Meet The
MoneyQuest Team

Ross Begley Moneyquest Chairman

Ross Begley
Chairman

Ross Begley, the founder of Money Quest Australia, has over 20 years’ experience in the mortgage broking industry.

Ross was the co-founder of the very successful mortgage group, Choice Home Loans and Choice Aggregation Services.

Ross remains a passionate advocate of the mortgage broking proposition and as Chairman works closely with the executive team to make sure MoneyQuest continues to exceed the expectations of our mortgage clients.

Michael has over 25 years experience in banking and finance and since December 2015 has been the Managing Director of Money Quest Australia. Prior to this role, Michael was CEO of Mortgage Choice Limited for 6 years, during which time he transitioned the business from one of home loans to full financial services.

Previously Michael was Managing Director of Choice Aggregation Services, a business he helped build until its sale to Challenger Financial Services in 2007. Michael has also worked in senior management roles across a number of banks and privately owned businesses.

Michael Russell Moneyquest Managing Director

Michael Russell
Managing Director

Julian Mattatia Moneyquest General Manager<br>Franchise Recruitment

Julian Mattatia
General Manager
Franchise Recruitment

Julian Mattatia co-founded ratesonline.com.au in 2006, a home loan and insurance comparison website. Julian has over 15 years’ experience in sales & marketing working in London with ‘Organic’ a digital agency, and in Australia with mycareer.com.au and realestate.com.au.

In 2009 Julian teamed up with Ross Begley to partner ratesonline.com.au and MoneyQuest Australia.

Money Quest Australia welcomed Julie to the team in Feb 2016 as General Manager of Operations. Julie brings with her over 15 years experience in banking and finance and over 25 years experience in operational management.

In 1997, Julie joined Ross Begley in founding Choice Home Loans and Choice Aggregation Services as its Chief Operating Officer and remained part of the executive team until the business was sold to Challenger Financial Services in 2007.

Julie Ryburn Moneyquest General Manager Operations

Julie Ryburn
General Manager Operations

Carly Crowe Moneyquest Compliance Manager

Carly Crowe
Compliance Manager

Carly started with MoneyQuest in June 2017 as Compliance Manager. Prior to joining the MoneyQuest team, Carly was Compliance Manager for an ASX listed small loans lender.

Carly has over 10 years experience in banking and finance and over 15 years experience working in the legal sector as a Paralegal specialising in property transactions and mortgage finance.

Naomi obtained her Master’s degree in Accounting at The University of Adelaide and moved to Melbourne in 2015. With her previous experience as a loan processor, Naomi has a good understanding of the mortgage and finance industry.

Naomi’s role in Senior Member Services at MoneyQuest mainly focuses on onboarding new franchise owners and loan consultants; assistance with accreditation applications; Podium technical support and whatever else the MoneyQuest members need support with.

Naomi is a cat lover and she has a cat named Onion.

Naomi Li Moneyquest Systems Training Specialist

Naomi Li
Systems Training Specialist

Simon Dehne Moneyquest General Manager<br>Franchise Development

Simon Dehne
General Manager
Franchise Development

Simon has over 30 years’ experience in the mortgage industry. With many of those years working closely with mortgage brokers helping them build their business.

With many years’ experience in writing loans, building successful businesses and passing on skills to support mortgage brokers in sales development, client experience and operational best practices.

Simon holds a Master’s in Business and Strategic Foresight and Diplomas in Mortgage Management, Financial Planning and Human Resources.

Simone has many years’ experience working in mortgage finance and insurance in both customer service and administration roles.

Simone previously worked as the team leader of the Customer Service Centre at Mortgage Choice Limited where she was a recipient of the Extra Step Award – presented to individuals who have shown great commitment and gone above and beyond the call of duty. This recognition enabled Simone to attend Quality Service training at The Disney Institute in Orlando.

Simone is passionate about providing outstanding customer service and creating streamlined processes to enhance the front and back of house operations at MoneyQuest Australia.

Simone Dellora Moneyquest EA to Managing Director/<br>Admin Manager

Simone Dellora
EA to Managing Director/
Admin Manager

Dean Lever Moneyquest IT Systems Support Manager

Dean Lever
IT Systems Support Manager

Dean joined MoneyQuest in early 2020, with a Bachelor of Software Engineering under his belt and experience working with Managed Service Providers.

His desire to transition to internal support is what brought him to the team, and he’s thriving on the enjoyment of problem solving, data manipulation and technical writing aspects. Dean makes tech simple, and is enjoying helping our members understand technology and offering ways to fix any issues that may arise within the MoneyQuest network.

In his spare time, you can find Dean drumming in his band, watching movies and stand-up comedy, gaming, or drinking craft beer.

Sam has many years of experience in IT industry from desktop support, server administration to web app development.

His passion for computer science has lead him to help local government and small business owners bring their products online. During his spare time, he provides talks and lectures to government scholars about computer science and the benefits of programming.

Sam Remonte Moneyquest Web developer

Sam Remonte
Web developer

Ellana Christakakis Moneyquest Digital Marketing Executive

Ellana Christakakis
Digital Marketing Executive

Ellana Christakakis was welcomed to the MoneyQuest team in February 2018 to handle digital marketing for head office and brokers across the MoneyQuest group.

Having completed a Bachelor of Communications and worked in the real estate sector for a number of years, Ellana brings a varied knowledge in property-based communications and content marketing strategy to the team.

Ellana’s marketing skills have enabled her to travel to Ireland to work on a project for a large corporation through an RMIT program in 2016, and also had the chance to spend three months studying communications in Manchester in 2017.

With an Advanced Diploma in Business (Advertising) and a recently completed Bachelor’s Degree of Business Marketing from RMIT, Danica joins the Marketing team at MoneyQuest.

Danica has a strong foundation in Business Management where she actively contributed to marketing programs and initiatives. Her experience in the industry has resulted in her developing a strong skillset in content creation, marketing tactics and design. When she isn’t immersed in her work, she is an avid reader who mainly enjoys topics surrounding Science and Fashion.

Danica Vanjorek Moneyquest Social Media Coordinator

Danica Vanjorek
Social Media Coordinator

Bianca Browne Moneyquest Marketing & Design

Bianca Browne
Marketing & Design

Bianca is a Graphic Designer with a wealth of print and digital design knowledge, who enjoys bringing people’s ideas into fruition. Having worked in design and marketing for a variety of industries she has a keen interest in purpose driven design and collaboration.

When she is not designing for the MoneyQuest family she enjoys travelling, spending time with friends, and taking advantage of Melbourne’s thriving live music & arts scene.

Over the last 14 years, Jade has worked in a Customer Service role and Administrative Support in Australian Financial Services that has widely developed her in her chosen profession.

Jade has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and is now part of the Compliance Team bringing with her the expertise and set of skills she honed from her previous work experiences.

She used to play archery during her college days and still loves to shoot some arrows in her spare time.

Jade Guerrero Moneyquest Member Services - Compliance

Jade Guerrero
Member Services - Compliance

Mentors

Cheryl Winn
VIC

John Gregory
VIC

Terry Gardiner
WA

Joe Pitari
QLD

Lisa Neville
NSW

Nick Boras
SA

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