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Mark Bouris

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Mark Bouris is one of Australia's business leaders, with decades of success and experience in financial services and technology. Mark pioneered securitisation via his Wizard Home Loans business, teaming up with major distribution partners across Europe to provide cheaper mortgages and undercut the banks. In 2004 the mortgage book of Wizard had grown to over $19 billion and the business was subsequently sold to General Electric for over $500 million. Post his departure from Wizard, Mark saw another opportunity within consumer finance. Struggling independents were either being wound up or sold to larger institutions, resulting in far less competition. Armed with his profile and a new holistic wealth model, Mark set up Yellow Brick Road, which is now an ASX listed company with annual revenues of over $165 million. In recent years Mark’s focus has broadened to industries across; technology, biotech, resources and media – holding executive and non-executive positions in each. Mark is passionate about growing small business and innovation in Australia, and is currently chairing the government's Small Business Digital Taskforce pioneering change in the sector.

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An idea for your show Mr Bouris

With the amazing skills that you have have you thought about travelling into the outback and mentoring some country folk and indiginous Australians? Also why don't you give yourself a break and go Jackarooing for a few weeks, I am sure you would enjoy the characters that you would meet and looking up at the stars at night. Also I enjoy watching your show and am really happy that you have decided to be an inspiration to Australians with showing compassion for people struggling and not being too tough on them.

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I'm after a company that can provide me with a website and generate business for me

Hi I run with my partner a party machine hire business. I'm looking to having a website created and importantly be seen on google search engine / adwords. Is there any you can recommend for me Kind regards, Anna

Advice by Mark

Mark Bouris talks exit strategies - how to make one, and why they're necessary

Mark discusses the importance of thinking about your business exit strategy right from the beginning Read more.

Mark Bouris | 18 April 2018

Mark Bouris looks at the family behind Ubiquitous Realty

The leadership dynamic that rules the family roost doesn't necessarily translate into a workable business structure. Read more.

Mark Bouris | 18 April 2018

Mark Bouris: Finding good business partners is vital for success

Mark discusses the role of partners in a business, and how bringing partners into the fold make a business greater than the sum of its parts. Read more.

Mark Bouris | 18 April 2018

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