Meet our team

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Executive Team

Andrew Johnson from Legal Home Loans

Andrew Johnson


Andrew is the founder and visionary driver of Legal Home Loans. Andrew is an experienced broker and has had a successful career in finance, with previous roles in private banking, partnerships, and management. With a background as a lending specialist for the medical industry, he identified a gap in the finance market for legal professionals and was inspired to serve this community with the creation of Legal Home Loans. He is driven by empowering his clients to achieve their professional and personal goals through financial growth and security. Ever active, outside of Legal Home Loans, you can find Andrew surfing the Northern Beaches, snowboarding in the winter, or training for his next boxing bout.

Cullen Haynes from Legal Home Loans

Cullen Haynes

Director of Sales

Our Director of Sales, Cullen, has a burning passion for finance and energy to match. Cullen’s joined Legal Home Loans from Macquarie Group where he was a leading sales executive. Overseeing our sales function, he sets an exceptional standard of customer service, knowledge, and teamwork. His outstanding work ethic is reflected by his recent wins at the Mortgage & Finance Association of Australia (MFAA) Awards as Best Newcomer Award for NSW 2019, and the Australian Broking Award for Rising Star in 2020. Cullen has an immense passion for both reading and long-distance running, leading both his professional and personal life with one guiding philosophy – “leave everyone you meet, better than you found them”.

Aylin Unsul from Legal Home Loans

Aylin Unsal

General Manager

Aylin is our General Manager and oversees the strategic direction and day-to-day operations of the business. As part of her role, she also manages all marketing and communications, partnerships, and internal culture. Aylin comes from a marketing background where she previously worked on building global brands in Australia, UK, and abroad. She is also experienced in developing new and sustainable business models. Committed to building purposeful, life-long relationships with customers, she is always looking at how we can better serve our customers and improve the client experience. She is driven by her passion for helping others grow, whether it is by mentoring the team or helping our clients achieve their lending goals. On her weekends, she loves cooking up a storm for friends and family and seeing live music.

Lending Team

Rachael Massoud from Legal Home Loans

Rachael Massoud

Lending Manager

Rachael has been with Legal Home Loans since the start of our journey over five years ago, and in that time has experienced multiple roles within the lending function, including acting as a broker for several years. In her current capacity, she is Lending Manager and primarily looks after processes and efficiency, staff training, and internal compliance. She also manages our bank and lender relationships, with continual two-way feedback on how we can improve the customer experience for our clients. Rachael enjoys workshopping scenarios with the lending team to find solutions that will achieve the best outcomes for clients. She is practical and systematic in her approach and prides herself on being at the forefront of industry and credit updates. Away from the office, Rachael enjoys kickboxing training and trying out new restaurants with friends and loved ones.

Luke Mansour

Legal Lending Specialist

Luke has broad broking experience across a variety of situations for legal professionals. He is compassionate to clients’ needs and committed to achieving the best possible solution. He brings an air of calm to the office and wherever he goes with his patient and focused demeanour. Outside of work, Luke is a passionate football and AFL fan, and enjoys both competing on the field and watching on from the side lines.

Josh Jaramillo from Legal Home Loans

Josh Jaramillo

Legal Lending Specialist

Josh is passionate about lending and assisting his clients to his highest ability. His attentive customer service and pragmatic approach ensure successful outcomes for his clients. He is a vibrant and thoughtful member of the team, motivated by building strong relationships with others. On the weekends, Josh is a foodie and is always on the hunt for the next hidden gem to try with friends and family.

Mitch Moroney from Legal Home Loans

Mitch Moroney

Legal Lending Specialist

Mitch is well versed in lending and is driven to use this knowledge to achieve the best outcomes for his clients. With a background in finance at Macquarie Group, Mitch has a great affinity for building relationships and providing excellent customer service. He is an integral part of providing fast positive outcomes for Legal Home Loan clients. Outside of work Mitch can be found competing in basketball, golf or tennis – or bingeing Netflix at home.

Robin Soares from Legal Home Loans

Robin Soares

Inside Sales Associate

Robin is key in the loan application process as an Inside Sales Associate. He is driven by exceeding expectations and targets, and enjoys assisting clients to find solutions that help facilitate their life goals. He brings a calming energy to the team and to his clients, even when things feel hectic. Robin has an immense passion for sport and plays football for his local club on the weekends. In his spare time, he enjoys going to the beach and attending concerts.

Louise Boreham from Legal Home Loans

Louise Boreham

Inside Sales Associate

As an Inside Sales Associate, Louise plays a crucial role in ensuring a smooth loan application process for clients. With a career background as a mathematics teacher, Louise joined Legal Home Loans hungry for a career change into Finance. What she loves most about her role is problem-solving and ensuring her clients have an effortless experience. During her days off, you can find Louise hiking through scenic treks, exploring restaurants and catching up with friends.

Ananya Kantharaju

Inside Sales Associate

As an Inside Sales Associate, Ananya finds it highly rewarding being a part of the process that assists clients to achieve their finance goals. She has a calm and steady approach to her work that is essential in helping our clients reach settlement. Her personal goal is to have fun everyday at work, and her bubbly outlook on life is contagious to the team around her. In her spare time you can find Ananya playing badminton, trying new cuisines or watching a movie

Etash Pandhi from Legal Home Loans

Etash Pandhi

Inside Sales Associate

Etash is a key support to our lending team in his role as a Inside Sales Associate. He enjoys pushing himself to reach new goals and playing a part in aiding clients to reach their personal dreams. He thrives on being surrounded by a team of dedicated individuals who all share a common goal. When Etash is not in the office, you can find him playing tennis, trying to learn a new language or watching Formula 1.

Jess Pham from Legal Home Loans

Jess Pham

Lending Officer

As a Lending Officer, Jess plays a vital part in closing the loan process and assisting clients through to settlement. She brings her bubbly energy into her work and is dedicated to helping clients achieve a great outcome. Jess strives at making the settlement process smooth and efficient with her thorough attention to detail and can-do approach to all her responsibilities. In her spare time, you can find Jess shopping for new plants to fill her house or spending time with friends and family.

Paula Valdecanas

Lending Officer

Paula is a key support to our team in her role as a Lending officer. With a diverse background in customer service and sales, she has a strong eye for detail and is an excellent communicator. Paula enjoys tackling complex scenarios to secure a favourable outcome for clients and is continuously seeking ways to improve process efficiencies. Outside of the office, you can find Paula exploring new cuisines to cook, crocheting, or playing video games.

Blake McTaggart

Lending Officer

In his capacity as a Lending Officer, Blake plays a vital role in guiding clients seamlessly through the settlement process. His vibrant enthusiasm and diligent work ethic allows him to forge meaningful connections with clients, always committed to achieving optimal outcomes for them. Outside of the office, Blake is passionate about the Sydney Swans, coaching in surf lifesaving, and enjoying a round of golf with friends.

Nathan Zappia

Lending Officer

Nathan brings a strong background in customer service to his role as a Lending Officer. He finds great satisfaction in contributing to a seamless loan process that leaves clients content at the end of the journey. Known for his meticulous attention to detail, Nathan ensures a thorough and professional service. Outside of work, he enjoys getting involved in soccer, whether on the field or as a spectator, and spending quality time with his nearest and dearest.

Support Team

Priyanka Patel from Legal Home Loans

Priyanka Patel

Executive Assistant

Priyanka is our resourceful and multi-talented support to the team in her capacity as Executive Assistant. In addition to assisting our leadership team, she manages company administration and compliance. She is diligent and dedicated in her work and brings a positive attitude every day. When she’s not in the office, she can usually be found trying new restaurants or hiking around Sydney’s national parks.

Darcey Rizzuto

Senior Marketing Executive

Darcey is our Senior Marketing Executive and plays a pivotal role in delivering Legal Home Loans’ communications to market. She supports and executes a variety of projects within the marketing space including social media management, event coordination, campaign planning and more. Darcey enjoys collaborating with cross-functional team members to develop new and exciting ways to engage our audience and build client retention. In her spare time, you can find Darcey boating, going on road trips or doing pilates.