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More about JohnJohn McNamara
Company Director

Mortgage Finance – Equipment Finance – Commercial Finance

Phone:     07 54 300 900
Mobile:    0409 588 439
Email:      john@smsfinance.com.au

 

John has 30 years’ experience in the Banking/Finance industry. John commenced his finance career in 1981 with CBFC/CBA, during that time he enjoyed several postings which include; Manager Broker Finance, Manager CBFC Fleet Lease & Manager CBFC Floor Plan Section.

In 1994 he accepted the position as CBFC’s Sunshine Coast Area Manager, then eventually accepting the position of CBA Relationship Executive to manage larger portfolio clients. In 2001 John resigned to take the opportunity to join forces with David Stone (Stone Goddard & Associates) forming Stone McNamara Finance, which was eventually changed to SMS Finance. John has extensive experience in any form of finance.

In July 2008 John took over the reins of 100% ownership of SMS Finance allowing David to slow down a bit into a company consultancy role. Then in January 2016 John formed a 50/50 partnership in the business with Colin Mason.


Colin Mason
Company Director

Mortgage Finance – Equipment Finance – Commercial Finance

Phone:    07 54 300 900
Mobile:    0437 232 721
Email:      colin@smsfinance.com.au

 

Colin has more than 15 years’ experience in the Banking/Finance Industry having commenced his career with GE Creditline in 1999. Colin has now joined a partnership with John in SMS Finance after a successful 8-year career with Mortgage Choice Sunshine Coast where Colin was awarded the Number 1 Mortgage Choice Broker in Australia in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.

Colin was also awarded the Number 1 Mortgage Broker in QLD in 2015 and ranked Number 16 in Australia with over $180 million in business written in the 12 months from January 2016 (MPA Magazine November 2017).


MORTGAGE FINANCE TEAM

Colin Mason
Company Director

Mortgage Finance – Equipment Finance – Commercial Finance

Phone:    07 54 300 900
Mobile:    0437 232 721
Email:      colin@smsfinance.com.au

 

Colin has more than 15 years’ experience in the Banking/Finance Industry having commenced his career with GE Creditline in 1999. Colin has now joined a partnership with John in SMS Finance after a successful 8-year career with Mortgage Choice Sunshine Coast where Colin was awarded the Number 1 Mortgage Choice Broker in Australia in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.

Colin was also awarded the Number 1 Mortgage Broker in QLD in 2015 and ranked Number 16 in Australia with over $180 million in business written in the 12 months from January 2016 (MPA Magazine November 2017).


Jocelyne Killey
Mortgage Finance Team

Phone:     07 54 300 900
Email:      jocelyne@smsfinance.com.au

 

 

Jocelyne commenced with SMS Finance in April 2017 as Colin Mason’s assistant. She has worked in the Banking and Finance Industry for over 30 years starting her career with the CBA in 1984 in Canberra.

Jocelyne has worked across all areas of the Banking Industry but mainly in the personal and business lending areas. She has also worked in the Finance Broking Industry since moving to the Sunshine Coast in 2002 and possesses extensive experience in all areas of Home Loan lending.

Jocelyne is friendly, efficient and very willing to help clients to achieve their finance goals.


Joshua Carleton
Mortgage Finance Team

Phone:     07 54 300 900
Mobile:    0431 308 732
Email:       josh@smsfinance.com.au

 

 

Josh joined SMS Finance in 2016 bringing with him a wealth of experience in the finance arena. Josh commenced his finance career in 2012 with ANZ Bank after completing his university studies. Quickly moving up the ranks to become a local Branch Manager on the Sunshine Coast, he then accepted a position of Mortgage Broker in 2015 with Aussie Homes where he excelled in all areas of Mortgage Finance. Josh is a dynamic member or our organization and brings with him an impressive list of experience, education and achievements:

  • Bachelor of Business (Management and Marketing), University of the Sunshine Coast 2011
  • Diploma of Financial Planning (RG146)
  • Diploma of Finance and Mortgage Broking Management
  • FSR Tier 2 Qualification
  • Finalist for the MFAA 2016 Young Professional of the Year Award
  • Awarded Aussie Home Loans #1 Broker in QLD for 3 quarters of the 2016 financial year
  • Awarded Aussie Home Loans #1 Broker in Australia for 2 quarters of the 2016 financial year
  • Semi-finalist 2010 Business Icon Competition
  • Best Networker 2010 Business Icon Competition

Caroline Hayman
Mortgage Finance Team

Phone:    07 54 300 900
Email:     caroline@smsfinance.com.au

 

 

Caroline commenced with SMS Finance in May 2017 as Josh Carleton’s assistant. She comes to us with over 15 years’ experience in the Finance Industry, mainly in Client Relationship Management in the Mortgage Broking on the Sunshine Coast. Caroline is a quiet achiever and well equipped to assist Josh in helping clients achieve their Mortgage Finance requirements.

  • Diploma of Accounting

Jacqui Booker
Mortgage Finance Team

Phone:    07 54 300 900
Email:     jacqui@smsfinance.com.au

 

 

Jacqui has over 30 years’ experience in the Banking and Finance industry.
Jacqui commenced her finance career with ANZ bank in various locations and roles across Queensland.
In the last Twenty years, Jacqui has enjoyed a variety of roles in Banking and Finance on the Sunshine Coast which included Business and Mortgage Finance.

Jacqui is a friendly outgoing person who is passionate about helping customers feel at ease with the process of buying a home or business.


Jonathon Scaroni (Jonno)
Mortgage Finance Processing Team

Phone:    07 54 300 900
Mobile:    0439 229 492
Email:      jonno@smsfinance.com.au

 

Jonathon joined the Colin Mason team here at SMS Finance August in 2017. Jonno, as he would prefer to be called, completed his studies at the University of the Sunshine Coast in 2016 graduating with a Bachelor of Business.

Throughout his studies Jonno worked hard to acquire various areas of experience and expertise. Jonno has worked in Shanghai in Trade and E-Commerce, Human Resource Management for QML Pathology head office in Brisbane, and has previously run a fitness business to supplement his income throughout his studies.

After graduating University, Jonno joined the ANZ bank where he worked as a personal banker. Finding he has a real passion for lending and customer service, Jonno has joined the SMS Finance Mortgage team where he will work his way up learning all facets of the Mortgage Finance Industry.

  • Bachelor of Business Human Resource Management
  • Tier 2 Accreditation – General Financial Advice
  • Diploma of Sport & Recreation

More about PeterPeter McNaughton
Mortgage Finance

Phone:    07 54 300 900
Email:     peter@smsfinance.com.au

 

Peter commenced with SMS Finance in March 2010. Peter has been involved in the finance industry for over 35 years.

He had 28 years with the Commonwealth Bank and held lending positions at various branches throughout Queensland. Following his resignation form the Bank as the Senior Loans Officer at the Nambour office, he was involved in small business for several years and then returned to the Finance Industry.

Peter has spent over 16 years in the Mortgage Broking field and has extensive experience in all facets of Home Loans and Mortgage Lending.


June Balck
Mortgage Finance Processing Team

Phone:    07 54 300 900
Email:     june@smsfinance.com.au

 

 

June commenced with SMS Finance in July 2016. June is highly eduated and came to us with a wealth of experience in residential mortgage.

She graduated from University of Sunshine Coast with a Bachelor of Accounting in 2009 and Bachelor of International Business in 2012. From there, June worked in Sydney for a Real Estate and Home Mortgage company for two and a half years gaining valuable knowledge in all areas of mortgage finance. Missing the Sunshine Coast and family, June returned to the coast and we were delighted she ended up approaching SMS Finance for a position in the Mortgage Finance Team.

June has a lovely, friendly nature, fitting into our company instantly, and immediately became a highly-valued integral member of the SMS Finance Team.

  • Bachelor of Accounting
  • Bachelor of International Business

Jade Dieperink
Mortgage Finance Processing Team

Phone:    07 54 300 900
Email:     jade@smsfinance.com.au

 

 

Jade commenced  with SMS Finance in February 2012.  Jade came to us with a wealth of experience after 5 years working for Bank West Commercial  where she enjoyed a variety of roles including Business Banking Teller and Assistant Relationship Manager.

Jade is a very efficient and valued member of the Mortgage finance team as well as a company all rounder having spend her intiial years in our Equipment Finance Team. Jade is bright, friendly and has the ability to adapt and learn most facets of the finance broking industry quickly and easily.


Katie Worth
Mortgage Finance Processing Team

Phone:    07 54 300 900
Email:     katie@smsfinance.com.au

 

 

Katie commenced with SMS Finance July 2017 and has over 20 years’ experience in the Banking and Finance Industry. Katie started her career in England working for the Yorkshire Building Society starting in the branch network where she quickly worked her way up the system. Starting as Customer Advisor then up to Branch Supervisor, Mortgage Advisor, through to the credit team and finishing in the UK as a Credit Loan Writer, before emigrating to Australia in 2004.

Her time here in Australia has been spent working for Mortgage Brokers on the Gold Coast before joining SMS Finance. Katie is very efficient and settled into the SMS Finance Team immediately. She prides herself in being extremely organised both in her work and family life, being the mum to 4 boys.

  • Diploma in Business and Finance.

Selina Pollard
Mortgage Finance Processing Team

Phone:    07 54 300 900
Email:     selina@smsfinance.com.au

 

 

Selina commenced with SMS Finance in August 2017, and comes to us with over 28 years’ experience in the Finance Industry. She commenced her career with Westpac on the Sunshine Coast before transferring to Central Queensland. Selina has enjoyed a variety of roles within the banking industry, including Management and Lending, while working with a variety of Lenders and Brokers. Selina has very quickly settled into the SMS Finance Team, and is an efficient and highly-valued member of our team.

  • Cert IV in Banking Services FNS41011
  • Cert IV in Finance and Mortgage Broking FNS40811
  • Tier II Banking
  • JP Qualified

Kellie Helson
Mortgage Finance Processing Team 

Phone:    07 54 300 900
Email:     kellie@smsfinance.com.au

 

 

Kellie commenced with SMS Finance in February 2016 after successful positions with My Financial Group, and Astute Maroochydore. Kellie has attained a great variety of experience in these roles, which makes her an excellent all-rounder Team Member at SMS Finance.

Kellie is an integral part of the Mortgage Finance Team, helping clients with their home loan application and documentation process, keeping a keen eye on things making sure the Home Loan processes run smoothly and timely.

  • Diploma of Business & Marketing

More about WendyWendy Cranston
Mortgage Finance Settlements Team

Phone:    07 54 300 900
Email:     wendy@smsfinance.com.au

 

 

Wendy joined SMS Finance in February 2010 with over 9 years’ experience in Mortgage Finance.

Now with just over 16 years’ experience under her belt in the Mortgage Broking residential lending sphere, in particular the handling of all aspects of settlements here at SMS Finance, Wendy is well equipped to deal with the complexities of Mortgage Settlements efficiently and expertly as her client testimonials will attest to.

She has a friendly outgoing personality, loves dealing with people, and excels at dealing with the various banks and lenders on behalf of our clients to ensure settlements run smoothly. Wendy is a highly respected and valued member of our team.


Peta Blandford
Mortgage Finance Settlements Team

Phone:    07 54 300 900
Email:     peta@smsfinance.com.au

 

 

Peta has recently joined the SMS Finance team and comes to us with over 27 years’ experience in the Finance Industry.

Peta commenced her finance career with the Commonwealth Bank and was involved in the branch, commercial lending and administration areas.

More recently she has been involved in the accounting industry as a qualified bookkeeper. Peta is well equipped to handle her role here assisting with settlements.


MORTGAGE & COMMERCIAL FINANCE TEAM

More about JohnJohn McNamara
Company Director

Mortgage Finance – Equipment Finance – Commercial Finance

Phone:     07 54 300 900
Mobile:    0409 588 439
Email:      john@smsfinance.com.au

 

 

John has over 35 years’ experience in the Banking/Finance industry. John commenced his finance career in 1981 with CBFC/CBA, during that time he enjoyed several postings which include; Manager Broker Finance, Manager CBFC Fleet Lease & Manager CBFC Floor Plan Section, CBFC’s Sunshine Coast Area Manager, CBA Relationship Executive to manage larger portfolio clients.

In 2001 John resigned to take the opportunity to join forces with David Stone (Stone Goddard & Associates) forming Stone McNamara Finance, which was eventually changed to SMS Finance.

John has extensive experience in all forms of finance, he is well qualified to help you with anything from a $10,000.00 second hand vehicle to a multi-million-dollar development.


More about ScottScott Cash
Mortgage Finance – Equipment Finance – Commercial Finance

Phone:     07 54 300 900
Mobile:    0408 484 147
Email:      scott@smsfinance.com.au

 

 

Scott has been involved in the finance industry for most of his working life.
He enjoyed a 27 year career with the Commonwealth Bank working at various locations throughout Queensland.

In 2006 Scott left the bank and took up a position as a Finance Broker with a large accounting firm and in 2012 joined the SMS Finance team.
Scott has extensive experience in all types of lending, from Home Loans to Asset Equipment Finance and Commercial and Business lending.

Scott has lived in the Noosa area for over 25 years and is a Life Member of Peregian Beach Surf Lifesaving Club, a foundation member (and ex player) with Noosa Rugby Union and also still plays touch football.

  • Diploma of Financial Services

More about TonyTony Nilsson
Mortgage Finance – Equipment Finance – Commercial Finance

Phone:     07 54 300 900
Mobile:    0400 676 766
Email:      tony@smsfinance.com.au

 

 

Tony commenced with SMS Finance in 2012 after over 35 years Banking experience predominately with the Commonwealth Bank and more recently with Bankwest.

Tony has been located on the Sunshine Coast since 1999 when transferred with the Commonwealth Bank to Maroochydore and has worked in Tasmania, Victoria and NSW in all aspects of lending.

During the last 13 years whilst located on the Sunshine Coast Tony has dealt with the larger Commercial clients of both the Commonwealth Bank and Bankwest in Relationship Management roles that involved putting together loan applications and having them approved to meet clients requirements and then on-going management of the client.

Tony brings to SMS Finance significant hands on experience in dealing with Commercial Business Lending.


Garry Fritz
Mortgage Finance – Equipment Finance – Commercial Finance

Phone:     07 54 300 900
Mobile:    0400 676 769
Email:      garry@smsfinance.com.au

 

 

Garry commenced with SMS Finance in April 2008.

Garry previously worked for the Commonwealth Bank and held various lending positions for over 30 years. He has extensive experience in Business and Rural Lending having held positions in Country Queensland and The Business Banking Department of the CBA.

Garry handles all forms of finance with us, specialising in Commercial and Rural Finance.


EQUIPMENT FINANCE TEAM


David Stone
Equipment Finance – Commercial and Rural Finance

Phone:    07 54 300 900
Mobile:    0407 588 439
Email:      david@smsfinance.com.au

 

 

David has over 40 years’ experience in the finance industry, commencing in 1966 with Lombard Australia (NatWest Bank). During this time, David gained experience in most divisions of the Finance Industry. The last position held was Branch Manager for 8 years before David branched out on his own, forming Stone Goddard & Associates in January 1982.

In 2001 David joined forces with John McNamara to form Stone McNamara Finance, eventually changing to SMS Finance. In July 2008, David handed over the reins of the business solely to John, electing to slow down a little and taking on a company consultancy role.

David has expertise in all areas of Equipment Finance spending a lot of his time in Central & Western Queensland.

David is a well-respected member of the community. David has slowed down into semi-retirement but still loves to look after and visit his Central Queensland and Sunshine Coast clients.


More about JennyJenny Thompson
Equipment Finance Team

Phone:     07 54 300 900
Email:      jenny@smsfinance.com.au

 

 

Jenny commenced with SMS Finance in June 2010.

She is a very experienced lender and came to SMS Finance very well equipped to assist with all of your Equipment Finance needs.

Jenny worked for the Commonwealth Bank for 25 years, spending most of that time in small to medium business lending on the Sunshine Coast. Jenny is a highly valued and integral member of our Equipment Finance Team.

  • Bachelor of Business

Vikki Paterson
Equipment Finance Team 

Phone:     07 54 300 900
Email:      vikki@smsfinance.com.au

 

 

Vikki commenced with SMS Finance March 2010, she came to us with 18 years banking experience which included customer service, supervisor, Insurance, Mortgage & Personal Lending, Equipment Finance, Senior Business Support Officer, documentation/processing, settlements and lending support.

Vikki has specialised in Equipment Finance here at SMS Finance for the past 7 years and she prides herself on attention to detail and customer service. Vikki is a highly valued and integral member of our Equipment Finance team.


Rennae Silvestri
Equipment Finance Team

Phone:     07 54 300 900
Email:      rennae@smsfinance.com.au

 

 

Rennae commenced with SMS Finance in December 2011 joining the Equipment Finance team, learning everything from the ground up.

Rennae has an eye for detail and prides herself in making sure the Documentation and Settlements process runs smoothly. She is a friendly, efficient and valued member of the SMS Finance Team.

  • Cert IV in business

 


Tegen White
Mortage Finance – Equipment Finance 

Phone:     07 54 300 900
Email:      tegen@smsfinance.com.au

 

 

Tegen commenced with SMS Finance in July 2017 on a part time basis whilst she completes her Bachelor of Education at the University of Sunshine Coast.

Tegen has fitted in very quickly and is a very efficient and happy quiet achiever who is always willing to help out with any assistance required to the whole team.


Judy Gleeson
Office and Marketing Manager 

Phone:     07 54 300 900
Mobile:    0409 347 444
Email:      judy@smsfinance.com.au

 

 

Judy commenced with SMS Finance in August 2007 as Marketing and Office Manager. Judy comes to us with over 20 years’ experience in all facets of owning and running various small to medium businesses.

Growing up in her family’s businesses, her father instilled in her old-fashioned service, honesty & integrity. Judy looks after all our marketing and office management requirements.

Judy has a keen interest in business, project management and customer care; she has an eye for detail and prides herself on having the business running as happily and smoothly as possible.


More about KeithKeith Nicholson
Compliance

Phone:     07 54 300 900
Mobile:    0416 178 453
Email:      keith@smsfinance.com.au

 

 

Keith commenced with SMS Finance in August 2012 and has over 35 years’ experience in Banking and Finance including 28 years with the Commonwealth Bank, primarily in lending roles.

Since leaving the Bank in 2001, Keith has been involved in the Finance Broking Industry as well as other family businesses which makes him well placed to understand the financial needs of businesses.

Keith is very experienced in all facets of lending and overseas all compliance requirements for the Company.

Recent Awards
  • SMS Finance - 2016 QLD Broker Group of the Year
  • Colin Mason - 2016 QLD Broker of the Year
  • Colin Mason - Australia's Top 50 Elite Business Writers 2016
  • Colin Mason - 2016 MPA Top 100 Brokers
  • Colin Mason - Australia's Top 50 Elite Business Writers 2016
  • Top 15 Broker Group of The Year Award 2016 - QLD, NT & NTH NSW
  • 2016 Westpac Broker Business Excellence Awards
  • AFG Top 5 Mortgage Broker in QLD, NT & NTH NSW
  • John McNamara - QLD, NT & NTH NSW Best Broker in Commercial Business 2015/16
  • John McNamara - Commonwealth Bank Diamond Broker 2015
  • John McNamara - QLD Broker of the Year 2013/14 - 3rd Place
  • AFG Queensland Commercial Loan Writer of the Year 2013/2014 1st Place
  • AFG Queensland Broker of the Year 2013/2014 3rd Place
  • AFG Qld Commercial loan writer award 2012/2013 1st Place
  • John McNamara - ANZ Performance Excellence Award
  • AFG Qld loan writer of the year award 2012/2013 1st Place
  • AFG Qld Commercial writer award 2011/2012 1st Place
  • Commonwealth Bank's - number 1 broker in Queensland for business volume, Commercial finance and Equipment finance
  • Westpac's number 3 broker in Queensland for quality and service in Equipment finance
  • Capital Finance's number 1 broker in Queensland for quality and service in Equipment finance
  • ANZ Awarded to John McNamara In recognition of Performance Excellence 2013
  • John McNamara - 2nd Place QLD Loan Writer of The Year 2012/13
  • John McNamara - 1st Place QLD Commercial Writer Award 2011/12 & 2012/13
Contact Us

Maroochydore Office:
Suite 13 The Sebel
20 Aerodrome Rd
Maroochydore QLD 4558

Postal Address:
PO Box 56
Cotton Tree QLD 4558

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Phone (07) 54 300 900
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