OUR TEAM

Matthew White


Managing Director

Matthew founded the firm in June 1997. He has a degree in Accountancy from the University of South Australia and was accepted into the Honours program but declined to commence his career. In 1995 Matthew completed his Chartered Accountancy qualification with Certificates of Merit in Taxation and Ethics (top 5% in Australia). Matthew is also an Associate of the Taxation Institute of Australia, a Registered Tax Agent with the ATO, an Accredited MFAA mortgage/finance consultant, a Member of the Outsource Financial group and an accredited Self Managed Super Fund Advisor. He has over 22 years experience as an accountant, business and tax advisor and over 8 years experience as a registered mortgage broker. As Business Initiatives has grown, Matthew has shifted his focus to a client advisory role and excels in the areas of tax planning and minimisation, business and residential financing, establishment and administration of self managed superannuation funds, business valuations, business purchases and sales, business analysis, cash flow budgeting and KPIs, business planning, coaching and review, systems development, business start-up and capital raising, succession and estate planning, business benchmarking. Matthew enjoys tennis, golf, wakeboarding, gym, collecting and restoring classic cars, travel and the noble pursuit of wine tasting and appreciation. Favourite Quote: “I don’t want to be a member of any club that will accept me as a member.” – Groucho Marx

Caitlin Bergamasco


Office Manager

Caitlin started working for Business Initiatives in August 2011 as our receptionist. Caitlin has completed year 12 at King’s Baptist Grammar School in 2009; and continued her studies in 2010 achieving Certificate III Business Administration and has now achieved a Diploma in Business Administration at Business Initiatives in 2013. She has great enthusiasm about helping others and enjoys the time she has with her family, partner and friends. Favourite Quote: “It always seems impossible until it’s done” – Nelson Mandela

Laura Glennie


Loans Division Finance Officer

Laura has been working with Business Initiatives since January 2009. Laura started out working in reception, and has since moved into a finance role. She is your go-to girl for all finance needs. No loan is too big or small. Laura has a passion for photography, art and drawing. Apart from the mandatory socialising with friends, Laura loves listening to music. Favourite Quote – “One life, one change”