Stephen Michaels has been with Catalyst since inception and currently leads the residential mortgage and SME lending team. As the groups first employee, Stephen was involved in both the early origination and book build of the residential business, and has been heavily involved in both operations and strategy right from start up phase. The business now manages a loan book in excess of a $1BN, and settles more than $400M a year in new lending.

In 2018 Stephen was recognised as an Elite Business Writer by Mortgage Professional Australia, a National Top 30 Adviser by The Adviser™, and a Young Gun of the Year by Finsure Group. He also has a degree in Business, majoring in Finance and Accounting from The University of Technology in Sydney.