Leading non-bank lender, Banjo Loans has welcomed Paul Pesavento as its new chief financial officer, succeeding Andrew Fitzpatrick.

He brings more than 30 years of experience within fintech development, forecasting and data strategy, in a career which has spanned both big bank and non-bank lender sectors. With experience at Leda Universal, Moula and NAB, Pesavento delivers a fresh perspective to the leadership of Australia’s biggest non-bank lender.

Banjo CEO, Guy Callaghan said, “Paul brings a wealth of experience to this role, having held multiple senior leadership roles across a number of extremely well-regarded organisations. We’re excited to have Paul join the team and we’re confident he will open up markets and expose Banjo to a lot of new opportunities. Through his work across multiple sectors, Paul brings the crucial ability to support small to medium sized enterprises as they navigate the challenges that running a business has to offer.”

Pesavento will be responsible for undertaking major investment and financing decisions, helping remove roadblocks for small businesses to reach their business goals.

Commenting on his appointment, he said: “It’s incredibly important for workplaces to embrace new technologies and use them for productivity benefit. Banjo is the perfect place to harness my previous experience and I’m incredibly excited to work with so many visionary small to medium sized businesses.”