Meet our Award Winning team

The 1st Street team is what sets us apart. Each member is committed to prioritising the client’s specific needs and working together to develop a personalised service, most suited for them.

Our vibrant and dynamic team culture delivers consistent outstanding results, always ensuring our customer receives the best possible outcome.

Jeremy Fisher Jeremy Fisher
Managing Director

Jeremy Fisher


0411 339 998 |
527 Old South Head Road NSW 2029

Director and Founder of 1st Street Home Loans, Jeremy Fisher is one of the most awarded mortgage brokers in the industry and winner of ABA’s prestigious ‘Australian Broker of the Year’ and ranked #1 MPA Top 100 Brokers 2015. Since 2002, Jeremy has settled in excess of $1.5 billion worth of property loans and delighted clients with exceptional results and highly personalised service.

 

Testimonials

“I feel your professionalism is better than most and should be rewarded. You offer advice and think the right decisions through for each client without them even having to ask all the questions. That’s unusual. You are looking for the long term business not just a comm. This is professionalism.” 

Alison Coopes

 

“I just wanted to give you a big thank you for all your help and efforts in organising my loan and getting it all approved to have it all processed smoothly for the purchase of my first property. I must say that it was lovely dealing with you. Your knowledge and service was outstanding, which made it a much less stressful experience for myself.

I would definitely be recommending your service to friends and relatives.”

Anna Aure, Perpetual

 

Our experience with 1st Street’s Jeremy Fisher was second to none. During a stressful and busy process of purchasing a property, Jeremy arranged our mortgage effectively, accurately and professionally. Jeremy’s proactive approach was a perfect fit to our busy schedule. His expertise and brilliant attention to detail has secured us as his customers moving forward.

Don’t go to a bank; just see Jeremy at 1st Street!

Jen Laurence

Jeremy Fisher
Andrew Copeland Andrew Copeland
Mortgage Advisor

Andrew Copeland


0411 726 393 |
106 Melbourne Street East Maitland NSW 2323

Andrew has had an extensive corporate career in investment banking and financial services. Most recently, Andrew worked in investment lending roles with Macquarie Bank, where he held a credit authority, and NAB Wholesale Bank. In these roles, Andrew has been involved in structuring client loans for many millions of dollars and his strength lies in his customer focus, strong scenario modeling skills and his accounting background. Andrew is experienced dealing with everything from a home loan to the most complex loan structures involving multiple entities and is a specialist SMSF credit advisor.

 

Testimonials

“I recently went looking for a new car for my wife and decided on using 1st Street to help me get the best price. I found the service provided by  Andrew to be first class. They looked after the whole process for me and they saved me a considerable amount of money. I won’t ever buy a new car without using them again.”

Chris Larsen – CEO Ironbark

 

“I simply want to say THANK YOU. I  have dealt with many financial advisers and you two are simply  head & shoulders above them. The expertise and  competence you demonstrate is so assuring, making us feel we are in really safe hands, and we love the options you offer. Your delivery really has the WOW factor as time and time again you have demonstrated that you real push to get the best deal for us.  Andrew & Natalie we really feel and see our assets working for us under your guidance – thanks.”

Elizabeth Fitzell

Andrew Copeland
Albert Kuris Albert Kuris
Wealth Advisor

Albert Kuris


0414 811 899 |
527 Old South Head Road NSW 2029

Albert’s career in financial services spans well over a decade. He progressed through boutique financial advisory roles and established his own firm, working many years as principal adviser. Albert’s clients know him as a genuine, empathetic and knowledgeable financial adviser and he enjoys creating successful, long-term relationships with individuals, families and businesses.

Albert Kuris
Cliff Ferrer Cliff Ferrer
Mortgage Advisor

Cliff Ferrer


0403 102 302 |
527 Old South Head Road NSW 2029

Mortgage Advisor

Local Maroubra resident, Cliff Ferrer, has a ‘big 4’ banking background and strong focus on efficiency. Cliff makes the loan process simple and stress-free, whether it be for the purchase of a new home or seeking a better deal on your existing loan. With an expert understanding of lending policies and procedures, Cliff will meet with you at your convenience and can guide you from the start to finish and beyond.
Having worked with 1st Street for over 8 years, Cliff is in activity member of the local Maroubra community.

Testimonial

“I have been a 1st Street client for more than 7 years and have always felt that I am getting the best service. They are extremely consistent with staying in contact and keeping me up to date with relevant information. Having most recently refinanced with Cliff Ferrer, I was very impressed with the fast turn around and ease of the entire process.

I would not hesitate in recommending 1st Street to any of my friends and family.”

Brian Brownstein, Mobile Editor, SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

 

Cliff Ferrer
Daniel Lewkowicz Daniel Lewkowicz
Mortgage Advisor

Daniel Lewkowicz


0412 422 264 |
527 Old South Head Rd NSW 2029

With 18 years experience working in investment & financial services, Daniel has developed a large and knowledgeable network with a strong customer focus. Most recently, he spent 10 years working with Macquarie Bank specialising in Domestic and International Investments and Lending.

Daniel considers himself a “personal shopper” for all your finance needs, concentrating on pre-approvals, first home buyer needs, family guarantee’s, refinancing and effectively building an investment portfolio.

Eager to meet you at your nearest convenience , Daniel is dedicated to enabling his clients to save money. He takes pride in making the entire process easy and stress-free from start to finish; finding the right loan for each of his customers, negotiating with lenders, locking down a great rate and taking care of all the paperwork in between.

Daniel Lewkowicz
David Ryman David Ryman
Mortgage & Wealth Advisor

David Ryman


0431 019 094 |
527 Old South Head Road NSW 2029

With a strong track record in both lending and financial planning, David ensures that at all times, clients have peace of mind and know that their financial affairs are under control. David’s encompassing financial skill-set enables him to offer clients advice on residential, investment and commercial lending, superannuation (including SMSF), life insurance and investments. David was born and bred in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs and he enjoys nurturing long-lasting relationships with clients, helping them to achieve life-long goals.

David Ryman
David Learn David Learn
Mortgage Advisor

David Learn


0430 052 606 |

With over 18 years in the mortgage and finance industry, David has a strong understanding of the underlying needs of clients. From his role as a Lending Manager at New Era Accounting & Finance, Senior Finance Consultant at Lendi, to Founder & Lending Manager of Principle Edge Mortgage Solutions, David has contributed to some of Australia’s fastest growing finance companies. He has developed a nationwide network of knowledgeable finance professionals but his commitment lies in servicing his local community.

An avid adopter of technology, David loves utilising these resources to make the mortgage application process simple and stress-free.

His exceptional communication skills and understanding of clients enables him to address their financial goals holistically, whilst navigating an increasingly complex banking landscape.

David Learn
Greg Bloom Greg Bloom
Mortgage & Wealth Advisor

Greg Bloom


0421 380 678 |
527 Old South Head Road NSW 2029

Greg began his professional life in South Africa after qualifying as a Chartered Accountant and working in large corporations for several years. Moving to Australia saw him gain new perspective on his career where he re-qualified as a Financial Advisor and Mortgage Broker and opened Yellow Brick Road’s Bondi branch before joining 1st Street. Greg’s strong inter-personal skills together with his professional background and thorough knowledge of the industry makes working with him a consistently smooth and seamless experience. Greg enjoys developing strong long-term relationships with his clients, understanding their personal goals and working together to help them get there. Greg has been humbled to win a number of awards in the industry and in 2016 was nominated as a national finalist for the 2016 AFA Rising Star Award.

Greg Bloom
Justin Baboucek Justin Baboucek
Mortgage Advisor

Justin Baboucek


0402 887 432 |
1/420 High Street, Kew, VIC 3101

Justin was born and raised in Melbourne, and has been working in finance since the start of 2014.

Justin has a wealth of experience in dealing with a wide range of clients from all over Melbourne, from those purchasing their first home through to investors with a number of properties in their portfolio’s. He takes pride in not only being able to save his clients money by finding them the lowest rates available, but also ensuring the structuring of their loan facilities allows client to achieve their next goals, whether that be paying down their loan and building equity as quickly as possible or further property purchasers down the track.

Justin Baboucek
Mardee Blackwood Mardee Blackwood
Mortgage Advisor

Mardee Blackwood


0407 246 299 |
527 Old South Head Road NSW 2029

Leading female broker in Australia, Mardee Blackwood, has consistently been recognised within the finance industry for her excellence over the past 10 years. Mardee strives to provide the best service each and every time and to do everything possible to find her clients the best deal possible on their home loan. With in-depth product knowledge, Mardee ensures her clients get the most suitable loan product available at the lowest rate. Mardee works closely with all clients to ensure a pleasant and stress-free experience.

 

Testimonials

“Thank you very, very much. It is such a relief to have a good and solid referral who also happens to be delightful to deal with and one I can count on every time to help my clients (especially those in those “not so easy” categories). My reputation rides on a referral and you ensure it is upheld every time. I am very grateful. You are a preferred supplier of services and friend to this firm.”

Christopher Lane, Christopher Lane & Associates

 

“Mardee highlights the essence of best practice broking and how a focus on the basics gets results, Mardee has achieved a stellar individual performance, whilst her skills and capabilities have positioned her brokerage among the state’s finest. The business of broking can be challenging but Mardee demonstrates that the rewards can also be significant for both the broker and the client” 

Jim Hall, The Adviser

 

“Dear Mardee, I would like to personally congratulate you on winning the 2014 Broker of the year – productivity award at the Australian Mortgage Awards last Friday night. This award is an excellent achievement and a fantastic way to celebrate all your success and constant dedication to the industry, I’m glad to see this has not gone unrecognised. Keep up the great work! Our sincerest congratulations”

Bridget Sakr Genworth

 

Mardee Blackwood
Melanie Imbruglia Melanie Imbruglia
Mortgage Advisor

Melanie Imbruglia


0411 561 305 |
527 Old South Head Rd Rose Bay NSW 2029

With a strong background in finance, Melanie is an experienced mortgage broker, specialising in residential lending, as well as being 1st Street’s Client Services Manager. Her previous employment with Commonwealth Bank gave her a valuable working knowledge of internal lending processes. Melanie’s organised and thorough approach is highly valued by her clients as well as 1st Street’s brokers to whom she provides support. Having grown up in the eastern suburbs and arranging lending predominantly in this area, Melanie has an in-depth knowledge of the local property market.

Melanie Imbruglia
Michael Vrastaminos Michael Vrastaminos
Mortgage Advisor

Michael Vrastaminos


0416 188 141 |
527 Old South Head Road NSW 2029

Mortgage Advisor

Local mortgage broker Summer Hill, and resident, Michael Vrastaminos, has a strong banking background having worked as Director of Global Wealth Sales and Senior Private Banker at ANZ. Both roles had a strong focus on commercial lending, business facilities and home loans.

With over 25 years in client relationship roles, Michael understands how to see things through his clients eyes with their goals becoming his pursuits. He has an empathetic approach and is able to build strong relationships with both clients and lenders. With Michael, the process is seamless and efficiently managed from start to finish and beyond. Having worked at 1st Street for over 7 years, Michael has developed strong relationships with the lenders and as a result of his status he offers a very quick turnaround and up to date industry knowledge.

Testimonial

“Michael was exceptional in the way he carried himself and the experience and customer service that he passed on…which has proven to be extremely valuable. I have already recommended 1st Street to several friends and customers. Thanks again, and I look forward to our ongoing dealings.”

Mark

Michael Vrastaminos
Natalie Copeland Natalie Copeland
Mortgage Advisor

Natalie Copeland


0404 946 286 |
106 Melbourne Street East Maitland NSW 2323

Natalie comes from a strong Financial Services background, rising through the ranks of the Commonwealth Bank, AMP and Deutsche Bank, and regularly working closely with financial planning groups, sophisticated investors and high net worth individuals. Natalie consistently demonstrates excellent communication and inter-personal skills, as well as a thorough knowledge of the products and services on offer to her clients, while making the process of obtaining finance as smooth, simple and enjoyable as possible.

Testimonials

“I simply want to say THANK YOU. I  have dealt with many financial advisers and you two are simply  head & shoulders above them. The expertise and  competence you demonstrate is so assuring, making us feel we are in really safe hands, and we love the options you offer. Your delivery really has the WOW factor as time and time again you have demonstrated that you real push to get the best deal for us.  Andrew & Natalie we really feel and see our assets working for us under your guidance – thanks.”

Elizabeth Fitzell

 

 

Natalie Copeland
Rob See Rob See
Mortgage Advisor

Rob See


0411 604 466 |
8 Joseph Street Runaway Bay QLD 4216

Rob has had a successful career in lending, formerly a Senior Banker with both CBA and ANZ. His broad finance knowledge and his client-centric approach have resulted in many satisfied clients, from first home buyers to high net worth investors and clients setting up SMSFs. With qualifications in both finance and geology, Rob enjoys leveraging his scientific background when determining the most suitable solutions for clients.

 

Rob See
Stephen Giles Stephen Giles
Mortgage Advisor

Stephen Giles


+441300607806 |
Suite 406/2 Grosvenor St

Stephen has been in the finance industry for the last 10 years, working as a financial planner since 2008. Being a valuable member of the Future Makers Peer Program at AMP, Stephen has built his professional career based on the commitment to helping people explore, plan, track and realise their financial goals. Stephen has also worked with Shadforth Financial Group, an award winning Financial Planning company. For the past 5 years, he has been a self employed mortgage broker and has excelled in this career path, winning the National Mobile Top Rising Star Award at Aussie Home Loans in 2014.

 

Specialising in lending solutions for self-employed individuals, Stephen uses his own personal and professional experiences to excel in the service he provides. With his strong interpersonal skills and a passion for creating long-lasting relationships with his clients, Stephen is devoted to achieving the best possible outcome for each of his customers.

Stephen Giles
Yuval Bloomfield Yuval Bloomfield
Commercial & Residential Mortgage Advisor

Yuval Bloomfield


0415 634 944 |
527 Old South Head Road NSW 2029

Residential & Commercial Mortgage Advisor

Having previously been one of the countries’ top performing senior bankers at CBA and NAB, Yuval has a wealth of knowledge and experience in Commercial and Residential lending.Yuval specialises in commercial property and cash flow lending across all industries, for businesses of all sizes, for smaller aswell as complex loans. Known for fast turn around and strong lender relationships, Yuval will deliver a stress-free and seamless experience.
In addition, Yuval also offers the service of a Justice of the Peace.

Testimonial

“Yuval has been helping us for many years and we always find it so easy to work with him. He always acts in the best interest of his clients and we can trust him 100%.

He will go above and beyond to make sure we get the best possible deal and the processing (quite often it can be very painful) is as simple as it can be.

We always appreciate his service and for that reason, we have recommended Yuval to our family and friends many times. – Matthew K (Bondi)”

Yuval Bloomfield
Jackie Bando Jackie Bando
Office Manager

Jackie Bando


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Jackie is the Office Manager at 1st Street Financial and stands as an integral part of the productivity and functionality of the service we provide as a business.

She has had numerous years experience in small businesses, from Human Resources Manager and Executive Assistant to CEO’s to recruitment specialist in the real estate industry. Jackie has since excelled in her own human resources consulting business, finessing her skills in the recruitment and training of administration staff, performance reviews, and strategic streamlining of business systems. Most recently she has worked in the Educational field, where her strong administration and organisational skills were largely used.

Jackie’s exceptional organisational and interpersonal skills drive the business to greater levels of efficiency and customer service and we are lucky to have her within our 1st Street Financial team.

Jackie Bando
Natalie Chesler Natalie Chesler
Marketing

Natalie Chesler


0410 681 040 |
527 Old South Head Rd

For over 6 years, Natalie has been behind 1st Street’s marketing strategy and the implementation of customer engagement programs, promotions, sponsorships, social media and brand development. Natalie leverages her previous experience with David Jones and the Nine Network to give 1st Street a unique and prominent presence in the marketplace.

Natalie Chesler