Our People - Aspire Planning Group

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Our People

Our team is the backbone of our business and we are proud of who they are and where they have come from. Many of our financial planners have attained their CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification – the industry’s highest qualification. As a client this means you can be assured of sound, reliable financial advice.

We’d like to introduce you to our team below. These are the friendly faces you’ll see when you come to visit us in our Preston office.

 

Greg Canino
Greg Canino
Director, Financial Planner
“Destiny is in your hands”
Founding Partner, Director and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, Greg has been a financial adviser since 1984.
He is also member of the Financial Planning Association of Australia and is accredited in self-managed super funds. Greg holds expert knowledge across a wide range of financial planning areas, including superannuation, self-managed super funds, gearing/margin Lending, retirement and personal risk insurance.Greg has a true passion for financial planning and enjoys the interaction with clients, helping them to achieve their financial goals and objectives.As a family man, Greg describes his perfect weekend as “food, family and romance”. He’s also a keen Adelaide Crows supporter and enjoys watching car racing, especially the V8’s.

Vic Zecevic
Vic Zecevic
Director, Financial Planner
Founding Partner and Director, Vic has been a financial planner since 1983. Prior to this he had a diverse working career in the fashion industry.
Vic has a broad range of expertise across all areas of financial planning but focuses on risk insurance and wealth creation through superannuation and retirement planning. He loves assisting clients in their time of need providing them with a “nest egg” when they and their family need it most – be it through risk insurance or superannuation.
In his spare time Vic likes to keep fit boxing, bike riding and playing soccer. He’s also a keen family man and describes his perfect weekend as “doing things together with my family and seeing a smile on my children’s faces”.

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Ranko Zecevic
Director, Financial Planner
“You only get out what you put in”.
Ranko is a Founding Partner and Director of Aspire. He has a Diploma of Financial Planning and is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ as well as being a member of the Financial Planning Association of Australia.
Ranko has been a financial Adviser since 1990 and shares a real passion for financial planning with the rest of the Aspire Team. He particularly enjoys the variety of dealing with a wide choice of people, ages and their differing needs.
Ranko specialises in providing advice in the areas of Superannuation Personal Risk Insurance. Outside of work he’s a keen sports fan and enjoys relaxing at home on the couch watching the Tigers win!

Dragan
Dragan Rakic
Operations Manager
Dragan has come from a General Insurance background with 14 years Managerial Experience.
He is responsible for reviewing and managing internal process and procedures to ensure a consistently high standard is maintained and implement improvements/changes when necessary.
He is also responsible to ensure that we treat our customers like family and to ensure they have a positive experience with Aspire and go the extra mile for our customers.
In Dragan’s spare time he enjoys going to the gym, playing soccer and spending time with his family and children.

Danny Novak
Danny Novak
Financial Planner
“The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches but reveal to him his own”– Benjamin Disraeli
Danny is a Financial Planner with Aspire and has over 31 years’ experience in the financial services industry. With a Diploma of Financial Planning, he is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and is also accredited in Self-Managed Super Funds and Margin Lending.
Danny has particular expertise in Superannuation, Self-Managed Super Funds, Gearing/Margin Lending, Retirement and Risk. What he enjoys most about being a financial planner is assisting clients with their financial goals and dreams.
Outside of work Danny loves travel, sports and nature. He also values his time spent with family and friends.

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Daniela Balteanu
Financial Planner
“Knowledge isn’t power until it is applied.”
As a financial planner for the Aspire Planning Group, Daniela is focused on developing long term professional relationships by delivering quality advice for clients who wish to realise their financial goals and objectives. She is passionate about helping clients develop their wealth in a practical and proactive manner.
Daniela enjoys working across all aspects of financial planning, ranging from superannuation consolidation and debt reduction to transition to retirement strategies.
She holds an Advanced Diploma of Financial Planning, as well as a Bachelor of Architecture and has a range of clients from all walks of life and backgrounds.
In her spare time, Daniela enjoys travelling, learning new languages and architecture.
She also cherishes the time spent with her family and friends.

Nikki Pearce
Nikki Pearce
Personal Assistant
Nikki is personal assistant to the Directors of Aspire. She is responsible for dealing with enquiries from clients, lodging new business applications and a wide-range of other office duties. Nikki completed Year 12 at St Helena College and also completed Secondary College in 2009. As well as her role at Aspire she was employed with a Law Firm in 2010.
Nikki enjoys music, reading, travelling, cooking, movies, knitting and trying new restaurants. Her perfect weekend is going away to a day spa and enjoying good food.

Holly Canino
Holly Canino
Personal Assistant
Holly is a Personal Assistant to the Financial Planners of Aspire. Her role is to assist clients with any enquires they may have about their products and find a solution for them. She also lodges new business applications and a range of other office duties.
Holly has completed her Diploma in International Business at RMIT. She has worked as a customer service representative and merchandiser for large retailers for likes of Commonwealth bank, Myer and Calvin Klein. The knowledge she has obtained over the years in the customer service field helps her to provide the clients at Aspire Planning Group with the best possible service they deserve. Holly also has a love for animals and enjoys keeping fit in her spare time.

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Gav Koroneos
Certified Practising Accountant / Tax Agent
A CPA since 1993, Gav has been in public practice for the last 20 years, and has a wide range of expertise in all tax and accounting matters dealing with companies, trusts, self managed super funds and individuals. Gav’s philosophy is be ‘pro-active’ and not ‘re-active’ when it comes to all things tax and will provide you with the guidance you need.
Apart from following the Bombers on a weekend, Gav has a keen interest in golf and loves spending time with family and friends