DIRECTOR OF WEALTH SERVICES
MFP, GradDip FP, Dip FS (FP), Dip IT.
Auth Rep No. 329523
Darko joined RFS in May 2012 and brings diverse and very useful strengths to the team. Having recently completed his Masters in Financial Planning, he has extensive experience in wealth accumulation, debt reduction strategies and superannuation/retirement strategies for clients with specialised and complex needs.
Darko started his career in Information Technology (IT) and is a ‘Certified Network and Systems Administrator’. He quickly realised he wasn’t getting the client interaction he preferred out of IT work and looked for other ways and industries to use his quantitative and process skills. This led him to finance and banking where he completed his Dip.FS (FP) qualification and made his mark, firstly with the ANZ bank, and subsequently with Westpac.
At ANZ Darko established skills in wealth protection and debt reduction through ANZ Financial Planning and then completed his banking career as a ‘Senior Business Acquisition Manager for Commerical Banking’ with Westpac. As acquisition manager he was responsible for the sourcing, structuring and management of loan facilities up to fifteen million dollars.
The combination of planning and commercial credit skills make Darko the ideal adviser for small to medium size businesses who need help with business and family protection as well as suggestions on structuring various types of banking, lending, and finance facilities.
‘The great thing about my role is that I get to help people who have been frustrated with their financial progress, set attainable goals and then work with them to achieve it. Never forgetting that along the way, we need to have protection in place to deal with life’s surprises’.
Darko recently completed his Masters in Financial Planning and in September 2017 was named a finalist in the Independent Financial Advisers (IFA) Excellence Awards ‘Risk Adviser of the Year’ – a national award across all advice practices in Australia.
Darko is a Sub Authorised Representative (#329523) of Robina Financial Solutuions, Corporate Authorised Representative (#402849) of Australian Advice Network Pty Ltd.