RetireInvest Wangaratta, Benalla and Wodonga
Phone: 03 5722 2226
16 Templeton St, Wangaratta VIC 3677
3 Cecily Court, 68 Nunn St, Benalla VIC 3672
33 Stanley Street, Wodonga VIC 3690

You get the best of both worlds at RI Wangaratta. There's the confidence of knowing you're with one of the most well known financial planning groups in Australia, RI Advice Group, backed by the strength and resources of one of the country’s largest wealth management groups. And there's the comfort of dealing with our dedicated, local team, who pride themselves on quality service with a personal touch.

Our close connection with the community, combined with our access to leading research and technical teams, who work full-time to ensure the strategies we recommend are among the best in the field, means you can rest-assured your financial security is in good hands.

Jurgen Schonafinger

jurgen schonafinger

Practice Principal and Financial Advisor

Jurgen has been in the Financial Services industry since 1990 and he completed his Diploma of Financial Planning in 2001 through Deakin University. He was admitted as a Certified Financial Planner in 2001.

In 2001, Jurgen established Templeton Financial Services, building a well-respected Practice and in 2009, he merged his business with RetireInvest Benalla forming the new Wangaratta/Benalla RetireInvest business. In 2019, an additional office was established in Wodonga.

Jurgen prides himself in educating his clients so that they have a better understanding of the investments they hold, and in time become more comfortable due to their increased knowledge of their financial situation.

Jurgen is married to Carolyn and they have two adult sons. Most weekends involve following the boys' sporting teams and gardening, with travel high on Jurgen's list of favourite pastimes.

Richard Morgan

richard morgan

Practice Principal and Financial Advisor

Richard has worked in the Financial Services industry since 1990 and in Financial Planning since 1998.

Richard joined RetireInvest Wangaratta in 2009.

A keen follower of soccer, he enjoys coaching and watching others reach their full potential.

Daryl Johnstone

daryl johnstone

Practice Principal and Financial Advisor

Daryl joined the team in 2008 as a trainee Financial Planner. He brings a wealth of experience in retail management and is relishing his career in the Financial Services Industry, becoming an Authorised Representative for RetireInvest in February 2011. Daryl has also completed his Advanced Diploma of Financial Services (Financial Planning).

A keen sportsman, Daryl enjoys being involved with local cricket and football teams.

Patrick McCarron

patrick mccarron

Practice Principal and Financial Advisor

Patrick joined the team in June 2012, having previously spent 5 ½ years working as an adviser for AMP. Throughout his career he has completed additional tertiary studies and specialist accreditations.

Patrick advises to a widely diversified range of clients. This advice ranges from simple to extremely complex, depending on the needs of his client.

Patrick prides himself on his professionalism, honesty and integrity. Working with a like-minded team at RetireInvest Wangaratta, Benalla and Wodonga allows him to advise in the best interests of his clients.

A keen fan of the outdoors, Patrick enjoys many pursuits such as bike riding, skiing, fishing and travel.

Brendan Phillips

Brendan Phillips

Practice Principal and Financial Advisor

Brendan has recently joined RetireInvest team in the Wangaratta office. He has been working in the Financial Services industry since the start of 2008 and has a sound technical background and emphasis on building strong relationships with his clients.

Brendan is able to provide professional strategic and investment advice across all life stages, ensuring his clients are well positioned for a strong financial future.

Outside of work, Brendan enjoys playing football and spending time with his wife, Kirby, and two young sons, Mac and Bernie.

Marion Tilton

marion tilton

Client Services Officer

Marion joined the team in March 2009 and works in the Benalla office. Marion has extensive experience in administration, customer service and sales.

Marion has completed two modules of the Diploma of Financial Services (Financial Planning) and continues to study to keep her skills up to date.

Marion is married to Terry and they have one son. In her spare time, Marion enjoys renovating her house.

Luke Whitten

Luke Whitten

Client Services Officer

Luke joined the team in 2016 as a gap year student before staying with the business in a part time position. He studies at university whilst working at RetireInvest Wangaratta.

Luke is studying Marketing and is looking to major in Financial Planning before graduating.

Outside of work and study, Luke is heavily involved in rallying and local cricket and has a long term goal of travelling and working overseas.

Bridie Nixon

Bridie Nixon

Client Services Officer

Bridie joined our team in January 2019 as a Gap Year position and she will complete a Certificate 3 in Business Administration whilst she works with us this year.

Bridie has been involved with several local sporting clubs within the community over the past few years and she is looking forward to studying Nursing at University in 2020.

Outside of work, Bridie enjoys travelling and spending time with friends and family.