Head of Sales and Relationships, QLD & NT
Joining the team in 2019, Andrew was an English junior football prodigy and was signed by Fulham aged 14, but was found to be not good enough by age 16. His career in the finance industry began with JP Morgan, where he progressed from a phone broker to being on the floor of the futures exchange.
Andrew moved to Australia to work for Bankers Trust as their head trader. With more than 30-years experience as a financial futures trader, including 20-years of trading his own account, Andrew now transitions into Head of Sales and Relationships in Queensland and the Northern Territory.
My most common nickname is pommy …..and you can add any word you like, my family calls me Fatman, my kids love to call me Andy as they know I hate it with a passion and want to be called Dad.
Connect with SMEs and get to know their business operations to see if invoice finance may be of value to them, I also talk to a lot of brokers and accountants on a daily basis, swapping ideas to ensure I understand clients needs as they are ever-evolving.
To back William Pike in the last. I really try not to take myself too seriously and attempt to make people smile as often as I can.
As a local Barrow Boy at the Fruit Markets, yes I was that kid shouting pound a pound your bananas!!!
I love observing people and their habits so what better places than the beach and shops to do that. Although I must admit I tend to stare a little too much which can be off-putting for some.
Movies are Rocky 1, 2, 3 and 5 plus The Shawshank Redemption has to be in there. I don’t read as much as I should but when I do it’s always a Jeffrey Archer book. On the music front, anything Motown I love.
Having worked for myself for 25 years I can honestly say joining the Apricity team has given me the support I often lacked working alone, I enjoy the team environment and always having someone to talk to if there is something I don’t understand or want to learn more about.
My confidence has skyrocketed since joining Apricity and my self worth improves the longer I am part of the team. I am very happy I took the leap to join such a supportive group of people.
Connect with Andrew Collins via LinkedIn here.