Syden is a Financial Planner at Empower Wealth, with more than 9 years of Financial Services Experience with 5 of those as an Advisor.
Syd holds a Masters Degree’s in Science and Commerce, a Bachelor’s Degree in Financial Planning and is soon to obtain an MBA from Melbourne Business School. He is an Associate Financial Planner with the FPA, Associate with the SMSF association as well as a Senior Associate with FINSIA. He is also in the process of completing his CFP accreditation.
Syd’s first role in banking was as a teller nearly 10 years ago. Over his career, he has worked through all branch roles through to manager before moving into his passion for Financial Planning and making a lifetime of difference for his clients by becoming a trusted advisor for them. Working at Empower Wealth has given Syd access to the type of team he has always craved to be a part of in particular values of Educating and Collaborating to deliver the best outcomes for his clients.
Syd has vast worldly experience having lived and worked in 7 different countries. Throughout his travels, the most constant thread has been his passion for leadership, helping people and ultimately uplifting communities. He has volunteered for organisations such as World Vision and worked as a pro-bono consultant for the African Australian Business Council as a Committee member.
He is an avid sports fan, playing and watching! Unfortunately for Syd he is not as good at picking sports teams to be a lifetime fan of, he is a long-suffering Arsenal fan. He also suffers in the other codes as a Gold Coast Titans Fan as well as the Melbourne Rebels. At least Hawthorn has given him some solace over the last few years.