Leon Stephan is a highly skilled financial analyst with strong leadership and business management expertise at both a commercial and executive level. The Managing Partner of Advivo Accountants & Business Advisors, Leon has been involved in the finance industry for over 30 years and one of his key specialist areas is the Childcare Industry.
Previously the Director of other accounting and corporate advisory firms, Leon has extensive experience in working with directors, entrepreneurs and owners of growing businesses. He has expertise in all sizes of projects working from valuations, due diligence, funds management, asset and investment monitoring, succession planning, mergers, acquisitions and divestment. In the past Leon has worked as a senior banker and CEO/ Fund Manager of a venture capital and mortgage funds organisation providing valuable insight on debt structuring and client funding needs. Adding to his diverse skillset, Leon has a strong background in compliance, being a member of Chartered Secretaries Australia and a responsible manager of a financial services license since 1982.
Leon holds a number of board positions including the German Australian Business Association, the International Network of Churches, Nev House limited and a former Director at The Village on the Downs Ltd, where over the past 16 years, Leon has also developed a particular skill and interest in the development and management of retirement villages.
In recent years Leon has turned his attention to the NFP sector, acting as Advisory Board Member for Christian Outreaches Churches Investment Services Ltd. He is also member of A4Kids Captain’s Club and holds strong beliefs in Corporate Social Responsibility. As part of his work in CSR this year, Leon created “Business Making a Difference” to show businesses innovative ways to give back to the community.
Leon is active in all areas of business and is available to help passionate and innovative business owners get to the next level.