Our Team

Meet Our Team

At inSynergy, our team use their extensive knowledge and experience to educate and assist property investors in building multi-property, high-grade investment portfolios, safely. Our people are industry professionals who are dedicated to helping you grow your wealth, safely for many years to come.

Our Team

RICHARD SHEPPARD

CEO | Chief Property Wealth Planner
A Little About Me

Richard is the founder, CEO and Chief Property Wealth Planner at inSynergy Property Wealth Advisory.

Deeply passionate about property investment, Richard began investing in property at the age of 21 and owned six properties by the time he was 30.

After a 13-year career as an officer in the Australian Defence Force his personal passion for real estate sowed the seed for his career in property investment.

Years of working with some of Australia’s leading financial services providers coupled with experience gained from his own property investment journey led Richard to develop a science of optimising investment returns from property while minimising risk – something unique in a cluttered marketplace of brokers and ‘spruikers’.

Richard and the inSynergy team have now worked with hundreds of investors to help them make more money from property with less risk. As Chief Property Investment Advisor, Richard works with investors to formulate their property investment strategy, develop sophisticated borrowing structures and source property stock that meets inSynergy’s strict risk-adjusted criteria.

A regular columnist for Peninsula Living magazine on Sydney’s Northern Beaches and North Shore, Richard is widely recognised as one of the industry’s thought leaders and is an accredited QPIA (qualified property investment advisor) with PIPA, the property investment professionals of Australia.

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NATASHA SHEPPARD

Head of Operations | Chief Marketing Officer
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Natasha is a founding member of the inSynergy team, having established the brand and led the business’ marketing efforts for more than 10 years. More recently, as Director of Operations and Marketing, Natasha oversees the smooth running of the business and manages the marketing and communications activity.

Natasha is a busy mum of two who enjoys juggling the mayhem of motherhood with the personal rewards of working with such an amazing and dynamic group of colleagues and clients.

Raj Sarin Head of Investment Finance

RAJ SARIN

Head of Investment Finance | Qualified Property Investment Advisor
A Little About Me

Raj leads the Finance Team at inSynergy. Having spent 14 years in the industry working for some of Australia & New Zealand’s Big 4 banks leading customer-centric business units; Raj brings a wealth of experience to inSynergy including Finance Broking, Private, Retail and Business banking.

With a mantra of “passion is everything” Raj says you must love what you do: breathe it, dream it, practice it and help others with it.

A multi investment property investor himself, Raj strives to ensure every client at inSynergy can safely create wealth with a definite & well thought out finance strategy.

Outside of work, Raj swaps his finance cap for a motorcycle helmet and has raced competitively in New Zealand and Australia, winning several titles along the way. He also lives locally and is a keen SUP surfer. Raj loves road tripping with his wife Hayley and dog Zeus.

 

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RYAN PEARCE

Head of Research & Acquisitions
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Ryan has spent the last 7 years working with both developers and agencies in the proptech space. This has allowed him to be exposed to the entire industry, on both sides, giving him fantastic insights to what makes up a great development, as well as how properties can provide different solutions to clients portfolio needs.

Ryan has seen a lot of buyer behaviour from the client side and a lot of development strategy from the marketers side and has been skilled at matchmaking the two.

He has been living the northern beaches lifestyle for the last 4 years and has recently become a new father so has his hands full with his two dogs and young family!

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EMILY BROWN

Executive Assistant to CEO
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Emily is our chief planner, organiser and all-round admin star! She makes sure everything in the office is running smoothly and everyone is where they are supposed to be at any given time.

Emily’s calm nature and organised approach are a breath of fresh air. We love that she thinks outside the box and is always looking for ways to improve our business operations.

Emily is a Mum to three beautiful girls so is extremely adept at juggling multiple challenges and schedules!

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HAYLEY SARIN

Business Operations Coordinator
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Upon joining inSynergy, Hayley pivoted from 13 years in the wholesale travel industry, swapping hotel contracts for property contracts!

Having been an investor herself for the best part of a decade, and married to our head of finance broking, she is already well versed with the processes of purchasing properties, obtaining finance, understanding cash flows and managing a growing portfolio.

Hayley is keen to help make the transaction as seamless as possible for our clients so they can build their property portfolio with confidence. She is here to coordinate the efficient working of the teams as well as meeting and greeting people and making them feel welcome to the inSynergy family.

Outside the office she likes to keep strong at the gym and enjoy bush walks with her dog, Zeus.

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TOMAS VENSKUTONIS

Property Investment Specialist
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As an experienced property professional, Tomas finds it incredibly rewarding to help people with their property investment journey. “It is one of the biggest transactions people go through and having clients trust me with their wealth creation strategies and their overall plan is incredibly rewarding. I also get to see what they can achieve financially and how this can change their lives.”

In his role as Property Investment Specialist, Tomas uses his extensive research and data analysis skills to conduct detailed analysis of emerging property areas to help clients build a property portfolio that delivers strong equity gains and is supported by a sound wealth creation and management strategy. The ever changing property industry keeps Tomas challenged and he loves the opportunity for continuous learning, personal and professional growth.

Tomas enjoys an active lifestyle and in his spare time, swaps the data analysis and screen time for picturesque scenery and adventurous hikes!

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DUSHAN PRICA

Property Investment Specialist
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Born and bred on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, Dushan has over 10 years experience working within the real estate industry and holds a Diploma of Property Services. Dushan is passionate about helping people invest in property (he himself has bought and sold a number of properties both locally and interstate), Dushan has a natural gift for building rapport and life-long client relationships. A self-confessed borderline OCD, Dushan prides himself on his attention to detail and strong work ethic and values.

Dushan comes from a large European family where a lot of eating (and a little bit of drinking!) is very much part of the culture! In his spare time he enjoys keeping active throughout the week by being involved in a number of sports and loves taking his motorbike out for a ride when the sun is shining.

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KATERINA SPICKOVA

Specialist Investment Finance Broker
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Katerina is a seasoned finance professional, having worked both as a mortgage broker and in credit assessment with a major lender.
Katerina works with our clients from the initial consultation through to settlement of their property – her main goal being to provide an easy, efficient and personalised service throughout the loan application process, settlement and beyond.

Katerina is a keen surfer, beach volleyball addict and all around lover of the beautiful Manly lifestyle!

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BENJAMIN HAKIM

Associate Property Investment Advisor & Finance Broker
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As a passionate property investor himself, Ben decided to diversify his career portfolio by becoming a mortgage broker in 2018; having worked as an immigration lawyer for 12 years and running his own law practice for 7 of those years. Ben recognised that whilst he loved the client relationship side of his job as a lawyer, he missed the excitement of working in a field that truly fuelled his passion – Property!! Ben is also a Licensed Real Estate Agent, having worked as a real estate agent whilst completing his law degree all those years ago.

In his role at inSynergy Ben is honing his technical mortgage broking skills whilst further upskilling to become a Property Investment Advisor. Ben’s experience and presence gained throughout his legal career are an asset to his role at inSynergy. In his spare time

Ben is a busy father of two and enjoys catching up with friends, exercising and watching his Australian and American sports.

Anne Marie

ANNE-MARIE PICKARD

Broker Support Specialist
A Little About Me

Anne-Marie is inSynergy’s broker support wizard, ensuring our brokers always have the tools and resources required to deliver seamless client service without getting caught up in admin.

With over 20 years’ experience in the Australian mortgage industry, Anne-Marie has a detailed understanding of investment property loan structures and lending requirements.

This experience has given Anne-Marie keen attention to detail and excellent insight into the ability of property to generate wealth.

As a mother of a young boy, she also understands the need to provide your family a secure future and is a driven to help clients achieve that.

A keen Waratah’s supporter and fond of a cheeky sav blanc, Anne-Marie’s bubbly personality means she can always be relied upon to light up the inSynergy office.

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STEPHEN KIRK

Specialist Investment Finance Broker
A Little About Me

With many years’ experience across mortgage & finance broking, investment banking, retail banking and property,  Stephen knows every client is different and he has the knowledge, the commitment and the experience to work through a range of options to find a solution that suits each clients’ objectives. Stephen works with all types of borrowers including individuals and businesses. He is committed to providing great service and support every step of the way.

Outside of work Stephen’s passion for travel has allowed him and his family to visit and explore many parts of the world.  In addition to his love of travel Stephen also enjoys an occasional game of golf and a day at the SCG watching a game of AFL in winter or cricket in the summer. 

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BUSTER - RIP

Chief Greeting Officer | Honorary lifetime position
A Little About Me

Buster was our Chief Greeting Officer for almost 7 years but sadly he passed away in October 2020 after being diagnosed with a brain tumour. His loss is sadly and deeply felt amongst the team and also our clients, who he was always glad to greet with a smile and a bottom wiggle. RIP Buster, our dear furry friend.

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Our people are industry professionals whose career is to help you grow your wealth, safely for many years to come. Interested in joining the inSynergy team? Register your interest here.

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What our clients say

We would like to thank you personally for being such a wonderful help. Buying 2 Investment properties in a year wouldn't have been possible without you all. You all are always happy to answer our questions and give us guidance and assistance as needed while purchasing our properties. We look forward to working with you in the future.- Glen Rego, Sydney, NSW
The Property Investment Strategy and Education workshop was an excellent way to get started in property investment, providing not only the knowledge to begin but the confidence to take that next step.- Property Investor, Sydney, NSW
We have been clients of inSynergy for almost a decade. By proactively monitoring our investment portfolio and leveraging dormant equity, inSynergy has helped us to purchase 6 investment properties to date, ensuring our financial security in the process. inSynergy has strong relationships with property developers, financial institutions, and legal firms, and uses these relationships to identify investments with strong growth potential, arrange financing and purchase property as part of a comprehensive service. What we have achieved with inSynergy in a relatively short period of time we would not have considered possible only a few short years ago. We are overjoyed with the financial results inSynergy has helped us to achieve so far, and we are confident that inSynergy will continue to help us improve our financial position into the future.- Anthony & Kristin

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