Meet the Team
stratton’s board and senior management are passionate about providing the best solutions and personal service to clients.
Rob ChalonerManaging Director & CEO Rob has worked in the automotive and finance industries for over 14 years, and understands the finance needs of Australian car buyers.
Find out more about stratton's Founder & Managing Director
"I am committed to finding the best solutions for stratton's clients and I welcome any feedback or suggestions. You can email me personally at email@example.com or call me directly on 0406 154 982"
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Walta KazziSales Director Walta's finance career began as part of a graduate program within AGC/Westpac. It wasn't long after, that he decided to become his own boss so together with Ben Seale he co-founded Lowestrates.com.au which was later acquired by stratton in 2008.
Since then Walta has been instrumental in stratton's growth and driving sales. He is extremely passionate about this business and he quotes:
"because we are different and it's all about the customer experience"
He credits stratton's success to a great culture, innovative systems, trusted brand and the ability to evolve.
Rob JonesChief Operating Officer Rob started with stratton as a Finance Consultant under our graduate program and quickly transitioned to the position of Retention Manager, looking after our current database of clients. Having developed key management skills, Rob soon became the Victorian State Manager in 2011. He is now the Chief Operating Officer and is responsible for key areas of sales, staff, products, training, compliance and customer service. Excellent critical thinker, with an impeccable knowledge of the Australian Financial Sector.
Bronwyn ThorpeFinancial Controller & Company Secretary With the support of our experienced accounts team, Bronwyn strives to ensure that the financial information and transaction processing requirements of the business are provided on a timely and efficient basis.
Bronwyn is a chartered accountant and is able to draw on extensive experience gained from senior roles in accounting and finance across a number of different industries and organisations.
Richard WilliamsState Manager (VIC) Richard has many years of experience working within the finance and automotive industry. His extensive knowledge of car finance and insurance is complimented by his exceptional customer service that saw him previously win the UK Business Manager of the Year in 2009 for a top European brand. As State Manager (VIC), Richard is responsible for all operations from the Victorian office.
Alex WestGeneral Manager - NSW Alex has a solid background in the Automotive and Finance industry having worked for major dealerships and finance companies in the UK, including BMW and Volkswagen Finance.
His extensive knowledge of car finance and insurance is complimented by his commitment to providing clients with the highest level of service.
As General Manager, Alex is responsible for operations from the NSW office.
Peter JohnstonState Manager (QLD) Coming from his own brokerage, Peter has many years of experience in the finance industry including working for one of the major banks and various second tier lenders. As State Manager (QLD), Peter is responsible for all operations from the Queensland state office and looks forward to making a difference to both his team and the wider stratton business.
Kevin SmithState Manager - WA Kevin has over ten years of experience in automotive and finance having worked as a Business Manager with one of Western Australia's largest car dealerships.
His extensive knowledge of car finance and insurance is complimented by his exceptional customer service that has seen him win numerous awards.
As State Manager for WA, Kevin oversees all operations from the Perth office. He also holds a Certificate IV and Diploma in Financial Services.
Cameron GrahamNational Franchise Manager Cameron has over 15 years of licensing and franchising experience spanning a range of sectors through previous roles at ANZ, Myer Grace Bros and consulting to aspiring and emerging franchisors. Cameron has a MBA and was awarded the Franchise Council of Australia's Franchise Executive of the Year in 2011. Leading the stratton franchise system, Cameron is accountable for the strategic planning and development of the model.
John AlvarezHead of Commercial & Third Party John is a Senior Sales & Marketing Executive with over 17 years experience in building technology and banking businesses. He's held senior roles at Westpac, Telstra and Optus and joined the stratton team in 2015, from Citibank where he managed partnerships and distribution strategy. As Head of Commercial and Third Party – he has national responsibilities for growing the commercial portfolio, third party distribution and delivering an outstanding customer experience to stratton's business customers.
Vas PapadopoulosManager of People, Talent & Culture Vas has over 15 years experience within the banking and finance sector. As Manager of People, Talent and Culture, he is responsible for locating and recruiting new talent and ensuring their continued professional development whilst at stratton.
Vas is committed to building on stratton's great culture, getting it to an 'employer of choice' status. He also holds a Bachelor of Business and is a keen sports enthusiast.
Damien EmmersonInfrastructure Manager Damien is a key part of stratton's IT team, responsible for the planning, implementation and day-to-day operations of our IT infrastructure.
He is an experienced IT professional with a strong background in system administration.
Andrew LawrenceActing Chief Technology Officer As the Chief Technology Officer, Andrew manages stratton’s rapidly growing team of software developers, business intelligence experts, UX gurus and QA testers and guides the business technology offerings. Before joining stratton back in 2005, Andrew worked at various digital web agencies working on projects for the likes of Disney and the Olympics.
Andrew holds a degree in Computer Science.