Meet the Team
We’re proud to combine our unique skills and experience to bring you personalised finance and investment solutions.

The finance industry is not only competitive, but it’s constantly changing.

Since 2003, the directors of Strive Financial have earned a combined 45 years experience in the Australian business finance industry. From the Global Financial Crisis in 2008 to the boom and bust of the property cycle – Jonathan, Kasey and Cameron use the knowledge gained from these experiences to continually deliver results for clients and brokers.

We’re proud to bring together honesty, meticulousness and customer-focused tenacity to offer you personalised finance solutions for your business.

Meet the Directors
Strive Financial

Phone: 1300 478 748
Fax: 1800 220 412
PO Box 313 Biggera Waters QLD 4216

Meet the Directors
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Jonathan Lee
Executive Director

Jonathan Lee holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Queensland University of Technology, a Diploma of Financial Services (Finance/Mortgage Broking Management) and a Diploma of Business (Franchising). He was admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland in 2019, holds a current practicing certificate, and is a Director of Strive Law Pty Ltd.

Jonathan has worked in the finance industry for a family-owned private finance company since 2003. During this time, Jonathan has developed expertise in the finance and mortgage industry.

In 2012, Jonathan co-founded Australian Mortgage Fund Ltd (responsible entity for a retail contributory mortgage fund). Jonathan is the CFO of Australian Mortgage Fund Ltd as well as the Financial Controller, Chairman of the Lending Committee, and a Responsible Manager for the AMF Mortgage Income Scheme.

In 2018, Jonathan co-founded Strive Financial Pty Ltd. His role involves the day-to-day management of the company as well as the assessment and approval of loan applications, funds management, dispute resolution and client negotiations. Jonathan is a responsible manager for Strive Financial as well as the chairman of the Lending Committee.

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Kasey Lee
Executive Director and In-house Solicitor

Kasey Lee holds a Bachelor of Laws, Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice and Master of Laws from the Queensland University of Technology. Kasey has also completed the Queensland Law Society Practice Management Course. She was admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland in 2007, holds a current unrestricted principal practicing certificate and is the Practitioner Director of Strive Law Pty Ltd.

Working in the finance industry for a family-owned private finance company since 2004, originally in the role of a loan consultant, has given Kasey a broad knowledge of banking and finance law. In 2007 Kasey became the in-house Solicitor for the company practicing exclusively in the field of finance and mortgage law.

In 2012, Kasey co-founded Australian Mortgage Fund Ltd (responsible entity for a retail contributory mortgage fund) Kasey is the CEO and the General Counsel for Australian Mortgage Fund Ltd as well as the Compliance Officer, Chief Risk Officer, Member of the Compliance Committee and a Responsible Manager for the AMF Mortgage Income Scheme. Her roles involves the day to day running of the company including funds management as well as establishing and overseeing a culture of compliance within Australian Mortgage Fund Ltd and the Scheme.

In 2018, Kasey co-founded Strive Financial Pty Ltd. Her role includes the preparation of loan documentation, coordinating settlements, dispute resolution and client negotiations, and all aspects of loan/mortgage enforcement including Supreme Court litigation. Kasey continues to have an active role in the assessment and approval of loan applications, assists in funds management and is responsible for the culture of compliance within the company. Kasey is a Responsible Manager and the General Counsel for Strive Financial.

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Cameron Garnham
Executive Director

Cameron has worked in the mortgage industry since 2007. He brings to the board a wealth of “hands on” expertise in loan assessment and enforcement. He has personally handled thousands of loans and thousands of Borrowers. Cameron has helped Borrowers through difficulties and consequently maximised the returns to investors.

Cameron is an Executive Director of Australian Mortgage Fund Ltd (responsible entity for a retail contributory mortgage fund) and a Member of the Lending Committee for the AMF Mortgage Income Scheme. Within Australian Mortgage Fund Ltd, Cameron handles all loan applications and completes the initial research process which provides the Lending Committee with all required information to make an informed decision when approving or declining an application for finance.

In 2018 Cameron co-founded Strive Financial Pty Ltd, with his unique experience helping to achieve the goal of maximising investor returns through intelligent lending and efficient collection of loans. Cameron completes the unique Board experiences of the Strive Financial Board, bringing together legal expertise, business leadership, innovation, responsibility, and direct lending and Borrower expertise.

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