Commercial Financing Products for Businesses and Individuals

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.

Shane Smith


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.

George Paolucci


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

Rick has over 25 years’ experience in the banking and finance industry, across commercial finance, retail banking and funds management. Rick has led successful teams specialising in inventory and equipment finance (including floor plan finance) and has a strong commercial background.

Steve Batka

State Sales Manager, WA

Steve has over 15 years of banking and finance experience (consumer and commercial) in the UK and Australia. He has managed and trained sales teams as well as holding senior roles in Relationship Management and Risk Analysis. Over the past 10 years he has specialised in commercial finance, particularly within inventory & equipment finance and holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Banking & Finance).

Jason Rawling

Cash Flow Specialist

With over 20 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.

Bill Brown

Agribusiness Finance Manager

Bill has been supporting primary producers from within the finance industry for over 25 years in WA. During this period he has gained extensive knowledge in broad acre cereal production and pastoral livestock activities. Bill has developed a reputation for his understanding of the issues critical to the success of operating a profitable farming enterprise. Prior to joining In Front, Bill held Rural Lending roles with Wesfarmers, Landmark and ANZ, specialising in Business Development. He also holds an Associate Diploma in Business Management.

Andhika Sambuaga

Operations Manager

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

Business 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

As a Brownlow Medalist and a previous leader at the West Coast Eagles Football Club, Matt hardly needs an introduction. Matt is passionate about helping customers achieve their goals, and has a particular interest in assisting farmers in the agricultural industry. Matt has qualified with a Certificate IV for Mortgage and Finance Broking.

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.