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

Tim Donahoo Moneyquest Compliance Manager

Tim Donahoo
Compliance Manager

Tim Donahoo is a highly credentialed banking and finance industry professional with 35 years’ experience managing compliance, credit standards, business operations, complaint and dispute resolution and learning and development. His proven success in leading teams to deliver effective and robust compliance frameworks for Mortgage Choice over 20 distinguished years of service has resulted in him being considered an industry leader in lending compliance standards and advocacy. Tim has an enviable record of resolving dispute and complaint matters to achieve maximum satisfaction for all parties involved.  He is a highly effective presenter and communicator, who presents regularly at industry conferences and forums. Tim served as an elected Director of the Mortgage and Finance Association of Australia for two terms (2014-2018) and is the deputy chair of the MFAA Compliance and Regulatory Forum.

Tim holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration, a Bachelor’s degree in Law, Diploma and Certificate IV in Finance Broking Management and has been awarded Fellowships of the Mortgage and Finance Association of Australia, Financial Services Institute of Australasia, Institute of Financial Services and Customer Service Institute of Australia.

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.

Simon Dehne Moneyquest General Manager<br>Franchise Development

Simon Dehne
General Manager
Franchise Development

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

Simone Dellora
EA to Managing Director/
Admin Manager

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.

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.

Dean Lever Moneyquest IT Systems Support Manager

Dean Lever
IT Systems Support Manager

Sam Remonte Moneyquest Web app developer

Sam Remonte
Web app developer

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.

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

Jade Guerrero Moneyquest Member Services - Compliance

Jade Guerrero
Member Services - Compliance

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.

Mentors

Cheryl Winn
VIC

John Gregory
VIC

Terry Gardiner
WA

Joe Pitari
QLD

Lisa Neville
NSW

Nick Boras
SA

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