Changing the Game Plan

Former All Black Andrew Mehrtens likens agility on the rugby field to tackling unforeseen circumstances in business

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In this lively webchat, former All Black Andrew Mehrtens and Maia Financial Chief Growth Officer Michelle Gianferrari chat about the undeniable synergies between sports and business, the key attributes of high-performing teams, and ways to lead through adversity.

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Michelle Gianferrari

Michelle Gianferrari

Chief Growth Officer

I joined Maia Financial in late 2018 to lead the Asset Finance divisions in Australia and New Zealand. My core focus is on growth, guiding the team to originate opportunities to finance diverse assets for new and existing clients, quickly and efficiently while building and maintaining strong relationships.

I have had over 20 years’ experience within financial services.

I have gained significant segmentation strategy and sales leadership experience within Investec Private Bank and more recently Perpetual Private.

I hold a Bachelor of Business Science degree from the University of Cape Town and having lived and worked in the UK and South Africa, I am now privileged to call Australia home. I am married and a mother of two wonderful children and in our leisure time we enjoy going to the beach and playing tennis.

Andrew Mehrtens

Andrew Mehrtens

Director, Asset Finance

For the last 7 years I have worked in the financial sector in Australasia, with roles in wealth management and institutional investment services. This follows a 20 year professional sporting career including playing international rugby for the New Zealand All Blacks. From this background I have brought high-performance team values to the work environment.

I’ve loved the opportunity at Maia Financial to engage with a broad range of businesses and bring a variety of valuable solutions to clients.

These days I also enjoy regular television appearances as a rugby commentator and pundit!