Aura Group


John Kolenda


John is Chairman of Aura Group, having co-founded it as a boutique corporate advisor and investment house.

John is also the co-founder and Managing Director of the Finsure Group, one of Australia’s largest mortgage broking and financial planning groups. Finsure was established in 2011 and now has more than 1,300 mortgage brokers settling over $1 billion per month. In 2017 Finsure won Aggregator of the Year at the Australian Mortgage Awards and ranked sixth in BRW Magazine’s Fast 100 List in 2016.  The Finsure Group owns a number of brands including 1300HomeLoan, and

John is also a non-executive director of ASX-listed The Agency Group Australia (ASX:AU1). The Agency launched in 2017 as a high quality, disruptive real estate brand which has expanded nationwide and experienced significant growth in agent numbers, listings and settlements.

Prior to his current roles, John jointly founded X Inc in 2004 and, following its merger with the mortgage broking operations of Ray White in late 2007, was an Executive Director of the merged entity Loan Market Group. He also spent 10 years with Aussie Home Loans in the capacity of general manager – sales and distribution.

During his corporate career, John has acquired extensive strategic investment, acquisitions, sales, management and marketing experience across a diverse group of companies ranging from start-up businesses to large corporations employing thousands of people.