Our People

The Zagga team has over 200 years’ combined experience in credit, property and investment management.

Meet the team

Our team comprises of high calibre individuals who are professional, experienced and dedicated to the success of the business. We understand the critical importance of customer satisfaction and will put the customer experience at the forefront of everything we do, to deliver outstanding results and a seamless experience, time and time again.

Alan Greenstein

CEO & Co-Founder

Alan practised for a short time as a solicitor, prior to embarking on a more than 30-year career in banking and finance, mostly as a C-suite executive in two publicly listed banking groups. He has worked in the UK, South Africa and Australia and has consulted widely to owner-managed businesses across strategy, technology and operations. Alan’s entrepreneurial pursuits include being co-founder of a Sydney-based family office investment advisory business and developing a home loan over the phone business for a large Australian insurer. Alan co-founded Zagga in 2016 and has held the CEO role since inception. Connect with Alan on LinkedIn.

“Since our first loan investment in 2017, we have demonstrated to our investors the value of including CRED-type alternative investments in their investment portfolios. These investments are typically non-correlated to equity markets, can be inflation-proof, and deliver consistent and sustainable annuitized returns well above bank deposit rates without a commensurate increase in risk.”

Tom Cranfield

Director, Investment & Risk

Tom Cranfield

Director, Investment & Risk
Member, Credit Risk Committee

Tom is an experienced company director, banker and property developer/investor with ten years’ experience in investment for special situations and real property via both private credit and mainstream capital markets. Connect with Tom on LinkedIn.

Frank Hageali

Director, Property & Risk

Frank Hageali

Director, Property & Risk
Member, Credit Risk & ESG Committees

Frank has been involved in the finance and property industry for 25 years. Prior to his last bank role as Senior Associate Director/Acting State Director NSW for ANZ Bank’s Corporate Property Group, Frank held senior and management positions in Corporate, Institutional and Property divisions in Australia’s major financial Institutions. Most recently he was Head of Credit at Secured Lending. Connect with Frank on LinkedIn.

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Michael Barrington-Smith

Senior Manager, Credit
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Damian Khouri

Senior Manager, Credit
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James Harper

Analyst, Credit
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Joannes Yosaviera

Analyst, Credit

Steven Levy

Director, Funding & Treasury

Steven Levy

Director, Funding & Treasury
Member, Investment Risk Committee

Steve has been a part of the core team since inception and comes with a high level of experience in portfolio management, investor relations and capital markets. As a Chartered Accountant (CA ANZ), Steve is a key operator of the business and member of both the Investment and Credit Committees.

Simon Mutch

Director, Finance, Compliance & IT

Simon Mutch

Director, Finance, Compliance & IT

Simon is a qualified Chartered Accountant with 7 years’ experience working at PwC in financial services prior to joining Zagga. He has strong technical accounting skills with a curiosity for the complexities and challenges businesses face. Simon has gained an international perspective through working in foreign markets and is a relationship-centred individual with a strong work ethic.

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Jacob Nightingale

Senior Executive, Funding & Treasury
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Erica Geddes

Senior Executive, Investments & Funding
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Matthew Harper

Senior Executive, Investments & Funding
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Mark Finch

Executive, Investments & Funding
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Stefan Mekertichian

Executive, Investments & Funding
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Eliza Murphy

Analyst, Investments & Treasury

Singapore Team

Monish Vyas

Country Head

Monish Vyas

Country Head

With over two decades experience in banking and asset management, Monish brings a wealth of expertise and unique perspectives to the team. Monish has managed diverse clients and institutions across various cultures and geographies, driving Zagga's growth and success in the Singapore market.

Michelle Mok

Head of Private Capital

Michelle Mok

Head of Private Capital

Michelle is a private investments specialist who started her career in alternative investments. Michelle's focus is on capital introductions in curated private markets opportunities and building an established network of allocators in Singapore and the region ranging across family offices, multifamily offices, and institutional investors.

Leanne Hui

Director, Client Services & Administration

Leanne Hui

Director, Client Services & Administration

Leanne brings over two decades of expertise to her role as a seasoned leader in customer service, operations, and technology within the financial services sector. With a passion for team development and leveraging technology to streamline intricate processes, Leanne fosters robust partnerships to tackle challenging endeavours that might otherwise be overlooked.

Erica Tsang

Director, Marketing & Communications

Erica Tsang

Director, Marketing & Communications

Erica is a senior marketing professional with over 20 years' experience in a diverse range of financial services’ roles covering product and relationship management, customer experience, retention, product and strategic marketing. Joining Zagga in 2016 and working alongside CEO & Co-Founder Alan Greenstein to launch Zagga to market, Erica brings extensive experience in brand, communications and marketing strategy from previous roles working with many established financial services organisations.

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Rebecca Clare

Assistant, Marketing & Executive

Offshore Team

Danica Baliguat

Associate, Client Services & Administration

Aurora Bormate

Associate, Client Services & Administration

Marcus Morrison

Executive Director & Co-Founder

Marcus Morrison

Executive Director & Co-Founder
Chair, Credit Risk Committee
Member, ESG Committee

Marcus is the Co-Founder of Zagga NZ (formerly LendMe), which he started in2014. He is also the Co-Founder of Zagga and is Executive Director, working closely with the CEO, especially across strategy, governance and stakeholder relations. Marcus holds a degree in BSc (Hons) and BA.

Kevin Berkowitz

Director & Co-Founder

Kevin Berkowitz

Director & Co-Founder
Chair, Investment Risk Committee
Member, Credit Risk Committee

Kevin is a highly successful businessman with a proven track record of success. He founded and self-managed his company, which, over a period of twenty years, grew into a multi-million dollar market leader. That business was acquired at a significant premium by a private equity group, some years after which Kevin exited the business. He is an entrepreneur with investments in several businesses across a broad spectrum of activities. Kevin's significant business acumen, personal skills, and knowledge are of enormous value to Zagga.

Edwin Morrison

Director & Co-Founder

Edwin Morrison

Director & Co-Founder
Chair, Zagga Holdings Board
Member, Compliance Committee

Edwin is a lawyer with 20 years banking and litigation experience. After the Global Financial Crises Edwin worked with significant listed companies seeking to recover a number of impaired loans requiring Court intervention, direct mortgagee sales, and sales by High Courts of New Zealand. This experience was at the forefront of the thinking behind the Zagga’s organisational development. Edwin is currently the managing partner of K3 Legal Ltd, a multi-disciplinary law firm based in Auckland, New Zealand. Edwin usually acts in complex cases as both lead counsel or in support of senior counsel.

Michael Blumenthal

Director & Co-Founder

Michael Blumenthal

Director & Co-Founder

Michael has been in business for 30 years. He is an experienced investor, consultant and entrepreneur, having been involved in multiple successful businesses and start-ups. Starting his own first business at the age of 17, Michael ventured out to build a successful career as a stockbroker at a large US brokerage before taking up the reins as director, and then subsequently CEO, of a large family enterprise. In 2008, Michael founded “Jemstep”, a ground-breaking “robo-technology” company that successfully automated investment recommendations in the wealth management field.

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Frank Hageali

Director, Investments

Frank oversees Credit. He has been involved in the finance and property industry for 25 years. He is a Certified Funds Manager, Property Valuer and a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Banking & Finance and Governance Institute of Australia.

Prior to his last bank role as Senior Associate Director/Acting State Director NSW for ANZ Bank’s Corporate Property Group, Frank held senior and management positions in Corporate, Institutional and Property divisions in Australia’s major financial Institutions.

Frank has completed several development projects in his own right in various capacities including financier, developer, superintendent and advisor.

  • Member:
  • Zagga Credit Oversight Committee
  • Zagga ESG Committee