We are pleased to announce the appointment of John Maxwell as our new Head of Sales.
Prior to Joust, Mr Maxwell spent two-and-a-half years as NSW and ACT Partnerships Manager with Victorian Mortgage Group, and 13 years with the Alpha Group prior to that. He has 20 years’ experience in the mortgage and lending industry.
Mr Maxwell will be responsible for expanding the company’s customer base and increasing brand engagement for both its Joust Instant Match and Joust Marketplace products across the broker and lender sectors.
Joust CEO, Carl Hammerschmidt said, “We welcome John to the Joust team. His great track record of building businesses, exceptional network and depth of knowledge of the mortgage industry make him the perfect fit for this role."
In response, Mr Maxwell said, “I am excited to join the Joust business, and look forward to building out its partner base and working with the rest of the team to really grow the business. Joust is a game changer. The platform not only provides a stronger digital route to market for lenders and brokers, but most of all ensures the right customer is being offered the right loan at exactly the right time."
With the ongoing strengthening of the Joust team through this appointment, Joust Founder Mark Bevan will use the opportunity to step back from the business after almost six years.
"The team is in terrific shape now,” Mark Bevan said. “I see this as the perfect opportunity to step away from the Joust business. With the timing in the run up to Christmas, it gives me the chance to enjoy my first holiday since 2015 -such is the life of a fintech start-up founder!"
Mr Maxwell will focus on growing the customer base for both Joust’s Auction Marketplace, and its Instant Match service, and helping lender and broker partners grow their businesses.
Joust Instant Match is for consumers who want to instantly assess their options and connect with an expert quickly. Joust Instant Match allows customers to connect with up to three service providers and quickly assess their home loan requirement against different home loan products. Effectively, taking them off the market quicker.
As brokers look to scale beyond their network and develop digital reach, the demand for targeting specific qualified audiences will continue to grow. With Joust Instant Match brokers are able to reduce their upfront time and capital commitment - either through an agency or their own internal resources - to achieve strong digital reach.
Mortgage brokers who wish to explore opportunities can now do so by visiting https://console.joust.com.au/signup-fsp.