Our Team

Sam Carrello


m. 0402 710 260     e. sam@napoleonfinance.com.au

Sam has been in the finance industry for over 10 years. Whilst studying commerce at UWA he was working at Westpac in their commercial team. After completing his degree in 2012 he made the move to mortgage broking taking a job with WA’s biggest builder. Here he began his broking career before taking a year off to travel and work overseas.

Upon his return Sam worked at another mortgage broking firm for 18 months receiving the young professional award in 2017 from the MFAA as well as helping to guide the brokerage to best new brokerage before deciding to go out on his own and set up Napoleon Finance. In Napoleon Finance’s first 2 years Sam was named number 1 broker in WA.

Sam continues to lead the mortgage industry with his hard work and determination. Sam’s return client base is a testament to his outstanding knowledge of the industry and tailoring the best solution for each of his clients needs.


Sam’s individual awards:

Broker of the year for 2018 & 2019 (Connective)
Better Business awards Broker of the year Finalist 2018, 2019 & 2020
MPA (Mortgage Professionals Australia) top 100 brokers in Australia 2018 (#54) & 2019 (#33)
MPA (Mortgage Professionals Australia) number 1 ranked broker in WA 2018 & 2019
MFAA Broker of the Year finalist 2019
MFAA Young Professional Finalist 2017 & 2019

Understanding it’s a team game

Sam has bought on an experienced office and really focuses on providing the best possible service to his clients. Sam specialises in residential lending but is also experienced in commercial, SMSF, development and asset finance.
In his spare time Sam plays soccer in the WA state league for Stirling Lions whom he has a close relationship with and enjoys spending time travelling with his wife Emily.

Ed Welch


m. 0410 171 925     e. edward@napoleonfinance.com.au

Ed entered the mortgage industry in 2009 and prior to joining Napoleon worked with a boutique wealth management business, working closely with accountants and financial planners to develop long-term financial plans. After a brief sporting & study [Masters of Business Administration] sabbatical in the UK & USA, Ed has returned to broking with Napoleon and is enjoying the challenge of a closer connection to the cut and thrust of real estate acquisition, to compliment his previous experience.

Ed is degree qualified [UK] with further industry specific qualifications including; Diploma of Finance & Mortgage Broking and a Certificate IV in Financial Services. He has previously specialised in residential mortgage and Self-Managed Superannuation [SMSF] lending, but also has extensive experience in both commercial and development finance.

Ed enjoys most sports, an active lifestyle and spending time with family and friends in Australia, the UK and between. Away from work,  Ed is most likely found either at the beach or at the Westside Wolves Hockey Club. He has enjoyed a strong relationship with the club representing the men’s 1st XI in the WA Premier League for many years and coaching the women’s Premier League team to two premierships.


Ed welcomes the opportunity to continue and extend the fantastic Napoleon Finance client experience, developing a long term relationship with each and every client to educate and deliver in their very best interests, with best possible client outcomes and service.

Roisin Brown


m. 0401 846 987    e. roisin@napoleonfinance.com.au

Roisin has had many years of working in the finance industry and 6 years’ experience in a Broker Support role. This experience has given Roisin an excellent knowledge and understanding of the mortgage process. She will always do her best to ensure absolute accuracy and attention to detail. She liaises with our clients, financial institutions and settlement agents to warrant all conditions and deadlines are met.

Roisin is very committed to working in our clients’ best interest at all times and making the process as stress free as possible, as buying a new home can be exciting and daunting at the same time.

In her spare time Roisin likes to keep fit with running and the gym, she also enjoys spending time with friends and family.


Melissa Elkington


m. 0404 544 217     e. brokersupport@napoleonfinance.com.au

Melissa has had over 10 years’ experience working with finance brokers and management.  With various roles she has developed a good understanding of what is required to offer for the best customer outcome each time and really enjoys the relationship building side of her role and helping people achieve their home ownership goals.

When she is not at work she looks after a busy household with 2 children and her partner Steve whilst if she manages to have any spare time she enjoys catching up with her friends and is an avid Richmond Tigers supporter !

Cherie Van Der Merwe

Cherie has had more years of working in the finance industry than what she likes to own up to! Initially starting in traditional banking roles she transitioned to lending roles and has worked in several levels of management in lending. She entered the broking industry after starting a family & realising that her most enjoyable roles were ones where she could use her knowledge and expertise in a processing role. With an eye for detail & a sound knowledge of the policies & requirements for our lenders her main aim is to make the whole process of getting a loan as smooth as possible for our clients & the lender.

In her spare time Cherie owns, breeds & exhibits Old English Sheepdogs & together with her husband are avid supporters of the Western Force. Cherie can also usually be relied upon to have seen the latest movie and enjoys spending time with her family and friends.