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.

Property Wealth Planning

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RICHARD SHEPPARD

CEO | Chief Property Wealth Planner (QPIA)
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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.

Raj Sarin Head of Investment Finance

RAJ SARIN

Senior Property Wealth Planner (QPIA)
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Raj is the Head of Investment Finance and Property Wealth Planner at inSynergy. He brings a tangible skill set to creating wealth through property by identifying and clearly articulating the association between finance strategy and safe property investing.

He has spent 17 years in the industry serving hundreds of clients, across Australia and New Zealand safely finance and create wealth through real estate as their primary vehicle. Using his educational background in finance and economics combined with years of personal experience; Raj and his wife continue to build on what is a respectable property portfolio for
themselves, including small scale development projects.

Raj is passionate about tapping into the financial security property investments afford, to live a better-quality life and enrich the lives of those around him by educating people on how it all fits together as part of their holistic plan and how to mitigate the risks. “What I do directly impacts people’s reality, and that is powerful and comes with great responsibility
but also a tremendous amount of satisfaction”.

When Raj isn’t helping someone with property strategy or with his family you will find him on the beach in and around the ocean catching a wave on his SUP, on his Mountain bike shredding trails or caravanning around the country!
Spending a large part of his childhood on a merchant vessel, Raj finds peace on the water and is never far away from the coast.

Raj holds B.B.S double degrees in Finance and Marketing, Bachelor of Commerce (with distinction), RG146, Cert IV FMB, relevant papers in Land and Contract Law & is a QPIA® (Qualified Property Investment Advisor).

 

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BENJAMIN HAKIM

Property Wealth Planner
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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.

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DAVID HULL

Associate Property Wealth Planner
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David’s love for property is evident through the enthusiasm he brings to the office each day.  A Licenced Real-Estate Agent with a Masters in Property Development, David has 20+ years property experience in both private and corporate sectors, specialising in residential and project marketing.

As an astute property investor himself, David enjoys the client relationships developed through his role and being part of the property wealth creation journey. “That light bulb moment when your client realises they have the knowledge and means to secure the financial future of their family and retirement; and a plan in place to do so…  The greatest reward working in property wealth advisory”.
David is born and bred on Sydney’s north shore and northern beaches and is a local Manly resident.  You will find him every morning swimming to Shelly Beach with the Bold & Beautiful and enjoys golf and tennis in his spare time.

Property Acquisitions & Research

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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!

Korijaz Fox Real Estate Investment Property Advisor

KORIJAZ FOX

Property Acquisitions Coordinator
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Possessing exceptional communication skills and a warm and friendly approach that makes an absolute favourite amongst her valued clients, Korijaz Fox loves being a part of her ever growing team at inSynergy Advisory.

Moving to Australia from New Zealand at the age of 18 to kick start her career in real estate, Jaz fell in love with all aspects of the property industry, and that love and unbridled enthusiasm is something that she still holds today.

Formerly a Channel Sales Manager, Project Sales Advisor and Sales Executive, Jaz has a thorough understanding of the real estate industry from a developer, agency and buyer perspective. She prides herself on her daily commitment to each and every one of her clients, while her extensive skill set, strict work ethic and high-spirited charisma all contribute to her success in the real estate world.

Outside of work Jaz enjoys playing piano, painting and an active lifestyle spent with her french bulldog, family and friends.

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TOMAS VENSKUTONIS

Property Acquisitions Manager
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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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MACAULEY POWELL

Business Support Specialist
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Macauley is a recent graduate of Commerce majoring in Finance. Having studied in this field Macauley enjoys data analysis and exploring property investment opportunities. Drawing upon his education, Macauley provides specialised business support, to the property team.

Macauley has a warm, welcoming demeanour and strong passion for growing his skills in the property investment industry.

Macauley is a keen surfer, enjoying spending time in the sun and water. He also has a passion for fitness and socialising.

Investment Finance Broking

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EDISON XIE

Head of Investment Finance
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Edison is the Head of Investment Finance and brings a wealth of experience from previously working for the public sector, not-for-profit, global banks, mortgage managers, one of Australia’s largest fintechs and one of Australia’s top award winning online premium brokers.

With a strong background in finance and a passion towards helping others he is committed to ensuring we maintain excellent standards and premium service for our clients and stakeholders. He has been a driving force behind brokers training and development and believes strongly in developing long term relationships with his clients.

As an property investor himself he understand the importance of having the right knowledge and education to make informed decisions and to executing on that strategy. He believes property investment is a great tool to help individuals towards financial freedom and allow them to enjoy other things in life.

Edison is also a big fan of the outdoors and loves exploring the wonders the world has to offer. His accomplishment of reaching Everest Base Camp is a testament to his willingness to take on challenges and persevere. A keen sports fan and avid learner, he is always learning from top performer in an effort to be the best version of himself and leave a positive impact on the world.

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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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LINO ABRUZZESE

Specialist Investment Finance Broker
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Lino is an award-winning mortgage broker with over 30 years’ experience in the financial services and property lending industry.

There are few property lending scenarios that Lino has not managed over the years, ensuring he has the extensive experience required to deliver comprehensive and professional advice to seasoned and first-time property investors.

Lino’s personal passion is going for beach walks with his wife, while a 30-year love for soccer as both a manager and player has seen him win eight premierships and the 2015 NSW Champions of Champions title.

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ANIKA STOKER

Specialist Investment Finance Broker
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Anika is a bright, dedicated and knowledgeable Mortgage Broker having worked across various roles in the banking and finance sector for the better part of a decade.

Throughout her career she has worked closely with both First Home Buyers and Investors, ensuring that quite possibly the biggest purchase of their life is handled in a professional and transparent manner. Specialising in residential lending, Anika is very passionate about customer service and good communication.

A Northern Beaches local, in her free time, she enjoys hanging out with her young son and partner, which would usually involve coffee and a swim at South Curl Curl Beach!

Anne Marie

ANNE-MARIE PICKARD

Broker Support Specialist
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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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TIM REID

Associate Investment Finance Broker
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Tim is an experienced finance professional who is passionate about helping people create wealth through investment.

With nearly 10 years’ experience working for several major banks, Tim has extensive experience in helping people navigate major life events and growing their financial wellbeing.

Tim believes that a solid property investment strategy is an essential pillar of building a strong financial future, which makes him perfect for his role in supporting inSynergy Brokers to deliver clients with tailored finance solutions.

Outside of the office Tim enjoys trying Sydney’s new restaurants with his wife.

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ALASTAIR LITTLEJOHN

Associate Investment Finance Broker
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As a Broker Support Specialist Alastair is responsible for ensuring that inSynergy’s brokers have the support required to ensure they can deliver clients with prompt and attentive service.

Passionate about property investment, Alastair also works across different teams to continually expand his understanding of the varying client pathways to securing financial freedom through property investment.

Alastair is an avid tennis fan, enjoys the outdoors, and being from the country relishes the chance for a weekend escape.

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JAMES WOOLFORD

Broker Support Specialist
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James is a recent graduate of economics, majoring in finance. Having studied in this field, James’ passion for property investment and finance was ignited and he decided to specialise in the field of creating wealth through property, and the enormously positive impact this can have on people’s lives.

Drawing upon his education, knowledge, and person passion, James supports inSynergy’s property specialists to deliver high quality investment properties to our clients.

A Northern Beaches local, James enjoys surf boat rowing and all things beach related!

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RYAN COLWELL

Business Support Specialist
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Ryan has recently completed his Bachelor of Economics majoring in Economics and Political Economy. Born in Sydney, Ryan has lived overseas for half of his life, this, coupled with his studies developed his passion for finance and customer service, which perfectly align with his role providing specialised business support for the investment finance broking team.

Ryan is committed to helping clients achieve their financial goals and provide security for their futures through supporting the broking team to deliver a smooth and effortless experience. He understands the importance of exemplary customer service from his previous roles and is dedicated to ensuring each inSynergy client obtains the best possible outcome.

Outside of work Ryan loves to travel and explore new places. Having grown up in London, Ryan is an avid football fan.

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Business Operations & Marketing

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MARK CLOUT

Chief Operating Officer
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Mark is a senior business leader with MBA qualifications and over 25 year’s senior executive and board experience, he has proven abilities in helping businesses become high-growth, customer-focused success stories.

Mark is passionate about real estate investment and is both a client and employee at inSynergy. He is committed to improving the customer experience, value and outcomes for inSynergy clients and developing and mentoring the professional inSynergy team.

Outside work, Mark enjoys spending time with his family and new puppy. He is also a keen golfer and traveller.

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NATASHA SHEPPARD

Head of Marketing & Communications
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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.

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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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ANITA KELL

Marketing Manager
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Anita has close to 10 years marketing experience, with the majority of that time spent working with media, agents and developers in the property marketing space.

An in-depth knowledge of the property industry, both from her professional experience and personal, buying, selling, renovating and knock-down rebuilding properties.

Driven by her goal to provide A-class service and deliver innovative and effective marketing assets and campaigns, Anita is known for producing marketing assets, messaging and campaigns that deliver results.

Anita’s attention to detail, ability to resolve issues, natural creativity, and positive attitude set her apart from the rest.

Having recently relocated to the Northern Beaches although known for her ability to find great little hidden gems for great coffee, meals or a cheeky wine, you’ll find Anita in one of these hidden gems, going for a walk along the coast or outside enjoying the beaches lifestyle.

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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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MATILDA KAYE

Office Assistant
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Always on hand with a smile to make sure the inSynergy office is running smoothly, Matilda is our Office Assistant extraordinair! Having graduated high school and completing her HSC in 2017, Matilda initially studied in Early Childhood Education, completing her Certificate III. However, Matilda was always interested in property investment, and wanted to experience and have the opportunity to learn everything she could about it and progress in a career that helps others in all aspects of creating and securing their finances. When the opportunity came along to join the inSynergy team, Matilda jumped at it!

A very family oriented person, Matilda loves hanging with her dogs Oscar and Bruce and is an avid supporter of the Manly Warringah Cricket Club.

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People and Culture

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ZEUS & DUKE

Chief Greeting Officers
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You might have guessed that we’re total dog lovers at inSynergy! Whilst we sadly lost our Chief Greeting Officer Buster in 2020, these two goofballs have come along and brightened our lives considerably! Zeus (pictured left) loves nothing more than to raid the office rubbish bins! He’s also incredibly clever and can do all manner of tricks (for a treat of course!). Duke is the baby of the inSynergy family – he’s such a good boy and and absolutely loves his playtime in the office with Zeus. What would life be without our furry friends!

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BUSTER

Resting in Peace
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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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Chewie & Leia

Office Cuddle Coordinators
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Mala

Chief Happiness Officer
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Mala is our Chief Happiness Officer! With a smile like hers, it’s easy to see why! Her presence is easily detected by her piggy like noises. On the days she’s in the office, she loves breaking up her working hours with pats from her colleagues and walkies to Shelly Beach, followed by suckling on her pizza toy and taking a nap in the sun.

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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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