Meet the Team

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Scott Roberts – CEO

With nearly 30 years banking and finance experience under his belt, Scott has always had an entrepreneurial streak. His roles with one of the major banks and then as state manager of one of Australia’s major aggregators helped him to create the niche business that is IBN Direct: Alternative Funding Solutions. Scott is well known and respected by funders, aggregators, brokers and many other industry stakeholders and has become a point of reference in the finance industry.

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Fiona Roberts – COO

Fiona has more than 25 years experience in banking and finance and 15 years experience in the broker market. Obsessive compulsive and proud of it, Fiona oversees the structure and strategy of IBN Direct as it negotiates a period of exponential growth. Her most prized role is Mum to eight-year-old Samuel.

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David Jahnke – Senior Credit Manager

David is head of the credit team. With nearly 20 years experience in the finance industry, and a further 10 years working with a well known developer, David has an uncanny knack of cutting through the noise and dealing with the facts.

Lode Schwenke – Credit Assistant

An accomplished lending officer, Lode has a number of years experience within the finance industry, including a settlements and verifications. During her career, she has developed an extensive knowledge of the finance industry and is adept at handling the many and varied aspects of a loan from application to settlement.

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“Our team here have had the pleasure of working with Scott and Fiona Roberts along with their team at IBN for the past couple of years. We have found everyone involved with IBN to be very efficient, organised and professional with all the dealings that we have had with them. Nothing is too much trouble for the team at IBN and the services that they offer to both the client and the funder are second to none. We look forward relationship with the IBN team well into the future.”

- Funder

“IBN always go that one step further to achieve an outcome. If at all possible, they achieve results for their clients. Communication channels are an extremely important part of this business, and IBN have an excellent system. Dealing with IBN is professional, at the same time keeping the personal touch as its focus.”

- Private Funder

"Operating as a Financial Counsellor I encounter many difficult financial situations. Recently I had a client with a complex arrangement that none of the major Banks were willing to help with. I had IBN’s number sitting in my draw for a few months and thought I would see if they could help me find a solution for my client. It took a little while to find the right answer to a complex problem that would work for my client and I, but the staff at IBN were fantastic and never gave up on finding me a suitable Lender within the timeframe I had. When the settlement was completed and we could breathe again my client and I were ever so thankful for the support and professionalism IBN gave us.  IBN provides a fantastic service and I would recommend them to anyone."

Rod Garland ~ Financial Counsellor