Azora has announced a new general manager focusing on asset and home finance, appointing Cristian Fedrigo to the role.
A new general manager role overlooking the sales and distribution of both asset finance and home loans has been unveiled by self-employed lender Azora Finance Group Pty Ltd (Azora), with Cristian Fedrigo being named as the inaugural appointment.
Mr Fedrigo commenced his role on 22 November.
As per Azora, the new general manager – sales and distribution for asset finance and home loans brings a range of experience “and a proven track record in small- and medium-sized lending to third party channels” to the executive role.
Previously, Mr Fedrigo was the national manager – credit and settlements at Angle Finance, commencing that role in April this year.
Mr Fedrigo also served as the head of strategic partnerships at GetCapital (now known as Shift) from 2019 to 2021, as well as its head of sales and distribution from 2018 to 2019.
From 2014 to 2018, Mr Fedrigo was the national sales manager – equipment finance and personal loans for Australian Finance Group (AFG).
Speaking of his appointment, Mr Fedrigo said it was an exciting opportunity to “join a truly customer-focused business who in my view is well positioned to make a real difference in the SME lending market”.
“Azora intends to focus on lending solutions specifically designed for self-employed borrowers, offering both asset finance and home loans,” Mr Fedrigo said.
Azora executive director Patrick Tuttle added: “This is a pivotal time for Cristian to join our team and are thrilled to have him on board.
“We are very excited about the direction in which we’re heading with Azora as we continue to make inroads into the asset finance and mortgage market.”
The appointment follows the announcement in September that Azora Finance Group would be consolidating and expanding to create a new non-banking lending group offering residential and asset finance.
[Related: Connective appoints new head of broker]
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