Joust appoints new head of sales

by Madison Utley20 Nov 2020

An online home loan auction marketplace has appointed a head of sales to grow its brand engagement across both the broker and lender sectors.

Fintech Joust this week welcomed John Maxwell to the team to champion both Joust Marketplace and Joust Instant Match, the latter of which allows customers to connect with service providers to quickly assess their home loan requirement against different loan products, while enabling brokers to reduce the upfront time and capital commitment usually needed to achieve strong digital reach.

According to CEO Carl Hammerschmidt, Maxwell’s track record over his 20 years in the mortgage and lending industries, paired with his “exceptional network”, made him the ideal candidate for the role.

Before joining the fintech, Maxwell spent over two years as NSW and ACT partnership manager with Victorian Mortgage Group and, before that, 13 years with the Alpha Group.

The new recruit expressed excitement over sharing Joust’s “unique offering” with the market, building out the group’s partner base and growing the business.

“I’m excited to have the task of sharing this news with our community and building on an already successful model. It’s kind of like letting a well-kept secret out of the bag,” Maxwell said.

“Joust is a game changer. The platform not only provides a stronger digital route to market for lenders and brokers, but most of all ensures the right customer is being offered the right loan at exactly the right time.

“I really look forward to working with our lender and broker partners on getting the most out of the platform and helping them grow their businesses.”

As Maxwell sees it, he is joining the team at the ideal period in the group's six-year history.

“The timing couldn’t be more perfect. In a time when brokers want answers and solutions, I’m confident we’re bringing just that to our broker and lender partners,” he said.