The company has announced a significant expansion of its senior executive team as it moves to take advantage of the major opportunities emerging from Australia's wealth management sector after the Hayne Royal Commission.
Findex co-founder Spiro Paule has appointed Co-CEOs in company veterans chief operations officer Tony Roussos and chief financial officer Matt Games in a move to bolster the leadership team to capture this opportunity.
"With the growth momentum we have behind us, our investment in leadership capability at this time will help the business capitalise on the strategic growth opportunities available whilst allowing me to step back from day to day operations," Paule says.
"I will continue to work closely with our longstanding Board and executive team to drive the strategic direction of the business."
The new Co-CEOs will act as joint custodians for Findex's new chapter.
Roussos and Games have been pivotal to Findex's transformational M-A strategy, overseeing 63 acquisitions with key operational input during their working partnership, including global accounting firm Crowe Australasia and wealth management leader Centric Wealth. This has resulted in the business growing from a team of 50 people to nearly 3000 across 100 locations since 2008.
"As one of Findex's first employees, it is a privilege to be given the opportunity to be custodian for the business as we look to activate our next stage of growth," Roussos says.
"When I left Macquarie Bank to join Findex as CFO 15 years ago, I was attracted to its entrepreneurial vision combined with the strong family values instilled by founders, Spiro and Terry Paule," Games says.
"As an executive team, we've always worked together under the strategic guidance of Spiro to leverage our complementary skills and I'm looking forward to continuing my strong partnership with Tony to drive the business on its next stage of growth."