Our Mission 

We will always strive to achieve optimal outcomes for our clients.

Our Values

  • Honesty
  • Understanding
  • Collaboration
  • Ownership
  • Excellence

As Private Wealth Managers we assist our clients to build, protect, and manage their personal wealth. We take a big-picture approach when providing financial advice.

  • Stephen Vick

    Managing Director

    Stephen Vick - Managing Director

    Stephen is the Director and 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 24 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.

  • Jo Forster

    Executive Assistant

    Jo Forster - Executive Assistant

    Jo is a professional Executive Assistant with more than 17 years’ experience supporting senior executives in the Financial Services and Legal industries in Australia and Ireland.

    Jo gained extensive experience while working in a global insurance broking firm in Sydney and Dublin for 14 years. Jo takes every opportunity to learn new skills and strives to deliver exceptional service. Jo was born and grew up in New Zealand before moving to Europe where she lived and worked in London and Ireland. Jo’s love of travel and overseas adventures has given her many life experiences which she fondly looks back on. In 2007, Jo settled in Australia firstly working in Sydney before relocating to Brisbane in 2016. Jo’s natural ability to run a tight ship makes her a valuable member of the Nexus Private team. 

  • Michael Saunders

    Advice Manager

    Michael Saunders - Advice Manager

    Michael holds an Advanced Diploma of Financial Planning and is a Certified Financial Planner. He started his career in the financial services industry more than 25 years’ ago completing tax returns for ITP. Most of his time is now spent in a technical and compliance role assisting the advice team to deliver superior outcomes for clients. 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.

  • John Russell

    Head of Property

    John Russell - Head of Property

    John has been working in the financial services industry for more than a decade. He holds a Bachelor of Business majoring in Accounting, a Diploma of Financial Planning, an Advanced Diploma of Financial Planning, is SMSF Accredited, and is a Member of the National Real Estate Association as a Licensed Real Estate Agent. 

    John’s career and experience is diverse with many years working in the finance, retail and property industries. He has worked with one of the big four accounting firms, one of Australia’s leading real estate agencies, and one of Australia’s most exciting start-ups. 

    John has worked as a financial adviser for many years and is now working as the Head of Property for Nexus. He now has the opportunity to combine his experience and passions to deliver a complete end-to-end property service to Nexus clients. 

    It’s John’s passion to help people achieve the Australian dream of owning their own home and guide them through their ever-changing financial challenges. Property is his speciality and he loves sharing his knowledge and passion with his clients. He’s also an avid Basketball fan having played at a high level himself as a young man.

  • Lauren McDonnell


    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.

  • Warren Good

    Lending Manager

    Warren Good - Lending Manager

    Warren holds a Diploma of Financial Services and is a Member of the Mortgage and Finance Association of Australia and has had a diverse career spanning many years in the finance and banking industry. He has worked with one of the big four banks, as well as various financial companies throughout his career. Warren is passionate about helping people with their financial journey. He has a strong technical background and works hard to ensure people are put first. He is a friendly character and keeps the team laughing with plenty of Dad jokes. 

    Warren enjoys making furniture, and taking his kids out and about exploring Brisbane. 

  • Angel Rushton


    Angel Rushton - Paraplanner

    Angel currently holds a Diploma of Financial Planning and is nearing the completion of her Masters of Applied Finance. Angel comes from a family of finance professionals, but set out to make her own mark in the industry three years ago when she first began paraplanning for boutique financial planning firms. She has a solid grasp on the full financial planning process and has been known to be a wearer of many hats, with experience ranging all the way from clients services and implementation to the provision of financial advice. Angel is passionate about seeking excellence in all areas of life, supporting her team and delivering high quality advice documents in a timely manner, always endeavouring to innovate new and more efficient ways to produce the desired outcomes to clients.

    In her downtime, Angel is somewhat of an adrenaline-seeker, participating in competitive boxing and motorbike racing. Angel is a decorated amateur boxer, having spent more than half of her life participating in various competitions both inside Australia and internationally, coached by her father Glenn Rushton – the same coach who brought Jeff Horn to his 2017 victory over Manny Pacquiao. This coaching has imbed a certain lifestyle and mindset into Angel, one which feeds on excellence and fosters an indominable will to succeed.

  • Nicole Mewing

    Client Services Manager

    Nicole Mewing - Client Services Manager

    Nicole started her journey in the finance industry in 2013. Prior to joining Nexus, Nicole was a CSM Support Manager for an interstate firm where she looked after their Client Service Managers and an offshore team of Administration Assistants. Within this role, she was responsible for conducting training to ensure a streamline service level across the business.

    As the Client Services Manager for Nexus, Nicole is responsible for delivering exceptional client experiences by managing the work in progress across the different departments of Nexus.

    Outside of work, Nicole enjoys spending time outdoors with her partner and their Border Collie.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Why partner with Nexus?

We specialise in customising strategic solutions across a range of financial services. Nexus Private Wealth Management is privately owned and we do not sell our own financial products or property.
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1. We get to know your big picture

The first step is for us to understand where you are now and have a clear picture of where you want to be and the things that are important to you.

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2. We create tailored solutions

We prepare well-considered plans that draw upon a vast array of practical experience and technical knowledge to achieve your objectives.


3. We implement and manage your plan

We work together reviewing your progress and tweaking your circumstances to ensure superior outcomes, now and into the future.

We specialise in customising strategic solutions across a range of financial services.


Nexus Private Wealth Management is privately owned and not licensed by a bank or institution. We do not sell our own financial products or property.

Wealth Management

1. We get to know your big picture

The first step is for us to understand where you are now and have a clear picture of where you want to be and the things that are important to you.

Wealth Management

2. We create tailored solutions

We prepare well-considered plans that draw on a vast array of financial strategies and practical experience to achieve your objectives.

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3. We implement and manage your plan

Our connected team of specialists take a collaborative approach to ensure superior outcomes now and into the future.

What our clients say…

For many years my husband and I struggled with where to go for financial advice. We wanted somewhere that was a one stop shop and to find an adviser who would look at our whole of life needs now and for the future and be able to tailor solutions accordingly. Someone who would take the reins in some ways, to take the pressure off us, set it all up, monitor and manage it all for us.

We wanted someone who would be genuinely interested in what was the best for our family and not just pretend ... Read More

Gillian and Jeffry
Heritage Park

I have been a Nexus client for nearly 3 years now. They have always been there for me, even just to touch base when I was unwell. Nothing is too much trouble and the effort they put into finding and giving you the best comprehensive advice is tremendous. They have all been a pleasure to deal with and I feel so comfortable with them I am using them more and more for my wealth management. Super, Insurance, Property, financial planning, mortgage brokering and my accounting now all in one place. I ... Read More

James & Lisa
Hope Island

Sonya and I have been a Nexus Client since 2012 and in that time the global economy has been subject to volatile property and share market fluctuations often ending in negative growth for most investors. The investment strategies Nexus have provided us with have improved our financial position during these challenging times whist also positioning us for future growth opportunities when they arise. A combination of having strategies in place and the ongoing coaching by the Nexus staff to better ... Read More

Mick & Sonya

It has been a pleasure working with John. My first contact with him was over the phone when I was really overwhelmed with multiple decisions I needed to make to clean up my finances. He has provided clear and concise guidance to both myself and my partner reducing the stress around changing things for the future. His presentations are clear, he takes his time and really goes above and beyond what he needs to do in order to please his clients. I have since referred several of my close friends and ... Read More

Dr Heidi & Dean

I first went to Nexus about 18 months ago at which time I had just left the army and started my own business. Nexus did something I suspect very few wealth management companies would have done. They advised me to NOT pay them and wait until I was in a better financial position. This instantly tells me they are an ethical and people centric company. They could have taken my money and put me in a position of high risk, but they chose to forgo a commission to give me the most honest response possible. ... Read More

Albany Creek

We have been with Nexus right from the beginning. When we decided to start a SMSF we wanted to go with a company that could do it all. Nexus provided us with that. They know everything about us now and look after our SMSF, Trusts, business tax and personal tax. Every member of their staff are knowledgeable and approachable. We are so happy and fortunate to have found Nexus. They have made our life so much easier.


I’ve used Nexus for creating a SMSF, tax, legal and estate planning. Great team, great value and great advice over the last year.


We have had a great experience with Nexus. They were recommended by family and we too would recommend them to anybody. Steve and John took the time to explain everything and never used pressure tactics. They also made sure they really got to know us and our goals before making a plan.

Rachel & Leon

Nexus has helped my wife and I establish a holistic financial plan, including long term financial planning, as well as the recent purchase of an investment property.
Stephen and his team have always gone to the effort to understand our personal priorities, and we trust their views and advice which is informed, balanced and focused on our best interests. We highly recommend Nexus Private Wealth Management to anyone who needs financial advice.

Brett & Belinda
Heritage Park

My wife and I have been working with Nexus for a number of years now and outside of the financial advice, we have stayed for two main reasons. Firstly, the customer service is second to none and as the Nexus business grows, they manage to employ staff with the same focus on serving the customer. Secondly, the complete service offering means that we don’t need to find different providers for our super, versus our business needs versus our personal tax.


John has been working with my partner Jarryd and I for roughly six months to one year now, we are both young professionals and were looking to buy our first house. Obviously not knowing anything about the property industry or setting up long term wealth in general we really wanted to set ourselves up for the best chance of success. After meeting with John and the team at Nexus there was no question in our minds that we were going to utilise their services. John has spent copious amounts of hours ... Read More

Sarah & Jarryd

Nexus are great! The support and tailored advise received has been very beneficial. We now have long term financial goals to set ourselves up for the future. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for financial advice.

John & Sharleen

I had no experience in working with a financial advisor or wealth management group. I also did not have the time or interest to research information myself. It has been a pleasure to work with John and Steve, as they have guided me through my journey of starting an investment plan for my future. I would highly recommend Nexus for anyone who would like to grow their wealth and learn about the process while doing so.

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