Adrienne Church has been appointed general manager in New Zealand for small business lending specialist Prospa.
Prospa is currently the number one online lender to small businesses in Australia, and has extended over A$960 million in loans so far. It is now offering its services to New Zealand’s small business owners, and has ambitions to secure a leading position in commercial funding within the New Zealand market.
Church will manage operations and help build up Prospa’s presence in the New Zealand market, driving engagement with partners and small business to deliver finance solutions that keep small businesses moving.
Prospa provides business loans in New Zealand ranging from $5000 to $150,000, with no asset security required to access up to $100,000.
Application takes just 10 minutes, businesses can receive same day approval, and funding is possible within 24 hours.
Prospa currently works with more than 10,000 partners, including aggregators, associations and trusted corporate brands and recently joined the NZFSG panel.
Previously, Church spent seven years establishing Resimac's New Zealand operations.
Beau Bertoli, co-founder and joint CEO of Prospa, said: “We are thrilled to have Adrienne leading our New Zealand operations. Adrienne’s wealth of experience, market knowledge, and passion for supporting small business make her the clear choice to head up our team here.”
Adrienne Church, General Manager of Prospa New Zealand said: “There is an enormous opportunity for Prospa to transform the way small business owners in New Zealand experience finance and I’m excited to be part of this. I’ve been blown away by Prospa’s technology, culture, and commitment to delivering amazing customer experiences. I’m really looking forward to this next chapter of my career.”