Management team

David Stevens

David Stevens ~ Chief Executive Officer

David Stevens is a highly experienced CEO specialising in the non-bank consumer and commercial finance sectors within Australia and NZ. He most recently led MiFund, a start-up company providing medical Show more payment options, ultimately securing a 35% equity stake in the business by the Bank of Queensland in 2018. Prior to this, Mr Stevens served as CEO and CFO of FlexiGroup, a diversified financial services company focusing on commercial and consumer finance in Australia and NZ. In his near-decade with FlexiGroup, Mr Stevens directed numerous M&A transactions and led large teams in the strategic growth of what was a small company to an ASX200-listed business. He managed the acquisition of Fisher & Paykel Finance and spent considerable time in NZ in the course of his work in the local side of the business.

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Neil Roberts

Neil Roberts ~ Chief Product Officer

Neil has spent his career achieving outstanding growth in consumer finance. He wrote the business case for PRF Direct, before launching the company in 2001 achieving $50M profit in 5 years. Show more Ultimately heading the business as GM, Neil was responsible for over 400 staff and a balance sheet of $750m in assets. He then joined FlexiGroup, leading a team of 80+ with $30m profit and $200M sales responsibility, driving development and delivering double digit revenue growth. The business is currently valued in excess of $1.5b.

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Brad Hagstrom

Brad Hagstrom ~ Chief Operating Officer

Brad was part of the team that launched PRF Direct. Developing the entire back office operation, he was ultimately responsible for over 250 staff. Brad joined Flexi-rent with a mandate Show more to create new products, channels and distribution to grow the company as well as managing operations. He went on to develop a new channel and approach to finance in the SME market, developing a $100m business prior to joining Harmoney.

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Duncan Gross

Duncan Gross ~ Head of Institutional Funding

Duncan joined Harmoney in 2013. He is responsible for managing Harmoney's institutional funding partnerships in New Zealand and Australia. Prior to Harmoney, Duncan held corporate development roles at Fidelity Investments, Show more LLC and First Marblehead Corp in Boston, Massachusetts. He began his career at BNZ Finance and has an MBA from Babson College.

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Simon Ward

Simon Ward ~ Chief Financial Officer

Simon began his career as a banking and commercial lawyer at Russell McVeagh, before switching to accounting, joining Bank of America's London office where he held various senior roles supporting Show more the European rates, currencies, commodities, credit and equity teams. In 2008 he returned to NZ and helped establish a high-tech manufacturing start up owned by Oracle Team USA, where in 2010 he was promoted to CFO and held that position for four years before joining Harmoney.

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Mike Travis

Mike Travis ~ General Counsel

Mike has spent 15 years as an in-house legal counsel in New Zealand and overseas, working with technology businesses or within industries undergoing a digital reinvention. He is a commercial Show more lawyer at heart, with an interest in transformation strategy, technology optimisation, and data-driven decision making.

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Ben Taylor

Ben Taylor ~ General Manager Australia

Ben has spent more than 20 years working in large, dynamic and high growth businesses, and the last 10 years focused on consumer and SME finance. With a flair for Show more innovation, Ben has held senior roles in global businesses such as Kimberly-Clark, Gateway and AOL, and with each role broke into new areas resulting in high margin and growth. Ben’s more recent previous role was at consumer finance company Flexigroup, where he held a number of roles including Chief Marketing Officer and more recently Head of Innovation.

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Dave Nesbitt

Dave Nesbitt ~ Head of Credit

With nearly 20 years’ working in the financial services sector, Dave brings a wealth of experience to his new role with Harmoney. He joins the company following 13 years in Show more a series of increasingly senior roles with ASX listed consumer finance company FlexiGroup, where he was most recently head of credit underwriting. Prior to his employment with FlexiGroup, Nesbitt held a series of roles with NRMA Finance.

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Dugald MacDonald

Dugald MacDonald ~ Chief Information Officer

Dugald is a technology professional who has been working in software development and leadership roles for 30 years. He has worked across a range of operating environments, established financial services Show more and software product organisations, including consulting capacities. He has previously held roles with global remits, and is also very accustomed to working with outsourced and contract workforces. A certified project manager and scrum master, he is agile and well versed in continuous delivery and DevOps methodologies.

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Andrew Bates

Andrew Bates ~ Chief Technology Officer

Responsible for developing Harmoney's overall technology vision, Andrew ensures our systems and services meet the demanding needs of our customers and partners, driving platform and marketplace initiatives as well as Show more overseeing Harmoney’s operational support teams. Andrew has over 15 years experience successfully delivering large-scale solutions in various IT roles including Software Development, Enterprise Architecture and as a CTO.

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Dan York

Dan York ~ Head of Product

Dan has been a product specialist for leading brands such as ANZ, Westpac, GE Money, and Virgin Mobile. He launched the first online only savings product for ANZ, then the Show more concept of rate for risk retail finance developed for the NZ marketplace. He has a successful track record of designing, developing and implementing customer centric products in the telecommunications, publishing, and financial services markets.

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Andrew Cathie

Andrew Cathie ~ Head of Data Science

Andrew's career span of 30 years includes substantial finance industry experience with companies such as BNZ, HSBC, PRF, GE Money and Flexigroup, and analytics consulting through companies including Deloitte and Show more SAS Institute. As Credit Analytics Manager of PRF Direct, Andrew was responsible for the development of credit systems that evaluated $2b in loan applications.

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Greg Elisara

Greg Elisara ~ Head of Brand and Communications

Greg is a digital and online professional with nearly 20 years of experience and expertise in UX, UI, UxD, strategy, development, and execution, across retail, marketing and sales, sales force Show more automation, and publishing. Prior to Harmoney, Greg was Head of Digital and Social at award-laden indy advertising agency, Barnes Catmur & Friends.

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Glen MacKellaig

Glen MacKellaig ~ Head of Marketing

Glen has been directing digital strategies across North America, Europe and Australasia since 2005. Passionate about all facets of digital marketing, Glen has held senior digital marketing roles specialising in Show more financial services in New Zealand, including with Westpac, ANZ and TOWER. He launched a number of e-commerce, mobile and social innovations for these brands. He is always seeking to create a more intuitive online experience for visitors and find new ways to enhance the user journey across devices.

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Amanda Donaldson

Amanda Donaldson ~ Head of Human Resources

Amanda is a highly accomplished People Operations professional with over 15 years experience in Project Management, CEO executive support and Head of HR Operations. Amanda began her career as a Show more yachting professional within the superyacht industry, was selected to head up shorebased Logistics for an America's Cup challenge campaign, held HR management roles around the world, led and project managed several commercial office refurbishment projects, and was a senior level EA in Real Estate, Shipping and Civil Engineering before joining Harmoney.

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