Meet our Award Winning team

The 1st Street team is what sets us apart. Each member is committed to prioritising the client’s specific needs and working together to develop a personalised service, most suited for them.

Our vibrant and dynamic team culture delivers consistent outstanding results, always ensuring our customer receives the best possible outcome.

Albert Kuris Albert Kuris
Wealth Advisor

Albert Kuris


0414 811 899 |
527 Old South Head Road NSW 2029

Albert’s career in financial services spans well over a decade. He progressed through boutique financial advisory roles and established his own firm, working many years as principal adviser. Albert’s clients know him as a genuine, empathetic and knowledgeable financial adviser and he enjoys creating successful, long-term relationships with individuals, families and businesses.

Albert Kuris
Andrew Copeland Andrew Copeland
Mortgage Advisor

Andrew Copeland


0411 726 393 |
106 Melbourne Street East Maitland NSW 2323

Andrew has had an extensive corporate career in investment banking and financial services. Most recently, Andrew worked in investment lending roles with Macquarie Bank, where he held a credit authority, and NAB Wholesale Bank. In these roles, Andrew has been involved in structuring client loans for many millions of dollars and his strength lies in his customer focus, strong scenario modeling skills and his accounting background. Andrew is experienced dealing with everything from a home loan to the most complex loan structures involving multiple entities and is a specialist SMSF credit advisor.

 

Testimonials

“I recently went looking for a new car for my wife and decided on using 1st Street to help me get the best price. I found the service provided by  Andrew to be first class. They looked after the whole process for me and they saved me a considerable amount of money. I won’t ever buy a new car without using them again.”

Chris Larsen – CEO Ironbark

 

“I simply want to say THANK YOU. I  have dealt with many financial advisers and you two are simply  head & shoulders above them. The expertise and  competence you demonstrate is so assuring, making us feel we are in really safe hands, and we love the options you offer. Your delivery really has the WOW factor as time and time again you have demonstrated that you real push to get the best deal for us.  Andrew & Natalie we really feel and see our assets working for us under your guidance – thanks.”

Elizabeth Fitzell

Andrew Copeland
Cliff Ferrer Cliff Ferrer
Mortgage Advisor

Cliff Ferrer


0403 102 302 |
527 Old South Head Road NSW 2029

With a ‘big 4’ banking background and a warm approach, Cliff makes the loan process simple and stress-free, whether it be for the purchase of a new home or seeking a better deal on your existing loan. Cliff has an expert understanding of lending policies and procedures, and can guide you from start, to finish and beyond.

Testimonials

“I have been a 1st Street client for more than 7 years and have always felt that I am getting the best service. They are extremely consistent with staying in contact and keeping me up to date with relevant information. Having most recently refinanced with Cliff Ferrer, I was very impressed with the fast turn around and ease of the entire process.

I would not hesitate in recommending 1st Street to any of my friends and family.”

Brian Brownstein, Mobile Editor, SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

 

“I recently settled a loan with 1st Street and was pleased and surprised by the level of service. From the first call to the final signatures, the experience was stress-free, professional and efficient. At a time when  customer service is becoming a rarity, I was impressed by the availability and attention of the broker, and the fast turn-around of the application. I would highly recommend 1st Street for any of their financial services. They were simply a pleasure to deal with.”

Eddy Meyer, Senior TV Journalist

 

“We’re first home buyers and Cliff helped us immensely throughout the mortgage application process. He was patient in explaining the application process, the loan details and finances, and was generous with his time meeting us on weekends at our convenience. His knowledge in mortgages was impressive and he thoroughly discussed the pros and cons of different mortgage options to us. He made the property investment experience markedly less daunting and helped us to understand our options. We highly recommend Cliff and thank him again for his efforts.”

Nicholas Ho

 

Cliff Ferrer
David Ryman David Ryman
Mortgage & Wealth Advisor

David Ryman


0431 019 094 |
527 Old South Head Road NSW 2029

With a strong track record in both lending and financial planning, David ensures that at all times, clients have peace of mind and know that their financial affairs are under control. David’s encompassing financial skill-set enables him to offer clients advice on residential, investment and commercial lending, superannuation (including SMSF), life insurance and investments. David was born and bred in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs and he enjoys nurturing long-lasting relationships with clients, helping them to achieve life-long goals.

David Ryman
Greg Bloom Greg Bloom
Mortgage & Wealth Advisor

Greg Bloom


0421 380 678 |
527 Old South Head Road NSW 2029

Greg began his professional life in South Africa after qualifying as a Chartered Accountant and working in large corporations for several years. Moving to Australia saw him gain new perspective on his career where he re-qualified as a Financial Advisor and Mortgage Broker and opened Yellow Brick Road’s Bondi branch before joining 1st Street. Greg’s strong inter-personal skills together with his professional background and thorough knowledge of the industry makes working with him a consistently smooth and seamless experience. Greg enjoys developing strong long-term relationships with his clients, understanding their personal goals and working together to help them get there. Greg has been humbled to win a number of awards in the industry and in 2016 was nominated as a national finalist for the 2016 AFA Rising Star Award.

Greg Bloom
Jemma Ryman Jemma Ryman
Office Manager

Jemma Ryman


0405 162 522 |
527 Old South Head Road NSW 2029

As 1st Street’s Office Manager, Jemma supports the mortgage brokers and financial planners with their day-to-day duties and compliance requirements. Having worked in marketing and events with the Australian Institute of Music, Jemma is also a key facilitator of 1st Street’s marketing plan. Jemma holds a Diploma of Accounting and having grown up in the eastern suburbs is very familiar with the Sydney property market.

Jemma Ryman
Jeremy Fisher Jeremy Fisher
Managing Director

Jeremy Fisher


0411 339 998 |
527 Old South Head Road NSW 2029

Director and Founder of 1st Street Home Loans, Jeremy Fisher is one of the most awarded mortgage brokers in the industry and winner of ABA’s prestigious ‘Australian Broker of the Year’ and ranked #1 MPA Top 100 Brokers 2015. Since 2002, Jeremy has settled in excess of $1.5 billion worth of property loans and delighted clients with exceptional results and highly personalised service.

 

Testimonials

“I feel your professionalism is better than most and should be rewarded. You offer advice and think the right decisions through for each client without them even having to ask all the questions. That’s unusual. You are looking for the long term business not just a comm. This is professionalism.” 

Alison Coopes

 

“I just wanted to give you a big thank you for all your help and efforts in organising my loan and getting it all approved to have it all processed smoothly for the purchase of my first property. I must say that it was lovely dealing with you. Your knowledge and service was outstanding, which made it a much less stressful experience for myself.

I would definitely be recommending your service to friends and relatives.”

Anna Aure, Perpetual

 

Our experience with 1st Street’s Jeremy Fisher was second to none. During a stressful and busy process of purchasing a property, Jeremy arranged our mortgage effectively, accurately and professionally. Jeremy’s proactive approach was a perfect fit to our busy schedule. His expertise and brilliant attention to detail has secured us as his customers moving forward.

Don’t go to a bank; just see Jeremy at 1st Street!

Jen Laurence

Jeremy Fisher
Justin Baboucek Justin Baboucek
Mortgage Advisor

Justin Baboucek


0402 887 432 |
Hawthorn Level 1, 1 Cook Street Victoria 3122

Justin was born and raised in Melbourne, and has been working in finance since the start of 2014.

Justin has a wealth of experience in dealing with a wide range of clients from all over Melbourne, from those purchasing their first home through to investors with a number of properties in their portfolio’s. He takes pride in not only being able to save his clients money by finding them the lowest rates available, but also ensuring the structuring of their loan facilities allows client to achieve their next goals, whether that be paying down their loan and building equity as quickly as possible or further property purchasers down the track.

Justin Baboucek
Mardee Blackwood Mardee Blackwood
Mortgage Advisor

Mardee Blackwood


0407 246 299 |
527 Old South Head Road NSW 2029

Leading female broker in Australia, Mardee Blackwood, has consistently been recognised within the finance industry for her excellence over the past 10 years. Mardee strives to provide the best service each and every time and to do everything possible to find her clients the best deal possible on their home loan. With in-depth product knowledge, Mardee ensures her clients get the most suitable loan product available at the lowest rate. Mardee works closely with all clients to ensure a pleasant and stress-free experience.

 

Testimonials

“Thank you very, very much. It is such a relief to have a good and solid referral who also happens to be delightful to deal with and one I can count on every time to help my clients (especially those in those “not so easy” categories). My reputation rides on a referral and you ensure it is upheld every time. I am very grateful. You are a preferred supplier of services and friend to this firm.”

Christopher Lane, Christopher Lane & Associates

 

“Mardee highlights the essence of best practice broking and how a focus on the basics gets results, Mardee has achieved a stellar individual performance, whilst her skills and capabilities have positioned her brokerage among the state’s finest. The business of broking can be challenging but Mardee demonstrates that the rewards can also be significant for both the broker and the client” 

Jim Hall, The Adviser

 

“Dear Mardee, I would like to personally congratulate you on winning the 2014 Broker of the year – productivity award at the Australian Mortgage Awards last Friday night. This award is an excellent achievement and a fantastic way to celebrate all your success and constant dedication to the industry, I’m glad to see this has not gone unrecognised. Keep up the great work! Our sincerest congratulations”

Bridget Sakr Genworth

 

Mardee Blackwood
Melanie Imbruglia Melanie Imbruglia
Mortgage Advisor

Melanie Imbruglia


0411 561 305 |
527 Old South Head Rd Rose Bay NSW 2029

With a strong background in finance, Melanie is an experienced mortgage broker, specialising in residential lending, as well as being 1st Street’s Client Services Manager. Her previous employment with Commonwealth Bank gave her a valuable working knowledge of internal lending processes. Melanie’s organised and thorough approach is highly valued by her clients as well as 1st Street’s brokers to whom she provides support. Having grown up in the eastern suburbs and arranging lending predominantly in this area, Melanie has an in-depth knowledge of the local property market.

Melanie Imbruglia
Michael Vrastaminos Michael Vrastaminos
Mortgage Advisor

Michael Vrastaminos


0416 188 141 |
527 Old South Head Road NSW 2029

Michael joined 1st Street after holding several high profile positions within the finance industry including Director at ANZ Global Markets Wealth Sales, and Senior Private Banker at ANZ Private Bank, both with a focus on commercial lending, business facilities and home loans. With over 20 years in client relationship roles, Michael understands how to see things through his clients’ eyes, with their goals becoming his pursuits. He has an empathetic approach and builds strong relationships, keeping clients consistently well-informed throughout the lending process and beyond.

 

Testimonials

“Michael was exceptional in the way he carried himself and the experience and customer service that he passed on…which has proven to be extremely valuable. I have already recommended 1st Street to several friends and customers. Thanks again, and I look forward to our ongoing dealings.”

Mark

Michael Vrastaminos
Natalie Chesler Natalie Chesler
Marketing

Natalie Chesler


0410 681 040 |
527 Old South Head Rd

For over 6 years, Natalie has been behind 1st Street’s marketing strategy and the implementation of customer engagement programs, promotions, sponsorships, social media and brand development. Natalie leverages her previous experience with David Jones and the Nine Network to give 1st Street a unique and prominent presence in the marketplace.

Natalie Chesler
Natalie Copeland Natalie Copeland
Mortgage Advisor

Natalie Copeland


0404 946 286 |
106 Melbourne Street East Maitland NSW 2323

Natalie comes from a strong Financial Services background, rising through the ranks of the Commonwealth Bank, AMP and Deutsche Bank, and regularly working closely with financial planning groups, sophisticated investors and high net worth individuals. Natalie consistently demonstrates excellent communication and inter-personal skills, as well as a thorough knowledge of the products and services on offer to her clients, while making the process of obtaining finance as smooth, simple and enjoyable as possible.

Testimonials

“I simply want to say THANK YOU. I  have dealt with many financial advisers and you two are simply  head & shoulders above them. The expertise and  competence you demonstrate is so assuring, making us feel we are in really safe hands, and we love the options you offer. Your delivery really has the WOW factor as time and time again you have demonstrated that you real push to get the best deal for us.  Andrew & Natalie we really feel and see our assets working for us under your guidance – thanks.”

Elizabeth Fitzell

 

 

Natalie Copeland
Ofer Greenberg Ofer Greenberg
Chief Operating Officer

Ofer Greenberg


0417 244 071 |
527 Old South Head Road NSW 2029

Ofer joins 1st Street after 20 years working for both domestic and international banks covering investments and lending. He held management roles at ANZ bank, NAB Wholesale bank and Macquarie investment bank where he gained extensive experience dealing with retail, wholesale and institutional clients, covering a range of banking products

Ofer has a great track record of growing and structuring businesses as well as acquiring and developing strong business relationships

Ofer Greenberg
Rob See Rob See
Mortgage Advisor

Rob See


0411 604 466 |
8 Joseph Street Runaway Bay QLD 4216

Rob has had a successful career in lending, formerly a Senior Banker with both CBA and ANZ. His broad finance knowledge and his client-centric approach have resulted in many satisfied clients, from first home buyers to high net worth investors and clients setting up SMSFs. With qualifications in both finance and geology, Rob enjoys leveraging his scientific background when determining the most suitable solutions for clients.

 

Rob See
Yuval Bloomfield Yuval Bloomfield
Mortgage Advisor

Yuval Bloomfield


0415 634 944 |
527 Old South Head Road NSW 2029

Having previously been one of the country’s top performing senior bankers at NAB and CBA, Yuval has accumulated a wealth of knowledge and experience in both commercial and residential lending. Yuval specialises in commercial property and cash flow lending across all industries, for businesses of all sizes, for smaller loans as well as complex loans up to $50 million and he is known for delivering fast turnaround times. Over the years, Yuval’s clients have come mostly from referrals which is a testament to his high level of customer service and solid performance.

Testimonials

“I would like to thank you for being so efficient and persistent throughout the entire process of trying to buy this property. I felt like I constantly had your help and support due to your great level of communication, honesty and straightforwardness I received. I strongly appreciate all the dedicated hard work and time you invested in this. After dealing with you, I can say that I am sincerely satisfied with the effort. Thank you.”

Yosi Barukh

Yuval Bloomfield