Resolve Finance has appointed a new state manager for Western Australia and another for Victoria to help grow its footprint within the two states.
Last year, brokerage Resolve Finance announced that it was rolling out a franchise model to enable the company to expand nationally.
It has now hired two new state managers to help roll out the program further.
Clara Sciarretta, a former business development executive at Loan Market, has joined Resolve Finance as its state manager for Western Australia.
She is now responsible for growing the company’s business opportunities and network within the state, including recruitment of brokers and franchisees.
Ms Sciarretta, who has worked in the finance sector for more than 20 years and has held roles in both banking and broking, will be responsible for expanding the brokerage’s reach in the west coast and will act as a mentor, too.
Speaking of her new role, the new WA state manager said: “I am looking to draw on the skills gained from my previous positions to increase Resolve Finance’s network in Western Australia, recruiting new franchisees and new brokers into its established businesses to grow it quickly.
“I enjoy assisting new brokers entering the industry and being part of their success by offering expert guidance and extensive knowledge.
“I am looking to connect each broker with a diverse panel of lenders and thousands of loan products, ensuring they have the tools to match customers with the right deal to suit their needs — and ultimately thrive.”
Resolve Finance managing director Don Crellin commented: “Throughout her career, Clara has demonstrated a commitment to helping people achieve their financial and lifestyle goals through increasing their income and productivity.
“Clara is an asset to our team and brings her extensive industry experience to her unique expertise to our already highly knowledgeable team.”
Mr Crellin also welcomed Maria Robinson, who has joined Resolve Finance from Bank of Queensland, as state manager for Victoria.
Ms Robinson has held a number of roles in the banking and broking sectors over the past 22 years, and she is also a board director and state president for the Franchise Council of Australia.
“Maria is a highly motivated and dynamic professional who has worked with banks, non-bank lenders, franchisors, wholesale funders, brokers, aggregators and mortgage managers as a career,” Mr Crellin said.
“Her extensive experience in establishing or evolving franchise models and her background as board director and state president at the Franchise Council of Australia allows her to oversee Resolve Finance’s Victorian franchise operation with expertise.”
The Resolve Finance MD added that Ms Robinson will focus on developing and executing franchise recruitment strategies to grow Resolve Finance’s networks in the state, while drawing on her experience from RAMS Home Loans, Aussie Home Loans, Westpac, ANZ and Bank of Queensland.
“Through these previous roles, Maria has gained extensive experience in cultivating strategies for driving sales growth and facilitating cultural and structural change,” Mr Crellin said. “Additionally, she has a drive for establishing sales leadership, people management, retail, franchising, operations and credit.”
Commenting on her new position, the new Victoria state manager said: “My passion is for training and coaching new brokers and lenders in sales, compliance, lead generation, lending and growing businesses.”
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