Lvl 29 Chifley Tower, 2 Chifley Square, Sydney NSW 2000
+61 (0) 2 9238 4218
Monday-Friday, 8am - 5pm

Our Team

What you should know about us

With over 85+ Years of combined industry experience amongst our senior management, you can rest assured that our team has the knowledge and contacts to assist in almost any type of commercial lending solution.

Acumen Finance was formed out of necessity to give businesses access to unbiased and flexible business banking services.

Nathan Daly
Managing Director, Acumen Finance

Nathan Daly has been engaged in private and alternative capital markets for the past 18 years, and thus has a specialised understanding of Australia’s financial landscape.

He has worked in structured finance facilities ranging from small companies to publicly listed corporations, and has driven a wide range of securitised investment vehicles as both originator and as principal investor.

Well-known and respected in the field, Nathan carries with him a strong network of sophisticated investors who have the flexibility to participate in transactions with tricky timing and technical constraints, giving Acumen Finance a significant advantage over larger, less agile institutions.

Nathan’s transaction portfolio is testament to his abilities and industry contacts; he arranged and settled a $33,000,000 loan within 4 days of having the transaction presented to him.

Peter Kumar M.B.A serves as an honorary consultant with Acumen Finance, advising and guiding us with his international expertise and insight in global financial trends.

Dr.Kumar travels extensively, keeping up to date with the latest developments and opportunities in the worldwide marketplace.

We value his knowledge and experience, and with his direction and leadership we have taken on new strategic opportunities in diverse countries.

Joseph Lee is a valued Partner of Acumen Finance. He has hands on experience with major technical projects.

This covers pricing, concept and delivery. His core strength is leveraging from his commercial background and contacts. This is coupled with a pragmatic mindset around project feasibility and assisting in formulating workable project finance structure.

Joseph is also currently Managing Director of JD International Co.,Ltd. (Korea) JD International is “On/Offshore Engineering and Construction Development Company. JD is specialized in infrastructure and Oil & Gas projects. With 30 years of Experience of management in Engineering and Construction area.

Joseph has led infrastructure developments Projects in USA, Middle East, South Asia and Africa.

Justin Ericson is a qualified accountant with specialisation in tax, corporate recovery, asset protection and finance.

Justin has sound industry knowledge spanning property, rural enterprise, international business, charity law, indigenous corporations and corporate structuring.

Justin is a key advisor to many companies and government departments both locally and internationally. He has board seats on several SME’s and land trusts globally.

His proven experience also encompasses business turnaround, succession planning, corporate risk management, structuring of joint ventures and syndicated deal platforms.

Matthew has elite experience in Management, Sales and Customer Service over the past 18 years in the Prestige Luxury Motor Industries / Finance and Tech Space. He has had some extraordinary achievements with disruptive media and holding the record for some of the largest year on year sales volumes. He joins the Acumen Finance team with a wealth of knowledge and vision for the future. He is also the principle and founder of a software platform that has revolutionized how car dealers do secondary stock trades. His major clients include the likes of Tesla. He is known for his ability to pragmatically see the commercial realities of a transaction but to then overdeliver through good honest service and transparency. Matthew is known to stay back in the office until 11 pm to get a document completed for a client if he promised to have it sent the same day.

Marzena has over 20 years in commercial banking experience with most of those working for major banks in the capacity of a credit manager or a business banker. She gets involved in the mechanics of the transactions to
ensure that the formatting of our applications and credit documents are to the standard that you would expect in a major bank or first tier institution. She also holds the various credit licenses on behalf of Acumen through her fully licensed company MJR Finance Brokers

Head of Legal (Lead Legal Consultant)

Deepesh has almost 20 years of domestic and international experience gained working in leading law firms in Australia, Canada and Japan. He specialises in corporate and finance transactions and has acted on matters ranging from debt financing for property acquisitions to large, complex domestic and cross border transactions for public listed corporations

His clients include domestic and international banks, high net worth individuals, small to medium sized businesses and multi-national corporations.

Deepesh is admitted to practice in Australia and Canada and is co-author of “Business Laws of Canada” (Thomson West).

Deepesh is commended for being accessible, easy to work with and for providing practical and timely commercial advice.

Deepesh Daya
Banking & Finance | Corporate & Commercial

Litigation and Mediation (Consultant)

Kevin specialises in dispute resolution and litigation, with over 10 years’ experience locally and interstate. He has acted in a broad range of commercial disputes, across a diverse range of industries.

Kevin always seeks to obtain a commercial resolution for clients; as swiftly as possible. If litigation is required, Kevin adopts a pragmatic approach to ensure that clients’ costs are contained without compromising the quality of representation.

Kevin’s clients range from corporations and construction participants to individuals and charities.

Kevin specialises in dispute resolution and litigation, with over 10 years’ experience locally and interstate. He has acted in a broad range of commercial disputes, across a diverse range of industries.

Kevin Pathinather
Construction & Infrastructure | Dispute Resolution

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Lvl 29 Chifley Tower, 2 Chifley Square, Sydney NSW 2000
+61 (0) 2 9238 4218
Monday-Friday, 8am - 5pm