Our Team

With a combined over 80 years in tech finance and small business leading we are here to help your business.

Finstro is an innovative Supplier Invoice Finance solution, allowing you to free up your cash flow and unlock working capital.

Over $1 Billion

funded to Australian business

7,000+ Business helped

We’ve been helping Australian Businesses since 2014

Brad Prout

Chief Executive Officer

Brad has over 30 years’ experience in financial markets, specialising in project, infrastructure, capital markets and credit-based portfolio management. Brad has a very strong transaction experience in structured lending and receivables management. Previously founder and managing director of ASX listed Ethane Pipeline Trust, Senior Vice President, Bankers Trust Australia and Senior Executive, SBC Australia

Sava Trifunovic

Chief Operating Officer

Sava has over 35 years of executive management experience in private and public companies, including VISY Industries. Sava has managed strategic projects in Finance, Manufacturing Operations with a strong technology focus that has delivered sustainable cost-saving benefits. Proven expertise in building seamless integration between onshore and offshore operations. He has been a member of the AICM for over 30 years and managed a $3.2B Credit and Risk portfolio. Sava’s experience onboard level and dealing with the top 4 banking, legal and finance firms provides our management team and stakeholders comfort, energy, mentoring, and laser focus to achieve our goals.

Tom Whitworth

Chief Product Officer

Tom joined Finstro in 2013 and lead the team to develop the original Finstro platform. As CPO he oversees all product development of Finstro, from research, design and technical implementation. Tom served in the Australian Infantry before joining Finstro and holds a BA in Economics with a major in Econometrics from the University of Sydney.

Mark Donovan

Chief Financial Officer

Mark has over 17 years of financial leadership experience within Investment Management, Banking and Capital Markets. Prior to Finstro Mark has held executive positions at Macquarie Group, Bluestone Group, Henderson Global Investors and PWC…

Adrian Cunningham

Chief Revenue Officer

Adrian has over 18 years of experience in financial services having held senior leadership positions within NAB’s personal banking and wealth divisions whilst also leading Virgin Money Australia’s relaunch into consumer mortgages. Most recently he held the role of National Sales Manager at the fintech Prospa. Adrian leads our Enterprise Solutions team responsible for the distribution of our trade account products.

Marc Diffey

Chief Innovation Officer

Marc has over 30 years of technology experience gained working and living on four continents. Having worked in every role in technology gaining that hands on view, which has assisted him in using that experience at executive level for organisations over the last decade, from small agile teams to 250+ global teams. Marc redefined the CIO role over the years to ensure technology is focused on adding business value. Marc is driven by reviewing opportunities to use technology to enable business to change at the speed we need today. Marc’s focus is to remove complexity from technology situations and evaluate possibilities and opportunities for our company to grow and be the best in the marketplace.

Liz Crowhurst

General Counsel

Liz has over 25 years experience as a corporate lawyer, both in private practice and in a diverse portfolio of senior in-house and advisory roles spanning professional services, health services, education and governance advisory sectors. Previously Liz was a partner at global law firm Baker & McKenzie and in-house counsel for private equity fund manager Ironbridge Capital.

Wendy Yip

Head of Risk and Operations

Wendy has over 20 years’ financial services experience gained from working in Risk and Capital management functions at CBA and ING and as a senior advisor in risk management and regulatory compliance in PwC and Deloitte. Most recently she was the Chief Risk Officer for Thorn Group Limited. Wendy manages the Risk and Operations function at Finstro including credit underwriting, operations and collections.

James Stanton

Head of Customer Experience

James is one of the industries leading Chief Experience Officers, with a colourful portfolio of Fortune 500 companies to his bow. In his 25 years of conducting digital transformation programs for Etihad, CitiBank, Macquarie and Westpac to name just a few brands, his energy and perfection have never faulted in crafting exciting digital experience including IBM’s IX Studio in Dubai.