Silvio Marinelli

Senior Partner, Cranbourne

Silvio is one of the City of Casey’s most well-regarded business leaders, who’s heavy involvement in the local community never goes unnoticed.

Silvio has a passion for Highview, sport, the community and for helping individuals and business owners (no matter the size or industry) flourish financially.

A little about his expertise…
Silvio’s a qualified accountant and Registered Tax Agent. He has 25+ years of experience advising clients on solutions to minimise their tax and create wealth. In particular, he has a keen interest towards property investment and Self- Managed Superannuation Fund advice (his area of expertise!).

Being personally passionate about the need to invest to plan for a comfortable retirement, Silvio became a qualified Financial Planner – he enjoys easily ‘switching hats’ between taxation and financial planning strategies – and believes it’s a unique skill that benefits his clients greatly – who better to offer financial advice than your Accountant?!

Silvio’s other passions….

Business Coaching & Mentoring
Coupling his 25-year career as a business owner and adviser, Silvio enjoys sharing his insights and nurturing businesses to become the best they can be.

Sport & Player Management
Silvio’s love for sport took a natural progression, in 2017 he became an authorised Player Manager, with a goal of supporting Sporting Athletes with their holistic taxation and financial plans and building their sporting profiles, so they have the time to focus on what they’re great at – playing sport!

Community & Fundraising
Supporting the local community that’s always supported Silvio is something he’s unwavering on. He supports over 15 grass-roots local sporting clubs each year, and is on various community boards. Importantly, Silvio sets himself personal fundraising goals for charities each year, in the past 2 years he has raised over $19,000 for the Alannah & Madeline Foundation.

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Darren Crowther

Senior Partner, Cranbourne

Darren is a highly sought-after business coach & taxation specialist with over 15 years experience working with all
sized businesses, business owners & entrepreneurs.

In early 2019 he was announced as a Fellow of CPA Australia, an FCPA. The FCPA designation is a prestigious honorary title awarded to Certified Practicing Accountants (CPAs) who, through their outstanding achievements including community leadership, bring distinction to the accounting profession & serve as a role model to others.

Partner of Highview Accounting & Financial, Darren’s role has been pivotal in the growth of this multi award-winning firm, building out the network from 1 to 4 locations to date; from a singular accounting business to a large ‘Head Office’ structure incorporating multiple successful businesses with differing service offerings.

His expert opinion has been sought & published in the Australian Financial Review. Darren’s strength is in dissecting businesses & the people behind them to uncover or discover strategies to leverage results.

On top of this, Darren’s zest for taking action & achieving results is motivational. Working with Darren you will experience profound personal growth & motivation to take action like never before. He’ll nurture you to develop your mindset, habits & internal skills that will positively influence your business decisions.

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David Sheahan

Partner, Cranbourne

Facilitating businesses to grow & evolve is Dave’s passion. His strength is building great relationships & supporting his client’s journeys to success.

Dave is a Certified Practising Accountant (CPA), with a Bachelor of Business from Monash University. His experience spans across 15 years in the accounting, taxation, financial analysis and general business practice. Dave brings knowledge and experience to the Highview team, gained from working with a range of firms and mentors.

Interestingly, this is not the first time Dave has been a part of the Highview team; Dave worked for Highview in the early 90’s while still completing his accounting studies. After a few years Dave ventured out to expand his experience – and to Highview’s benefit re-joined the team as a senior manager in 2014, bringing with him a vast bank of knowledge and management experience.
Dave’s experience includes an international stint in the UK. It was during this time that he seized the opportunity to expand his knowledge on the workings of big organisations by taking on roles with multinational corporations.

Dave’s previous role as a Client Manager has enabled him to demonstrate the skills and passion for providing business services; including advice, accounting and taxation services to his clients, and a yearning for continual improvement.

He enjoys playing sport, listening to a range of music, surfing and spending time with his wife and children. Dave spends his weekends socialising with friends and his family, visiting areas and events around Melbourne and working on the wish list of improvements he has around his home.

Dave’s strength is people. His job involves getting the most out of his team, offering support and mentoring. It’s something he enjoys. When asked why he thinks people is his strength Dave says “To lead people, you’ve got to take time to understand them, engage with them, help them. That doesn’t come just by adding up the numbers.”

Today Dave’s passion is in facilitating businesses to grow and evolve. Dave’s focus is on acting in the role of business mentor to help clients develop the full potential of their business. In this role Dave joins clients on their unique journey and provides the tools and knowledge they need along the way to make the right decisions.

Dave’s aim for his clients parallels his own philosophy and personal journey; having a focus on his own career growth and business success while maintaining balance in his life with his wife and children.

In response to changes to legislation, David has completed his training and appointment as a Limited Authorised Representative, able to assist in the setup, administration and wind down of SMSFs.

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Nick McPhillips

Partner, Cranbourne

Highview was Nick’s first employer. 15 years on has seen passion, hard-work and an unrivalled focus towards client satisfaction project his career to Associate Partner in December, 2016 and then Partner in July, 2022.

Joining the team initially to complete his work experience component while in Year 10, Nick simply never left and we couldn’t feel luckier. Nick has gone from strength to strength over the years, gaining his CPA in December, 2016 and is a powerful asset to the Highview leadership team.

Nick’s at the top of his field and that’s not just coming from us! This was proven in 2019 when Nick was recognised amongst Australia’s leading accountants WINNING the ‘Public Accountant Award’ AND ‘Tax & Compliance Award’ at the Accountants Daily 30 Under 30 Awards. The finalist list for these awards featured over 120 high-achieving accounting professionals across 15 categories. Nick McPhillips was named a finalist in not one, but two categories …and won them both!

When asked ‘What’s your favourite part of the job?’ Nicks responds, “Achieving a desired result for a client – when you work with a client who has a set of goals, and you can provide detailed advice and assist them along their way to achieving those goals is incredibly rewarding. You get a great deal of satisfaction when the desired result is achieved and you get to see your client reap the rewards.”

Nick is a true team player and born leader. He has been pivotal in the growth of the Cranbourne office acting as a mentor and key trainer to many accountants over the years. His knowledge and ability to provide clarity to his clients surrounding technical information and advice comes naturally to Nick. His key strengths are in providing up-to-date advice and information about all things tax related for small and medium sized businesses. He’s always on-point with the latest legislative changes and methodical in his approach towards planning actions for his clients. Nick’s clients enjoy their interactions with him and often say that he’s purely and simply an “all round good bloke who knows his profession well”.

Guiding and supporting clients and forming long term relationships built on trust and reliability remain at the core for Nick. He’s strength is in communication and his technical knowledge’s. He is eager to continually learn and grow as a professional, build on his experience, and broaden his areas of expertise over time.

Living in his newly purchased home in Botanic Ridge with his partner Danielle, Nick’s future is filled with big bright opportunities. When he’s not crunching numbers, Nick is a strong and loyal member of the Cranbourne Football Club, keeping up his fitness with his mates weekly. To have Nick managing your files is something you can rest easy about, knowing that the right hands have you covered, not matter the situation.

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Adam Pasquill

Accountant | Associate Partner , Cranbourne

A strong commitment to seeing his clients grow & succeed is Adam’s driving passion behind his career.

Adam Pasquill has worked in the Accounting Industry for almost 10 years. He started his career at an Accounting & Advisory Firm in Frankston as a Graduate Accountant & Financial Planning Assistant, before joining the Highview family in 2015.

He became CPA qualified in 2019, but he didn’t just complete the course, he graduated with Excellence maintaining a High Distinction average throughout his studies (a touch of a bookworm!). Adam now also holds his Registered Tax Agent Licence & his Public Practice certificate.

Adam has a contagious & ambitious nature about him that drives his desire to face new challenges each day at work. His career has grown leaps & bounds at Highview with his ‘born leader’ approach & mentoring provided by Partners Darren Crowther & Nick McPhillips. “Highview is not only a career for me, but also my family – a family I would do anything for.”

“My client portfolio has grown exponentially & Highview have provided all the support & guidance to best service their needs since being in my role. I have been given opportunities to grow personally & professionally – being trusted to work independently & autonomously for many years has allowed me to grow & expand my knowledge & skills” Said Adam. This was certainly rewarded & recognised with Adam being named an Associate Partner at the Cranbourne office in July 2022.

Adam explains the most rewarding part of his role at Highview…
“Working alongside my clients, whom most I’m lucky to call friends is the most rewarding part. I love to watch their businesses go from strength to strength, providing sound advice & direction along the way.”

Adam’s core strengths are in providing up-to-date advice & information about all things tax related for small & medium sized businesses. “Small business start-up advice & structuring is where I thrive. I’m a forward thinker who enjoys strategic planning with businesses, ensuring personal goals align with business goals. Taxation advice & lawful minimisation, business technology selection & implementation as well as Financial Reporting are my areas of expertise.” Adam notes.

Not just a numbers guy…
Adam is an extremely outgoing & sporty guy who loves the gym but also enjoys slowing down & taking time to look after his garden at his new home with partner Maree. Huge news – he & Maree welcomed their firstborn in December 2021, a little boy Logan. Being a father has been an absolute highlight for Adam! Adam is also a proud Uncle & is a big softie when it comes to spending great amounts of time with his young nieces & nephews.

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Avi Gopala

Accountant | Associate Partner, Cranbourne

Passionate about positive outcomes & helping businesses thrive, Avi has been an integral part of the Highview leadership team since 2014.

Avi Gopala is a professional that’s passionate about positive outcomes & helping businesses thrive. A Certified Accountant with over 15 years’ experience in the industry, Avi commenced his career at Highview in 2014; & through hard work & dedication he established himself within the Highview leadership team being announced as an Associate Partner in July 2022.

Settling into a beautiful life in Australia has been easy for Avi. His positive, bright & friendly attitude makes him a pleasure to be around. Moving from his home country of Mauritius in 2004, away from his large family (seriously, over 100 cousins!) he planned to study hard to earn his Australian degree. Living in a share-house in Brighton with his brother & friends was a great experience & according to Avi made it super easy to settle in & meet new people often.

Since a child, Avi has had a strong passion for martial arts & body building sports. He enjoys training & watching karate, boxing, Muay-Thai, mixed martial arts & Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. Yes, all those intense physical sports! The thrill of the sports that Avi most enjoys is the technical aspect – “the dedication, focus & sense of control you need to be skilled at these sports is what I find fascinating” says Avi. “I like to keep fit & active – I am currently training Jiu-jitsu at a local club. I also find training to be a great way to meet new like-minded people.”

When Avi’s not sweating it up in the gym, he’s at home enjoying family time with his wife Sophie (who we hear is an incredible cook!) & daughter Ariana. Avi is one very proud father – his eyes light up when he speaks about his daughter – “I look forward to going home each evening to see her little face & chat with her” he says. Majority of Avi’s family remains in Mauritius, so a big family holiday every 2 years’ is something he always looks forward to.

Avi is a detailed-orientated individual that likes to continually challenge himself. His role prior to Highview was both audit & tax, which has been a great asset to his clients at Highview. However, his experience extends further as he was previously a business owner himself. Avi is quite the tech-expert at Highview & using this natural flair for technology (initially as a hobby) Avi built & managed his own successful e-commerce store selling car parts. He managed this business for 2 years prior to selling it for a nice little profit. Being able to align his own learnings as a business owner with clients’ has been highly valuable.

Working under the direction of Cranbourne Partner Dave Sheahan, Avi continues building strong client relationships & looks forward to a lengthy & positive career at Highview – “Highview is like a family to me. I enjoy getting to know my clients well because I truly care about their success & will work hard alongside them to help them achieve the results they desire.”

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Matthew Lazzaro

Accountant | Associate Partner, Cranbourne

Matthew is highly regarded in the Highview community & brings a high-level proactive strategic approach to meet his client’s needs.

Highview welcomed Matthew Lazzaro in 2016 & what a fantastic asset to the team he has been since! In July 2022 Matt was named Associate Partner, proving his strong value to the team over his years of commitment & service.

Based at the Cranbourne office, Matt manages clients within Silvio’s large team & is a significant addition with his great wealth of knowledge & experience.

Before joining Highview, Matt completed a Bachelor of Commerce at Latrobe University. From there, he began work as both an Accountant & Client Manager for firms in Balwyn & Essendon, during which time he attained his CPA accreditation. Now, with over 13 years of accounting & management experience up his sleeve, Matt has become an integral asset & confident mentor to others at Highview.

Matt explains the most rewarding part of his role at Highview…

“By its very nature Highview is fast paced & collaborative. Highview is fuelled by its hard-working members & the environment here is ingrained in a positive ethos that makes it very attractive to work at.”

“Everyone you meet here at Highview, the staff & clients, are all so friendly & genuinely great people & it makes it a pleasure to come to work every day” said Matt.

Matt’s greatest enjoyment working at Highview surrounds building great relationships – the opportunity to collaborate & work closely with his colleagues & his clients. As a leader at Highview, Matt has been provided with the platform to utilise his strengths & passions which has seen him absolutely thrive & deliver exceptional results for his clients.

“It’s a privilege to be able to work meticulously with our clients. I’m able to build close relationships with clients, really listen to them & understand both their personal & business goals. The main focus for me is to truly understand what our clients wish to achieve & being able to assist them in executing & reaching those aspirations… it’s just so rewarding.”

Another area Matt loves about Highview, is the businesses belief in consistently delivering the highest standard of client service across its diverse client groups.

Matt mentions the ongoing learning offered at Highview – “Monthly training & mentoring opportunities mean that staff are continuously improving their skills & staying ahead of the curve in many important areas of business in Australia.”

When Matt’s not crunching numbers at the office…

Matt is an adrenaline junkie & loves snowboarding & wakeboarding. During the Winter months Matt enjoys heading off to Mt Buller, then in Summer he enjoys spending time away on weekends at his holiday house in Bonnie Doon, where he can tear up the water on his board, as well as take his gorgeous British Bulldog Gracie out for a swim.

Matt is passionate about being outdoors & when he’s in nature he is his happiest… as long as his beautiful wife Kat & daughter Emilia are with him of course! Matt & Kat welcomed their firstborn Emilia in December 2021. Becoming a father has been another wonderful journey for Matt – the future sure continues to look incredibly bright!

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Melissa Ortika

Accountant | Technical Services Manager, Cranbourne

Melissa brings over 15 years of technical accounting experience & her attention to detail is unrivalled.

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Michael Ball

Accountant | Client Services Manager, Cranbourne

Michael has over 15 years’ experience in public practice supporting businesses with their taxation, strategy & compliance needs.

His enthusiasm towards building great relationships with his clients is evident upon meeting Michael, “I enjoy providing detailed advice to our clients & keeping them up-to-date with the latest structuring advice & capital gains tax guidance. Ultimately, I care. I’m passionate about informing & guiding our clients to ensure they get the best possible result based on their circumstances.” Says Michael.

Michael has built & nurtured excellent client relationships over the years at Highview & is known for his meticulous nature when working on detailed client jobs. He doesn’t skip a beat & prides himself on being there for his clients when it comes to all things tax.

Living in Mornington with his wife Amanda & two small children Ava & Jack, his home life is fun filled & busy! Michael is a MAD Carlton fan who, when not watching the footy or checking the stats, enjoys family holidays & taking little day trips exploring all things local. Getting out on his motorbike for a ride down the Peninsula when he can is also a great weekend highlight.

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Michael Franco

Senior Accountant, Cranbourne

With a career spanning over 10 years, our Senior Accountant Michael has worked at various Accounting firms in Melbourne, before making the move to join the Highview Crew in 2021.

Michael is particularly interested in the small business sector. He loves working with small businesses to see their visions come to life. “I’m a stickler for processes which create efficiencies to free up time and allow employees and business owners to concentrate on what they do best…. sell, advise, create content, build houses or even teach kids with dyslexia to read.”

Being proactive and looking beyond the numbers is something that Michael ensures he practices with all his clients. He doesn’t only discuss past business performance – but focuses strongly  on forward thinking and future planning. Whether it is by analysing trends or assessing strengths and weaknesses, he always strives to identify opportunities that will improve business.

Michael is a soccer enthusiast and loves to watch Liverpool – he’s a huge supporter!. Although retired from playing himself, he is back at the Berwick City Soccer Club, where he coaches his son’s soccer team. The rest of his spare time is spent with his wife and three kids, keeping active with kids sports and sometimes a hit of golf for himself.

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Michael Kirpichnikov

Senior Accountant, Cranbourne

Michael prides himself on his ability to offer a fresh perspective to clients via innovative and proactive approaches to accounting and financial management.

Michael has been with Highview for over six years. He commenced as a Graduate Accountant after completing a Bachelor of Commerce with Distinction from Deakin University and his dedication and strong work ethic has seen his career fast track within the team.

He is largely motivated by outcomes and admits to being incredibly results-oriented. He takes a genuine interest in seeing his clients achieve their financial goals – driving them to go above and beyond what they thought possible with clear and considered advice.

Michael explains that he values the professional and transparent relationships he has made with his clients over the years; “I aim to build lasting and meaningful relationships with my clients that evolves alongside their financial and personal needs. Also, I never get bogged down in accounting jargon. Instead, I communicate only what is important and relevant to my clients, what they must know and understand, and I handle the rest because that’s my job on their behalf.”

Michael’s areas of expertise include:

  • Small and medium business strategic advice
  • Tax planning and minimisation
  • Business structures
  • Financial reporting and analysis

Michael lives and breathes accounting and finance. In his spare time, he loves to read financial and business literature to stay up to date on the latest financial news and trends. His favourite publications include Financial Review, The Economist and The Guardian. As well as this, Michael also spends time watching the cricket and footy, hunting and spending time with his close-knit large family.

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Richard Vaughan

Senior Financial Adviser, Cranbourne

With 20+ years experience advising, accounting & management, Richard can develop, implement & manage transformational strategies, providing clients the security & peace of mind that comes from being prepared for the future.

Richard is passionate about the positive difference that trusted and credible advice can make to clients’ lives, by working with them on an ongoing basis. He has significant experience assisting a broad range of clients including those with Self Managed Superannuation Funds and complex structures, and has extensive experience specialising in providing retiree and pre-retiree planning. Richard holds an Advanced Diploma in Financial Planning, is an accredited SMSF Specialist with the SMSF Association of Australia, and is a member of the Financial Advisers Association of Australia.

Richard works with his clients to understand their priorities, as well as their financial concerns. Helping clients reduce their anxiety about money is Richard’s number one priority, and he does so by simplifying and decluttering their financial circumstances, then working closely with them to help achieve their goals.

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Bruce Chisholm

Senior Financial Adviser, Cranbourne

Previously ranked in the Top 50 Master Class Honour Roll by the Australian Financial Review Smart Investor, Bruce has his clients’ best interests at heart.

Bruce Chisholm is a qualified Accountant and Financial Planner with a Bachelor of Business and a Diploma in Financial Planning.

Bruce is a member of the Financial Planning Association (FPA), Australia’s leading professional community of financial planners. As a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® professional, Bruce has gone one step further to achieve the highest qualification in financial planning worldwide.

Bruce’s knowledge was recognised in 2013 when he was ranked in the Top 50 Master Class Honour Roll by the Australian Financial Review Smart Investor.

With over 20 years of experience advising clients together with prior accounting & management experience, Bruce has the competence & expertise to develop, implement & manage transformational strategies to give you the security & peace of mind that comes from being prepared for the future.

Bruce is passionate about the positive difference trusted & credible advice can make to clients’ lives, by working with them on an ongoing basis. Bruce has significant experience assisting a broad range of clients including those with self-managed superannuation funds & complex structures & has specialised in retiree & pre retiree clients.

Outside of work Bruce enjoys spending time with his family & enjoying the lifestyle offered by living in the inner bayside area.

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Calvin McLeod

Senior Financial Adviser, Cranbourne

With a Bachelor of Business & Commerce, plus over 15 years in the financial services sector, Calvin’s experience and deep technical knowledge is of immense value to his clients.

As a qualified Accountant and Financial Planner, Calvin is highly committed towards building long term relationships, knowing the positive difference trusted and credible advice can make to their lives. He has significant experience assisting a broad range of clients, including those with Self Managed Superannuation Funds. Breaking down complex structures and detailed industry information into its simplest form, to ensure his clients feel well informed and 100% comfortable, is Calvin’s key strength.

In his personal life, Calvin enjoys watching live music performances, attending comedy shows for a good laugh, and cheering for his favourite sports teams at live games. Most importantly, he relishes the quality time spent with his wife and four children. These personal interests reflect his dedication to balancing work and life, just as he encourages his clients to achieve their own financial balance.

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D’Avery Pillay

Financial Adviser, Cranbourne

D’Avery is a multi-award winning professional who always has his clients’ best interests at heart.

D’Avery Pillay is a qualified Financial Planner and Mortgage Broker with 10+ years’ experience in the financial services sector, including a 5-year stint successfully running his own financial services business. More recently, he saw an opportunity for change, selling up his portion of the business to his partners in 2018. He joined the Highview Accounting & Financial team in 2019 – a relationship which has proved to be a meeting of the minds.

D’Avery’s a driven individual and his knowledge is industry recognised having achieved four high-profile award wins during his career;
• 2016 Association of Financial Advisers Rising Star Award for Financial Planning
• 2017 Australian Broking Awards Diversification Program of the Year Award Finalist
• 2017 Mortgage & Finance Association of Australia State Finalist Excellence Award
• 2018 The Adviser Better Business Award for Best Community Engagement Program

Over the past decade, D’Avery has proven himself to be a passionate advocate for his clients, going above and beyond to ensure they get the best outcomes possible. He believes in providing advice and solutions clearly to his clients – in a way that breaks down any complexities. He’s committed to his clients and always ensures they feel at ease with their financial plans and decisions.

When he isn’t busy with work or home renovating duties, you’ll find D’Avery researching his next overseas travel experience, or booking a weekend scuba diving adventure with friends.

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Joe Crosara

Personal Risk Insurance Manager, Cranbourne

With 35+ years industry experience, Joe has the passion, competence & expertise to coordinate & work closely with our Financial Planners to deliver our clients a tailored insurance plan that meets their needs.

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Matthew Crosara

Principal Risk Insurance Adviser, Cranbourne

Matthew prides himself on his problem-solving skills & his ability to understand his client’s needs intrinsically – achieving this by listening & truly caring about the outcomes he delivers.

A driven & determined professional with 10+ years’ experience as a Financial Adviser, Matthew is highly respected in the industry.

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Renato Mastromanno

Finance Broker, Cranbourne

Renato is highly regarded in the local business community & has worked within the Banking Industry for 37 years, operating across branch networks & in business banking.

His banking history has provided experience in Personal & Business Financing via engagement with clients across various segments & industries, such as accountancy, agriculture, childcare, construction, design, engineering, extraction & excavation, hospitality, import/export, legal practices, manufacturing, property development & investment, retail, transport & wholesale.

Highview has had a professional relationship working with Renato for 20+ years, so he is not a new face to our team & has built years establishing our trust & the trust of our clients. He’s assisted many of our clients successfully with all forms of loan solutions. His expertise has enabled Highview clients to get well-rounded informed advice, that is tailored to their specific financial needs. Renato assists clients to choose the right loan product from Highview’s range of reputable lenders & strives to get the most competitive choices possible. Renato’s industry experience & knowledge makes what can be an arduous process one that is simple & easy. Renato’s service excellence & skills will give you confidence that the research has been thorough & you’re getting the most suitable loan option for your circumstances.

Of utmost importance to Renato is his key focus on building long-term client relationships. He takes the time to truly & thoroughly understand clients’ personal & business needs to ensure success in achieving milestones & establishing best possible solutions to compliment those varying needs.

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Ismar Muratovic

Finance Broker, Cranbourne

With 20 years business experience – as a Broker Ismar prides himself on establishing trusted relationships, which includes reliable connections with lenders. He’s passionate about delivering a professional positive experience tailored to his clients’ needs.

His years of experience extend beyond brokerage. He ran his own successful restaurant for 5 years, which led him towards a career managing the buying & selling of small & medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). This has given him a unique perspective that’s incredibly valuable to our clients – he understands firsthand the complexities, needs & finances of both Self Employed & SME business owners. Ismar has exceptional analytical skills & a wealth of knowledge in personal & business finance structures.

Ismar sums up how he feels about his role at Highview – “I feel that one of my strongest attributes as a broker is my intention to always provide my clients with a quality experience by carefully listening to their needs & guiding them with great information to ensure they understand all aspects of the lending process. Specifically, I’m committed to going above & beyond to find a lender that will not suit my client’s loan requirements, but a lender that I trust will look after them appropriately during & after the loan is completed”.

His clients describe him as “passionate, personable, approachable & has great open communication.”

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Cameron Stewart

Insurance Account Manager, Cranbourne

Cameron is a dedicated professional in a pivotal role of managing Highview’s Insurance Services. He prides himself on approaching client’s needs in a proactive manner, with their best interests always at the forefront.

Cameron has delivered exceptional service to his clients for 6+ years, with his expertise and knowledge in the insurance industry being incredibly valued. A key strength of his lies in simplifying the insurance industry ‘jargon’. Insurance policies are often considered daunting, highly detailed and difficult to understand. Cameron has the ability to break down the complex details for his clients to always ensure they feel comfortable and confidently informed regarding all their insurance options.

Of utmost importance to Cameron, is his care and willingness to take the time to thoroughly understand clients’ personal and business needs to ensure he can provide the most suitable insurance options.

Cameron lives with his wife, Hannah and two children, Molly and Henry in Bayside. On weekends they like to keep active by going on bike rides, watching the kids play sport and gardening. He also loves to watch the footy (go Kangas!) On long weekends and over school holidays, Cameron and his family enjoy taking short trips to Metung and the Gippsland Lakes.

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Rosanne Brownlee

Practice Manager | Cranbourne, Cranbourne

With lengthy experience & a strong interest in HR & people management, Ros is the perfect fit to manage & lead the growing team at Cranbourne.

Joining Highview in 2021, Ros hit the ground running, taking on the fast-paced Practice Manager role at our largest office in Cranbourne.

Ros has a breadth of management experience within multiple sectors including Commercial Real Estate, Law & Insurance firms – all of which provide excellent grounding for her role at Highview. She brings her 7+ years of leadership & learnings to the team along with her personal commitment towards improving workplace efficiencies & functions.

A dedicated individual, while working full-time Ros studied & achieved her Bachelor of Business majoring in Management & Business Administration. Her studies coupled with her motivated can-do attitude is an asset to the Highview family. While not working with the team at Cranbourne, Ros enjoys spending time with her partner Joe, family & friends – she’s a busy mum of two young boys Hugo & Leo “Who both love to keep me on my toes!” Ros laughs.

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Terri Holt

Practice Manager | Head Office, Cranbourne

Terri brings with her a vast amount of experience in Business, Human Resources and Accounting. The skills she has developed ensures she is professional all-rounder, working across all four Highview offices. 

Before joining Highview in early 2023, Terri had completed 11 years in the Accounting Industry and graduated with a Masters of Professional Accounting. She also has a Bachelor of Business, majoring in HR.

All these varied skills make her the perfect Practice Manager for Highview, as she has come to know all aspects of the inner workings of an Accounting firm. She is organised and meticulous, which is highly needed for this busy role. Terri works closely with the Partners to deliver effective Accounting and Administration procedures to improve our business efficiency and client service across all areas of the Highview business.

Terri also loves to keep busy in her spare time by being active, catching up with friends, wining and dining, and chasing after her two young girls, Millie and Reegan.

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Tony McPhillips

Administration Manager, Cranbourne

Tony is responsible for leading & driving our administration processes & procedures at our Cranbourne office. His dedication to excellent client service is unsurpassed.

Tony loves being part of a team & taking responsibility for the development of staff, both professionally & personally. He really enjoys building a camaraderie between team members which enhances a positive flow-on to an unsurpassed customer service experience.

Identifying ways to improve efficiencies across administration functions is one of Tony’s beneficial key strengths. He’s always driven to develop & implement new processes that support the Accounting team.

Tony has been part of the Highview team for 10 years, following his youngest son Nick, who’s now a Partner, into the business. Tony has lived in Cranbourne for 40 years, having moved there in 1982 with his wife Jenny. He has been heavily involved in the local sporting community, becoming a Life Member of the Cranbourne Junior & Superules Football Club. Tony still undertakes an active role at the Cranbourne Football & Netball club.

Brodie Crowther

Marketing Director, Cranbourne

Brodie is a strategic marketing specialist whose passion lies in branding & communication. Having worked in large corporations & not-for-profit, she’s got the entire marketing mix covered.

Brodie has worked for many large private businesses, Monash University’s Business & Economics Faculty, as well as Holmesglen Institute of Tafe. She has experience managing national marketing teams within the education, government & private sector for 10+ years.

Brodie joined forces with her husband Darren Crowther, CPA & Partner of Highview Accounting & Financial in 2012 and is proud to lead the Highview Marketing & Communications team in this ever successfully expanding firm.

Branding is in Brodie’s DNA. Her passion lies in solidifying strong long term professional brands which she couples well with her deep experience in strategic planning, event management, positioning and go-to-market strategies.

“Over the past ten years I’ve worked with agencies, businesses, government organizations and non-profits in healthcare, education, entertainment and retail segments. I thrive when helping businesses improve their marketing and brand management” says Brodie.

Brodie’s specialties include: Lead Generation, Marketing Automation, Sales Operations, Event Management, Product Marketing, Service Marketing, Strategic Planning, Brand Design, Social Media, Digital Marketing, Website Design, Channel Marketing, Market Research, Content Writing & Public Relations.

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