About

At m8finance we provide more than just a mortgage broking service.

M8finance is a team of finance professionals with over 75 years’ experience in commercial and residential banking.

During this time, we have assisted our clients in growing their businesses, purchase their homes, achieve their personal goals plus save time & money in the process.

We are equipped with the knowledge to source and negotiate the most suitable finance package for you ranging from a simple home loan to a complex or unsecured commercial proposal.

And unlike other mortgage brokers, our relationship continues after your transaction has been finalised to ensure you continue to get a fair deal from the lender as time, policy and situations change.

The Team

David McPhee
Director

0434 745 123
david@m8finance.com.au

David has over 30 years’ experience within the finance industry where he has gained an extensive lending knowledge specialising in the residential, business and commercial fields. David’s philosophy and professionalism does not differ whether you are a first home buyer or the Managing Director of a Corporation.

Recognised as a high performer within the industry through various awards, David’s core strengths are commitment, honesty, service and delivery.

David holds a Cert IV Financial Services (Mortgage Broking) and Diploma of Financial Services (Finance /Mortgage Broking Management).

David enjoys the simple things in life. He is a committee member of Norwood FC and supporter of Carlton FC. In his spare time, he relaxes with a bbq and a few beers by the pool with his wife, Michelle, and children Jake & Courtney.

David McPhee is a credit representative (398821) of BLSSA Pty Ltd ACN 117 651 760 (Australian Credit Licence 391237)

Justin Crough
Director

Justin offers more than 27 years’ experience within the Australian Banking and Finance Industry.

15+ years have been dedicated to helping Individuals with their Residential Investment or Home Mortgage Financing requirements as well as supporting Business clients (annual turnover between $1M – $100M) providing a mix of Working Capital, Equipment Finance or Term Debt solutions.

Justin prides himself on building valued long term client relationships, providing a premium level of service by ensuring each client’s individual needs are clearly understood and the appropriate solution is then identified and fulfilled in a prompt timeframe.

Having such vast lending experience, Justin can provide great insight into how Lenders think and act therefore able to articulate the appropriate Lender solutions to meet each clients own situation.

Justin holds Diploma of Finance and Mortgage Broking Management.

Outside of work Justin enjoys family time with his wife and two daughters, going to the AFL  (another frustrated Richmond supporter) or a local football game, Horse Racing, getting out on the Golf Course or attending local events with family and friends.

Justin has a passion for helping others and counts himself lucky to be able to work with some amazing local community orientated people supporting a local charity in generating financial support through local fundraising activities.

Justin Crough is a credit representative (493782) of BLSSA Pty Ltd ACN 117 651 760 (Australian Credit Licence 391237)

Corey Sleep
Director

0439 454 565
corey@m8finance.com.au

Corey comes with a vast array of knowledge and experience acquired from over 23 years working within the Banking and Finance Industry.

Born and raised in country Victoria, Corey’s easy going nature fosters strong and longstanding relationships with his clients whether that be mum and dad purchasing their family home, a dairy farmer expanding his operation or the directors of a company undertaking a corporate merger & acquisition.

Corey is accomplished across all residential, commercial and rural finance sectors with a high level of expertise in assisting importers/wholesalers, manufacturers, property developers & investors.

Corey holds a Diploma of Finance and Mortgage Broking Management.

Outside of work, Corey likes to relax with Suzanne and their son Cooper watching the Mighty Bombers or having a BBQ with family & friends. His other interests include running and travel with a goal of one day attending the Super Bowl.

Corey has been recognised for his charity and community work.

Corey Sleep is a credit representative (495800) of BLSSA Pty Ltd ACN 117 651 760 (Australian Credit Licence 391237)

Kim Teschendorff
Director

0418 808 672
kim@m8finance.com.au

Kim joins M8 with 18 years of banking and finance experience – the last 10 as a successful Relationship Manager in Corporate & Commercial Banking assisting clients in meeting both their personal and business goals.

Kim has predominantly worked with commercial clients with turnover of $1-$30M across all industries, but has excellent knowledge in retail & franchise, wholesale and transport. Kim has provided commercial facility solutions such as term debt, working capital and asset finance but also personal solutions such as home loans, investment loans and other personal requirements. He ensures all requirements are looked after for each of his clients and thinks “outside the square” for solutions where required.

Kim understands the importance of communication and keeping clients informed of the status of their applications. He knows how lenders think, how they want lending proposals presented and who has the best deals.

Kim holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) and a Diploma of Finance and Mortgage Broking Management.

Outside work, Kim enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 kids especially in their weekend endeavours! Kim is also a sports lover who is still heavily involved in local sport. Having played cricket at Premier & Sub District Level for over 20 years, he is now volunteering as Centre Co-ordinator for Milo in2 cricket & T-20 Big Bash at his local cricket club. He is a loyal St Kilda Football Club member who attends games regularly with family and friends, whilst also a keen follower of horse racing and doesn’t mind the odd round of golf.

Kim would love the opportunity to assist you in your finance requirements.

Kim Teschendorff is a credit representative (498985) of BLSSA Pty Ltd ACN 117 651 760 (Australian Credit Licence 391237)

Alex Cooch
Director

0402 435 142
alex@m8finance.com.au

Alex has worked in the Finance Industry for the past 15 years, mainly in ANZ Corporate and Business Banking. During this time Alex has established strong relationship skills and been able to deliver a range of banking solutions, including more complex deals around Cash Flow based lending.

Alex is experienced in working in a wide variety of business sectors with various sized enterprises from SME’s to larger Corporate entities. He is very committed toward finding the optimum banking solutions for his clients and maintaining healthy long term business relationships.

Alex holds a Bachelor of Arts (Monash University), Masters of Applied Commerce (Melbourne University) and a Diploma of Finance and Mortgage Broking Management (AAMC). He is married with 3 young children and still a passionate Melbourne Demons supporter!

Alex Cooch is a credit representative (499144) of BLSSA Pty Ltd ACN 117 651 760 (Australian Credit Licence 391237)

Darren Walles
Asset Finance Manager

Darren has specialised in the asset & equipment finance market since joining ANZ/Esanda in 2000. During his career he has assisted a wide range of businesses finance their income producing assets whether it be motor vehicles, trucks, yellow goods right through to individual plant, equipment and machinery worth in excess of $10m.

With his most recent role being CFO assisting an existing client in the Mobile Crushing Industry, Darren has been on both sides of the finance relationship and that experience helps him understand the challenges businesses face when dealing with their finance providers. Darren knows clients have minimal time, require their finances to be arranged efficiently and ensure that income producing assets are ready to go when the client needs it. All this while establishing long term relationships that will deliver ease, opportunities and efficiencies for clients over many years to come.

Darren holds a Bachelor of Business (Enterprise Development) and Cert IV in Finance and Mortgage Broking. Born and raised in Melbourne, Darren has also enjoyed the opportunities to live in Regional Victoria and Asia.

With a passion for family and sport, his 3 young boys ensure he lives an active lifestyle. Darren is still involved playing cricket, as has been the case since the age of 11, and is also the Junior Co-Ordinator of his local club. Darren enjoys casting an eye over most sports and enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Darren Walles is a credit representative (502875) of BLSSA Pty Ltd ACN 117 651 760 (Australian Credit Licence 391237)

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