Our Team

Geelong Financial Group caters to the growing needs of the local residential and commercial property market, for investors and developers. With our local knowledge and experience we are able to place clients with excellent finance and investment packages.

  • Locally owned and operated by active investors in the local property market and the broader ASX stock market.
  • Over 100 years of combined staff experience in lending and experts in the Geelong region.
  • Strong relationship with lenders, accountants, solicitors and real estate agents.
  • Free and comprehensive services.

SIMON SUTTERBY   linkedin

Managing Director

Simon established GFG in 2001 to assist a core group of clients with regard to finance requirements and investment opportunities in both shares and property. Simon continued to build the business offering quality service and knowledge in his field, and introduced other skilled staff to assist with the development of the business and client portfolios. Simon continues to assist clients with all finance and property needs, specializing in more complex residential and commercial finance and structures. Simon is well qualified in his field, and is an experienced investor himself.

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DAVID LOLAIT   linkedin

Finance Manager

David has been working at GFG as a Mortgage Consultant for over ten years. He has developed a sound knowledge of the many lenders that are available and seeks to make the finance process as easy as possible. David’s prime objective is to provide his clients with the highest level of personal service. He establishes long term relationships with his clients and assists them through the many different stages in the borrowing requirements. Many of David’s clients have been referred by family or friends which is an endorsement of his focus on customer service.

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LEIGH VOS   linkedin

Commercial Finance Specialist

Leigh has worked in the Commercial Finance sector for 8 years with a major bank in Geelong, and joined the GFG team in early 2011. Leigh is very skilled and experienced across a broad range of finance, from freehold lending, cashflow lending, business finance and finance to purchase property in Self-Managed Superannuation Funds. Leigh is highly regarded in solving top end finance solutions for business and investors alike.

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HUGH SUTTERBY   linkedin

Financial Planner

Hugh Sutterby is a qualified Financial Planner and is able to assist clients with superannuation, investments, savings plans and personal insurance such as Life Insurance, Income Protection, Trauma and TPD insurance. Hugh joined the GFG team at the start of August 2008, after working with a major bank. Hugh is an Authorised Representative of Australian Unity Personal Financial Services.

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MARIKA JOHNSON   linkedin

Home Loan Specialist

Marika joined the team in mid-2013, after 19 years at a local bank as a Home Loan Specialist. She brings in vast knowledge of the local markets and finance networks as well as experience with all finance structures and solutions. Like David and Simon, Marika specialises with home and investment loans. She prides herself on finding the finance solutions catered to the individual clients needs, whether they are first home buyersinvestors, or seeking to refinance existing loans.

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AMANDA WILLIAMS   linkedin

Office Manager and P.A. to Simon Sutterby

Amanda has been with GFG since early 2006. Amanda assists Simon with the running of the business and also assists with the loan application process. Amanda completed a Certificate 3 in Business Administration when she first joined the team, and more recently completed a Diploma in Business Management. Amanda is highly regarded in the finance administration field, with excellent knowledge and high service standards.

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CLIFF DEAN   linkedin

Vehicle and Equipment Finance Specialist

Cliff has vast experience working in the Finance Industry. After 15 years operating his own Finance Broking business, Cliff joined the Commercial Finance department of Geelong Finance Group specialising in finance for motor vehicles, trucks, plant and equipment. With his finance industry knowledge he is able to find a solution to your finance needs no matter how big or small.

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NICOLE SMITH   linkedin

Broker Assistant

Nicole joined the team in early 2013, bringing a wealth of knowledge from the local Geelong banking industry. Nicole assists with the loan application process and provides invaluable to support to our brokers and to our clients. The addition of Nicole to Geelong Financial Group brings almost 30 years of experience with local major banks in Geelong, her contribution to the team is a huge asset.

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SIMONE SHERIDAN   linkedin

Financial Planner Assistant

Simone joined the GFG Financial Planning Team in November 2014. Simone brings with her 2 years of banking experience and has a real focus on quality customer service. She offers clients further assistance and support working closely with Hugh in Financial Planning. Simone has completed her Certificate III in Financial Services and is currently studying Commerce, Majoring in Financial Planning.

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LIA GREY   linkedin

Home Loan Administration

Lia has been working with GFG since November 2012. With her years of experience in Administration and a strong customer service focus, Lia is a real asset to the team. She is the assistant and administration of GFGs residential loan team, David Lolait and Marika Johnson. Lia has recently completed a Certificate IV in Business.

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JESSICA LAMBRECHT   linkedin

Receptionist

Jessica joined the GFG team in late 2013. She is the friendly voice at the end of the line and the kind face greeting our clients. She provides quality service and communication and is a great asset to the administration team. Jess has completed her Certificate III and Certificate IV in Business.

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LISA MORGAN   linkedin

Receptionist

Lisa joined the GFG team in late 2015. She provides quality service and communication and is a great asset to the administration team. Lisa has a Certificate III in Business Administration.

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JENNI SKENE   linkedin

Financial Adviser

Jenni Skene is a qualified Financial Adviser and is able to assist clients with superannuation, investments, Personal Insurance & Business Insurance. Jenni joined GFG in November 2015, after working for 5 years in the industry. Jenni’s experience and knowledge allows her to provide an exceptional standard of service to our clients.

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