Pepper Money appoints new area managers

Three new hires designed to drive growth

Pepper Money appoints new area managers


By Jayden Fennell

Non-bank lender Pepper Money has announced three new appointments as it continues its next phase of growth.

The staff members are Alessandro (Alex) Di Toro, regional manager – south (Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, Western Australia and Northern Territory), Drew Clegg, regional manager – north (NSW/ACT and Queensland), and Victoria state growth manager Pasquale Caia (all pictured).

Di Toro will join Pepper Money from ANZ and has more than 20 years of finance industry experience, working across a range of positions. 

“With experience across a variety of roles ranging from being a broker, credit assessor, and a BDM, I’ve built the proficiency and skills from being on the ground and building a strong understanding of what brokers and their clients need – particularly in the niches where attention to detail really makes all the difference,” Di Toro said.

Clegg has been a senior BDM within Pepper Money’s NSW sales team for more than four years. 

“For me, this new role is about helping brokers understand industry best practice, capturing their day-to-day experience and feedback to better inform how we deliver Pepper Money customer solutions based on real life,” Clegg said.

“Taking the time to understand our brokers’ businesses and how we can work together to deliver value and highly personalised experiences is the top priority.”

Caia has been with Pepper Money for over nine years in roles including senior BDM.

In his new role, Caia would lead growth within the Victorian market and identify new opportunities to gain market share.

“Ongoing support is one of the most important things when it comes to brokers running their business, so it’s my ambition in my new role to ensure our team of BDMs continue to deliver world-class service for brokers and their clients every time they engage in the Pepper Money experience,” Caia said.

General manager, mortgages and commercial lending, Barry Saoud said following a strong and fast start to the year, Pepper Money had an exciting future ahead.

“Our investment in our people further strengthens Pepper Money’s commitment to delivering our market leading and innovative broker service proposition, driving an increase in broker utilisation, and reinforcing our relationships with our existing and new business partners,” Saoud said.

“These new appointments demonstrate our accelerated growth and the exciting opportunities that come with it.”

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