What makes us different
Meet our team
What makes us different
Meet our team

Since 2005, Geared Asset Finance has provided lending facilities to businesses across Australia. Our team of dedicated professionals search the market to get the best solution for our customers. Whether you’re after a coffee machine for your café, in the market for a new vehicle, or looking to give your restaurant the facelift it deserves, we’ll find the best finance solution for you.

What makes us different

At Geared Finance, we search the market to find the best solution for you. Our processes are often quicker than the big banks, and with access to a range of financial products, we work hard to bring our customers the most attractive and most competitive rates the market has to offer.

Meet our team

Matthew Taverner

Director

Matthew has worked in the Commercial finance industry for over 20-years originally starting with ANZ Bank and holding further positions with CIT Group, National Australia Bank and in a private broking house. Matthew is passionate about the equipment finance industry and contributes his diverse knowledge so that the business can provide clients with the best experience possible. Matthew holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) degree double majoring in finance & economics.

Caryn de Silva

Relationship Manager

Caryn has over 20 years of experience in the finance industry beginning her career with Esanda and further positions with CBA, CIT Group and various broking houses. Caryn brings extensive skills in the area of sales origination, business development and particularly in the field of partner networking. Caryn offers the business a strong level of business expertise gained within the finance industry drawing on her diverse understanding of credit, business development and client retention.

Carissa Hurley

Relationship Manager

Carissa has over 14 years’ experience in the finance industry commencing her career with Medfin (a subsidiary of the NAB) and then with a private broking house. She’s been with Geared Asset Finance for 10 of those years. Carissa is highly customer focused, and prides herself on building ongoing client relationships. She offers her clients excellent knowledge of the finance offerings and impeccable service throughout the entire process. Carissa is very passionate and knowledgeable about the industries she specialises in, therefore providing her clients with the best service and product offerings available.

Alex Chopping

Relationship Manager

Alex has a depth of experience within the commercial finance industry holding previous positions across a commercial broking firm, other asset finance providers and within Medfin, a division of the NAB. Alex is responsible for managing the client finance transactions for the business and facilitating the customer experience to provide a smooth process for clients.

Simon Babb

Finance Account Executive

Simon has previously worked in a private broking environment and has an exceptional level of skill around credit, documentation and settlements. Simon also has a strong IT and systems background contributing a high level of skill to the overall business.

Daniel Liao

Business Development Manager

Daniel’s background is in business development & sales and he works to establish and nurture the relationships that Geared has with its key partners. Daniel was formerly a qualified chef and successfully ran his own venue for a number of years, which has provided him with an exceptional understanding of what it takes to operate a business. This allows Daniel to relate to our clients from their perspective, while appreciating the challenges of running a business and what solutions Geared can provide around these. Daniel has worked to establish a strong network of contacts across various industries and excels at providing exceptional customer service.

Nishan Punzi

Marketing Manager

Nishan is a marketing and communications professional with international experience across a wide range of industries including government, finance and hospitality, holding previous positions at EY in London and the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Melbourne. Nishan is responsible for formulating effective commercial and creative responses and executing our marketing and advertising campaigns and messaging.

Amy Martin

Sales Coordinator

Amy has previously held positions with the CBA and provides the business with support in the areas of credit preparation, documentation, settlements and customer service. Amy has a strong client focus and provides a consistently high level of satisfaction to the businesses clients.

Sophie Schofield

Sales Coordinator

Sophie is from a customer service background and provides support to the finance sales functions of Geared. Offering strong support to all aspects of the business processing, Sophie is a key member of the Geared team.

Isaac Agostino

Sales Coordinator

Isaac is a key member of the Geared team assisting with all aspects of credit applications, documentation and settlements.  He has a particularly high level of organisational skill providing strong support to the business.  Isaac is presently completing a Bachelor of Commerce (Economics) with a concurrent Diploma of Languages.

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What do our customers say about us?

“I have been working with Geared Finance for over 10 years. During this time they have helped us with our Equipment Finance needs and have been a pleasure to deal with. The Geared team is responsive, fast and so easy to deal with. THEY GO ABOVE AND BEYOND, LIAISING DIRECTLY WITH SUPPLIERS TO MAKE THE PROCESS AS SMOOTH AS POSSIBLE and have great time saving touches like electronic Privacy Act documents. As a fast growing business, it’s great to know that we can get fast approvals and settlements to help us acquire much needed equipment on an ongoing basis. I would have no hesitations in recommending Geared Asset Finance!”.

Guy Greenstone, Stomping Ground Brewing Co.

“We have been working with Geared Finance for the past 4 years and have always found their service to be attentive and prompt at all times. GEARED PROVIDES A HIGH LEVEL OF CUSTOMER SERVICE WORKING WITH US AS A CLIENT TO CREATE A BESPOKE SOLUTION THAT FITS WITH THE OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENTS OF OUR BUSINESS. I have always found Geared Finance to be professional in all their dealings and ready and willing to assist in all scenarios.”

Sandra Giannakopoulos, Sodexo

“Geared Finance has been a great help to our business. From first being introduced to Geared from a hospitality equipment provider, we started dealing with them. GEARED NEVER CEASES TO AMAZE ME TO WHAT THEY CAN PROVIDE SUPPORT WITH, FROM NOT ONLY PLANT AND EQUIPMENT, TO SOLAR, TO SOFTWARE FINANCE AND VEHICLE FINANCE! Very competitive rates of interest, and option to chattel mortgage with balloons. Not only the turnaround time, but the professional service, advice and years of experience, Fabulous Catering is proud to be a loyal client of Geared, and for many years to come!”.

Adam Pope, Fabulous Catering

“Geared Asset Finance has over the years financed the school’s ITC equipment. As a school, we require from companies not just finance but flexibility and an understanding of a school’s financial operations, all of which we receive from Geared Asset Finance. WE HAVE NO HESITATION IN HIGHLY RECOMMENDING GEARED ASSET FINANCE FOR YOUR BUSINESS”.

What do our customers say about us?

“I have been working with Geared Finance for over 10 years. During this time they have helped us with our Equipment Finance needs and have been a pleasure to deal with. The Geared team is responsive, fast and so easy to deal with. THEY GO ABOVE AND BEYOND, LIAISING DIRECTLY WITH SUPPLIERS TO MAKE THE PROCESS AS SMOOTH AS POSSIBLE and have great time saving touches like electronic Privacy Act documents. As a fast growing business, it’s great to know that we can get fast approvals and settlements to help us acquire much needed equipment on an ongoing basis. I would have no hesitations in recommending Geared Asset Finance!”.

“We have been working with Geared Finance for the past 4 years and have always found their service to be attentive and prompt at all times. GEARED PROVIDES A HIGH LEVEL OF CUSTOMER SERVICE WORKING WITH US AS A CLIENT TO CREATE A BESPOKE SOLUTION THAT FITS WITH THE OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENTS OF OUR BUSINESS. I have always found Geared Finance to be professional in all their dealings and ready and willing to assist in all scenarios.”

Sandra Giannakopoulos, Sodexo

“Geared Finance has been a great help to our business. From first being introduced to Geared from a hospitality equipment provider, we started dealing with them. GEARED NEVER CEASES TO AMAZE ME TO WHAT THEY CAN PROVIDE SUPPORT WITH, FROM NOT ONLY PLANT AND EQUIPMENT, TO SOLAR, TO SOFTWARE FINANCE AND VEHICLE FINANCE! Very competitive rates of interest, and option to chattel mortgage with balloons. Not only the turnaround time, but the professional service, advice and years of experience, Fabulous Catering is proud to be a loyal client of Geared, and for many years to come!”.

“Geared Asset Finance has over the years financed the school’s ITC equipment. As a school, we require from companies not just finance but flexibility and an understanding of a school’s financial operations, all of which we receive from Geared Asset Finance. WE HAVE NO HESITATION IN HIGHLY RECOMMENDING GEARED ASSET FINANCE FOR YOUR BUSINESS”.

“THE TEAM AT GEARED ASSET FINANCE HAVE BEEN NOTHING BUT PHENOMENAL, WHEN IT COMES TO SORTING OUT OUR BUSINESS FINANCES, FROM START TO FINISH THEY ARE ALWAYS THERE TO HELP. They have been handling all our finances for a number of years and I’m sure there will be plenty more years to come. Thank you Geared and the Team”.