Meet the
Funding team

Funding’s Story

Funding is Australia’s leading mortgage marketplace; home to faster, simpler, and more reliable mortgages and online investing. At Funding, we are reshaping the way everyday Australian’s can access mortgages and invest in property.

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.

Having established itself as Australia’s trusted online mortgage marketplace, Funding secured both warehouse funding and venture capital funding in November 2019. The investment round was supported by prominent Sydney based venture fund Equity Venture Partners (EVP), a firm that specializes in hyper growth technology businesses.

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 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.

Steven Galdona

Head of Credit

Steven has over 25 years’ experience in credit management roles in the consumer and commercial finance sector. He has held senior positions in industry leading firms like Bank of Queensland, Suncorp, Move Bank and other non-bank lenders and has a track record leading teams through operational excellence.

David Serafini

Investment & Platform Manager

David is Funding’s Investment and Platform Manager. David was previously a senior executive at 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.


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.


Chief Barketing Officer

Join the team

At Funding, we are using technology, speed, and great user experiences to reinvent property finance and investing.

We’re building something that’s never existed before, and are looking for people passionate about complex problem solving that are keen to design and shape the future of financial services.

Current openings

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