Top 30 Fintech Influencers In Australia 2019

Fintech industry in microfinance is helping companies and individuals gain access to credit without the bulky paperwork related to traditional banks. This perhaps explains why Frost and Sullivan estimates Australian fintech sector to add A$1 billion to the economy by 2020. Here are some names in Australian fintech that are doing a great job in providing traction to this sector:

Alex Scandurra

Alex Scandurra

Scandurra is the CEO of Stone and Chalk and holds a double MBA with distinction. With connections over 500+ networks and special skills in strategizing and global geopolitical experience Scandurra is like the Fintech ringmaster. In his own words, a tsunami upsurge will come when millennials will have more than 50% buying power, and they will control the future of industry.
Peter Nikolaou

Peter Nikolaou

An Avid businessman for his childhood, he started as an avocado seller at the age of 11 and emerged now as the founder of a commercial lending company and a well-known fintech expert in Australian Market. “A journey without a dream and a dream without a goal will fail quicker”. Yes, his path defines this quote. With almost 20 years of experience in Banking and lending sector, he joined hands with Habile as Industry Advisor and guided as routing the development of the digital lending platform. He has wide expertise and strong domain knowledge in commercial lending and corporate banking.

Alistair Lamond

Alistair Lamond

Lamond is the co-founder and commercial director of Skippr. His area of expertise deals with Fintech, small business finance and cloud technology. With multiple degrees, Lamond’s expertise is in empowering and pursuing small scale businesses specially Agri businesses and micro-financing. He has tremendous expertise in diagnosing of finances and cash flow in Fintech. According to Lamond, empowerment of small to medium scale enterprises helps them to control their finance which creates innovation, competition, and productivity as well as growth scope in Australian business. His LinkedIn profile too has quite a few published articles on this sector.
Ben Heap

Ben Heap

Heap is the Executive Chairman and founding partner of H2 Ventures. Heap has worked as the director of Gymnastics Australia, Star Entertainment group, etc. His area of expertise deals with pumping and reshaping Fintechs. Heap believes in transforming Australia as the hub of Fintech and says that if there is any sector that actually needs experience then that is Fintech.
Asher Tan

Asher Tan

The CEO and Co-founder of CoinJar, Tan’s area of expertise lies in next generation Fintech technology expertise i.e., bitcoin proliferation. In his words, he says overcoming any obstacle is a two-fold dimension where creativity is needed for problem-solving while driving people to engage and interact with them is equally important.
He has written a post “Nuts and Bolts, 2012: The Year Ahead” for Rag Trader. He has also co-authored “Health Sector Shielded from Economic Woes” for Westpac Bank’s inaugural Industry Focus publication.
Caitlin Iles

Caitlin Iles

This superwoman is the founder of Xchange. She is a venture capitalist, serial entrepreneur corporate advisor and many more. She is experienced in creating and advising innovative Fintech solutions across multiple global ventures, start-ups and nations.
Cameron Dart

Cameron Dart

The founder and CEO of Australian Fintech Dart has his expertise in unravelling various strings of Fintech world. Dart believes Fintech to be a ground-breaking technology and, in his words, the more masses are educated about it the more benefit the market will gain.
Charlotte Petris

Charlotte Petris

She is the CEO and co-founder of Timelio and also a member of Australian Federal Government’s Fintech Advisory group. The My Business Award winner for 2015 believes that like a small weather change can transform the entire climate, similarly a small idea of Fintech is enough to revolutionize the financial world.
Danielle Szetho

Danielle Szetho

The inaugural CEO of Fintech Australia, Szetho is fearlessly working for Fintech. From anti-money laundering to global digital finance Szetho has expertise overall. Though she has stepped down from her role now, she strongly believes that Australia will be the leading markets for Fintech innovations in the near future.
Danny Gilligan

Danny Gilligan

He is the co-founder of Reinventure and Data Republic. Gilligan has his expertise set out in wrangling of data and handling investments simultaneously utilizing the next generation tools.
Darcy Naunton

Darcy Naunton

Naunton is the co-founder and partner at Adventure capital, the co-founder of York butter and CFO and co-founder of Clover. Naunton has worked with and for start-ups from 2011 in various sectors and has developed innate advisory and influential skills for pension funds, insurance companies, fund of fund investment management etc. With multiple degrees in science and commerce this sergeant in Fintech army believes that Australia has it all to build and grow great business opportunities. He has authored an industry article “Disruption Series: FinTech – The Australian Banking System: Growth or Disruption” for Adventure Capital
Effie Zahos

Effie Zahos

Being the most recognizable face of Australian finance industry and the editor Money magazine Zahos is renowned for her simplifying the financial topics, streamlining property investments and many more. She is the author of “A Real Girl’s Guide to Money”
Glen Frost

Glen Frost

Frost has been catering Fintech for a long time now. With founding some of the Fintech epitome sectors like Fintech Summit, Fintech Award, Fintech Sydney, etc Frost’s prime focus remains in fostering of the Fintech community. He says monitoring the nature of people’s borrowing-lending trends and adding up every part of bank potentially being disruptive creates an ecosystem of start-ups.
Ian Pollari

Ian Pollari

Pollari is a partner and head of KPMG Australia and a global co-leader of Fintech. Pollari has also worked as a non-executive director in Stone and Chalk. He believes in creating and revolutionizing Fintech strategies every day. Pollari believes in continuously challenging business models and the way things are done.
Lachlan Heussler

Lachlan Heussler

The Managing director of Spotcap Australia and New Zealand is a Fintech CEO. He believes in helping and lending the small start-ups and businesses to succeed as SME plays the major part for an industry to flourish.
Michelle Moffatt

Michelle Moffatt

She heads the internal audit at Tyro payments, co-organiser of Sydney femtech, director to ISACA and also owns a consultancy for denim consulting, commonwealth bank, polish trade and investment agencies and as well as FD global. Michelle is a believer of women empowerment in Fintech. She believes that developing the country status of Australia, in fact, is beneficial as there are ample areas in Fintech to innovate and explore. Her story is featured in Stephanie Brown’s book “Face of Extraordinary: Volunteers”.
Matt Symons

Matt Symons

The Co-founder of SocietyOne Symons creates Australia’s first ever marketplace to connect borrowers with lenders that too on an algorithm based on their credit scores.
Mark Bouris

Mark Bouris

Bouris is the executive chairman of Yellow Brick Road and the former founder and chairman of Wizard Home loans, Australia’s second largest non-banking mortgage money lenders. Bouris sees the next evolution in mortgage broking will come in a few years with next-gen technologies.
Mike Cannon Brookes

Mike Cannon Brookes

This spokesperson and forerunner of Fintech revolution in Australia has a huge contribution in start-ups, and next-gen policy incorporation in the country. The billionaire is the co-founder and CEO of Atlassian, and an investor and director of Tyro. Cannon-Brookes was also honoured by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader in 2009 and is a member of The Forum of Young Global Leaders.
Miles Burke

Miles Burke

This serial entrepreneur believes in striving for optimization instead of some unattainable perfection standards. He is the founder and MD of 6Q and Bam Creative, also the producer at Start-up and a News Curator at Start-up Perth.
Ian Renwood

Mr. Ian Renwood

Ian is a partner and Advisory Board Member at Azurium and is a passionate fintech specialist. He pursues his passion by serving as financial advisors for various startups and venture capital firms. He has experience of more than 20 years as a financial consultant.
Niki Scevak

Niki Scevak

Niki is the co-founder of blackbird ventures and a co-creator of Startmate. Nikki has expertise over leading and lending to the Fintech leaders. He says that his fund is for those people who stick with their companies for decade and has the X-factor of never to sell out and change the world.
Simon Cant

Simon Cant

The MD and Co-founder of Reinventure and president of Australian Fintech Cant believes in opening newer opportunities and gates for SMB and start-ups to learn and grow under Fintech. For Cant Fintech is the engine of Australian economy that can power, grow and transact all other business possibilities.
Stuart Stoyan

Stuart Stoyan

Stuart is the CEO of MoneyPlace and focuses on creating opportunity for a competitive yet unified Australia in the national and international market.
Andrea Myles

Andrea Myles

The CEO and co-founder of China Australia Millennial Project Myles is a multiple award-winning CEO who has been listed a number of times in the 100 most influential people of Australia. Her area of expertise is strengthening the Fintech ties on an international scale. She believes that opportunities and ups and downs will be there and it’s not just the large giants who can take advantage of that. Her startup was a finalist in the Good Design Awards for Social Innovation in 2016.
Wyatt Roy

Wyatt Roy

The former assistant minister for innovation in government and MD of Australia for Afniti and the youngest ever minister in the history of Commonwealth believes in innovation for policymakers in Fintech arena. According to Roy, Fintech is an enormous arena to provide consumers better experiences and Australia is all set to revolutionize it.
Vincent Turner

Vincent Turner

The CEO of Fintech Start-up Uno and with Westpac as the majority shareholder Turner and his company is providing digital mortgage services based on Technology. A tech where the mortgages are algorithmically matched users of home loans based on their needs.
Olivia Maragana

Olivia Maragana

The co-founder and CEO of Aspire Retire one of the most rapidly growing financial planning institutions Olivia Maragana is one of the top 10 influencers in Australia. She believes in breaking down traditional barriers and is recognized as the driving force for independent planning in finance industry.
Emma Watson

Emma Watson

The co-founder of AgriDigital and an expert on culturing, catering the farming sector of the Fintech fields believes in the uniqueness of Australians. She believes that an agritech start-up can bring blockchain solutions to physical commodity in the supply chain network.
Monica Wulff

Monica Wulff

Wulff is formerly a co –founder at Curiohh and also Start-up Master. She focuses strictly on ground breaking technologies over traditional business practices. She wants to reveal Australian start-up ecosystem in a new Fintech casing to the globe.

To conclude:

These were some noteworthy examples of players in the Australian fintech market that are delivering great promises. What is your experience with the Australian fintech? Write to us with your comments in the box below.

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