Nick has extensive experience in the financial planning and stock broking industries and in merger and acquisitions in the financial services sector. He is a director of a number of companies including Symic Pty Ltd, Symic Developments Pty Ltd, LiveEat Salamanca Pty Ltd, the Migrant Resource Centre, In-tellinc Pty Ltd and Focap Pty Ltd. He has been a Responsible Manager and Responsible Executive for a number of Australian Financial Services Licensees.
Nick was previously the Chief Executive Officer responsible for the 2008 merger and integration of 14 leading independently-owned financial advisory firms that formed the Shadforth Financial Group, creating one of Australia’s largest non-aligned financial advice groups. In 2014 SFG Australia was acquired by IOOF Limited for $670m making the combined group the 4th largest wealth management company in Australia.
Nick has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and was awarded the McCarthy Medal as the top graduate. His also has a Diploma of Financial Planning from Deakin University and was awarded the ANZ prize as the top graduate. He is a Certified Financial Planner, Master of Stockbroking, Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management, Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia, a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has a Certificate in Financial Markets.