Bringing All Your Financial Advice Needs Together

Financial decisions made in isolation can cost Australians hundreds of thousands of dollars. We’ve brought together a team of specialists who’ll work together to build and protect your wealth in a strategic and coordinated way. The advice you receive will be in your best interests. You’ll save time and money, and you’ll avoid confusing contradictory advice.

  • Stephen Vick

    Managing Director and Wealth Manager

    Stephen Vick - Managing Director and Wealth Manager

    Stephen is the founder of Nexus Private Wealth Management. Stephen holds a Bachelor of Business majoring in Banking/Finance and Accounting, a Diploma of Financial Planning, and a Diploma of Finance and Mortgage Broking Management. He also holds Specialist SMSF accreditation, an Australian Credit License, a Real Estate Agency License and is a member of the REIQ.

    Stephen has spent more than 20 years in the finance industry and has held State Manager roles with Australian Finance Group (AFG), Australian Unity and Lawfund Australia. Prior to establishing Nexus Private, Stephen worked for MLC as an adviser to financial planners.

    It’s Stephen’s driving motivation to help people understand Australia’s complex financial system, so they can take advantage of the many opportunities and strategies available to achieve financial independence and their life dreams. It’s rumoured that Stephen regularly sings in the car and knows the words to every David Bowie song.

  • Natasha Cook

    Chartered Accountant

    Natasha Cook - Chartered Accountant

    Natasha is a Chartered Accountant with several years’ experience working in public practice, taxation accounting and corporate finance in Australia and the United Kingdom. With high attention to detail and an investigative mind, Natasha works hard to gain an intimate understanding of her clients’ complete financial circumstances. After interpreting the data, Natasha provides informed, forward focused advice.

    Natasha holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) and Graduate Diploma of Chartered Accounting. She is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand, a registered Tax Agent and currently studying a Diploma of Financial Planning.

  • John Russell

    Wealth Manager

    John Russell - Wealth Manager

    John is a Financial Adviser at Nexus. John holds a Bachelor of Business majoring in Accounting, a Diploma of Financial Planning, and is a Member of the National Real Estate Association. John has had a diverse career spanning many years in the finance, retail and property industries. He has spent time with a Big 4 Accounting Firm, one of Australia’s leading real estate agencies, and one of Australia’s most exciting start-ups. Prior to joining Nexus, John worked for a listed financial advice company.

    It’s John’s passion to help people achieve the Australian dream of owning their own home and guide them through the ever changing financial wilderness. John’s main claim to fame is his ability to rattle off useless basketball knowledge and statistics.

  • Michael Saunders

    Technical and Compliance Manager

    Michael Saunders - Technical and Compliance Manager

    Michael has completed his Advanced Diploma of Financial Planning and is a certified Financial Planner. He started his career in the financial services industry 20 years ago doing tax returns for ITP. Most of his time is now spent doing tax planning and in-depth financial analysis for the Nexus group of companies. Michael is also married to an accountant and tax trainer. He enjoys an almost unhealthy proclivity towards numbers and tax legislation. In contrast, Michael’s first job was as a DJ in a nightclub.

  • Alex Lyall

    Lending Manager

    Alex Lyall - Lending Manager

    Alex has 10 years experience in the finance industry starting his career as a lending administration assistant and working his way through the ranks to become a fully qualified Mortgage Broker. His roles have varied from those in small business to credit manager for a major financial institution. This has given him a rich understanding of the ins and outs of structuring finance and getting loans approved.


    Alex has completed his Diploma of Finance and Mortgage Broking Management and is an authorized credit representative of Nexus Private Home Loans. Alex prides himself on delivering exceptional customer service and does absolutely everything in his power to ensure his clients’ success. He has great attention to detail and a passion for budgeting. He even enjoys spreadsheets. In his spare time Alex enjoys motorcycle riding, cooking and spending time with his young family.

  • Heidi McCoullough

    Head of Property Advice

    Heidi McCoullough - Head of Property Advice

    Starting her career in residential construction in Canberra, Heidi has always taken a keen interest in anything property related. She has an eye for design, quality and detail, and is passionate about delivering a high level of service to her clients.

    With Heidi’s diverse range of experience in the property and construction industry, she is ideally placed to assist clients with any property related matter. Specialising in property market research and negotiating with vendors, Heidi is able to source the right property investment to suit any investment portfolio requirement.

    Her passion is identifying opportunities that reflect specific investment metrics set by the client or financial adviser, that are also well priced and have significant capital growth drivers. Heidi enjoys fine food, long lunches, sport and spending time with her family outdoors.

  • Lauren McDonnell

    Solicitor

    Lauren McDonnell - Solicitor

    Lauren is a Senior Solicitor with a wealth of knowledge on structuring client affairs to provide superior asset protection and tax efficiencies when estate planning. She holds a Master of Applied Law, Bachelor of Law and a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice. With a broad range of personal experience investing in real estate and shares, Lauren offers a personal touch and a pragmatic edge to wealth protection and legal advice.

  • Summah Barbour

    Client Services

    Summah Barbour - Client Services

    Summah is currently completing her Diploma of Financial Services. With extensive experience in customer service and an ability to understand what is important to people, her efficient approach and genuine interest in helping others succeed inspires absolute trust from our clients. She also has a background in marketing and public relations. Summah is focused on helping clients enjoy their experience at Nexus. In her spare time, Summah enjoys travelling, French cheese and cooking.

  • Sunil Ramesh

    Paraplanner

    Sunil Ramesh - Paraplanner

    Sunil, or Sunny as he’s affectionately known, is the cash flow modelling and technical guru at Nexus. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering, a Diploma of Financial Planning and Advanced Diploma of Financial Planning. He is also currently completing his Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning.

    Sunny has previously worked as a financial adviser, which has provided him with experience in developing and implementing comprehensive financial planning strategies for a diverse range of clients. Sunny’s broad skill set, experience and qualifications allow him to work closely with the advice team at Nexus to provide tailored financial strategies and solutions to clients.

    Sunny is a Liverpool fan and plays soccer competitively on the weekends. He also enjoys spending his spare time with family and friends.

  • Nicholas Chelsom

    Assistant Accountant

    Nicholas Chelsom - Assistant Accountant

    Nicholas is an Assistant Accountant at Nexus Private Wealth Management. A recent QUT graduate, he holds a Bachelor in Business, majoring in Accounting and has experience in accounting and taxation through various small Accounting firms throughout Brisbane. Nicholas, curious by nature, is eager to learn the ins and outs of the industry and to help clients achieve their best possible outcomes. He is currently working towards his Charted Accountancy certification and excited to expand his skillset to better service client needs.

    Nicholas enjoys cooking, and spending time in the great outdoors with friends and family, he has a passion for camping, hiking and petting dogs of all shapes and sizes.

  • Belle Sakrzewski-Hetherington

    Client Services

    Belle Sakrzewski-Hetherington - Client Services

    Belle is currently completing her Diploma of Financial Planning and Bachelor of Laws (Honours). Belle’s childhood was spent in regional Queensland before moving to Toowoomba in 2012 where she attended boarding school and started her career in the financial services industry. Belle is passionate about health, fitness and the feline family.

  • Loren Thacker

    Administrative Assistant

    Loren Thacker - Administrative Assistant

    Loren is the Administration Assistant and first point of contact for Nexus enquiry. With a background in Retail Banking and hospitality, Loren thrives on the opportunity to learn new skills and deliver exceptional customer service. Loren is excited by the opportunity to provide the best service she can for Nexus clients.

    Recently relocating to sunny Brisbane and currently completing a Double Degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics, and International Security Studies, when not working or studying, Loren is exploring the culinary delights and picturesque beaches that South East Queensland has to offer.

  • Rufus

    Nexus Mascot

    Rufus - Nexus Mascot

    As the team Mascot, Rufus (sometimes referred to as Woofy) is responsible for keeping up staff morale and providing on-demand cuddles to those who have had a challenging day. Working from his home office, one of Rufus’ key capabilities is asset protection. With a keen nose and a sixth sense for good character, Rufus protects the Vick residence and its contents while his parents are ‘bringing home the bacon’. He makes no demands for his unconditional love, but won’t pass up an opportunity to be compensated with long walks or a belly scratch. Rufus enjoys the dog’s life and in his spare time likes to chase possums, chew bones and wrestle his feline sister, Hermione.

What our clients say…

After many hours of searching for financial advice within the Brisbane city, I was left with very little to choose from at a professional level. I came across the Nexus page and started researching. I liked what I saw and found it very user-friendly. Nexus offered us first class service with no hidden costs and was hassle free from the beginning. We have every confidence in the team at Nexus to help us create wealth and guide us to a healthy investment portfolio. With no hesitation whatsoever, the team at Nexus is highly recommended.

When I was first introduced to Nexus, I was at a crossroads in my life both personally and professionally. I knew that there were ways to grow my wealth and I had an idea but didn’t have the knowledge to know where to start. I was afraid of making poor choices and risk scared me. On the first meeting, and every meeting after, I feel they truly understand my goals and dreams.

They are able to articulate strategy and raise ideas in ways that I can understand. I am always made to feel welcome and they have my back. I feel they have created an open door for me and I feel confident in keeping a long-term relationship with them. I’m excited about my future thanks to Steve and the team at Nexus Private Wealth Management.

We just wanted to take this opportunity to personally thank you and your team for your great work sorting out our financial situation, and in particular the ease of management and peace of mind you have given us. The level of service and attention to detail has been excellent. We now have direction and a clear vision of our finances, confident they are structured in the best possible way.

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