As one of three HomeStart Business Development Specialists, Scott is responsible for developing and maintaining business relationships with HomeStart's broker network. We chatted to Scott about his job and what he enjoys outside of work.

Tell us a bit about your role.
I am a Business Development Specialist for HomeStart Finance, and my role is to provide a support service to our brokers that includes training in product, policy, system support and networking. In my time at HomeStart I have worked with over 10 Aggregators and accredited over 300 brokers.

How long have you been with HomeStart and what is that you love about working here?
I celebrated 7 years in September and love working for HomeStart as we help a variety of people that mainstream lenders can’t. Also, I work with a great group of brokers that make each day fun and interesting

What is one professional skill you are currently working on?
I am currently studying my MBA at Uni SA, this study has helped me look at business in pragmatic way.

What is your favourite way to unwind after a busy day?
I live in the Mitcham hills and surrounded by national park, so each night come rain, hail or shine I walk my 55 kilo German Shepherd Jock.

What led you to this career?
I was looking for a job to help pay the bills and get me on an overseas holiday, I stumbled into banking through my Mum and have never looked back

What part of Adelaide did you grow up in and what are your fondest childhood memories of that time?
I grew up in Christie Downs in the 70’s & 80’s and at that time there was plenty of creeks and farming land that my older brother and I would explore. Also, as we lived so close the beach I would surf and fish as often as I could.

Are you an early-bird or a night-owl?
Stuck in the middle really. I love my sleep and never seem to get enough, but hate going to bed too early and absolutely hate getting up early!

If you could trade places with anyone for a day who would it be and why?
Bear Grylls, firstly because he has an awesome name and secondly, I could spend the day exploring the Antarctic or a South America rain forest

What would we most likely find you doing on the weekend?
I live on a sizeable block of land in the hills and most weekends you will find me either moving lawns, weeding, chopping down trees or herding possums

What is your favourite sport to watch and which team do you support?
My favourite sport to watch is AFL and yes, I barrack for Hawthorn! I am also a very keen American NFL viewer and support the New York Giants.

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