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About Growth Focus

Growth Focus helps Accounting and Financial Planning businesses achieve their acquisition, growth and exit goals through Business Broking, Consulting, Succession Planning and Recruitment Solutions. Since 2002 Growth Focus has been servicing the financial planning services sector in Australia. Formerly known as Financial Planning Exchange (FP Exchange) the business broking and consulting arm works with Accounting and Financial Planning Practices in the areas of Practice Sales, business valuation, succession planning, acquisition consulting, mergers, growth strategies and preparing a business for sale.

Team Members

Steven Fine
Steven FineManaging Director
Steven has an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management. He completed his studies at the University of Rochester in New York State. Steven has a long history in Consulting and Business broking. Over the last 10 years he has built one of the most extensive databases of Accounting and Financial Planning contacts in the country. This allows us to give our clients the absolute best possible coverage when matching Vendors, Purchasers or Succession partners. Synergy between parties is the critical factor. Choice and coverage ensures our clients have access to the entire market and together with our extensive experience and rigid process, achieve the best possible outcomes.
Katrina Macphillamy
Katrina Macphillamy Client Service Associate
With a background in Management Consulting at KPMG plus numerous advisory and research management and HR advisory related roles both locally and overseas, Katrina brings to Growth Focus a wealth of experience in terms of succession planning, exit and acquisition strategies as well as company cultural considerations relating to mergers. Katrina has a Bachelor of Economics from University of Sydney plus a Diploma of Journalism from Macleay College.
Penny Villani
Penny VillaniResearch Consultant / Client Support
Penny has a dual role in managing the research component of Growth Focus’s campaigns and projects as well as client support. Her role is to manage information, ensuring it is easily retrievable and up to date and that the currency of contacts within our database allows all team members to assist to put the right people together at the right time.
Bradley Douglas
Bradley DouglasClient Services Associate
Bradley started with the business as M&A Support Manager where he was responsible for facilitating merger and acquisition activities from deal inception to completed merger or acquisition. His research and analysis skills, together with his methodical campaign approach to achieve the best outcomes for clients made him an invaluable member of the team. Bradely graduated from University College London where he undertook a master in Physics
Wendy Nach
Wendy Nach Office Manager
Wendy manages the back office operations of Growth Focus handling day-to-day operations with a focus on efficiency and time management and a knack for streamlining administrative procedures. In her spare time she composes Children’s music.