Meet the
Funding team

Funding’s Story

Funding is Australia’s leading mortgage marketplace. The home of a faster, simpler, more reliable mortgage and online investing. Funding is reshaping the way everyday Australians get a mortgage and also how those mortgages are funded.

Founded in 2015, Funding has established itself as an awarded non-bank mortgage lender, trusted by both borrowers and investors in the short-term mortgage market. Funding’s customers consist of both borrowers seeking loans and investors seeking alternative investment opportunities.

In November 2019, Funding completed its Series-A capital raise with Equity Venture Partners (EVP), a Sydney based Venture Capital Firm that specializes in technology driven companies.

The Funding Investment Trust (“the Fund”) is an ASIC registered (ARSN 616 185 276) managed investment scheme where members of the Fund are provided with access to first mortgage investments.

Australian Credit Licence #483665.

Leadership team

We are a team of experienced credit, mortgage and funds management professionals. Our engaged approach and attention to detail differentiates us from other lenders.

Jack
Jack O Reilly

Founder & CEO

Jack is the founder and CEO of Funding. With over a decade experience in lending and fixed income investments, he was recently awarded Young Leaders in Finance, CEO of the Year 2018. Jack is admitted as a lawyer to the Supreme Court of Queensland and High Court of Australia.

Dani Davidson

Operations Director

Dani is Operations Director at Funding and has been with the company since its inception. With experience in both business and law, she was awarded a Gold Stevie Award for Women in Business. Dani previously worked as a lawyer in the area of dispute resolution and litigation and is admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland.

Daniel Szekely

External Director

Daniel joined the board of Funding in 2019 after an Equity investment from EVP. Daniel joined EVP as an Investment Director at the launch of EVP’s first fund in 2016. Prior to joining EVP, he spent five years as a corporate and commercial lawyer leading a specialist start-up focused legal practice. Daniel combines a deep commercial and transactional experience with a pragmatic startup perspective, making him a sought-after board member, mentor and advisor, both within and external to the EVP portfolio.

Arrin Bowker

Senior Credit Manager

Arrin has been a career banker for 17 years with experience across business, commercial, corporate and investment banking roles in Australia and the United Kingdom. He started his career with NAB in 2003, followed by a move to London in 2006 where he worked in a range of roles in Debt Capital Markets with HSBC and Investec Bank, including fixed income origination and sales, with a focus on MTNs and asset backed securities.

David Serafini

Investment & Platform Manager

David is Funding’s Investment and Platform Director. David was previously a senior executive at Lendinvest.com in the United Kingdom and prior to that held roles in operations at top tier global investment banking firms in London.

Adam Purss

Financial Controller (Ext)

Adam is a chartered accountant with over 20 years experience in accounting and funds management. Adam has held a range of roles within the big four accounting firms as well as in ASX listed companies in a CFO capacity.

Community

Each year the team select a different charity to contribute financial support to, by way of regular monthly donations. This year our chosen charity partner is the Animal Welfare League Queensland (AWLQ).

The AWLQ is a charity founded on the Gold Coast in 1959 with the core mission of rehoming abandoned and surrendered companion animals. It operates four rehoming centres in South East Queensland, caring for up to 17,500 animals each year.

The AWLQ is near and dear to our heart. Our very own Chief Barketing Officer, Harlem O’Reilly, was adopted from the AWLQ. As a shelter puppy, he was given a second chance – and now we couldn’t imagine work – or life – without him. Our regular financial contribution will assist the AWLQ to continue their life saving work and create brighter futures for animals in need.

Harlem

Harlem
Chief Barketing Officer

Join the team

At Funding, our mission is to reinvent property finance and investing, using technology, speed and great user experiences.

We’re building something that’s never existed before. We’re looking for people who are passionate about solving complex problems and want to help us design and shape the future of financial services.

Current openings

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