The heart and soul of Mortgage Domayne is its founder and Director Mark Polatkesen. A multi-award-winning broker with over 18 years' experience, Mark is highly respected in the industry and has personally settled over $800 million worth of loans.
Driven by his vision of a holistic, service-oriented business, Mark established Mortgage Domayne, which has grown to become a major player in the Melbourne home loan market. Mark continues to be hands-on in every aspect of the business and remains every bit as passionate about always putting people first.
As well as keenly following the real estate and financial markets, Mark takes a strong interest in sports and cars.
With a long and successful career as a mortgage broker, Maria Rafferty is a pivotal member of the Mortgage Domayne management team. Maria's core focus is broker management, where she supports and mentors the broker team and provides ongoing professional development.
Holding the belief that strong relationships are the key to great outcomes, Maria also ensures best practice business processes and compliances. But above all, Maria lives and breathes mortgage broking and takes a completely hands-on approach. All of which helps ensure that Mortgage Domayne is always one step ahead in a rapidly-changing lending landscape.
Vanessa has a high focus on exceeding client expectations with delivering outstanding service. Starting in the industry in September 2015 she has progressed exponentially.
Having previously worked with top-tier firms such as Blake Dawson Waldron Lawyers and PricewaterhouseCoopers, Vanessa understands the importance of client satisfaction and attention to detail.
Vanessa is passionate and aspires to high levels of professionalism.
With 15+ years of experience as a Mortgage Broker, Sean has a reputation for making the loan process easy to understand. With an enviable knowledge of bank policies and financial products, he's adept at finding a loan to suit every client's individual needs. Most recently, Sean's excellence was recognised at the 2020 AFG Broker Excellence Awards. Outside of helping people achieve their property dreams, his other passions are snowboarding, travel and astronomy.
A fully accredited mortgage broker and member of MFAA, Robert also has a Bachelor of Multimedia Systems Engineering and a Diploma in Finance and Mortgage Broking Management. Previously a sales representative with Sensis, Robert is adept at building relationships and developing an in-depth understanding of his clients' needs. With his passion for the property market and his excellent customer service, Robert's priority is to achieve the best possible outcomes for his clients.
Along with being an accredited mortgage consultant and member of MFAA, Armstrong holds a BA in Finance & Risk Management and is RG146 compliant. With over six years' experience as a mortgage broker, Armstrong has a formidable track record as an overseas investor specialist. So much so that his clients often receive preferential treatment from certain lenders. Away from the office, Armstrong enjoys soccer and cycling.
An accredited mortgage broker and member of MFAA, Evan also holds a degree in banking and finance as well as international trade. Then there's his diploma of finance and mortgage broking management. Impressive stuff. Along with Evan's experience in commercial and residential finance, it's his passion and his dedication to helping his clients achieve their goals that truly stand out.
Part of the Mortgage Domayne team since 2017, Richard is an accredited mortgage broker and member of the Australian Finance Group and the Finance Brokers Association of Australia. His keen eye for numbers and strong desire to help people invest in the property market drive him to achieve the best outcomes for his clients. Richard's passion for broking is matched only by his love of cars, and he also enjoys spending time at the gym and with family and friends.
Along with being a fully accredited mortgage broker, Monika possesses impeccable professional qualifications, including a Diploma of Finance and Mortgage Broking. Just as impressive is her eight years in banking, specialising in residential finance. Monika's skills, knowledge and experience set her apart. And like everyone at Mortgage Domayne, she's 100% focussed on ensuring her clients achieve the optimum outcome.
With a background of 10+ years in the construction industry, Bree brings a unique perspective and skillset. With her in-depth understanding of the entire construction and finance process, Bree is adept at helping people navigate the challenges. Prior to becoming a broker, Bree spent two years as Mortgage Domayne's Client Services Director. As for what makes her tick, she's passionate about helping people achieve home ownership.
Before finding his true calling as a mortgage broker, Matthew spent over seven years as a sales professional. This experience honed his problem-solving skills and taught him the value of nurturing relationships. Both are qualities that serve him well as a mortgage broker. Fully accredited and a member of the Finance Brokers Association of Australia (FBAA), Matthew is passionate about helping his clients reach their financial goals.
Before joining Mortgage Domayne, Ranjan worked as a mortgage broker at Aussie Home Loans for three years. He loves helping clients along their home loan journey and ensuring they avoid the potential pitfalls of first home loans – ask him how he knows! When he’s not at work Ranjan enjoys travelling, bushwalking, reading and jigsaw puzzles.
Sohail began his working life in retail, real estate and customer service before moving into the finance industry. His interest in property and facility with numbers prompted him to move into mortgage broking, where he gets great satisfaction from helping clients purchase their first homes. When he's not working, Sohail enjoys travelling and relaxing in front of the TV.
With a Bachelor of Business and a major in Finance, Mustafa has long had an interest in the finance industry. He became a mortgage broker with the aim of helping people, and takes great pride in finding the best mortgage solutions for his clients. On the weekends you'll find Mustafa playing soccer or tennis, reading or watching movies.
A mortgage broker with 16 years' experience in the finance industry, Joseph worked at Westpac, Bank of Melbourne and HSBC before joining the team here at Mortgage Domayne. Joseph is driven by a passion for helping clients establish their financial goals and achieve the best possible outcomes. In his spare time Joseph loves cooking food from all around the world, and enjoys gardening with his kids.
A recent addition to the Mortgage Domayne team, Kris is an accredited mortgage broker with a background in finance and lending, having previously worked at NAB and ME Bank. Kris is driven by a desire to help clients, and loves finding the best lending solutions to help them achieve their home ownership dreams. Outside of work, Kris enjoys fishing, camping, cooking and gaming.
Ansh is a newcomer to Mortgage Domayne but has long had an interest in property. An accredited mortgage broker with a background in finance and a love of working with numbers, he takes great satisfaction in helping his clients achieve their property goals. Ansh spends his holidays travelling and socialising, and enjoys playing sport and hitting the gym on weekends.
One of the new faces at Mortgage Domayne, Talha is learning the ropes from some of the best in the industry. With a strong work ethic that is matched only by the desire to become a mortgage broker, Talha is an integral part of the team processing loans and assessing credit.
Another member of our loan processing and credit team, Taylan is Mortgage Domayne's designated progress payment officer. Playing a pivotal role in the loan process, Taylan demonstrates a 110% commitment to our customers. In fact, he finds helping people with their loans “exhilarating”. Nice one, Taylan.
With a background as an assistant mortgage broker, Kunal brings a well-rounded perspective to his role as a loan processor. Indeed, Kunal has end-to-end knowledge of the loan process and a never-say-die attitude that our clients find invaluable. Kunal also loves cricket, cooking and stock trading.
A relative newcomer to Mortgage Domayne, Chloe has quickly become a key member of our loan processing team. With a background as a credit analyst, Chloe thrives on the fast-pace. When she's not busy helping people with their loans, Chloe enjoys food, travel and getting together with friends.
Joining Mortgage Domayne back in 2013, Julie is responsible for ensuring our customer service continually exceeds expectations and delivers outstanding results. Just look at our customer reviews and you'll see Julie commitment is unwavering. Holding a a Cert IV in Finance and Mortgage, she also brings plenty of knowledge, experience and understanding to the table. Outside of work, Julie likes catching up with friends and reading.
Bringing more than 15 years' experience to Mortgage Domayne, Chantal's background encompasses construction, finance, accounting and taxation. By her own admission Chantal is ‘details orientated, extremely competitive and loves helping people'. That's one formidable combination right there. Chantal also loves baking, travelling and reading.
Specialising in personal and home loans, Gagan has more than 8 years' experience in finance and lending. With a well-deserved reputation for rolling up his sleeves and giving 110 percent, Gagan has helped countless people get their loans approved. Away from the office, Gagan likes to travel and go to the movies.