Meet the Team
We're a small team that loves what we do, and who we do it with.
Every single person on the team is committed to helping our clients maximise business value and achieve a successful exit.
Simon has over 20 years’ experience in the finance, investment, energy and technology sectors. His experience includes working for one of Australia’s largest banks, as an investment advisor to high net worth clients and private companies, in their Institutional Banking and Global Markets division. As an entrepreneur, Simon has started, bought and exited companies.
Simon has earned an MBA (with distinction) through RMIT and a Diploma of Financial Markets through the Securities Institute of Australia. He is a licensed Business Broker, and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He also currently sits on the Board of Wheelchair Rugby League Australia, and is involved in a number of technology start-ups.
Simon’s passion is helping business owners build value in their companies. He understands that every entrepreneur dreams of reaping big rewards when they exit their business, but too often they fail to achieve their potential because they are not aware of the key drivers of value, or haven’t implemented them before it’s time to exit.BOOK A CALL
Shanti has over 20 years’ experience in marketing and operations within the financial services sector, and management consulting in the private and government sphere. Over her career Shanti has enjoyed working with clients and businesses in over 19 countries, from multinationals with large global footprints, to government organisations and SME's.
Shanti’s experience, coupled with her understanding of being a business owner, has shaped the way she approaches business. Her passion lies with helping businesses improve and grow in a way that maximises company value. Knowing the challenges that business owners face, her mission is to help them create freedom and options, so they can take their business to new levels and enjoy a lifestyle they deserve. And, when they are ready, achieve the business exit they want, on their terms.
In Australia, almost 80% of business owners plan to transition over the next 10 years and 66% do not have a formal exit strategy or succession plan. Shanti's goal is to reach as many business owners as possible and provide the right tools, systems and actionable insights to ensure that they can extract the wealth they have created in their companies and achieve the freedom they deserve.BOOK A CALL
Mark is a Chartered Accountant with over thirty years of financial and commercial experience. He has worked across a diverse range of industries and organisations, from the Big Four accounting firms to the Big Four banks. Mark has also had experience across funds management, financial services, manufacturing, distribution and hospitality.
Having worked initially with large corporates, in the last fifteen years Mark has spent significant time providing consulting and business improvement services to SME categorised businesses. These services have incorporated business turnarounds, restructuring, capital and debt raisings, business planning and forecasting.
As a previous business owner and having worked alongside many over the years, Mark has a deep understanding of the motivations and drivers for owners wanting an effective exit from one of their primary assets.BOOK A CALL
Tony is an accomplished senior executive and business advisor with more than 20 years’ experience in the information technology industry. His leadership roles have encompassed national, regional and global positions in some of the world's leading technology companies. Tony has successfully led IT services and software organisations of significant scale and complexity. With strategic and operational accountability across all enterprise functions, Tony has notable experience in business transformation, general management, sales, marketing, product management, customer experience management and service delivery.
He has a strong track record of results in high-growth and turnaround environments through the development, sale, delivery and management of innovative solutions for small & medium companies, large enterprises, and government departments. Tony is regarded as a customer-focused leader with demonstrable results in advancing customer satisfaction to industry-leading levels.
Tony has a reputation in the industry for having an exemplary blend of people-centric leadership, strategic agility, commercial acumen, and execution discipline. He holds a core belief that delivering exceptional customer experiences and profitable revenue growth will not be sustained without the creation of highly informed, aligned and engaged teams. Tony also believes that model leadership is predicated on authenticity, clarity and empowerment. He maintains a fundamental view that transformation has no bookend; it comes from a series of improvements and iterations that drive continuous evolution.BOOK A CALL
Brent has over 30 years’ experience both as an entrepreneur that has built and exited his own company, and in senior management roles across a number of Australia’s largest business sectors, including Petroleum, Financial Services and Business Services.
Leadership roles in organisations with a national and global footprint, including Mortgage Choice and Caltex have led to Brent’s specialised franchise expertise. Brent played a key role in taking Mortgage Choice from a small franchise operation to a leading Australian financial institution listed on the stock exchange. He has held positions as NSW Chapter President of the Franchise Council of Australia (FCA) and was also a valued member of the FCA National Board and awarded a Certificate of Appreciation Award for his contribution to the FCA.
As a business broker Brent has facilitated many business sales. He has experience in all areas of SME business, including business sales and acquisitions, operations, marketing, sales, systems and compliance, field operations, business owner recruitment and selection, and financial management.BOOK A CALL
Cheska is a marketing & operations professional and has 6 years of experience working across a number of industries including real estate, broadcast media and outsourcing prior to joining Exit Advisory Group. She has a comprehensive understanding of marketing strategies, channels and tools, as well as business systems and process development.
Cheska’s career started with large corporates where she grew her leadership, marketing, operations and project management skills. She has then held senior management roles across a number of Australian companies where she managed and coached a big team, and helped them achieve results and optimal efficiency in their tasks.
Cheska has earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication (with great distinction – Magna Cum Laude Latin Honour) through a prominent university in the Philippines. She has also been a member of a national youth leadership organisation since 2012. Her passion is making a difference in people’s lives by adding value not only to business owners through the improvement of their business systems and processes, but also to her team members through her leadership.BOOK A CALL
Vivian brings 19 years of sales support and administration experience to the team. Her experience across a variety of industries including telesales, diagnostics, construction and data management has enabled her to bring those learnings to Exit Advisory Group. Vivian is our lead generation and LinkedIn specialist and supports the team with key projects, research and CRM and data management.
We believe that entrepreneurs are the ones that truly change the world.
We believe that business owners should be rewarded for making a difference, and the sacrifice they make on their journey.
We were not born to business.
We were born to live life.
Our business should be the vehicle to help us achieve what we want in life.
Our Core Values
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Doing your best work upfront - collaborating with others to find the best solutions - persevering through challenges to deliver the best outcomes.
Diversity, Humility, Acceptance. We are all different, and diversity is a strength.
People achieve their best when they can be themselves, and they feel happy and safe in their environment. We want to create an environment of warmth and belonging. Work/Life balance is a misnomer. We want to love what we do, and integrate work and life. We don't have to wear different masks.
We do the right things right.
Make the complex simple, and the simple compelling.
The willingness to be generous upfront and take a chance on others. Trust that by acting in this way, we will attract like minded people that are a pleasure to work with.