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

Group Executive Chairman

Domenic is the founder of Stamford Capital. With over 25 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

Group Executive 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.

Peter O'Connor

Managing Director

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 KPMG, and was working with Stamford Capital as an external accountant before his decision to move in-house.

As Stamford Capital’s Managing Director, 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.

David Scardoni

Principal and Director

With over 20 years' of experience in commercial real estate finance, David has established a formidable reputation as an expert in the field.

As Principal and Director at Stamford, David has successfully arranged and advised on CRE funding exceeding $4 billion, supporting major commercial real estate transactions for both development and investment purposes.

David’s expertise encompasses managing complex properties and projects having successfully transacted on loan ticket sizes up to $550 million, showcasing a market leading depth of knowledge and a commitment to achieving independent financial solutions for his clients.

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.

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.

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 Sales & Partnerships

AJ, with a background spanning two decades in banking and financial markets, brings a wealth of leadership experience across client acquisition, origination, distribution, and strategy. At Stamford Capital, his cross-functional leadership role is responsible for enhancing our Group sales capability by identifying and implementing strategies that propel our people and business forward.

Amanda Ceaser

Operations Manager

Amanda started with Stamford in 2017 as Office and Marketing Manager, through the years she has proven herself to be an invaluable member of the team assisting with several operational and strategic aspects of the business. Amanda keeps the operations running smoothly, earning her the title of Operations Manager.

As Operations manager, Amanda is responsible for helping with people and culture, special projects, and marketing and comms activities to our valued clients and stakeholders. In addition, Amanda supports our executive team and acts as liaison between stakeholders.

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.

Julia Chen

Commercial Accountant

Julia is a Commercial Accountant at Stamford Capital. 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

Commercial 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.

Bill Moskovich

Executive Director

Bill has gone from strength to strength in his time with Stamford Capital, and is now Executive Director. In this role he is responsible for business development and client liaison, as well managing a team. Bill has a proven track 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.

Grant Rex

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.

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.

Finn Morris

Senior Associate

As a Senior Associate in our Queensland team, Finn sources the best capital solutions for a range of commercial property transactions and clients. In this role, he’s responsible for relationship management and business development, utilising skills in credit analysis and financial modelling developed during his previous role as Analyst.

With an extensive knowledge of property development and investment, Finn is a powerful addition to Stamford Capital. He brings a solution-focused approach to deal origination, ensuring the best experience for clients looking to grow their portfolio.

Joe Tobin

Senior 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 Senior 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.

Daniel Kelly

Senior 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 Senior Associate.

Angus Sheedy

Senior Associate

Joining the team as an Associate in the Melbourne office, Angus brings enthusiasm, excellent communication and problem-solving skills to our sales team juggling the various needs of our clients. With experience working in diverse environments, Angus is a natural born leader, willing to lend a hand to any transaction and guide our team towards the best finance solutions.

Angus holds a double degree in Business and Banking and Finance from Monash University. Outside of work, Angus has a passion for AFL, cricket and golf, and can be found on the ski slopes in the Winter.

Harley Martignago

Senior Associate

As a Senior Associate in our Sydney team, Harley is responsible for representing the needs of Stamford Capital’s clients and analysing key information needed for deal assessments. In this role, he balances helping to grow the business’s pipeline with key analytical work such as conducting transaction term analyses and due diligence and creating information memorandums and financial models.

Harley has recently finished studying a Bachelor of Economics and Finance from the University of Wollongong. He is a driven team player with strong problem-solving skills.

Peter Cassar

Senior Associate

As a Senior Associate in our Sydney team, Peter represents Stamford Capital's clients while analysing key information for deal assessments. He balances growing the business's pipeline with conducting transaction analyses, due diligence, and creating financial models to ensure the client's needs are met.

Drawing on his experience in private wealth management, commercial finance and sales, Peter excels in understanding clients’ commercial property finance requirements and seamlessly connecting them to tailored solutions. With his exceptional sales acumen and strong negotiation skills, he constantly delivers results even in high-pressure environments.

Charlie Boots

Associate

Charlie is an Associate in our Melbourne Sales team. He has a Bachelor of Business majoring in Accounting and Business Management from Monash University. In the role of Analyst, Charlie is responsible for preparing credit feasibility models and information memorandums, analysing and synthesising complex information to assist in meeting our clients’ needs.

He is a motivated, driven, and hardworking individual with prior experience in the hospitality industry, having managed and operated venues across eastern Melbourne. Charlie's passion, experience, and expertise make him a valuable asset to the Stamford Capital team.

Victor Huang

Investment Director

As an Investment Director, Victor supports the Stamford Capital Investment Management team to structure and execute new opportunities, and is responsible for credit analysis, due diligence, and financial modelling.

Prior to becoming Investment Director, Victor was working as an Analyst supporting the sales team. Victor also holds a bachelor of Actuarial Studies (Finance) from the University of New South Wales.

Ilze Jansone

Investment Manager

Ilze brings global expertise in commercial property credit risk analysis to the team. Having worked for over 10 years in financial services, including six with Barclays Bank in London, she is known for her skills in structured property debt finance and cash flow modelling.

With extensive expertise in the origination, structuring and execution of senior debt and mezzanine finance across diverse real estate investment and development transactions, Ilze ensures capital procurement is seamless for our clients – from preparing credit submissions and modelling transactions to working with their legal advisers and consultants through to settlement.

Raymond Yuan

Investment Analyst

As Investment Analyst, Raymond supports the Stamford Capital Investment Management team to structure and execute new opportunities, and is responsible for credit analysis, due diligence, and financial modelling.

Raymond has previously worked at a mid-tier accounting firm and holds a Bachelor of Economics (Econometrics and Finance Major) from the University of New South Wales.

Barbara Kekatos

Lead Analyst

Barbara brings a high energy, proactive approach to her role as Senior Analyst, supporting our sales team out of the Sydney office. In her role as Lead Analyst, Barbara prepares credit feasibility models and information memorandums to assist with finding the best finance solutions for our clients.

Previously, Barbara has worked as an Analyst at CBA in in their commercial banking team, and at Deloitte in their Restructuring Services, Financial Advisory. Barbara is a Chartered Accountant with a Bachelor of Business from the University of Technology, Sydney.

Yash Ratanjee

Senior Analyst

With refined analytical and problem-solving skills, Yash brings strong financial fundamentals to his role as Senior 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.

Stanley Dong

Senior 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.

Mujo Bajic

Senior Analyst

Mujo is the latest Senior Analyst to join the Melbourne team with a deep understanding of the power of data and a results-oriented mindset.

A data expert, Mujo works behind the scenes disseminating information from different sources and analysing our data collection and utilisation processes. He is the ultimate team player, supporting the sales team to meet our clients’ needs and working towards Stamford Capital’s key business goals.

Mujo brings with him a wealth of experience and a strong attention to detail, previously working in banking and as a risk analyst in asset finance.

Remi Hill

Senior Analyst

Remi Hill is a Senior Analyst based in our Sydney team. With a career history working as a lawyer and in financial services consulting for a Big 4, Remi's extensive experience in managing large projects and teams, coupled with exceptional attention to detail and strong people skills makes her a weapon in the analyst role.

Holding a double degree in law and international relations, Remi brings immense value to our Sydney team with in-depth analytical skills she is able to provide strategic support for our clients.

Oscar Maxwell

Analyst

Oscar Maxwell is an Analyst in Stamford Capital’s Sydney office supporting the sales team to achieve success for our clients. He began his journey with Stamford Capital in 2022 as an intern helping to deliver Stamford’s key strategic objectives.

He is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Business (Property) at Western Sydney University. Oscar brings to Stamford his strong work ethic and commitment to learning and growing alongside his infectious team spirit.

Boston Morris

Analyst

Boston Morris leverages a solid background in construction and a strong work ethic as our Analyst working out of our Queensland office. With meticulous attention to detail, he supports our sales team by preparing mandates, information memorandums, and building financial models to assess feasibility. Ensuring each transaction is backed by thorough analysis, Boston plays a key role in driving our Queensland team forward.

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