Michael Starkey

Michael Starkey

Michael Starkey

Co-Founder, Athena Home Loans

Michael is co-founder of Athena Home Loans – an exciting venture driving innovation in Australia’s largest lending category : mortgages.

Before co-founding Athena, Michael spent 8 years at NAB across a number of Senior roles. In his final year there he was Executive General Manager Deposits and Transaction Services – responsible for 3bn revenue and a product team of 600. He represented NAB on the board of ASX-listed Homeloans Ltd as well as New Payments Platform Australia and the Australian Payments Council.
Michael has been active in the start-up scene. Apart from Athena he co-founded iSelect and has been an early stage investor and advisor to Doshii, Lug & Carrie, Musoapp and other tech ventures. He was named in The Australian’s “The List – 100 Innovators 2021″ Michael began his career as a strategy consultant spending 13 years working across Asia, USA, Europe and Australia / NZ.

He has a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Monash University and an MBA from Harvard -