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Our people

The commitment and drive of our team have earned us a global reputation for consistently outstanding results.

Stevan Lambert

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Chairman

Stevan has been in investment banking for over 35 years. He has held senior executive positions based in London, Singapore, Hong Kong and Australia at Merrill Lynch, UBS and Lehman Brothers. 

 

In addition to advising a number of ASX-listed companies, Stevan’s role at Finport is primarily focused on managing credit quality and exposures, as well as lender relations, with a secondary focus on establishing partnerships with financial institutions and tier-one corporations.

Keagan York

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Managing Director

Keagan is an experienced financial services business builder and banking professional with over 20 years’ experience.

 

After starting his career at Commonwealth Bank, he moved into senior roles with St George Bank until 2010, when he co-founded Compass Global Markets. Compass is a specialist foreign exchange payments provider focused on the SME sector which today transacts over one billion dollars a year. Keagan's sole focus is helping SMEs reach their goals with tailored funding requirements through Finport.

Brent Brown

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Director

Brent has 34 years' global banking experience with the major Australian banks. He has significant and specialist experience in the provision of trade finance, letters of credit and receivables finance to SMEs.

 

Brent also has extensive experience in foreign exchange and international commodity markets which form an integral part of our invoice finance business.

Scott Cavanough

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Director

Scott has over 26 years’ experience in foreign exchange (FX) where, among other roles, he worked for Commonwealth Bank focusing on helping clients manage the risk associated with their FX exposure. After realising that major Australian banks were reducing their focus on servicing SMEs, Scott moved to Compass Global Markets, built a book of over 500 clients and co-founded Finport in 2015.

Mac Hill

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Head of Compliance

Mac has over 35 years’ experience in the credit, insurance and finance sectors. He started out in the 1980s as a Credit Analyst at Dun & Bradstreet before moving to a senior underwriter role with QBE Trade Credit Insurance where he stayed for 20 years.

 

Most recently he had the role of Head of Trade Credit Insurance at Dun & Bradstreet and is now Head of Compliance for Finport.

Wayne Bower

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Head of Credit

Wayne has over 40 years’ experience in corporate and consumer finance and commercial insurance.

 

After starting his career with AGC finance, he moved to Barclays, specialising in asset-based lending. For the past 30 years Wayne has worked for QBE Insurance in various management roles in the trade credit, builders’ warranty and workers compensation divisions.

Jim Devonport

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Corporate Client Manager

Jim has been involved in the financial markets in both sales and dealing roles since the mid-1980s.

 

Jim utilises his wealth of knowledge, experience and sales acumen to build and maintain long-lasting and successful business relationships.

Ioulia Merzlikina

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Corporate Client Manager

Ioulia has had a career in sales for well over a decade, Ioulia has extensive experience in business development, relationship management, and marketing across healthcare and financial sectors in Australia. 

 

Her career in finance started in investor relations, superannuation and managed funds; with a move to working in business development and relationship management for the High Net Worth client segment. Ioulia works at the intersection of relationship cultivation, understanding client and business needs, and closing the gap between the two, helping both align and achieve their goals and objectives in unison.

Mark D'Alessandro

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WA State Manager

Mark D’Alessandro began his career in banking at Mizuho Corporate Bank working closely with the dealers and traders on the FX and ALM books, following this he took on a role at Commbank as a senior associate within the international payments.


Mark joined Finport in 2017 as an advisor and has since moved into the WA State Managers role. His knowledge of the Western Australian SME market is indispensable.

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