About us

With unrivalled market knowledge and capital partnerships covering the entire market – banks, non-banks and private lenders, Stamford Capital provides property developers and investors with access to a broad range of financing options, and advice to ensure their transaction is successful.

Trusted Advisers

We take the time to understand and explore the needs of our clients

Integrity

We do the right thing and put our Clients, Investors and Partners first

 

Stamford values

Trusted Advisers

Infinite relationships

Respect

Valuing each other

Integrity

Doing the right thing, always

Fun

We enjoy, together

Innovation

Continuous ideas, big outcomes

Considered

Protecting our Partners

Community

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Our People

Domenic Lo Surdo

Joint Managing Director

Domenic is the founder of Stamford Capital. With over 20 years’ experience in property investment and development, he has exceptional knowledge of property finance, from debt through to equity.

Commencing his career in institutional banking with the ANZ Banking Group, Domenic moved to Gresham Partners to work in Property Funds Management, and developed deep funds management expertise in a range of positions.

At Stamford Capital, Domenic focuses on managing key client and capital relationships as well as the strategic direction of the group.

Michael Hynes

Joint Managing Director

Michael has over 25 years’ experience in property finance, investment, development and syndication.

He started his career at Savills Commercial Property Agency and then moved into property finance, initially in finance origination and then later heading up principal investments.

He executes advisory mandates and uses his knowledge of debt and equity investments to enhance returns for Stamford’s clients and investors.

David Scardoni

Director

David's expertise spans 17 years in commercial banking, funds management, property finance and investment, including structured property finance solutions.

He previously managed structured property investment funds, and with CBA in risk management and institutional banking. He understands how to manage a client’s real estate capital needs from initial procurement through to ongoing management of capital paced, and is well known for finding solutions to complex transaction issues.

David uses his expert knowledge of Australia’s real estate capital markets to source opportunities and manage our key stakeholder relationships.

Marcus Elsum

Chairman

Marcus has more than 25 years' experience managing and driving the development of small, medium and large businesses both in Australia and internationally. His experience includes senior roles in funds management, commercial finance and broking, investment banking, capital markets and chartered accounting.

Marcus was most recently a senior executive at Challenger Limited and previous roles include Chief Operating Officer at Ashe Morgan and Head of Structured Finance at UBS.

At Stamford Capital, Marcus sits on the board with a hands-on role in strategic projects.

Peter Heaton

Board Advisor

An expert in client relationship management and strategic planning, Peter brings over 40 years of experience in the financial service industry to his Board Advisory role at Stamford Capital. Highly trusted by clients and colleagues, Peter is dedicated to tailoring solutions that meet clients’ funding needs on time and with no surprises.

Peter’s approach centres around doing the right thing by clients, peers and organisations. His experience and the strong relationships he has built over a long career give him the insights to provide Stamford Capital guidance around strategic direction, operations and activities.

Jeremy Wilson

National Head of Structuring and Transactions

Jeremy has 16 years’ experience in commercial banking and property finance. During his career, he has completed new lending and investment opportunities in excess of $1.5billion across the residential, retail, commercial and industrial sectors – and has previously worked for AMAL Asset Management and Rabobank Australia, among others.

Jeremy’s primary responsibility is to manage the deal flow through the pipeline as well as managing all of the credit team across the country.

Aaron Johnson

Head of Partnerships and Sales Execution

Aaron has over 18 years’ experience across commercial and consumer finance.

Commencing his career in a suburban finance brokerage, Aaron moved to Commonwealth Bank where he spent 14 years working across commercial and retail banking. Most recently responsible for leading the distribution of proprietary lending products through third party businesses such as accountants, solicitors, and financial advisers.

At Stamford Capital, Aaron’s cross-functional leadership role is responsible for enhancing the Group's sales and analytical capability and establishing strategic commercial partnerships.

Bill Moskovich

Director

Bill has gone from strength to strength in his time with Stamford Capital, and is now Director. In this role he is responsible for business development and client liaison, as well as credit analysis and financial modelling. Bill has a proven record of building longstanding relationships.

He is a driven team member with strong problem-solving and analytical abilities – core traits which underpin our commercial finance and funds management services.

Peter Cutajar

Director

Peter has over 25 years’ experience in the legal fraternity, property and finance. Having worked in all facets of property matters, he has contributed to the success of many property developers and real estate buyers in the last three decades.

Peter has held several positions across property finance with Australian and American businesses and dealt with many types of property transactions – and he has developed extensive relationships with individuals and companies that are central to the local real estate market.

Adam Miller

Director

Adam is leading our growth and expansion into the South Australian market and beyond. He has over 20 years’ experience working across valuation, asset management and banking.

His expertise in property finance includes over 11 years working in senior account management at both BankSA (a division of Westpac) and NAB. He has extensive experience in the origination and management of a range of investment and development transactions, and has a fierce commitment to delivering successful outcomes for our clients.

Chris Drummond

Director

Chris is the Senior Advisor in our Queensland team. He has over 30 years’ experience working across commercial, corporate and property lending sectors with both major and regional banking groups.

Over this time, he has built strong networks across the business community and a solid understanding of the property market in the state. His past responsibilities have included leadership of large national teams of property and commercial lending specialists, business strategy and risk management.

Barn Wilson

Director

Barn has over 20 years’ experience in investment banking, having previously worked as an analyst with Credit Suisse in London, and on the fixed income desks of Morgan Stanley and Bank of America (Merrill Lynch) in Sydney.

He is responsible for building our Victorian deal origination business execution transactions and bringing new capital funding opportunities to developers and investor clients.

Grant Rex

Associate Director

Grant has a genuine passion for deal origination and building relationships with developers and investors to help them bring projects to life.

Having worked for nearly a decade in relationship and stakeholder management in the property finance industry, Grant is known as an amiable, knowledgeable character who is determined to find ways to add value for our clients.

With extensive experience in origination, financial modelling, credit analysis and transactions, Grant brings our clients detailed and up-to-date market advice they can trust.

Joe Tobin

Associate

With a keen eye for detail, an eagerness to develop solid professional and personal relationships and a desire to keep improving, Joe brings a diligent, hardworking attitude to his role as Associate in Stamford Capital's Melbourne office.

Joe prides himself on crystal clear communication, accuracy and prioritising the best interests of customers above all. His willingness to collaborate and go the extra mile make Joe a valuable asset to our Victorian team.

Alex Stalder

Associate

Having facilitated over $400 million worth of property development in his career, Alex brings extensive knowledge of residential development, markets and risk assessment. But he also believes in putting the client before the deal, and is a skilled relationship manager – ready to work with you on the areas that matter most.

As an associate with our Queensland team, Alex sources capital solutions and creates commercial property development finance deals. With experience in the development advisory and investment selling space, he understands the challenges of achieving pre-sale hurdles, and strategies to de-risk developments. His level-headed and solution-driven approach to deal origination ensures the best experience for clients looking to grow their portfolio.

Daniel Kelly

Associate

Previously working in residential property sales and broking, Daniel has a deep understanding of what it takes to achieve client satisfaction. He brings this client-centric approach to his work, putting the needs of the client at the heart of every transaction.

Daniel has a passion for investment management and property finance. With experience in digital marketing, he is a strong communicator and relationship manager – skills that are instrumental to his role as Associate.

Elijah Zonneveld

Associate

A natural problem solver, Elijah is passionate about finding the best solutions for his clients. His can-do attitude is an asset to his role as Associate in Stamford Capital’s Melbourne office.

Elijah has eight years’ experience in real estate as a Sales Agent and Auctioneer, responsible for the sale of developments, and negotiating and advocating on behalf of his clients. Elijah brings to Stamford Capital a focus on building authentic partnerships built on trust and integrity.

Peter O'Connor

Chief Operating Officer

With over 11 years’ experience in corporate chartered accounting, Peter brings a wealth of financial expertise to Stamford Capital.

Peter has previously worked at Chartered Accounting firms including KMPG, and was working with Stamford Capital as an external accountant before his decision to move in-house.

As Stamford Capital’s Chief Operating Officer, he is tasked with overseeing the day-to-day operation of the business and will be taking care of everything from our finances and regulatory compliance, to our valued investors and stakeholders.

Matthew Goodrick

Chief Financial Officer

With 11 years’ experience in corporate accounting and finance both in Australia and Europe, Matthew brings invaluable skills across finance, corporate development, and strategy.

Prior to joining Stamford Capital as our Chief Financial Officer, Matthew spent eight years in Sweden working for the likes of EY, Maersk Line and Swegon Group. In his role as CFO, he oversees Stamford Capital’s financial activities, as well as our strategic financial direction.

He is passionate about identifying and developing ways for organisations to grow strategically, and uniting teams under a common vision and mission. Outside of the 9 to 5, Matthew enjoys cooking, cycling, and running.

Julia Chen

Commercial accountant

Julia is a qualified Chartered Accountant and spent nearly 10 years in public practice before joining the team at Stamford. She is an active listener, and excellent at providing solutions to problems. Julia is a team player, she’s trustworthy and will go above and beyond to help people, which earns her a great deal of respect.

Devina Nathania

Junior Accountant

Curious and always keen to grow personally and professionally, Devina’s proactive attitude is a real asset to the team. She’s a dependable team player and creative problem solver, with keen analytical and organisational skills.

Devina always strives to be at her best and she’s a quick learner. As a junior accountant, she helps get our people and suppliers paid on time, keeps our accounts moving and provides critical support to the finance team.

Amanda Ceaser

Office and Marketing Manager

As office and marketing manager, Amanda is an outstanding member of the Stamford Capital team. Her meticulous attention to detail and ability to multitask the dual aspects of office management and marketing is exceptional.

She is responsible for all of Stamford’s marketing and comms activities, including our annual debt capital market report. In addition, she coordinates our office needs, providing team support and keeping our stakeholders and clients up to date with our latest activities.

Andrea Riddell

Group Head of Communications

Andrea has over 11 years’ experience working across communications, marketing and fundraising for a range of small businesses and non-profit organisations. She is a passionate wordsmith with experience in digital marketing and brand, website design and development, and content creation.

As Group Head of Communications, Andrea oversees internal and external communications, digital strategy, and special projects with the aim to strengthen and build awareness of the Stamford Capital brand.

Victor Huang

Analyst

As Analyst at Stamford Capital, Victor provides exceptional support to the sales team.
Currently studying a Bachelor of Actuarial Studies / Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) at UNSW, he has proven to be a diligent researcher, with excellent analytical skills. Whether he’s analysing LVR, interest rates and ICR, working on credit feasibility modelling or preparing information memorandums, he’s a great team player and builds excellent rapport within the team and our clients.

Raymond Yuan

Analyst

Tenacious with great attention to detail, Raymond brings passion for infrastructure and real estate to his Analyst role at Stamford Capital.

Raymond supports the sales team by providing transaction term analysis, conducting due diligence on tenants, and preparing credit information memorandums and financial modelling. He is a team player and a self-starter with strong qualitative skills, which make him a valuable asset to his team.

Finn Morris

Analyst

Finn is so passionate about all things real estate, he bought his own property at the age of 19. As an analyst with our Queensland office, he’s eager to help people turn their ideas into realities.

Working with the sales team, Finn manages transactions from mandate to settlement. He assesses opportunities with financial modelling, and prepares feasibility documentation to ensure clients can achieve their goals. Drawing on his previous experience in banking and customer service, Finn brings an enthusiastic and positive outlook, and excellent communication skills. As well as building and maintaining long-lasting relationships, Finn is a driven decision maker and practical problem solver with a strong work ethic.

Stanley Dong

Junior Analyst

A reliable team player, Stanley brings to the Sydney office a hands-on approach and a good sense of humour. His experience working for a non-bank lender as well as for one of the big four, gives him strong analytical skills and an understanding of the lender market.

Currently studying a degree in finance and data science at the University of Sydney, Stanley is a dependable asset in our analyst team, supporting the sales team to deliver the best finance solutions for our clients. Outside of the office, Stanley is passionate about coding, boxing and fishing – interests that no doubt help him roll with the punches.

Yash Ratanjee

Junior Analyst

With refined analytical and problem-solving skills, Yash brings strong financial fundamentals to his role as Junior Analyst supporting Stamford’s Queensland sales team.

Yash has a Bachelor of Advanced Finance and Economics (Honours) from University of Queensland and experience in mergers and acquisitions at a Big Four accounting firm and a growth consultancy firm. He has a strong work ethic and passion for producing high-quality modelling and strong results for our clients.

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