Cristian Fedrigo joins Azora Finance as new broker chief

by Mike Wood26 Nov 2021

Non-bank Azora Finance has announced a new broker chief, with Cristian Fedrigo set to take up the newly-created position of general manager – sales and distribution for asset and home loans.

Fedrigo brings experience from both sides of the broker/lender aisle, having worked as an asset finance broker and roles with aggregator AFG, as well as at lenders as diverse as CBA, GetCapital and, most recently, at Angle Finance.

“When offered the chance to join the team at Azora, the decision wasn’t hard,” said Fedrigo. “This is truly dynamic business with an incredible team.”

“I feel the timing is also quite opportunistic with the majority of Australian business owners only now beginning to return to regular trading.”

“2022 marks a turning point for Australian small business. We intend to support the small business community with much needed funding required to operate and grow as COVID becomes a regular part of life.”    

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Azora, who specialise in lending to the self-employed, can boast an experienced leadership team. Their executive group includes David Holmes and Patrick Tuttle, both previously at Pepper Money, as well as for Virgin Australia Treasurer Philip Sullivan.

“We are thrilled to have someone with Cristian’s experience and connectivity join our team,” said  David Holmes.

“He will be an integral part of Azora’s growth plans over the coming years as we continue to cement our place as a leading non-bank funder to SMEs.”

“This appointment also re-enforces our commitment to the broker market by offering a range of finance products specifically designed for self-employed borrowers, a highly underserved segment of the Australian lending market.”