Co-founder and CEO
Aris co-founded Moula to provide Australian SMEs with a better way to access finance. Growing up around a family business, he experienced first-hand the challenges faced by SMEs.
Before Moula, Aris spent over 15 years working in banking in London and Hong Kong, including roles with Credit Suisse and Nomura.
He holds an MBA from London Business School, and a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Law from Monash University.
Co-founder and COO
Before co-founding Moula, Andrew spent over 16 years with a number of financial institutions in London – including Deutsche Bank, Standard Chartered, Nomura and Royal Bank of Scotland – spanning risk management, credit modelling and structuring.
After returning to Australia, Andrew began focusing on solving the capital problem faced by small businesses. As COO, he is responsible for managing the lending process from the point of underwriting to execution and settlement, and post-settlement support.
Andrew has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne and is a Chartered Accountant of Australia.
Co-founder and CTO
Piers is a co-founder and CTO of Moula. He has worked in information technology since 1997 with financial institutions including Royal Bank of Scotland, BNP Paribas, Barclay’s Capital and ICL.
In these roles, he was responsible for in-house application development across numerous programming languages. Piers’s team has built Moula’s proprietary platform that simplifies the business lending process.
He has a Bachelor of Science in Astronomy from University College London and a Masters in Science in Electronic Product Innovation and Management from Middlesex University London.
Chief Financial Officer
Prior to joining Moula, Ashley spent 24 years with Big Four accounting firms. During 12 years at KPMG, he worked in both Audit & Assurance and Transaction Services.
Later, as Partner at Deloitte Australia, Ashley focused on M&A due diligence on a wide range of acquisition and divestment transactions and capital raisings. He was the Investigating Accountant on a number of IPOs including Healthscope, IDP Education, Netwealth, Convenience Retail REIT, Carbon Revolution, Atomos and Powerwrap.
Ashley holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Monash University and is Member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.
Chief Marketing Officer
Leading the marketing teams, Matt drives awareness and growth at Moula. Having owned several small businesses in the past, he understands the difficulties that SMEs face, especially managing cash flow, and enjoys helping them overcome challenges and grow.
Prior to joining Moula, Matt started his career with Deloitte Forensic, then became a founding team member of Deloitte Digital. Other career highlights include Head of Strategy at Sportsbet, Head of International Markets at Paddy Power Betfair in London and founding multiple AI-based businesses, including Interaction Dynamics and Laika.
Complementing his professional experience, Matt holds a Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation from Swinburne University.
Chief People Officer
With over 20 years of experience in human resources, Chris leads the people team at Moula.
Before joining Moula, she led the HR team at Xero Australia as it advanced from startup to market leader. At Xero, her team was named as a Finalist for the HR Team of the Year for the 2017 Australian HR Awards. Chris is passionate about creating a great place to work, developing leadership capability, enhancing employee engagement and equipping people to reach their full potential.
Chris holds a BA in Psychology from the University of Queensland.
Chief Data Officer
With more than 25 years’ experience in financial services, Paul is responsible for growing Moula’s data and analytics capabilities which play a critical role in serving customers.
He specialises in integrating data with processes and technology. This has included building and deploying Microsoft Azure Machine Learning Services to automate Moula’s business lending credit decisioning process.
Before joining Moula in 2018, Paul held management roles at National Australia Bank and MLC. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia and holds a B.Comm (Hons) from the University of Melbourne.
Chief Revenue Officer
Since starting his career in financial services in the mid-1990s, Paul’s roles have included Head of Corporate Development and Director Strategy and Business Development at Latitude Financial Services and General Manager at GE Capital.
In a range of roles, Paul has led and developed high-performing sales teams, transformed thinking to identify and build new business models, and accelerated the growth of new financial products and services.
In addition to more than 25 years of experience in financial services, Paul has a Diploma of Finance and Mortgage Broking and a Bachelor’s Degree in International Trade, Finance and Marketing. He has also attained a Six Sigma Black Belt.
Chief Information Officer
Graham leads technology strategy, execution, and delivery at Moula, aligning his deep technology expertise with the needs of the business.
Prior to joining Moula, Graham consulted on large-scale transformations and proprietary software builds in the UK, USA, and Australia for Accenture, and built the technology and platform capabilities at Property Exchange Australia where he became the Chief Technology Officer.
In addition to his industry experience, Graham holds a number of qualifications including an MSc in Computing for the University of Wales and a BA (Hons) in Media and Cultural Studies from the University of West of England. He is certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute.