Published on April 28th, 2016 | by Brandon H


Darren Pawski – Managing Director of Synergy Financial Solutions

Darren Pawski is the managing director of Synergy Financial Solutions, a boutique financial services firm that offers its clients a comprehensive approach to finance and mortgage services. With just shy of 30 years of professional experience in the finance industry, Darren is able to offer clients a considerable degree of insight and expertise that is only possible as a result of the benefit of a career spent in a variety of leadership positions with some of the most deeply respected financial institutions in all of Australia.

Where were you born?

I had the great fortune of being born in Eastern Australia in the city of Brisbane, but moved to Perth where I have lived and worked for the last 27 years.

What’s your favorite film?

While I cannot say that I have enjoyed all of the work of my fellow countryman Russell Crowe, I thought Gladiator was a tremendous film from beginning to end.

What are your aspirations in life?

It’s really important to me to be able to use my professional role to help people create a sense of security regarding their financial future. It’s a point of pride for me that I have developed such a deep knowledge of this industry and that I understand how to create short- and long-term financial plans that are based on the unique and highly specific needs of each individual client.

What’s one thing you’ve learned since you started your career?

Even though we create all of these distinctions between the professions and industries in which we work, there is a clear commonality amongst even the most seemingly disparate of them, which is the goal of generating a substantial benefit for someone else. I try to remind myself often that there is no greater pursuit than committing to the service of others.

What was your first job?

I was always quite keen on the idea of a career in finance, so I leapt at the opportunity to get my foot in the door by accepting an entry-level position at a bank in Perth. It turned out to be a wise decision, and that first job really served as the foundation for both my academic and professional careers.

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