Neil Roberts (Alternatives Masterclass Presenter 31 October 2018)
Neil Roberts is an entrepreneur and financial services business leader with a strong appetite for innovation, and a track record of delivering outstanding shareholder growth and customer experience.
As the Founder and Joint CEO of Harmoney, Australasia’s leading lending marketplace, Neil has created healthy competition in the financial services industry and his helping Kiwis and Aussies achieve better financial outcomes.
To-date, Harmoney has facilitated more than $780 million in lending, assessed more than $5.3 billion in loan applications and paid more than $103 million in interest to Lenders via its marketplace. A fintech company still in challenger and investment mode within a fledgling sector, Harmoney has created weightless exports, highly skilled and highly paid employment, and valuable investment opportunities while driving profitable growth in only four years of operation.
Educated in Wales, Neil launched Pacific Retail Finance Direct in 2001, achieving $100 million in profit over five years. Ultimately heading the business as GM, Neil was responsible for over 400 staff and a balance sheet of $750m in assets. He then joined financial solutions business FlexiGroup, as Head of Sales and Business Development. In the role he led a team of more than 80 with $30m profit and $200 million sales responsibility, driving development and delivering double digit revenue growth.
A YPO and Fintech NZ member, Neil has a passion for digital disruption and the use of tech to drive frictionless customer experience. In creating Harmoney, he brought back together a core team of people that had been led by him before. He is regarded as an industry leader for fintech across Australasia.