Leigh commenced his working career in accounting and finance roles before working for a small debt collection business in Bendigo. Once in the business, Leigh saw the potential for growth and eventually bought the business that is now Central Victorian Mercantile. Initially a single person operation, Leigh grew CVM rapidly to the organisation it is today. Capitalising on technology and systems coupled with service excellence, Leigh has built a business with a solid platform for continued and sustained growth. Leigh is equally passionate about family and community and maintains a strong desire to see his employees succeed while enjoying a work life balance.
Meet the Team
After 10 years’ experience in the banking and insurance industries gained in Bendigo and interstate, Mark joined his brother Leigh, initially working in Central Victorian Mercantile as a Field Agent. Mark quickly honed his skills and excelled in the role. With a passion for excellence and developing staff to reach their potential, Mark moved into management roles and now leads the team of CVM’s Field Agents to deliver exceptional customer service to all of CVM’s clients.
With more than 20 years’ experience in senior management roles in large and multi-national businesses, Steve joined Central Victorian Mercantile at the beginning of 2017 to assist Leigh in developing and growing the business. Sharing Leigh’s passion for customer service, Steve is focused on ensuring that CVM’s growth continues to meet or exceed client expectations.
With a wealth of experience in quality management and accounts, Alix was a natural choice when the expanding Central Victorian Mercantile needed someone to oversee the company’s Integrated Management System and accounts receivable function. Alix also supports Belinda in office administration to often be the friendly voice responding to contact by clients.
Belinda joined Central Victorian Mercantile having worked in the banking sector for a number of years. Meticulous and thorough, Belinda has proven very capable as CVM’s Office Administrator responding to the initial phone or email contact made by clients, administering CVM’s work management system and liaising between clients and CVM’s Field Agents.
Having worked in accounting and payroll roles within various government entities before becoming a small business owner, Ron provides tremendous all round administrative support to Central Victorian Mercantile. Conscientious and hardworking, Ron delivers reliable accounts payable and payroll services and manages overdue debtors. Ron is strongly committed to the continued success of CVM.