Sharon Piening

Equipment Finance Specialist

Sharon has over 25 years’ experience as a specialist equipment and motor vehicle finance expert. She has an extensive network of specialist lenders and provides financing solutions for businesses across various industries and asset types.

Sharon’s known for her never-give-up attitude and sense of urgency when seeking finance approvals and great deals for clients.

Her most valuable assets are her tenacity and organisational abilities. Her core competencies include:

  • A passion for women in business and finance.
  • Can-do attitude and ability to get deals across the line.
  • Depth of knowledge and experience in equipment finance.
  • Preparedness to invest in building long-term relationships.
  • Willingness to step outside her comfort zone for her personal development and the benefit of those she works with.

In 2021, the FAST Group awarded Sharon Broker of the Year in the Vic Business Excellence awards in recognition of her service to the industry and her clients.

Sharon continues to assist other brokers to secure finance for business clients through her:

  • Involvement in Women in Finance
  • Role as a director of the Commercial & Asset Finance Brokers Association of Australia (CAFBA), the country’s peak professional body representing commercial and asset finance brokers in Australia.

Sharon is also the recipient of many other awards, including:

  • 2023 MPA Elite Women
  • 2023 State Winner Vic & TAS MFAA Excellence Awards Commercial & Equipment Finance
  • 2021 State Winner Vic & TAS MFAA Excellence Awards Equipment Finance
  • 2021 CAFBA Women in Leadership Finalist
  • 2020 State Winner Vic & TAS MFAA Excellence Awards—Motor Vehicle & Equipment Finance.
  • 2020 National Finalist MFAA Excellence Awards—Motor Vehicle & Equipment Finance.
  • 2017 State Winner Vic & TAS MFAA Excellence Awards—Motor Vehicle & Equipment Finance.
  • 2017 National Finalist MFAA Excellence Awards—Motor Vehicle & Equipment Finance.
  • 2000 Westpac Representative at the 2000 Olympic Games.

Sharon’s education and registrations include:

  • Diploma of Finance and Mortgage Broking Management (FNS50311).
  • Full Member of MFAA (Mortgage & Finance Association Australia)
  • Credit Representative Number 474698.