The Custom Equity Group Management Team
Executive Chairman: Graham Montgomery
Graham Montgomery has been involved in the Banking and Finance Industry since 1980 with the National Australia Bank, and holding various management positions including credit management and commercial lending roles. Graham holds a Graduate Diploma in Management from UNSW. Graham has extensive experience in structured borrowings, construction finance and working with business clients. Graham is a foundation member of the Custom Equity Group since 1999.
Chief Executive Officer: David Haythorn
David was previously the National Director and CEO of the Australian Property Institute, the peak professional body representing nearly 8000+ valuers and property professionals across Australia. Prior to that David was the Master Franchisee of Raine & Horne Financial Services and GM of the nationally recognised Raine & Horne Real Estate Group. David has extensive experience in consumer finance, insurance, financial planning and valuation which has included developing product, pricing and marketing, sales and distribution, credit decisioning and collection. David joined the Board in 2014 and serves as the CEO of Custom Equity Group.
Non-Executive Director: Jeff Bliss
Jeff has held senior roles within the Commonwealth Bank and its merchant bank subsidiary, AEFC Limited. Jeff commenced business as a finance broker in 1997 and is a foundation member of the Custom Equity Group since 1999.
Non-Executive Director: David Downs
David has been involved in the Banking and Finance Industry for over 35 years having held senior roles within NAB. David is a foundation member of Custom Equity Group since 1999.
Non-Executive Director: Trevor Murdoch
Prior to founding Custom Equity Group, Trevor had an outstanding 35 year career with Westpac. Trevor has extensive experience in retail, commercial and corporate lending and has a degree in Business Administration from the University of Western Sydney. Trevor is a fellow of the Australian Banking and Finance Association and an Associate Fellow of the Australian Marketing Institute. Trevor is a foundation member of Custom Equity Group since 1999.
Non-Executive Director: Barry Parker
In 1997, Barry started mortgage management companies Australian Capital Home Loans and Nationalcorp Home Loans with just three staff members. Under his leadership, the group has grown to a team of 40 staff, 4000 customers and more than one billion dollars under management. In 2009, Barry became a financial planner and worked on an integrated model of home loans, financial planning and wealth. Australian Capital gained an AFSL in 2011 to become a fully-fledged financial services group. In 2012, Barry launched Australian Capital Property to help customers select the right investment property for their circumstances and also launched the general insurance arm Broker Alliance Insurance Services. In 2014, Barry joined the Board of Custom Equity Group.
Broker Member Appointment: Stewart Syron
Stewart established Zinc Financial after a highly successful career in corporate banking. Zinc Financial has become one of the industry’s fastest growing and most highly regarded mortgage broking companies. Stewart won the coveted Custom Broker of the Year in 2016. Stewart was appointed as an observer to the Board of Custom Equity Group in 2016.