The Team

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The BIG team are a passionate group of mortgage industry experts, professional business coaches and growth-minded support people... all focused on helping mortgage brokers build better futures.

James Veigli


James is the Founder of Broker Ideas Group. He has been in the mortgage and finance industry for over 20 years.

He is a prolific creator of tools and training for the mortgage industry; including The $100M Blueprint, THE10XBROKER, Accelerate, and is co-host of the Mortgage Broker Acceleration podcast.

James is known internationally for helping mortgage professionals double, triple and even 10X their commissions, in record time, while building a business that works with or without them.

Laura Spalding


Laura has over 10 years experience in the Financial Services industry focused on strategic project management.

Her delivery expertise leads the professionalism and growth of the business through new initiatives and strategic project management.

Her role ensures clear leadership thinking, detailed project planning, visibility and accountability to key business goals.

Clare Brown


Clare has over 15 years of diverse experience in engineering, education, coaching and business operations.

Clare has been instrumental in the development of the Broker Ideas Group team and operations. She developed the coaching arm and personally coached multiple mortgage businesses writing in excess of $200M.

Now as a member of the executive team Clare oversees the financial management of BIG. 

Ash Playsted

Strategic Advisor

Ash is a mortgage industry veteran of over 35 years. He has written thousands of loans, hired dozens of brokers, setup large partnerships, built and exited multiple mortgage businesses. In short: he's been there and done that.

He is a master of mortgage business, strategy and mindset, and has the real-world experience to help mortgage brokers reach that next level.

Ash is the head advisor in THE10XBROKER, strategically guiding ambitious mortgage professionals to 10X results.

Carmel Alabakis

Head of Member Success

Carmel has run multiple small businesses over the past 15 years, with the last 6 years coaching businesses on strategy, operations, HR and finance.

She blends years of direct hands-on business experience, with the ability to focus and drive an actionable plan with clarity and confidence.

With an intimate understanding of what drives individual and business results, Carmel leads our coaching team and member success.

Christine Tona

Head of Sales and Marketing

Christine has over 25 years experience across Financial Services and business. Most recently as a consultant in business development, strategy, marketing and mindset.

With her corporate experience and sales and marketing expertise, she knows what members need to achieve their business goals.

Christine's intuition in identifying how individuals stand in the way of their success, helps members remove limitations so they can reach their next level in business.

Arron Parker

Business Coach

Arron has over 15 years experience ranging from leadership in large organisations, through to owning multiple small businesses.

His coaching draws on diverse business knowledge, combined with high-performance methods, to build energy and optimise action plans.

By focussing and supporting continuous business improvement, Arron will help drive your results faster through people, process and technology.

Kylie-Ann Kobelt

Business Coach

Kylie-Ann has over 20 years of business experience, owning multiple businesses from start up through to sale.

Her expertise draws from both the tangible, applicable and pragmatic elements of business and the thinking that drives the business owner.

With a coaching style that blends strategic and creative problem-solving, Kylie-Ann gets results and helps turn obstacles into real solutions and lasting success.

Ann-Maree Allen

Business Coach

Ann-maree has over 20 years experience in business, sales and marketing, from corporate through to developing several of her own businesses - both in Australia and overseas.

As a professional coach, she is supportive, challenging, results-focussed and perspective-changing.

With a background in creating multiple businesses, a passion for helping people reach their full potential, and enthusiasm for business, challenge and success, she will help you lift your game to the next level.

Amelia Kurien

Marketing & Events Coordinator

Amelia brings a strong background in administration, organisation and continuous improvement gained from over 8 years as an Executive Assistant in Australia and New Zealand.

She provides essential support to our Executive Team to enable them to focus on what they do best, and keeps things running like clockwork, looking after whole business scheduling for Broker Ideas Group.

Amelia is also our events extraordinaire, delivering exceptional events for our members.

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