New hires reflect lender growth

Team shake up follows 35% YoY increase in business

New hires reflect lender growth


By Madison Utley

The country’s leading specialist commercial and self-employed lender has executed a series of hires as it looks to sustain its current 35% year on year growth.

Thinktank welcomed “highly respected” Cath Ryan to the newly created position of regional sales executive – NSW. Ryan brings 25 years of financial services experience with her, having previously held positions at St George Commercial Broker NSW, Investec, and NAB.

CEO Jonathan Street said, “We are genuinely thrilled to have someone with such a great knowledge of commercial property finance and depth of quality relationships with brokers. We have no doubt she will make a significant contribution to the ongoing success of the team here, and in being a key member in the new sales team structure nationally.”

Also announced was Heather Noonan’s transfer from regional sales executive – southern to the corresponding role in Melbourne. Noonan moved to Thinktank from CBA one year ago, and has made “an invaluable contribution” since joining the team.

General manager of partnerships and distribution Peter Vala said, “It is truly exciting to see such a tremendous ongoing expansion in the company. It allows us to build on the great broker and aggregator relationships we have by looking after them even more on an appropriately structured and vertically strengthened basis.”

Thinktank has 19 members on its sale team, with six in Melbourne, three in Brisbane, and 10 in Sydney. Three to four more will be joining before Easter.

Vala sees the new appointments as “an endorsement of the further strengthening of Thinktank’s position” in the commercial and self-employed segments of the market.

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