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GROW with WCFF

“Formal Education will make you a living, self education will make you a fortune”

Jim Rohn

Condense decades into days working with our Mentors who collectively have over 100 years of experience in all areas of Small Business and Corporate Finance. They are Finance Industry’s most switched on, curious and commercially astute female Finance Brokers.

Our Mentors can help and support our members to build finance strategies for their clients, no matter how simple or complex. 

Our members can engage with our Mentors monthly at our Mentor Upskill Luncheons,  virtually in the education series “Behind the Scenes in Commercial Finance”, by downloading training courses or knowledge based tools from our learning hub or share scenarios in the virtual Forum.  

Meet Our Mentors

Sarah Long​

National Member Champion

Sarah Long is a young broker who at under 25 years of age has gained over 6 years experience in Commercial Finance. Sarah specialises in Asset Finance and is a tenacious, driven and creative Finance strategist who always looks to the future in supporting her clients with their finance needs.

There is no challenge too great for Sarah, she has highly articulate skills in writing credit submissions, negotiating with lenders and also in helping to break down complex concepts into easily understood ideas.

Sarah helps our members write compelling credit proposals that generate results and coaches our members on best practices that build structure, save time and increase efficiency.

Sarah is based in NSW and leads our Hills District Commercial Upskill Chapter which meets each month.

NSW

Tiffany Chu has over 6 years’ experience in the Commercial Finance industry. She is a confident and resourceful Finance strategist who can sell ice to eskimos in the middle of a blizzard.

YES she is THAT GOOD!

Tiffany has a broad understanding of Commercial Finance products and solutions such as Asset Finance, Working Capital, Invoice Finance, Commercial Property Finance, and SMSF Lending. She can provide helpful advice on each product, and how to layer them to build sustainable finance structures.

With Tiffany’s strong sales background, she can share with our members her tips on business development and how to expand their network.  

Tiffany is based in NSW and leads our Sydney CBD Commercial Upskill chapter which meets each month.

Laurie Anderson has over 20 years experience in banking and finance including private banking, financial planning and Finance Broking in Australia and NZ.

She is the Managing Director of an award winning Finance business that is working in partnership with an established accounting firm which has been serving businesses in Australia for almost 75 years.

Laurie takes the Finance Strategist role to a higher level and develops holistic finance strategies for her clients that do not always require a debt facility.

Laurie’s service to her clients is akin to a Private Banking relationship that operates in sync with the accounting and tax strategy of the business to ensure the business ultimately succeeds.

Laurie is based in NSW and leads our Newcastle Commercial Upskill Chapter which meets each month.

Karlie Scharfenberg has a broad and varied Finance and Banking background spanning over 22 years. Karlie is highly skilled in Consumer and Commercial Finance and is an experienced mentor specialising in new to industry broker training.

Karlie has a no-fuss and articulate approach and is a talented negotiator within the Commercial Finance sector. If there is a funding need, Karlie can place it quickly and easily regardless of business type, tenure, industry or asset class.

Writing both Consumer and Commercial transactions in her business, Karlie supports our members to write more commercial loans and to build structures to support the effortless generation of business leads from their customer base which she then supports our members to write.

Karlie is based in NSW and leads our Penrith Commercial Upskill Chapter which meets each month.

VIC

Bernadine Geary has over 30 years experience in Banking and Finance in the UK and in Australia. She has held positions as GM and National Head of Sales and Distribution for large multi-million dollar organisations.

Bernadine specialises in Cash Flow finance, and has in depth expertise in all areas of both consumer and commercial lending solutions.

Bernadine has a talent for unmasking and deconstructing the automatic thought process that she goes through, and shares this with our members so they can learn how to triage and build structure in the finance strategy they are developing for their clients. Bernadine helps our clients at all levels of their Commercial Finance journey to build momentum.

Bernadine is based in Victoria and leads our Frankston Commercial Upskill Chapter which meets each month.

QLD

Miz Choi has over 8 years experience in the Finance industry working in roles across Financial management and investment strategies. Over the last 4 years Miz has been working intensively with Australian businesses as part of one of a highly experienced team of all male commercial brokers.

Miz has a great eye for detail and has a broad and in depth understanding of over 60 Commercial Lenders that can support any business finance need. She has outstanding skills in cutting through the white noise in the Commercial market to deliver timely solutions for her clients.

Having experience across both Consumer and Commercial finance, Miz is passionate about helping Brokers and businesses to build meaningful partnerships and has a bright charismatic personality that makes for unforgettable learning experiences.

Miz is based in Queensland and leads our Gold Coast Commercial Upskill Chapter which meets each month.

Lauren has over 6 years experience in helping Australian Businesses achieve their finance goals. Lauren is a highly skilled Asset Finance Strategist and specializes in offering her clients holistic financial solutions that compliment their growing businesses. 

Lauren is passionate about supporting her fellow peers to upskill in the rewarding Commercial and Asset Finance sector. Having successfully diversified her Asset Finance business to offer her clients finance solutions from the broader Commercial Finance suite of products, Lauren understands first hand the challenges of this learning curve and shares her tools, resources and knowledge to help our members who are on a similar path to succeed.

Lauren is passionate about education and enjoys upskilling herself and sharing this gift of knowledge to build better tomorrow’s for herself and for others. 

Lauren is based in Queensland and leads our Brisbane Commercial Upskill Chapter which meets each month.

SA

Sharyn Gommers has over 30 years experience in Banking and Finance, a majority of this time spent at one of Australia’s top banks for businesses.

Sharyn has strong interpersonal skills which is a hallmark of her personality. She has supported clients across several generations across every industry, with specific specialization in Agribusiness.

Sharyn leverages her knowledge of banking, commercial product knowledge and network to create unforgettable learning experiences for our members.

Sharyn is based in South Australia and leads our Adelaide Commercial Upskill Chapter which meets each month.

WA

Sarah is an accomplished financial services, banking and debt structuring specialist. Her experience across a range of private wealth, retail and small to medium enterprise clients spans more than 20 years. Sarah has been a driving force in developing innovative business servicing models and her work has been recognised within the financial services industry, commercial and the broader business community with several service and business excellence awards.

Her passion and drive for education and coaching along with her work on Boards as a NED comes from her belief that creating a legacy of educated, empowered, and enlightened women not only changes their lives but the lives of everyone that they encounter.

TAS

Tameeka Lynch has over 16 years experience in Commercial Finance with over 13 years within the Business Banking division of one of Australia’s top Business banks.

There is very little in the Business world that Tameeka is unable to finance, she is a Finance strategist with strong commercial acumen, product knowledge and network.

Writing both Consumer and Commercial transactions in her business, Tameeka supports our members to write more commercial loans and to build structures to support the effortless generation of business leads from their customer base which she then supports our members to write.

Tameeka is based in Tasmania and leads our Tasmanian Commercial Upskill Chapter which meets in Launceston and Hobart on each alternating month.

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