Thinktank: Into people. Not just transactions
Thinktank’s ethos is to be relationship-focussed at all levels. The company is committed to supporting business, brokers, borrowers, and investors alike with superior customer service, sound financial solutions, and attractive investment opportunities. The company’s operations are spearheaded by an established leadership team.
Jonathan Street - CEO
Jonathan has over 30 years’ experience in the finance industry in Australia and the UK, including National Australia Bank, Rothchilds Asset Management, Cargill Financial Markets, and Accenture. Jonathan is one of the founders of Thinktank and continues to be instrumental in the development and evolution of the business.
Peter Kearns - General Manager
Peter is a highly credentialed executive with over 35 years’ experience in the banking and finance industry, including AMP Property Finance and Citibank. Peter has a deep knowledge of commercial property finance including, credit, operational administration, and compliance, and is regarded as one of the most respected professionals in the industry.
Michelle Anderson - Senior Manager People and Culture
Michelle has over 20 years’ experience in HR leadership roles in the financial services sector. Michelle is experienced in developing high-performance cultures as well as leadership coaching and development. Michelle has developed employee engagement and talent acquisition strategies and has led health & safety and employee relation functions. Michelle has experience in succession planning, diversity and compliance and has led multiple M&As and workplace restructures.
Cullen Hughes - CFO and Treasurer
Cullen has over 20 years’ experience in financial services, with a focus in securitisation and capital markets across multiple major institutions, including CBA, Citibank, Societe Generale, and Zurich Capital Markets. With further experience gained at ASIC in the Investment Bank Division, Cullen has worked extensively in facilitating debt capital markets financing for many businesses in Australia for residential mortgages, equipment lease receivables, commercial mortgages, consumer loans, and auto loans.
Peter Vala - Head of Sales and Distribution
Peter has extensive experience in residential, commercial, and development finance. Peter specialises in strategic implementation, leads the Thinktank Relationship Manager team, and works closely with brokers and aggregators.
James Henshaw - CIO
James has over 30 years’ experience in financial services including HSBC and Pepper Money. He brings a unique combination of business and technology skills to Thinktank with his extensive experience in sales, credit, banking operations, business process improvement, and leading technological transformations
Per Amundsen - Director
Before Thinktank Per built a book of $1.5bn in SME commercial property loans in his role as General Manager of AMP Property Finance. Per brings an amalgamation of property finance experience from institutions including Toronto Dominion, Westpac, and Mirvac. He is also an executive member of the Australian Risk Management Association.