Marissa Schulze

After holding senior Commercial Banking positions, Marissa and her husband established Rise High Financial Solutions with the key objective of empowering their clients to achieve their financial goals. With a focus on putting the client first, year after year, Rise High is one of the most awarded Mortgage Broking Businesses in Australia with multiple prestigious State and National awards including:

  • Australian Mortgage Awards
  • Mortgage and Finance Association of Australia Excellence Awards
  • Australian Broking Awards
  • Better Business Awards
  • Australian Finance Group Awards.

Marissa is a leader in the Finance industry, and regularly shares her skills and knowledge as a mentor and guest speaker at industry events including the 2014 and 2015 MFAA National Convention and the 2015 SA Better Business Conference. Marissa was selected by her peers to join the SA MFAA council in 2012 and still serves on the council.
Prior to entering the Finance Industry, Marissa’s career was dedicated to helping young entrepreneurs achieve their dreams and goals and turn their ideas into commercial reality. As project Manager of the University of Adelaide Entrepreneurs Challenge (2003-2005) she managed to increase the profile of the competition attracting new sponsors and significant media attention. In 2005, Marissa began working for the Department of Trade and Economic Development and within six months had developed and implemented a successful entrepreneurial program for Indigenous Youth.
Marissa is an experienced and passionate property investor, and was Highly Commended in the 2013 Your Investment Property “Australian Property Investor of the Year Awards”. Buying her first investment property at the age of 18, Marissa is an expert in property investing and developing.
In 1999 Marissa won the Prestigious Australian Young Achievement Business Person of the Year and in 2001 Marissa was selected to represent Australia at the Junior Achievement International Global Trade Institute held in Chicago.