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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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 buyers, investors, or seeking to refinance existing loans.

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CHRIS LACY   linkedin

Residential Finance Broker

Chris joined the GFG team early 2018, after 17 years at a major Bank as a Home Loan Specialist, Commercial and Business Banker, and Branch Manager. He brings a sound knowledge of lending and extensive experience in the finance field. Chris is now specialising in residential home and investment lending at GFG and will be assisting our valued clients. Chris works closely with his clients to provide quality service to find the best finance product. Chris prides himself in being professional and hard working with a view to always building a great long term relationship with the client.

SCOTT GROVER   linkedin

Vehicle and Equipment Finance 

Scott has over 30 years experience in the Finance Industry, recently joining Geelong Financial Group in the Vehicle & Equipment division specialising in finance for motor vehicles, trucks, farm machinery, plant & equipment. Scott’s philosophy is to provide clients with the best possible service, products and advice.

SARAH GORDON   linkedin

Office Manager

Sarah joined the team in early 2017,with nearly 20 year management experience. Sarah maintains office services by organising office operations and procedures. Sarah has completed a Diploma of Management.  She is a valuable addition to the team.

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.

STEPH CANNARD  linkedin

Home Loan Administration

Steph has been working with GFG since July 2016.

JESSICA LAMBRECHT   linkedin

Home Loan Administration

Jessica joined the GFG team in late 2013.  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.

LISA MORGAN   linkedin

Home Loan Administration

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.

NATALIE MENSCH    linkedin

Home Loan Administration

Nat joined the GFG team in late 2017.

 

PENNY BECKWORTH    linkedin

Home Loan Administration

Penny joined the GFG team in early 2018. She brings over 14 years years of banking knowledge and experience to the team. Penny assists with loan applications.

KERRYN LEE  linkedin

Receptionist

Kerryn joined the GFG team in April 2017. She is the friendly voice at the end of the line and the kind face greeting our clients.

BETH PEEL    linkedin

Receptionist

Beth joined the GFG team in mid 2018. She is the friendly voice at the end of the line and the kind face greeting our clients.

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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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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SIMONE SHERIDAN   linkedin

Financial Planner Assistant

Simone joined the GFG Financial Planning Team in November 2014. After several years of banking experience. Simone has completed her Diploma of Financial Planning, and is currently completing a degree in Commerce, majoring in Financial Planning.  Simone has a real focus on quality customer service, working closely with Hugh and the Financial Planning team to provide valuable communication and support for all clients.

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WILL KELLY   linkedin

Financial Advisor

Will Kelly joined GFG Financial Planning Team in 2017 whilst finishing his Bachelor of Law/Commerce (Financial Planning). Since finishing his degree, he has become a qualified Financial Adviser and has a keen focus on providing comprehensive superannuation and investment advice.  Will is a valued part of the Financial Planning team, working closely to support Hugh and Jenni.

 

KATRINA WILKINSON  linkedin

Financial Planner Assistant

Katrina has been an integral part of the Financial Planning team since 2017, assisting the financial advisers with administration and customer service.  After many years working as a qualified Myotherapist, Katrina is relishing the change of role, and has a professional approach when dealing with clients and their needs.

 

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