Funding appoints CTO; promotes Chris Maamoun to national role, the leading Gold Coast-based fintech specialising in short-term bridging loans, is pleased to announce the appointment of Steven Brown as its new Chief Technology Officer (CTO). In addition, the company is excited to promote Chris Maamoun to the role of National Sales & Partnership Lead. These strategic appointments reflect Funding’s commitment to driving technological innovation, loan book growth and fostering top talent within the organisation.

Steven Brown, with his proven track record of spearheading technological advancements, brings a wealth of expertise to further enhance Funding’s digital lending capabilities. Since joining Funding in 2020 as Head of Technology, Brown has played a pivotal role in revolutionising the digital lending experience through the development of Funding’s proprietary software. Under his leadership, the company has successfully launched market-leading tools, including an integrated software platform, automated quoting system, online investor marketplace, amongst countless other releases.

With the introduction of the pioneering loan quote technology, Funding established itself as the technological leader in the short-term mortgage space. This ground breaking feature allows borrowers to receive instant quotes for loans, including a complete breakdown of fees, charges and interest, entirely customised to their personal circumstances and property specifics, for example property location, property type, loan purpose and term. Once receiving their personalised and very ‘real’ quote, customers can opt to complete their loan application online, or liaise with Funding’s dedicated and local lending team.

Brown is a champion of diversity in the workplace as well as women in tech. He leads a team of five engineers with a 40% female makeup.

Jack O’Reilly, Founder and CEO of, expressed his enthusiasm for Steven Brown’s appointment, stating, “The appointment of Steven Brown as Chief Technology Officer reflects Funding’s commitment to delivering a transparent and seamless, end-to-end digital experience for our customers. Steven has been instrumental in driving our technological advancements and has been the dynamic force behind our market-leading tools. With his expertise, we continue to revolutionise the digital lending landscape, providing our customers with exceptional service and a streamlined lending journey.”

In addition to Steven Brown’s appointment, is proud to announce the promotion of Chris Maamoun to the role of National Sales & Partnership Lead. Since joining Funding at the end of 2021 as the National BDM, Chris has been instrumental in driving growth for the business by creating strategic partnerships with brokers and aggregators. His exceptional performance and dedication to building relationships have significantly contributed to Funding’s success in expanding its market presence and loan book growth. In his new role, Chris will lead the BDM team and spearhead strategic partnerships, further accelerating Funding’s growth trajectory. has experienced steep growth and the company’s commitment to technology-driven solutions has solidified its position as a leading digital lender in the bridging loan market. With the successful launch of their automated quoting system and continuous technological advancements, Funding is poised for further expansion and continued success.

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