Bachelor of Business (Accounting, Business Law) – Ballarat University, 1991
Certified Practicing Accountant – CPA Australia, 2004
Graduate Diploma of Financial Services (Financial Planning) – RG146, 2008
Sean grew up in the Ballarat region where he completed his Bachelor of Business at Ballarat University in 1991 and shortly after started his work life as a Corporate Accountant. After a 17 year long career as an Accountant and also holding positions of a Financial Controller and a Finance Manager, completing his CPA designation and working both in Australian and abroad, he was ready for a more challenging role.
Sean commenced his financial services career as a Financial Adviser in 2008. Not long after this, Sean was searching for more control in the way financial advice was offered and presented to his current and future clients, so he decided to transition to self-employment. He began his own Financial Advice business, Ryar Group trading as The Wealth Design Group in 2010 in the North-West of Melbourne.
Since then, his business has moved into St Kilda Rd in the city and in July 2015 his company Ryar Group became an affiliate of Tribeca Financial.
Sean is well qualified and experienced to work with a wide range of people in a way that makes them comfortable with the idea of seeking and implementing financial advice. His skills allow him to create an environment where clients can make informed, smart decisions that are consistent with their personal values and financial capabilities. He believes in adding value by removing financial complexity and replacing it with empathy, understanding and direction so that the client has confidence and clarity about their future.
When not working Sean is kept busy with his young family and trying to find the right work life balance.