Maia Financial introduces a new CEO


Maia Financial is delighted to announce that Stafford Hamilton has been appointed Chief Executive Officer.

Stafford has a long history of establishing and leading businesses that provide capital solutions to niche markets. Most recently, he co-founded Credabl, a non-bank lender offering loans to the medical and accounting markets, for practice and personal needs. Both Maia Financial and Credabl are co-owned by investment and advisory firm, Monash Private Capital.

Stafford will lead Maia Financial’s Australian and New Zealand (ANZ) operations. He will also remain Chief Executive Officer of Credabl.

Monash Private Capital founder, Geoff Levy, said: “Stafford is an exceptional leader and we are delighted to have him as CEO of Maia Financial. His track record leading multiple businesses in Australia, combined with his industry knowledge, will allow him to drive our ANZ strategy forward and continue building our service offering.”

Daniel Blizzard, Maia Financial’s outgoing CEO, is responsible for building our Structured Finance business. This is a critical part of the company’s strategy to become a new source of finance for corporations at a time when accessing capital has become increasingly difficult. This move follows Maia Financials’ recent announcement regarding the launch of its inaugural specialised asset finance fund as part of a strategic investment from KKR.

Geoff Levy commented further: “We are excited that Daniel is solely focused on providing choice to businesses via our Structured Finance operation and we look forward to supporting the growth of businesses across Australia and New Zealand.”

In November 2018, Michelle Gianferrari joined Maia Financial as Head of Asset Finance. Michelle is focussed on servicing the finance needs of small and mid-market businesses, as well as helping the business to cement its position as the leading alternate asset finance provider for corporates and government entities.

Stafford will work closely with Daniel and Michelle as Maia Financial continues its focus on developing innovative financial services for the Australian and New Zealand markets.

For more information:
Dina Tinkler | Maia Financial
M: +61 415 711 533

Maia Financial ( is a leading, independent asset finance house with more than 25 years’ experience. Its unique funds management model and pools of global capital allow Maia Financial to own, fund and operate assets on and off the balance sheet for government, public and private corporations. Maia Financial is part of Monash Private Capital Group, backed by KKR and Highbridge Principal Strategies.