John Kolenda is a veteran of the mortgage broking industry, having mentored literally hundreds of brokers over the span of his career. John was the Founder of X Inc which he merged with the mortgage broking operations of Ray White to form Loan Market Group in a $14 billion transaction. John has also worked alongside John Symonds as the General Manager of Sales & Distribution of Aussie Home Loans, where he was responsible for the sales performance of over 700 mortgage advisors and brings a considerable wealth of experience to the Catalyst Advisers team, providing ongoing strategic drive and growth via industry partnerships.

John is currently the Managing Director of Finsure Finance and Insurance (ASX:BBC), an aggregation platform comprising of over 1,200 mortgage brokers nationally, settling in excess of AUD 1.2 billion per month in residential home loans. He is also a co-founder and chairman of The Agency (ASX:AU1) and Aura Group.