About us

Who We Are

  • Established in 2008, Vantage Wealth Management (“Vantage”) is a staff-owned boutique financial advisory practice founded on professionalism, integrity and exceptional service.
  • We have an established reputation for providing high quality, objective and pro-active financial advice to our clients.
  • With significant experience in the financial advisory, wealth management and personal insurance industries, we are well placed to provide innovative advice tailored to the needs of our clients.
  • We constantly review our operating standards to ensure our systems, processes and services are of the highest quality in the industry.
  • Vantage is authorised to provide advice through VWM Financial Services Pty Ltd (“VWM”), holder of Australian Financial Services License No. 345744. The Directors of Vantage are also Directors & Responsible Managers of VWM.

Our Principles

All About the Client

We understand that it is our clients who define a job well done.

Tailored Solutions

We provide tailored client solutions, rather than product-driven outcomes.

Service Excellence

We are committed to service excellence and ethical behaviour

Transparent

We are proud to provide our services in a cost-effective and transparent manner.

High Standards

We believe in high education standards and ongoing professional training.

Experience

We value experience and independent, critical thinking.

Our Vision

Every successful enterprise requires a vision. Those involved with the Bell Rock Lighthouse
had great foresight, were tenacious and were experts in their chosen field. These are
traits that we at Vantage value highly and continuously strive to achieve

The Bell Rock Lighthouse is the world’s oldest surviving sea-washed lighthouse and was
built on Bell Rock in the North Sea, Scotland. By the turn of the 18th century, it was
estimated that this treacherous outcrop was responsible for the wrecking of up to six ships
every winter. In one storm alone, 70 ships were lost.

Engineer Robert Stevenson proposed the construction of a lighthouse on Bell Rock in
1799. The challenges faced in the building of the lighthouse have led to it being
described as one of the Seven Wonders of the Industrial World. The masonry work on
which the lighthouse rests was constructed to such a high standard that it has not been
replaced or adapted in almost 200 years.

Innovation to achieve the best possible outcome, working through adversity, and
providing quality advice that will stand the test of time, are the foundations on which
Vantage Wealth Management was established.

Our Team

Directors

Team Members

FRANK SCIARRONE

Executive Chairman / Private Client Adviser

Frank is the Executive Chairman of Vantage Wealth Management. Frank graduated from Curtin University of Western Australia after completing a Bachelor of Economics and Finance degree. Over the past 35 years Frank has held positions in investment banking and investment advisory for both local and multi-national organisations. During this time, Frank has held senior management […]

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TIM FLAVELL

Executive Director/ Private Client Adviser

Tim holds a Bachelor of Business from Victoria University with majors in Banking/Finance and Economics.

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MATT MCCARNEY

Executive Director/ Private Client Adviser

Matt holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Wollongong with majors in Industrial Relations and Management Studies.

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BEN DEVENISH

Managing Director

Ben commenced work in the financial services industry in 1993.

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STEVE ZAGAMI

Private Client Adviser

Steve commenced in financial services with ANZ Bank in 1982, specifically moving into Wealth Management from 1989. His qualifications and memberships include Self-Managed Superannuation Fund (SMSF) Specialist Adviser, Professional Certificate SMSF, Diploma Financial Services (Financial Planning), Associate Financial Planning Association (AFPA) and member of the Association of Financial Advisers (AFA). The early career mantra to […]

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PENELOPE TILLEY

Private Client Adviser

Penny has worked in the financial services industry since 1999.

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ROBERT TAWIL

Private Client Adviser

Robert’s role at Vantage Wealth Management is to assist the financial advisers.

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LUKE PIROZZI

Associate Adviser

Luke’s role at Vantage Wealth Management is to provide client service support to the Financial Advisers and to ensure the smooth operation of various tasks. Luke is currently studying Bachelor or Commerce (Accounting & Finance).

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RAJENDRA VELAKANTI

Insurance Associate Adviser

Raj’s role at Vantage Wealth Management is to provide quality client services for insurance solutions.

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BEN KIROU

Chief Investment Officer

Ben graduated from the University of Western Australia in 2003, completing a Bachelor of Commerce degree majoring in Finance & Accounting.

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ROSS CONDO

Associate Adviser

Ross has over 20 years’ experience in the financial services industry covering roles from administrative support to authorised financial adviser as well as practice management. Ross has a keen eye and enthusiasm for client portfolio reporting and ensuring the integrity of our back office systems.

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DYANA FRIPP

Technical Manager

Dy’s role at Vantage Wealth Management is to support the Financial Planners and Practice Manager

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ROBYN VIDAL

Practice Manager

As the Practice Manager, I’m able to apply my broad experience in Vantage and detailed understanding of our clients to manage the efficient and effective operations of the firm.

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SELVY MULIA

Client Services Manager

Selvy’s role at Vantage Wealth Management is to provide excellent client services

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NIKKI MENDES

Client Services Officer

Nikki graduated from Murdoch University in 2011, completing a Bachelor of Commerce degree majoring in Management with a minor in Business Law. Nikki has been in the Financial Planning industry since 2014, providing essential support to Financial Advisers and ensuring advice strategies are implemented smoothly. She is dedicated to helping clients on their financial journey […]

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HELENE SPIRES

Client Services Officer

Nikki’s role at Vantage Wealth Management is to provide exceptional client services by assisting and supporting Financial Advisers with the implementation of client financial strategies.

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PAULINE WOOLERSON

Client Services Manager

Pauline’s role at Vantage Wealth Management is to care for customer service involving day to day administrative tasks, greeting clients and answering calls, assisting with queries and booking meetings.

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DIANNE STEPHEN

Administration Assistant

Di’s role at Vantage Wealth Management is to look after administration and data entry.

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ANNA MCCARNEY

Accounts

Anna’s role at Vantage Wealth Management is to look after the company’s financial transactions by processing accounts payable and receivable.

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