Meet The Team

Paul Dowling

CEO

Paul is a co-founder of VUE Finance and has over 25 years’ experience in current and fixed asset financing. He began his career with the wholly owned finance subsidiary of Westpac Bank, Australian Guarantee Corporation (AGC) and later with Australia’s largest independent invoice finance provider, Scottish Pacific Business Finance. Paul has an abundance of experience assisting businesses owners in difficult financial situations and has worked with many family-owned SMEs to help them build sustainable value and operate profitably.

Paul oversees our credit and risk operations and works closely with all divisions of VUE Finance to lead our team members in helping our borrowers reach their personal and business goals. He is a skilled problem solver and believes there is always a better way. Paul works closely with our borrowers to devise structure plans to build equity fast through our automated financial reporting function.

Katie Howard

CFO

Katie has over a decade of experience in the finance industry, and in addition to working 6 years in public practice, she worked 5 years as a commercial CFO at Aveo Retirement and Aged Care, where Katie was responsible for the overall profitability of the company.

Katie is passionate about helping small business owners. She thinks outside the box and uses her strategic planning skills to help small business owners better monitor financial performance with accurate accounting information. Katie is a natural leader and effective communicator that believes in ‘continual improvement.’ So she not only wants your business to meet its financial goals and performance but to learn from them and grow.

Ben WHITEHOUSE

DIRECTOR

Ben is a co-founder of VUE Finance and has over 20 years’ experience in the accountancy and small-business restructuring fields. Prior to becoming a Chartered Accountant, Ben worked as a Biochemist and held positions in several hospitals in Australia and the UK. Having experienced first-hand the struggles that small-business owners face, Ben developed an accounting firm that provides specialised commercial services to SMEs at a controlled cost and acts as a trusted advisor to the firm’s clients within their pre-insolvency and business recovery arm.

Ben has a passion for building high-performing teams, and leads our capital raising and investor division, whilst playing an active role in the innovation of our lending products and software developments.

GURMEET RATRA

DIRECTOR OF FINANCE

Gurmeet is a Chartered Accountant with over 15 years’ experience in auditing, finance and Accounts. Previously, Gurmeet worked as Director of BBW Business Services Pty Ltd, providing Virtual CFO services and managing the outsourced finance function for their clients.

Gurmeet is committed to the success of your business through tracking performance accurately, and making decisions based on KPIs and real time data. She is passionate about supporting SMEs for all their finance needs, including management advice and business development. Gurmeet uses her exceptional communication skills to transparently explain to clients that they get to take advantage of competitive fees without having to worry about compliance, expertise, or resources.

MATT Whitehouse

DIRECTOR OF IT

Matt has over 20 years’ experience in the IT industry and previously worked as a Database and Hosting Consultant at QM Technologies, where he setup and managed highly secure hosting environments for their clients, such as Westpac, ANZ and Suncorp.

Matt brought our vision of the Vue software to life, building our first version of the system himself. He is passionate about finding ways to improve borrower experience and ensures VUE Finance delivers valuable tools to small-business owners, that help manage their finances and free-up their time to focus on running their business. Matt tackles complex technical challenges with our programming team and oversees software development and the maintenance of internal infrastructure.