Bachelor of Business (Financial Planning)
“I first started working for my dad… he was a financial planner… and it was his way of working with clients that motivated me to join the financial planning industry.
When I was a kid, I never really understood what he did… but he explained it to me in a way that really made me interested. He said, ‘I’m a money doctor. You have a specialist for each part of your life… like people have a GP for their health… we are their specialists in their wealth area.’
He helped his clients through many different situations, and I saw how it impacted their lives. I knew that was what I wanted to do.”
You could say that financial planning is in Paul Seidl’s blood. Watching his father develop long-standing relationships with clients and supporting them through to retirement inspired his financial planning studies.
In his Associate Adviser role, he works closely with Stef Costa to provide high quality service to our clients. Paul has a great technical understanding of the processes behind advice development thanks to his experience within the paraplanning team.
He also recognises the unique culture we have at First Financial,
“Everyone we work with is so supportive… the whole team is there to help you. They want to see you succeed and develop your career. It’s a great environment to work in.”
His weekends are filled with Essendon games and gym sessions. Plus, he is always keen to hit the slopes… snowboard or skis, it doesn’t matter… he loves both!