About Me - My Biography
Fred Schebesta is the co-founder of Finder.com.au, a website that operates online financial comparison sites including CreditCardFinder.com.au, PersonalLoanFinder.com.au, SavingsAccountFinder.com.au, LifeInsuranceFinder.com.au and HomeLoanFinder.com.au.
Fred has a Bachelor of Finance degree from Macquarie University. While at university, he set up Freestyle Media with a business partner and grew the business into a successful media agency. He went on to hold a marketing consultant role at a publicly listed company.
Fred was inspired to enter the financial comparison space as he realised the need for Australians to compare financial products and switch, in order to help them save money and avoid traps.
In 2007, Fred sold Freestyle Media for $1.3 million. Along with his partner, Frank Restuccia, Fred set up Hive Empire in 2009 and built the Finder.com.au brand.
Also in 2007, Fred was awarded ADMA NSW Young Direct Marketer of the Year and ADMA Australian Young Direct Marketer of the Year.
To help pioneer upcoming businesses Fred was elected as an Awards Judge for Startup Smart Awards in both 2011 and 2012. He was also selected as winner of Anthill’s 30 under 30 in 2008.
Fred specialises in Internet Marketing and Search Engine Optimisation. He is a regular contributor to a range of national business and financial media outlets.
Finder.com.au allows users to compare and apply online at any time for life insurance, home loans, personal loans, savings accounts, mobile phones, investment options and credit cards. For further information visit www.finder.com.