CEO, Capital Bridging Finance.
Damien has over 20 years of experience in lending and 16 years in bridging finance. Moving on from the big banks – Damien founded Capital Bridging Finance when he realised the niche market in short-term lending and the need to offer timely solutions when major lenders were not an option.
Damien has devised and implemented many processes within the financial sector, including settlement procedures and credit policies. He advised the Australian federal government in the lead up to the Hayne Royal Commission and on recent NCCP legislative changes. He has been instrumental in the framework for workout processes (often involving borrowers of large amounts in serious default) in complex financial matters.
In his career, Damien has experienced the major arc of the lending game with positions held in the ‘Big Four’ banks, non-conforming lending and short-term bridging finance with a portfolio of over $2.2 billion.
Damien’s philosophy for bridging finance is simple: Always meet with the borrower in person. Always physically inspect the security properties. Always assist clients until the loan is repaid.
Damien’s main objective is to reduce problems to their most elemental construct, to understand and negotiate favourable outcomes.