December 5, 2017
The Chief Executive and Managing Director of Infocus Wealth Management, Rod Bristow has left the business and will be succeeded by its founder and current Executive Director, Darren Steinhardt.
Steinhardt will take on the title of Managing Director, returning to the role he passed on to Bristow in 2012, and first took up when starting the business in 1994.
“I’m looking forward to being back at the helm of this wonderful company and leading our team of great and capable people,” he said, adding the group was still looking at future growth.
“We will focus on growth of our business via growth in each of our aligned financial advice practices, growth in our company owned financial advice practices, and growth in each of our supporting companies,” Steinhardt said.
Bristow leaves the company after six years, which included a period as Chief Operating Officer prior to taking on the Chief Executive role, but has not disclosed his next role.
Bristow said he was proud of his time as Chief Executive and that Infocus was now regarded as a leader in terms of compliance, use of technology and the efficiency of the delivery of financial advice solutions for clients.
Infocus Wealth Management Board Chair, Roy McKelvie said under Bristow the group had expanded organically and through acquisition and was well placed to take advantage of ongoing change in the financial services industry.