HUB24 owned advice group Paragem has appointed a former member of Securitor’s leadership team to head up the group’s practice development offering.
In a statement released this week, Paragem announced it had appointed Craig Kouimanis, a former state and national manager for Securitor who spent nine years with the dealer group, as its general manager of practice development.
In his previous roles with Securitor, Mr Kouimanis was responsible for growing and maintaining a strong community of advice businesses and professionals, along with leading a high level leadership program for advice business owners and leaders.
Paragem said Kouimanis’ experience in leading high performance advice teams and communities, with a focus on strategic growth and strong practice development, distinguished him among his peers in the industry.
Paragem managing director Nathan Jacobsen said the appointment reflected the successful growth of Paragem and its continued commitment to the existing practices in its network.
“Paragem is striking a chord with advisers who are looking for a licensee who listens, acts and supports them and their businesses as they continue to evolve their practices,” Mr Jacobsen said.
“We have a high calibre network at Paragem and Craig’s appointment reflects the business needs of our advisers and a further investment in our offer.”
In his new role, Kouimanis will be responsible for practice coaching and relationship management, managing a professional development program for advisers, compliance coaching and running the investment committee.
“We are delighted to have Craig join our professional team and look forward to working with him to continue to strengthen Paragem and support advisers,” Mr Jacobsen said.
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