares his advice for brokers

  • Hot Seat: Eric Wilson by Melanie Mingas

    In his journey from junior lifeguard to founder and CEO of neobank Xinja, Eric Wilson has been no stranger to the deep end. Reflecting on why he moved into finance, he talks about the importance of putting customers and ethics first

  • Hot Seat: Clive Kirkpatrick by Melanie Mingas

    Clive Kirkpatrick, general manager of Vow, shares his tips for how brokers can thrive in the current environment, and reels off the South African delicacies he would serve to MFAA CEO Mike Felton

  • Hot Seat: Nathan Walsh by Melanie Mingas

    As a former bank exec turned fintech co-founder, Athena Home Loans CEO Nathan Walsh is no stranger to bold moves. Here he explains how his first job laid the foundations for a business model that aims to turn the mortgage industry on its head