Commercial lender appoints new broker leadership role

by Miklos Bolza22 May 2017
Commercial and consumer leasing firm FlexiCommercial has announced the appointment of industry veteran Robert Vrevc to the newly created role of NSW state manager.

Vrevc, who stepped into the position a week and a half ago, was previously state manager at Capital Finance. He will be responsible for building strong relationships with broker groups and aggregators in NSW for FlexiCommercial – which provides equipment finance and cash flow solutions to brokers and their clients.

“With his experience, Robert Vrevc is well positioned to drive new initiatives in this channel that will benefit both brokers and their clients,” said Symon Brewis-Weston, CEO of FlexiGroup, owner of the FlexiCommercial brand.

While historically, Flexi has selectively engaged in the broker market, the firm saw an opportunity to expand their offering, Vrevc told Australian Broker.

“I’ve got 20 years of experience in dealing with commercial brokers and hold extensive relationships with all the key brokers throughout Australia. That’s one of the key reasons they’ve brought me on board,” he said.

Speaking on his other responsibilities, Vrevc said he would be in charge of developing a young, energetic team which provides expanded offerings to brokers – a drastic move for a firm which had traditionally focused very much on consumers.

“With my experience, we can expand to the brokers and also help improve the skillset and develop the young team we’ve got here.”

Key areas of focus moving forwards include automating the firm’s processes, improving its credit offerings, and expanding this to current brokers as well as major aggregators, brokerages and potential new vendor operations across Australia, he said.

“From my perspective, it’s getting a fundamental understanding of how the business currently operates, seeing where we can improve with operating efficiencies, improving staff skill sets, and automating a lot of the processes.”

Vrevc joins FlexiCommercial along with Geoffrey Egan who will be responsible for sales across the business. Egan was formally head of sales performance at St George Business Banking.

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