About Us

Smartisan Asset Finance is founded on the principle that finance should be accessible and understandable to everyone.

We are specialist brokers providing tailored and flexible asset finance solutions for businesses and self employed clients in Australia. We work with a wide range of businesses, from small and medium enterprises to large corporations. Our team of experts have over 25 years of experience in the industry. We know what it takes to make sure your company has the right financial tools in place to succeed.

Our mission & vision.


To make a difference to other people’s lives by using our experience and knowledge to humanise the world of lending by providing clients education on the best way to borrow money and finance assets. Leaving them in a better financial position.


Educate, share, empower and motivate people to reach their personal and/or business financial goals.

So, what's in the name?

Smartisan is an amalgamation of two words "Smart" & "Artisan".

“Smartisan” was a word born out of a business brainstorming session. When we landed on the word, we knew immediately this described our service perfectly.

Since our inception in 2014, we have been committed to providing a better service to our customers. We’re passionate about helping clients succeed and are committed to providing you with the highest-quality services possible. We also believe in the power of humanism to bring you a more innovative approach to lending.

We know how confusing and intimidating it can be when figuring out how to borrow money for your business. That’s why we work hard to simplify it for you. We’re able to customise your loan, hence ‘Artisan’, and we’re challenging the cookie-cutter approach to finance by bringing you a service tailored to your needs. Our goal is to leave you feeling empowered and confident in your decision-making process so that you can make informed choices about your finances.

With over 25 years of experience in the asset finance industry, we are armed with smart advice and can guide you in achieving the best outcome for your financial goals.

Meet our team.

Kelly Meares

Founder & Asset Finance Specialist

Kelly is all about solutions. Her main priority is to ensure each client has the very best experience and educates her customers along the way. Using her vast knowledge of finance and the motor industry, which she accrued over decades, she understands that no two clients are the same and that everyone has different needs and goals. With that in mind, and specialising in obtaining finance for self employed clients, her goal is to ensure the best finance outcome and she does that by working closely with your accountant and our lenders to tailor a finance package to suit your specific needs. In her spare time, Kelly enjoys art, burgers, riding motorcycles and spending quality time with her 10 year old Eclectus Parrot named Rocket.

Jeremy Meares

Co-founder & Vehicle Specialist

Jeremy has 19 years experience at working both in and with car dealerships. He likes to keep things simple for his customers by helping them navigate their next car purchase using his many years of experience to share his knowledge of the industry and by putting them in contact with people whom you can trust to help with your next purchase from your test drive to after sales care. In his spare time, Jeremy enjoys many things, including smoking meat in his BBQ, taking his motorcycles and cars to track days, watching Star Wars, geeking out over watches and spending quality time with his 10 year Eclectus Parrot named Rocket.