Glen McLeod, founded Edge Mortgages in 2008 after ten years in the Mortgage Broking industry. He was awarded the title of NZMBA Mortgage Broker of the Year for Auckland/Northland region in 2009 and was also nominated for this award back in 2006.
Glen started in the finance industry in 1988 at ANZ Bank Street in Whangarei as a Cadet. It is here he worked his way through the banking system which enabled him to get an in-depth understanding of all areas within the Bank. Glen finished his ANZ career in 1998, at the age of 26, as Branch Manager ANZ Devonport.
After taking some time out to tour the UK and Europe, he became Senior Business Analyst for AMP Banking in the UK. He was given a blank page and asked to help create their Mortgage Operations Team and Systems. This role consisted of creating and bringing together components from Customers, Mortgage Brokers and the Banks Credit Teams. This is what helped give Glen the invaluable insight and experience, inspiring him to set up his own business back here in Auckland.
Glen’s dedication to providing the best possible solution to the needs of his clients is his passion. Mortgage lending, whether it be dealing with top ups, re-fixing of interest rates, first home buyers or developers completing multi-unit developments, runs in his blood. Glen loves a challenge and will spend as long as it takes to help find a solution.
After 24 years in the finance industry life has changed. Glen has a new role both within and outside the business. Alongside Jon Purdey, is now a business partner overseeing both the Mortgage and Insurance businesses. Glen also enjoys a busy family life with Michelle and the boys. Weekends are full of sport and life. It doesn’t get any better.
Jon is a Director and Owner of Edge Mortgages. He became a Mortgage Broker in 2004 after holding senior positions at Citibank, HSBC, AMP Banking and BNZ. His extensive experience in local and international banking positioned him perfectly to assist clients seeking all types of finance.
Exposure to residential and commercial lending has helped secure mortgages for clients with a range of borrowing requirements – from first home buyers to the biggest development companies in New Zealand. Jon uses this experience to make sure that whatever the type of deal he is working on; it is packaged and directed to the right lenders for approval. His highly ethical and professional standards have nurtured great working relationships with his clients and lenders, often allowing him to get results where others cannot.
Jon believes strongly in the power of property to build wealth and is a successful investor himself, with a large portfolio. He has also been personally involved in successful development projects. Lessons learned from the journey to owning multiple properties help his existing and aspiring investor-client’s alike.
He is known for securing finance for the more difficult proposals. As well as the full range of trading banks he also works with other funding lines to find solutions for clients with more challenging requirements. He works with top related professionals to make sure deals are structured correctly.
As a Director overseeing the business, Jon is committed not only to finding the best financial solutions for his clients but also ensuring the highest levels of service and integrity.
Customer Care Manager
Michelle is our Customer Care Manager – passionate about ensuring our office runs efficiently and Advisers are kept regulated & compliant. Her implementation of our client maintenance systems, referral and re-fix programs ensure our communication and service is always kept to a high standard.
Michelle is also one of our Senior Analysts – she loves helping others and this role allows her to do just that. She helps our clients throughout the entire process, from enquiry through to settlement. “My goal is to give our client’s an experience that is as painless as possible. Finance is stressful enough without having to know how each lender works. Lenders policies, their paperwork and their communication, all differ! I love helping our client’s through this process and will do anything to make this as easy, stress-free and even as enjoyable as I can!”
Michelle’s true passion in life is her family. She is married to Glen and is Mum to 5 gorgeous boys. “Our home is ‘Happy Chaos’, there is love, laughter, challenges and copious amounts of energy and that right there… is my heart!”
Being part of a fantastic and close-knit family, I understand the importance of having control over your finances. With having over 15 years in the finance industry I know that we can help our customers get in a comfortable and confident financial position.
Over the years I have been lucky to have experienced various roles starting as a Personal Banking with ASB, running the family Mortgage Brokering business to Personal Finance and now Senior Analyst for Edge Mortgages, I have and still do enjoy helping clients reach their financial goals and dreams.