Commercial Financing Products for Businesses

In Front Australian Business Solutions

At In Front Australian Business Solutions we partner with our customers to provide the best solutions for their business needs, no matter how simple or complex. We have access to over 25 lenders across Australia with a full suite of financing products.

Our leadership team consists of professionals with over 100 years of collective commercial experience which allows In Front Australian Business Solutions to truly understand our clients’ needs. We work closely with our customers to structure the appropriate finance solution to meet their business needs. We also offer attractive and competitively priced products to maintain our customers’ competitive edge.

We specialise in Equipment and Inventory Finance, offering flexible financing solutions for our clients’ varied requirements. We also utilise our expertise and network to be able to provide solutions for Commercial & Residential Property Finance, Debtor Finance, Motor Vehicle Finance and Novated Leasing.

We pride ourselves on our deep experience in the finance industry and providing exceptional customer service. We have representation in WA, SA, and VIC, and will be expanding further in the coming years.

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Shane Smith

Director

As one of Australia’s leading financiers, Shane has broad experience in leading businesses in the Insurance and Financial sectors, both commercial and consumer across Australia and New Zealand. Shane has over 20 years of commercial experience, including over 16 years management experience with an extensive track record of success in building business strategies and marketing plans to exceed sales and profitability targets. Prior to incorporating In Front Australian Business Solutions, Shane was the National Sales Director / General Manager Australia and NZ of the Distribution Finance business within a US based multinational financial services organization operating in 55 countries, and was responsible for profitable growth and managed a team of 60 staff. Shane has a strong business network across industries in Australia and New Zealand.

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George Paolucci

Partner

George has held senior finance executive positions for the past 20+ years and more recently with GE Capital Australia in roles as Chairman and Managing Director. These roles had the responsibility to lead a significant business with assets of $1 billion and develop products and strategies to support business growth. George also led the business through considerable change and developed and coached a number of senior staff who have now moved on to successful careers. George has extensive experience in Commercial and Consumer Finance and is widely acknowledged as an expert in a broad range of financial products. He has considerable experience and expertise in a number of business disciplines including pricing maximisation, cost control, sales growth and origination and risk management.

Rick Rigney

General Manager, SA

Rick has over 30 years in the banking & finance industry and joined the In Front Australian Business Solutions team in 2014.  Throughout his career he has held management roles in commercial finance, retail banking and funds management.  With his diverse experience & expertise, plus a strong customer service focus, Rick is able to structure complex scenarios to provide suitable solutions.  As a business owner, Rick understands the challenges involved and is motivated to ensure best possible outcomes.

Steve Batka

General Manager Sales, WA

Steve is a sales professional with 20 years commercial finance experience over a broad segment of industry including transport, construction, agriculture, caravan and marine whilst also holding senior roles in consumer finance and risk management. He has been awarded multiple sales awards throughout his career and his main strength is solving complex problems and delivering quality outcomes to clients across challenging economic times.

Jason Rawling

Cash Flow Specialist

With over 25 years’ experience in the Banking and Finance industry, Jason has worked in all forms of commercial finance but has a passion for finding ways to assist businesses with meeting their cash flow requirements. Jason has built a strong reputation for being able to structure funding solutions that recognise the value within a business. Jason joined In Front following roles with Scottish Pacific in the area of Debtor Finance and has also held senior sales related roles with ANZ, BOQ, St George Bank and the Commonwealth Bank.

Andhika Sambuaga

Chief Financial Officer

Andhika completed his undergraduate study majoring in Finance and Economics as well as a postgraduate degree in Business Administration from Edith Cowan University, WA. Andhika spent 2.5 years in the mortgage services industry before joining In Front Australian Business Solutions where he provides support in all aspects of the business, including financing, marketing, human resources, and development of information technology infrastructure.

Paul Lazarus

Operations Manager

Paul holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Corporate Finance, Financial & Managerial Accounting) and a Master of Marketing. Paul has had many years’ experience in both Sales and Risk roles in the commercial finance industry and oversees In Front’s back-office team.

Matt Priddis

Senior Relationship Manager

Matt Priddis is typically recognised for his sporting achievements as a Brownlow Medalist and leader at West Coast Eagles Football Club. Having earned a Certificate IV in Mortgage and Finance Broking, Matt has been part of the InFront ABS and Australian Agri Finance team since 2017. Matt is extremely motivated to help agro businesses Australia-wide accomplish their goals.

Kyle Knott

Senior Relationship Manager

Kyle has over 10 years’ experience in the Finance industry, specifically in the Equipment Rental sector. Kyle has a strong background in Sales and a Certificate IV for Mortgage and Finance Broking, and takes great joy in helping customers achieve their financial needs.

Gabriel Stojanovic

Broker Manager

Gabriel completed his undergraduate study majoring in Finance and Economics from Edith Cowan University, WA. Gabriel previously worked in the debtor finance industry and for the past 7 years has specialised experience in both consumer and commercial credit risk. Gabriel manages the In Front’s Broking Team.

Greg Kemp

Senior Relationship Manager

Greg has over 35 years’ experience in the Banking & Finance industry both in Commercial and Consumer sectors, including Dealer / Distributor (Wholesale) Floor Plan funding.  Greg has been involved with and has worked in high performing finance teams which aligned closely with the Agricultural sector to satisfy Dealer inventory funding needs and requirements.   Greg is Six Sigma qualified, holding Green Belt certification to assist with streamlining and improving operations for increased productivity and efficiency.

Ariel Freund

Account Manager

Ariel Freund is an experienced credit analyst and account manager with InFront Business Solutions, with a background in corporate insolvency and risk management. Having completed a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting & Finance) at the University of Melbourne, Ariel is now furthering his studies with a Master of Applied Finance at the University of Western Australia.

Jessica McCartney

Senior Relationship Manager

Jessica McCartney has over 20 years of operational and management experience in the food and agriculture industries. With a B.Sc majoring in production management, she has worked closely with several of Australia’s largest cropping producers and brings a wealth of agribusiness knowledge. Jessica has served on the boards of AusChem WA and Safe Farms WA. Raised on a farm, Jessica thoroughly understands the needs of agriculture businesses and uses her industry insights to help Australian Agri Finance clients navigate their financial challenges and meet their business goals.