We hold significant amount of knowledge around financial industries and its requirements. We are loan software innovators not imitators.

Axcess Consulting Group has 3 directors, 8 developers and 4 Business Analysts who all combine to produce  the AXCESS™ Financial Management and Mortgage System Software. All three Director’s have been actively engaged in the business since incorporation in 1993.

Director - Development

Ivan Colak

Bachelor of Computing and Commerce


Ivan Colak is a co-founding partner and Director of Axcess Consulting Group and an accomplished financial services executive with more than 30 years of domestic and global experience.

He is an expert in developing innovative technology strategies that have successfully delivered tailored business solutions to an increasingly demanding marketplace.
Prior to setting up Axcess Consulting Group, Ivan had worked as a senior developer and consultant in some of Australia’s leading banks including ANZ , NAB and was CIO of Farrow Corporation. He was also a member of the teams delivering systems used to support the early securitization programs.

Ivan is the chief architect and developer of the Axcess system which has seen the company become a leader in financial software solutions for small to medium enterprises in over forty sites in Australia and internationally including Canada, Ireland and the UK. He plays a key role in the continued development of strategic sales and supplier relationships, including client operations and support. His accumulated knowledge sees him recognised as one of the world leaders in financial technology and has been instrumental in building a global business across both developed and emerging markets.

Director - Operations

Kelvin Poole


Kelvin has over 40 years of executive leadership experience in lending and banking and is a Founding Partner and Director of Axcess Consulting Group.

Prior to setting up Axcess Consulting Group, Kelvin held numerous senior management positions within large Victorian lending institutions such as the State Bank of Victoria and the Farrow Corporation including being appointed National Lending Manager.

Kelvin’s vast lending experience played a significant role in the initial development of the Axcess software platform and its success in the Australian and International markets. He has a track record of bringing clarity and direction to strategic business decisions, and developing partner alliances that accelerate business expansion.

He currently plays a senior role in Axcess focusing on the day to day business operations including sales and marketing and bid management.

Kelvin has also been an active member and past President and Paul Harris Fellow of his local Rotary branch, initiating and managing several local community aid projects.

Director - Client Services

Laurie Atkinson

Bachelor of Applied Science (Comp.Sci)


Laurie is a senior IT executive with over 30 years’ experience working in the financial services and technology sector. He is a Partner and Director of Axcess Consulting Group.

Prior to joining Axcess , Laurie worked both in Australia and the UK consulting and lecturing as a network and communications specialist.
Since joining Axcess, Laurie has been responsible for the delivery and management of the Axcess financial servicing platform in over forty sites in Australia and internationally including Canada, Ireland and the UK. This includes a diverse range of clients delivering services in areas such as mortgage origination and servicing, securitization, investments and syndicated commercial lending.

As head of the delivery team, Laurie’s key role is analysing the business requirements and processes of the customer and liaising with the development team to design a technical solution.

His role as a senior partner has also seen him contribute extensively to the architecture, design and development of the Axcess system and his unique combination of technical and business experience now sees him recognised as one of Australia’s leading experts on financial servicing technology.

Laurie is also an active member and committeeman in his local school and community sporting groups.