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Meet the Atlas Equipment Finance Team

Matthew Atkin

It doesn’t get you invited to many parties but I have always enjoyed working with numbers so finance seemed like a good fit for me. Since leaving Uni in 1997 I have been fortunate enough to work at some leading funders including the NAB, GE and GMAC (UK). This has given me an intimate knowledge of what makes a funder buy a deal.

My client base varies from one man businesses right through to large multi nationals. I enjoy this large cross section of clients as each business has its own needs and therefore each solution must be tailored so as to suit their individual circumstances.

Outside of work I love long distance running, Melbourne Victory and travel whenever I can.

Please contact me on 0402 596 996
or email

Jason Barrie

Having done some extensive travel around the world after Uni, my career in finance started with Mercedes Benz Finance in 1997, which also served the purpose of getting my parents off my back about getting a job. I spent 8 years working in a number of areas, from Wholesale Finance, Settlements, Credit to eventually ending up at one of their truck dealerships in Somerton.

It was here that I was exposed to the world of equipment finance, but I was limited to only doing vehicle finance for the Dealership. This inspired me to move into the broader Equipment Finance industry, where I have been working as a broker since 2005.

Besides travel, I love to follow sport, particularly AFL, Soccer, Cricket Cycling and Horse Racing.

Please contact me on 0421 566 346
or email

Michael Christie

After finishing school I started selling furniture in Melbourne in 1991 for 2 months but when I realised that Saturday work meant giving up cricket, the choice was simple: find a new job!

The result was a ground floor job with Nissan Finance and after working in most departments there for 5 years there was lucky enough to join Mercedes-Benz Finance when the company was established in Australia.  During my time with Mercedes my roles included Wholesale Funding, Credit Risk Management and Sales and Marketing Management.  After an enjoyable 6 years with Mercedes I moved onto ComputerFleet for a 2 year stint in Corporate Sales for IT Rentals.

It was during these 2 years with ComputerFleet I realised that the thing that really drove me and was the most fulfilling part of my role was delivering a great service to my direct clients.  As a subsequence in 2004 I began Equipment Finance Broking and have loved it ever since.  Being able to sit with a client and discuss what equipment they need to improve their business and why, then getting the right funding facility in place for their individual needs is enormously satisfying.

Outside of the office I enjoy Cricket, Fishing, Golf, AFL and since my move to Queensland am starting to warm to NRL.

Please contact me on 0400 080 052
or email

Peter Morrow

I have specialised in equipment finance for the past 4 years working across a diverse range of plant & equipment and industries.  My clients appreciate my independence and ability to see a business in the context of its growth and stage of development.  As an allied partner to your business I will guide you to better position your business to help you resist giving any bank too much control over your business.

With a range of clients from ASX listed companies to large privately owned businesses right through to SME’s, scattered from Melbourne to the Pilbara region in WA, from South East Queensland to Balhannah in South Australia, I place great importance on being truly available to my clients.

Outside of business, I have a love of training elite athletes.  I have worked for the Australian & Victorian Institutes of Sport, Tennis Australia, Melbourne Storm and various Olympic teams.  My fastidious approach in sport has served me well in business as I have an eye for detail, and the commitment to execute a plan.

To relax I love to spend time with my wife and two children.  As a family we enjoy camping, going to the beach, fishing (part of the family!), good food and wine, and keeping fit and healthy.

Please contact me on 0408 525 448
or email

Sean Lester

School was great, uni was completed and the big, bad world is going well so far. Since completing a bachelor of commerce in 2012 I left my pub job and began working in mortgage processing and budget production with a private firm in Mt Waverley. The grounding was solid and applying the theories I had been taught was great, however after almost 2 years here it was time to chase bigger & better things.

An opportunity to start at Atlas EF fell into my lap at the perfect time. I enjoy interacting with people, being faced with different challenges and having to think outside of the square sometimes. I am young, energetic, eager to learn and my future here is bright!

Outside the office I fill my time between footy (playing, coaching & watching), trying to emulate Michael Jordan on the basketball court, being out & about with mates and getting to as much live music as I can. I’m proudly a 20 year St Kilda member and supporter of the Wallabies!

Please contact me on 0438 797 063
or email

Mark Walsh – Broker

I have worked in the vehicle and equipment finance industry for more than 20 years initially as a banker and currently as a broker. I have held senior positions at four major finance companies in Melbourne over that time. I established myself as a broker at the beginning of 2010.

I enjoy providing tailored business solutions to assist the financing needs of a range of borrowers from individuals and small businesses right through to large corporate and publicly listed companies. It could be anything as simple as a photocopier right through to a helicopter or specialised piece of equipment imported from overseas. I mainly specialise in vehicle and plant and equipment finance in any industry, however I also assist with some debtor finance and other more traditional banking & commercial finance, especially in the medical industry.

Outside of work, apart from my young family, my main interests are yachting, football (supporting my beloved Navy Blues) Melbourne Victory, basically any sport. I have been a member of Sandringham Yacht Club since 1993 and served in the past as Treasurer of the Mentone Athletics Club.

Please contact me on 0457 264 627
or email

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