IDS’s team is well placed to delivering the next generation of valuation & risk management tools to drive innovation throughout the finance and property-related industries.
IDS’s key personnel are valuation, finance & risk, technology and outsourcing experts with deep experience in mortgage lending, analytics, and product delivery. IDS's team are known for market leadership, a track record for innovation in the financial services industry, and strong relationships throughout the Australian mortgage, valuation and real estate communities.
Louie Psaroulis - Co-Founder, CEO
Louie is a valuation, risk and lead generation expert with over 30 years experience, high-level client networks and deep domain knowledge, with a track record of delivering platforms and products in the marketing, insurance, finance, valuation and property information industries.
Louie is the co-inventor of Australia’s first patented desktop valuation solution (‘EVR’), which deployed Australia’s first valuation panel management function, and the developer of Australia’s first valuer workflow management (‘ValuersNet’) and lender valuation management (‘ValuersLink’) platforms.
Louie was the founding MD of CoreLogic RP Data’s financial services division after its acquisition of Pacific Property Technologies (EVR) and Tele Image (ValuersNet & ValuersLink).
Mike Thanos - Co-Founder, COO
Mike is a mortgage industry, technology, and outsourcing specialist who began his career as a solicitor.
With 20 years experience delivering loan processing and property settlement solutions to Australian banks and law firms, Mike has the distinction of being a co-founder of LIXI Limited, the Australian lending industry data exchange standards body.
With his deep knowledge of the mortgage life-cycle and technologies that help to automate and streamline it, Mike has consulted to major listed companies in North America, India and Australia on their mortgage technology product strategies within Australia and abroad.
Chris Spanos - Investor, General Counsel
Chris has over 15 years experience as a solicitor including a graduate role at a top-tier law firm for 4 years, PPT’s General Counsel for 3 years, and Senior Legal Council at CoreLogic RP Data for 6 years.
Chris specialises in negotiating procurement & licensing agreements, intellectual property, competition law, and mergers & acquisitions, with a focus on the property information, valuation and software-as-a-service industries.
Before leaving CoreLogic RP Data to join IDS, Chris was Head of Valuation & Government Solutions for 2 years, where he focused on developing products and sales strategies for the valuation and government sectors.
DR Matthew Hardman - Head of Analytics
With a PhD in Mathematics from The University of Sydney, Matt has worked in senior quantitative roles throughout banking and funds management since 2002.
Matt has modelled market, credit and operational risk, helping support lender risk management strategies through hedging / calculating regulatory and economic capital for Basel 2 compliance. Matt also consulted to derivatives traders before joining fund manager Rismark as Head of Research in 2007.
At Rismark, Matt was responsible for developing tradable property indices, designing AVMs, modelling and managing risk / return in the equity mortgage fund, economic analysis / forecasting, and developing structured products using property portfolios & derivatives.
Matt is also the author or co-author of 4 business method patents.
Claudio Natoli - CTO
Claudio’s career has covered the spectrum of startup, corporate, independent software developer and consulting environments, across industries as diverse as health, defence, and digital marketing and optimisation.
He has led the development of platforms for scientific and data visualisation, large-scale data processing and machine learning systems, as well as mobile applications and unmanned aerial vehicle control systems.
Most recently, Claudio was Head of Optimisation and Technical Innovation at ROKT, guiding the growth of the engineering capabilities of the company between Series A and B rounds.
Claudio holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science and a B.Eng. in Aeronautical (Hons I, University Medal) from the University of Sydney.
John Mooney - Executive Director
A highly experienced and accomplished property professional with over 25 years experience in Australian, Asian, and US property markets. Main areas comprise asset management, agency, corporate and advisory services, property development and project management as well as equity capital markets.
Founding Director of Criterion Property Group; a private company specialising in niche real estate developments on Australia's eastern seaboard.
Founding Partner of Spire Capital; an independent investment manager and advisor with the main focus of providing institutional and retail investors with access to alternative property funds in the US.
Rudi Engelbrecht- Investor, Technology Advisor
Rudi has over 20 years of experience in Financial Services and building solutions for Wealth Management.
Rudi co-founded and held the role of CEO at a successful FinTech providing a Software-as-a-Service Wrap solution to Wealth Administrators and Advisers. Previously Rudi held the role of CTO at Equinox, an online managed funds platform offering direct access to retail consumers and advisers. Rudi also worked at various merchant banks in Johannesburg, Los Angeles and San Francisco as a Systems Architect on various projects including Treasury management solutions and integrations into Stock Exchanges, Foreign Exchanges, Banking, Asset Managers and Registrars.
Rudi is a strong leader bringing operational and technical expertise with a focus on Product Development. Rudi has an M.Sc (cum laude) in Computer Science.