Paula Valmadre

is a North Queensland local, born and bred. Born and raised in Mackay, she later moved to Townsville upon completion of High School, to attend university at JCU. After the completion of her university degree Paula moved to Cairns where she commenced her first full time position with Westpac Banking Corporation.
 
During her 6 years with Westpac Paula worked in all positions in the branch learning the full banking operation. In the last 3 years she worked as a lending manager, organising funding for home loans, investment loans, business loans, credit cards and personal loans.
 
Following an offer of employment by a newly established mortgage broker in town, Paula accepted a position with LHL (formerly known as Local Home Loans). She commenced working as a loan writer organising funding for all aspects of lending. She learned how to organise lending for first home buyers right through to businesses with complex requirements.
 
Upon the expansion of LHL into land developments, Paula took over the role of Lending Division Manager. She managed a division of 6 employees whilst continuing her role as a loan writer. After 11 years with LHL Paula resigned from her position in May 2009.
 
With all the many years of experience behind her she established City Edge Finance in July 2009. 
 
On a personal level, Paula is married to a Cairns local, Peter Valmadre and has 2 beautiful daughters. Her interest include hockey, cooking and spending time with her family.
 

 Martin Kane

Martin is an ex banker having served 25 years with Westpac. During this time he worked in many areas of Queensland and gained invaluable experience in the finer workings of the finance Industry. This has proved to be very beneficial in finding the right loan solution for his many clients and also gave him the confidence to resign from the Bank in 2000 and commence his own Finance Broker Business. Having managed the main Branch of Westpac in Cairns City it was an obvious choice to commence a Finance broking business in this great Far North City.