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Moula appoints 3 BDMs

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Malavika Santhebennur 5 minute read

The business lender has announced two external and one internal BDM appointments to expand its national coverage to support brokers.

Online lending platform Moula has announced that Linette Laverdure has been promoted to the role of business development manager (BDM) for Victoria.

Ms Laverdure joined Moula in 2018 as business lending specialist and has held other roles, including partner relationship manager and inside sales team leader.

The lender has also appointed Kathryn Skok as a BDM servicing brokers across South Australia, Tasmania and Western Australia.


Ms Skok has worked in unsecured lending for the last three years, and was previously at online SME lender OnDeck Australia, where she held the roles of loan specialist, business development associate for NSW and Queensland, and BDM for South Australia and Western Australia.

Alex Zanfirache has been appointed to work with brokers as BDM for Queensland. Mr Zanfirache has several years of experience in sales and finance, and began a career in commercial lending in 2015.

He has worked as finance specialist at 360 Finance, sales manager at Finance Ezi, and senior finance specialist at CarBeagle.

According to Moula head of sales Tas Tzimos, Mr Zanfirache is well placed to understand brokers’ needs, having worked as a broker for the past few years.

Commenting on all the appointments, Mr Tzimos said: “We’re excited to welcome Kathryn and Alex to our sales team, and see Linette thriving in her new role.


“Adding three BDMs provides increased coverage to assist our partners across Australia. Our team of BDMs understand the nuances of business finance, are here to workshop deals when required, and get your clients funded in record time.”

The latest BDM appointments have followed Moula’s appointment of its first head of strategic partnerships, Sam Sfeir in December 2020, along with the appointment of three new BDMs, which it said was also in a bid to expand its national coverage to support brokers.

Earlier this year, Loan Market Group-owned aggregator FAST added Moula to its lender panel, which Moula said would grow its presence in the third-party channel.

[Related: PLAN bolsters lending panel]

Moula appoints 3 BDMs
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Malavika Santhebennur

Malavika Santhebennur

Malavika Santhebennur is the features editor on the mortgages titles at Momentum Media.

Before joining the team in 2019, Malavika held roles with Money Management and Benchmark Media. She has been writing about financial services for the past six years.


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