OUR PEOPLE

Meet our Equigroup sales team below and feel free to reach out to them directly.   

Our people are our greatest asset. When you work with Equigroup, you work with talented and customer focused specialists with deep domain expertise in their field.  Our sales team cover all areas of Australia and New Zealand and are true specialists with many years of experience in the technology finance industry.  Working with our team, you will have confidence that the best possible solutions and most innovative structures are employed to drive the greatest benefits for your technology investments

 

Nicholas Holmes

Nicholas Holmes

Vice President Sales Equigroup ANZ

Nick has over 20 years of in depth experience in Technology and Medical Finance.  He has led asset finance businesses both domestically and internationally; ensuring that all customers benefit from innovative solutions including pay per use solutions for the acquisition of medical equipment, or simple easy snap lease offering for customers that want a speedy finance offering.

Nick’s key skills allow him to provide unique value to our partners and customers, including:

  • Global and multinational lease solutions
  • Structured lease solutions to support the provision of pay per use offerings
  • Embedded leasing solutions for Service Provider partners to enable lifecycle management solutions

You can contact Nick on 0410 612 322

 

 

My team and I look forward to learning about your technology management challenges and working together with your organisation to structure the right solution that delivers tangible benefits to your business.

Nicholas Holmes, Vice President Sales, ANZ

NSW & ACT

ALEX TERRONE

ALEX TERRONE

Enterprise and Institutional Markets

Alex has been with Equigroup since 2006 during which he has worked across all market segments from SME’s to institutional clients and with a diverse range of businesses across Australia. He recently closed the largest transaction in Equigroup/CHG’s history by bringing together Equigroup’s talented and experienced team to craft a bespoke solution to meet our customer’s needs. Prior to Equigroup, Alex worked in various global food manufacturers and a local startup, managing relationships with many of Australia’s largest food and general merchandise retailers. You can reach Alex on 0438 209 799

PAUL ALLEN

PAUL ALLEN

Government & Healthcare

Paul has been with Equigroup since 2007 helping Universities, Hospitals, Local, State and Federal Government manage their technology and healthcare based equipment costs and risks by providing financing and technology expertise. Paul will work with your organisation to develop bespoke technology lifecycle management solutions that address the logistical, asset management and budgetary requirements of government. You can reach Paul on 0406 311 854

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ERIK HAMRE

ERIK HAMRE

Commercial & Mid-Market & Education

Prior to joining Equigroup, Erik worked in corporate banking and asset finance in Europe and Australia. He has a Masters Degree in Business and Economics and an MBA. Erik takes a unique approach to delivering efficient technology management solutions. He has always been interested in technology, writes hardly-selling thrillers in his spare time and loves a good coffee. If you need help with your digital transformation journey, reach out.  You can catch Erik on 0436 658 477.

 

JOHN RUSSELL

JOHN RUSSELL

Commercial and Mid-Market & Professional Services

With 10 years’ experience working in asset finance in both banking and fintech environments, John has worked with a broad range of customers and partners focusing on efficient customer strategies for their acquisition of the latest technology and equipment. John demonstrates extensive knowledge of different asset classes and their lifecycles allowing a more efficient matching of repayments against asset useful life for an optimal & bespoke cashflow control for your business. You can contact John on 0428 098 422.

VIC & TAS

MANDA RAINBIRD

MANDA RAINBIRD

VIC Government and Education

 Manda is into her 8th year with Equigroup, having worked in a commercial role to begin with then over the last 5 years specialising in the government and education sector. Manda has over 20 years experience in finance, starting in  broker firms then leading into a BD position with Microsoft Financing for 5 years before she joined Equigroup. This exerience has given Manda a broad specialised exposure to the Technology financing market and a deep understanding of the needs and issues faced by clients across her portfolio. You can contact Manda on 0420 767 595

FERGUS O'LUANAIGH

FERGUS O'LUANAIGH

Healthcare Sector

Fergus has deep domain experience in the healthcare finance sector.  He came to Equigroup from Medfin/Nab Health in 2014, where he was a private banker for healthcare professionals for over 5 years. Since joining Equigroup, Fergus has worked closely with private healthcare services to solve financial hurdles, and implement innovative structured finance usage models  (e.g. Pay Per Treatment) to implement new technology and maintain a discipline of upgrade. Reach out to Fergus on 0421 288 692

DORI VINCZE

DORI VINCZE

VIC Enterprise and Vendor

With a background in IT sales and marketing with Intel Corporation in Hungary, Dori commenced her career in equipment leasing 2007 and established the technology equipment financing division at BNP Paribas Hungary. She spent 4.5 years acquiring and managing partnerships with some of the world`s largest IT and print companies and was instrumental in the development of a number of print specific finance solutions. Dori emigrated to Australia in 2011 and has gone on to build a solid reputation throughout the asset finance industry.  Dori joined equigroup in February 2020 and looks after our large enterprise customers as well as our Vendor partnerships. You can reach Dori on 0417 075 220.

JACK SMITH

JACK SMITH

Commercial and Mid-Market, Tasmanian Government

Passionate, competitive, highly motivated individual focused on providing customers,  with tailored financial solutions.  With over 20 years of experience in the Vendor Finance and ICT Financial Solutions space,  with a particular focus on office equipment and print technology, Jack has been a part of the Equigroup family since November 2016.  Personally, he is a big fan of sport. He is a passionate supporter of  St.Kilda Football Club (AFL) along  with being an accredited and successful junior cricket coach.  You can reach Jack on 0414 886 773 

WA , SA, QLD, NZ & MARKETING

Jean-Francois Hannaire

Jean-Francois Hannaire

Enterprise, Government and Commercial, WA & SA

Jean-Francois (JF) is an experienced sales professional, having spent his entire career in business development, he worked for a number of leading domestic and global organisations in the Information Technology and Finance industries.  He has been at Equigroup for over 3 years.  JF will work with you to better understand your Technology Lifecycle requirements and tailor a model suited to your unique needs.  

Contact JF on 0418 408 136. 

EWAN MILNE

EWAN MILNE

Enterprise, Government and Commercial, QLD

Having worked in asset finance for the last 34 years, Ewan has extensive experience in providing clients with innovative and cost effective solutions around financing and managing IT, technology and general equipment assets.  Across both Australia and the United Kingdom, he’s forged a career built on successfully delivering over and above on his client’s requirements and expectations. This has led to helping clients reduce costs, gain much needed efficiency and smarter asset management.

Call Ewan on 0418 255 695.

BRIGITTE HEYTHUYSEN

BRIGITTE HEYTHUYSEN

New Zealand

As a proud Kiwi, Brigitte enjoys partnering with New Zealand clients to create tailor made Healthcare and IT Asset finance solutions. With over 12 years in the asset finance industry she brings her expertise plus her personal approach to helping and guiding our customers through their asset management lifecycle.  Centrally residing in the mighty Manawatu, she can meet you either face to face or connect digitally.

Give her a call 021 835 488.

Kamila Hutchison

Kamila Hutchison

Marketing & Communications

Kamila has been with Equigroup for over 9 years and has been in the technology finance industry since 2002 in various roles including credit, remarketing, asset management, services and sales. She has lead teams across Australia, Asia Pacific and Europe. Kamila works closely with our sales team to support the continued growth of our business.