Interview

Darren Pawski

In his capacity as managing director of Synergy Financial Solutions, Darren Pawski is able to ensure clients of the boutique financial services firm have access to exceptionally individualized financial planning and wealth management services. The 2012 Association of Independently Owned Financial Planners Member of the Year, Pawski brings nearly 30 years of industry experience to his position with Synergy Financial Solutions and has continued to demonstrate the importance of developing strong client relationships built on integrity and mutual respect.

1. What makes Australia the greatest country in the world?

I believe it is the overwhelming sense of individualism that makes Australia the greatest country in the world.

2. What is your favorite part of Australia?

Western Australia is my favorite part of the country, with Perth being the city in which I spend the majority of my time.

3. What type of business are you in?

I work in the finance industry with a specific focus on financial planning services.

4. How do you or your business affect the local economy?

I think that Synergy Financial Solutions is a critical component with regard to ensuring the ongoing stability of the local economy.

5. How old is your business? What year did you start?

The business was founded in 2009, which means we have been providing financial planning services to clients for seven years and counting.

6. In what ways do you or your business benefit the national economy?

In addition to serving our own clients, we also feel it is important to educate and inform the public with regard to the benefits of comprehensive financial planning. With a thoroughly informed and prepared public, the national economy should benefit from a greater degree of stability.

7. Are you (or your business) involved in any philanthropic activities?

I am involved in philanthropic activities and have long been active in philanthropy focusing on the aged-care sector in particular.

8. What do you want people to know about you or your business?

I’d like people to know we are a company that seeks to educate our clients regarding every option available to them. This focus on education ensures our clients feel informed and empowered as we work together to develop a short- and long-term financial plan based on their specific goals.

Australia, Business

The Australian business community has long been focused on fostering continued innovation through both business practices and policy measures, and the international community has certainly taken notice of the country’s commitment to continual innovation. Financial services expert Darren Pawski said a recent visit by US Vice President Joe Biden underscored not only Australia’s status as the innovation hub of the Southern Hemisphere, but also the necessity of maintaining that status well into the future.

According to Pawski, Australia’s continued status as the Southern Hemisphere’s business and innovation hub yields benefits that extend to countries all over the world. This is part of the reason why Biden expressed his desire to see Australia continue to grow in this regard, noting that Australia’s growth and innovation was in the self-interest of the United States. While the vice president noted that the support of the United States will surely contribute to the future success of Australia and its ability to continually serve as an innovative force throughout the region, he also explained the additional steps the country must take to ensure growth and innovation throughout all of Australia.

Citing the need for a highly skilled and exceptionally educated workforce, Biden encouraged Australia to continue to encourage progress whenever possible. In the view of Pawski, this continual growth and strengthened focus on innovation will only serve to broaden the positive effect Australia has already had on the international business community as well as the domestic business community. With the added support of international partners such as the United States and many others, it appears quite clear that the country is ideally positioned to continue to serve as the innovation hub of the Southern Hemisphere for many years to come.