• John Kolenda

    Co-founder, Managing Director

    John started as a mortgage broker in 1994 after a highly successful 10 year career in the real estate industry. A year later, he won Broker of the Year, the first of many awards in broking and management. Until recently, John was the Executive Director of Loan Market Group, Australia’s leading mortgage broking business made up of brands such as X Inc, Loan Market and Realestate.com.au. Home Loans. X Inc, the business John helped found, has written more than $3 billion in loans and in 2007 he was successful in merging X Inc with the mortgage broking operations of Ray White Loan Market.

    Prior to starting X Inc, John spent nearly 10 years at Aussie Home Loans progressing through the ranks to General Manager – Sales and Distribution. John is passionate and committed to the broking industry, and has built considerable relationships with lenders, aggregators and other industry participants.

  • Chris Byrne

    Marketing and Operations Manager

    With a Bachelor in Accounting and Marketing Communications, Chris has applied his mix of creative thinking and problem solving skills across some of Australia’s leading non-bank lenders and aggregators. Chris is renowned for his ability to  identify and realise strategic and operational opportunities.

    With a proven track record in delivery, Chris’ focus and passion for the customer experience and business process improvement is an asset to 1300HomeLoans, our brokers and borrowers.