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Brighte Leadership Team
Katherine McConnell CEO & Founder
Katherine is the CEO and founder of Brighte. With 16 years in Investment Banking and Financial Services, 14 of which were at Macquarie Bank, Katherine was perfectly positioned to bring her vision to life in 2015 when she launched the business. She provides the overarching strategy and direction for the platform, including investment, tech, credit, marketing, product and operations. A Sydney-sider born and bred, Katherine enjoys spending her free time at home with her husband and their two boys. Their house has solar panels and a home battery.
Daniel Givney Head of Tech & Product
As Head of Tech and Product, Daniel leads the development of our products for vendors and homeowners across web, iOS and Android. Daniel has over 10 years of experience in Systems Design and Software Development. He is also the creator of Buffalo, an esoteric programming language. Daniel currently lives on land but as an avid sailor, he looks forward to living on his boat someday...
Cheryl Kavanagh Head of Operations & Risk
Cheryl is Head of Operations & Risk, bringing over 15 years of management experience with privately owned consumer finance companies and publicly listed multinational banks. Cheryl leads credit operations, customer and vendor support, compliance and risk processes. When not at Brighte, Cheryl spends countless hours volunteering for a charity organisation called Queer Screen.
Stephen Cole Head of Credit
Stephen is the Head of Credit at Brighte, overseeing the strategy, risk modelling and credit assessment for both vendors and homeowners. Stephen has a depth of experience with 27 years in the banking and credit industry in Australia, including 19 years with Macquarie Bank. During this time with Macquarie, Steven held positions of Associate Director and Head Lending Manager – Equipment Finance for Australasia. Beyond the world of Credit, Stephen is also a super-fit trail runner.
Liz Obee Head of Marketing
Elizabeth is Head of Marketing at Brighte, leading brand, customer acquisition and partnerships. Elizabeth has spent the past 14 years in Marketing and Advertising across a range of high-profile brands across consumer, B2B, non-profit and tech, including Land Rover, Lloyds Banking Group, (RED), Invoice2go and Funding Circle. When not at work, she keeps busy running around after her two small boys.