Founder / Mortgage Broker
Mr Madd Loans himself, owner George Samios is immensely proud of how far his business and his team have come. An innovator and influencer within the finance and mortgage industry, George has a swag of awards under his belt to prove it. With a background as a real estate agent, he made the swap into the world of finance in 2012 and hasn’t looked back since. Determined to shatter the image of finance being intimidating and stressful, George has worked tirelessly over the years to make mortgages fun, and to empower and educate new and existing Madd Loans customers. He’s also an active member of the local Greek community in Brisbane, sponsoring the annual Paniyiri Festival and heading home to the “motherland” when he can. These days though, George makes a conscious effort to make it home at a reasonable hour in order to spend time with his wife and newborn baby daughter. Call me on 07 3899 0009.
Operations Manager / Mortgage Broker
Helen Zeremes joined the Madd Loans team in 2013 and in 2015 & 2017 respectively won the Best Loan Administrator award for the Adviser Magazine. With over 23 years of experience in the finance industry, Helen has extensive experience and knowledge. Her finance background enables a greater understanding enabling us to provide a greater experience for our clients. Helen currently manages the office, ensuring all feel part of the Madd family and in turn provide exceptional customer service. Helen communicates with multiple lenders on your behalf to find the best loan for your individual financial interests and goals. Helen holds her Cert IV in Financial Services. Helen likes to travel and her favourite destinations are Greece and Melbourne. Passionate about her soccer and is a keen supporter of the Brisbane Roar. Call me on 07 3154 2361.
Financial Planner / Credit Analyst
Every office needs one – and Kris is our numbers guy. Working tirelessly between two roles as a financial planner and credit analyst, Kris has been with the team at Madd since late 2016. Possessing a dual degree with a Bachelor of Mathematics and Business majoring in Finance, Kris’s passion for all things maths related has certainly simplified the world of finance for many Madd clients. Although another “sports nut” in the office, when not at work you’ll often find Kris scouting home auctions and open homes in Brisbane. By keeping his finger on the pulse with the local property market and love of data, Kris provides real value to the Madd customer experience. Call me on 07 3154 2364.
With a dual degree in Law and Commerce (Accounting), Brisbane local Costa has certainly been a busy man in the last few years! After working as a legal clerk and an accountant, Costa joined the Madd team in 2017. His unique background in the finance field brings a unique insight into the industry for Madd customers. Costa loves the ethics of Madd – which he refers to as “a company loyal to its customers, not the banks”. A community man, Costa has also been volunteering at the Greek Paniyiri Festival for over thirteen years. Never one to sit still, on most weekends you’ll find Costa attending open homes in the Brisbane region, to ensure that he’s always up to date on the area’s property trends. Call me on 07 3154 2362.
Matt’s career in finance began through some work experience with a family friend, and he never looked back. With a swag of qualifications under his belt including a Bachelor in Business majoring in Finance, obtaining his CDP (Certified Financial Planner) is the one that he’s the most proud of. Matt’s been with the team at Madd since early 2019, and has a genuine love for simplifying the complexities that may surround his client’s financial matters. He enjoys working at Madd due to the strong emphasis on the team – “everyone has an important role, and we work together to reach the best possible outcomes for our customers.” In his downtime, Matt stays busy by managing his diagnosis of being “sports mad”. Call me on 07 3899 0001.
Director of First Impressions
Beloved by Madd staff and customers alike, Tia joined the team in early 2019 as the Director of First Impressions – she lives and breathes the Madd motto of “Making A Difference Daily”. Paired with her infectiously positive personality, Tia’s background in education, administration and office management made her the perfect fit for this newly created position at Madd. Tasked with ensuring customer satisfaction levels stay at the highest possible tier, Tia’s “normal day” at work is always different – but there’s not too many problems that she can’t solve. Currently studying for her Diploma of Finance and Mortgage Broking, Tia is an avid foodie and always on the hunt for Brisbane’s next best dish. Call me on 07 3154 2366.
Training and Compliance Manager
If you are self employed or run your own business, then Tony’s your man. With a long career in the banking, financial and taxation industries, Tony’s worked extensively within the business space. With credentials in accounting, bookkeeping, mortgage broking and finance – there’s not too many problems that he can’t solve. This very knowledge is why he excels at Madd Loans, and has been with the team since 2015. Tony provides invaluable training to the team, and provides support with all things compliance to ensure that Madd follows it’s Responsible Lending obligations. Tony’s love of travel and food are his favourite pursuits outside of work, along with being an avid sports lover – albeit, strictly as a spectator.
Andrew “No Filter” Conomos has been a long time member of the Madd Family, working on and off with the team since 2013 keeping the tech side of things in tip top condition. Andy holds a Bachelor of Business from QUT, and has worked in IT within the Brisbane region for over ten years. He cites Madd Loans owner George Samios as one of the key influencers in his life, who encouraged Andy to work in a field that he was passionate about. As a result, Andy has “never once regretted taking George’s advice”. Along with finding new innovative ways to assist the team at Madd, Andy is also the Lead Technician at IT Integrations. In his (rare) downtime, you’ll often find Andy at the gym or pursuing his other passion – the great Australian road trip.
Originally hailing from the United Kingdom, Cathie recently completed her studies at Massey University in New Zealand. If graduating with a dual degree in Law and Business Studies majoring in Finance wasn’t enough, her next mission is to complete her RG146 in Financial Planning. After spending one year at Bendigo Bank in Brisbane, Cathie joined the Madd Loans team as a Credit Analyst in early 2020. With a true passion for the world of finance, she is able to provide a unique insight in helping her clients navigate the realms of banking and the loans process. An avid nature lover, you’ll often find Cathie hiking in one of Queensland’s many national parks when not in the office.
A fresh face to Madd, Arthur joined the team in early 2020. A recent graduate from QUT in Brisbane, Arthur has been busy obtaining his Bachelor of Business, with double majors in Finance and Marketing. This unique combination has helped him slot into the diverse team at Madd – providing both the financial fundamentals to our customers, along with assisting our online content marketing team across our social media platforms. Arthur enjoys spending his working time with the team at Madd, as he believes he’s in a rare position to use both his analytical and creative sides at the same workplace. Although a big fan of Netflix sessions, when not at work Arthur is also very much a hands on participant in a wide range of local sports.
After spending four years working as a qualified accountant “in the field”, Nicholas joined the team at Madd in November 2020. Attracted by the well known company culture at Madd, Nick made the switch in order to experience a more customer focused role with a hands on approach. Armed with a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting and Information Systems, despite his young age Nick is a fountain of knowledge when it comes to navigating the many realms of finance. As a member of Brisbane’s local Greek community, when not hard at work you’ll often find him eating his way through the city, attending open homes or obsessing over the latest EPL results.
Paraplanning Team Coordinator
With a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Finance and Financial Planning, Sylvanna didn’t waste any time in getting straight to work. After working in the Brisbane finance industry as a Paraplanner for the past three years, Sylvanna made the switch to Madd in October 2020 to play a key role in helping with the development of the Madd Life brand. Although passionate about all things finance, Sylvanna’s other great love is spending the weekend shopping and spending time with her friends and family.
As a recent graduate from The University of Queensland, Jack aims to learn from the best in the business and put his newly acquired Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Finance to good use. Although only 21, Jack has wasted no time in learning the ropes at the Madd office, and finds enormous satisfaction in being a part of such a diverse team. Jack enjoys playing Touch Football and Basketball after work and on the weekends, he escapes the city to pursue his other passions: fishing and camping.