Our team of financial advice specialists are here to help you manage your wealth aligned with your personal circumstance and the shifting economic landscape.

We are large enough to offer advice on a broad range of topics, and small enough to provide exceptionally personalized services to our clients. The client driven focus allows us to excel at providing financial and investment advice that is bespoke to our individual clients.

Member 1

Anna Vilkova

Financial Planning Manager

Anna holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Economics degree, as well as a Diploma of Financial Planning. She is currently completing the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® program.

My Advice Philosophy:

“I have always wanted to help people and financial planning is a career that allows me to use my skills and abilities to do that. I enjoy solving the complex financial issues clients face. Benchmark Strategic allows me to help people financially and never have to compromise what I believe is best for my clients.”

Member 2

Chris Rendall

Certified Financial Planner®

Chris has been a part of the financial planning industry since 2001. His formal qualifications include a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Queensland and a Diploma of Financial Planning from Deakin University.

Experience
  • Senior Associate, Creative Financial Group
  • Principal, Epica Wealth Partners
  • Wealth Management Advisor, United Capital

In 2005, Chris attained the internationally recognised designation of Certified Financial Planner (CFP), which is the highest professional designation awarded by the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA) and is internationally recognised.

In 2008 and 2010, Chris placed among the top 20 financial advisers in Australia as ranked by AFR Smart Investor Magazine.

Member 3

Steve Garcia

Investment Analyst

Steve holds a Bachelor of Business degree, and has completed the Advanced Diploma of Financial Planning. He is currently completing the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® program.

With a decade of experience in financial and investment markets, and having worked in wealth management in both a boutique financial planning firm and a large investment bank, Steve joined Benchmark Strategic in 2011.

Steve has a particular interest in providing tailored financial and investment advice to help clients build passive income streams to meet their retirement income objectives.

Member 4

Julia Cummings

Certified Financial Planner®

Julia holds a Bachelor of Business degree, and has completed the Advanced Diploma of Financial Planning. She has also achieved the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® certification, a standard recognised internationally.

With a decade of experience in financial and investment markets, and having worked in wealth management in both a boutique financial planning firm and a large investment bank, Julia joined Benchmark Strategic in 2008.

Julia has a particular interest in providing tailored financial and investment advice to help clients build passive income streams to meet their retirement income objectives.

Member 5

Harry Matkovsky

Financial Advisor

Harry holds a Bachelor of Business degree, and has completed the Advanced Diploma of Financial Planning. He is currently completing the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® program.

Background
  • Investment Advisor, Creative Financial Group
  • Financial Analyst, Wealth Partners
  • Planner, United Capital

With a decade of experience in financial and investment markets, and having worked in wealth management in both a boutique financial planning firm and a large investment bank, Harry joined Benchmark Strategic in 2010.

Harry has a particular interest in providing tailored financial and investment advice to help clients build passive income streams to meet their retirement income objectives.

Member 6

Gina Hamilton

Client Services Manager

Gina completed a Certificate IV in Superannuation through the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA) in 2012.

Gina has worked for Benchmark Strategic for over 10 years in several different roles. Gina’s best strengths in relationships and an exceptional attention to detail are being utilised in her current role as the Client Services Manager. She enjoys the practical aspects of maintaining the long-term relationships with our investment and super clients through their everyday transactional requests, preparing forms and documents and making investments.

Member 7

Lina O’Nill

Income Tax Specialist

Lina holds a Bachelor of Business degree, and has completed the Advanced Diploma of Financial Planning. She is currently completing the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® program.

With a decade of experience in financial and investment markets, and having worked in wealth management in both a boutique financial planning firm and a large investment bank, Lina joined Benchmark Strategic in 2012.

Lina has a particular interest in providing tailored financial and investment advice to help clients build passive income streams to meet their retirement income objectives.

Member 8

Mark Johnson

Certified Financial Planner®
Education

Mark holds a Bachelor of Business degree, and has completed the Advanced Diploma of Financial Planning. He has also achieved the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® certification, a standard recognised internationally.

Background
  • Investment Advisor, Creative Financial Group
  • Financial Planner, United Capital

With a decade of experience in financial and investment markets, and having worked in wealth management in both a boutique financial planning firm and a large investment bank, Mark joined Benchmark Strategic in 2008.

Mark has a particular interest in providing tailored financial and investment advice to help clients build passive income streams to meet their retirement income objectives.

I'm happy with the team relationship that Benchmark Strategic is building with me. It's the approach I always wanted with an advisor.

Dr Craig WilderBrisbane