FinNest: About us

The FinNest Financial team

Meet our team of dedicated and experienced professionals who are committed to providing the best in financial advice and support to our valued clients.

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Brendan Stone

Brendan is the founder of and Senior Financial Adviser at FinNest Financial. Brendan is a passionate believer that the right financial advice, tailored to your individual needs, can make a real and positive difference to almost anybody's financial position. Brendan in particular has a special affinity with people who are looking to grow and protect their wealth. Brendan specialises in devising and supporting personal financial strategies pertaining to wealth accumulation, wealth protection, pre retirement and post retirement.


Brendan has over 30 years’ experience in the finance and banking sector, including over 25 years as a licensed financial adviser.

Before founding FinNest Financial, Brendan was a senior financial adviser with iconic Queensland financial planning firm Whittaker Macnaught for the preceding ten years.


Brendan is a Certified Financial Planner and holds a Bachelor of Business from QUT.

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Michael McGowan

Michael is our Personal Client Adviser. Michael is a skilled and experienced professional and an intelligent, energetic and ambitious person to boot!

Michael provides financial advice and client support for our existing and new clients. With over 18 years of experience in a broad range of financial planning roles both in Australia and the UK, he brings with him a wealth of experience and knowledge to enable him to provide the best strategic outcomes for our clients.

Michael has significant knowledge and experience in a number of key areas including Self-Managed Superannuation, Aged Care, Retirement Planning, Personal Insurance, Taxation, Wealth Creation and Borrowing to Invest. In fact, almost anything that our clients need to help Plan, Grow and Protect their wealth, Michael is adept at!

When Michael isn’t working or studying, Michael enjoys playing 1st division soccer for the Peninsula Power in the Queensland National Premier League and spending quality time with his young family.


Michael brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience, cultivated by over 18 years of professional financial planning experience in diverse areas including paraplanning, management, advisory, research, portfolio construction and client liason roles.


Michael holds a Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning and is also an FPA accredited Aged Care Specialist

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Amy Matenga

Amy is our Client Service Manager.  Amy’s dedicated role is to ensure our operations and client support runs like a well-oiled machine!  Amy is an enthusiastic and dynamic professional, with a great eye for detail and someone who loves to think outside the square to solve a problem.

Amy has travelled the world and done things as diverse and interesting as teaching English in Japan and working as a volunteer at Olympic and Commonwealth Games.


Amy has over 10 years' experience in similar practice management and consultancy roles


Amy holds a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Sociology and Education

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Nina Bampton

As our Client Service Officer, Nina is a key member of our team here to support our valued clients.  You’ll find Nina a friendly and caring person who will go out of her way to make sure things are done well for you.

Outside of work, Nina loves spending time with family and relaxing with a good book.


Nina has over 15 years’ experience in administration support roles, not just in financial planning but also in the fields of education, construction and recruitment.


Nina holds a Diploma of Business and a Certificate III in Business Administration (Legal)

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Louise Stone

Louise supports key and critical roles within FinNest Financial. Louise not only provides paraplanning services for our clients, but also manages our office and digital media presence, ensuring our clients are informed of the most relevant and topical information pertaining to planning, growing and protecting their financial future.

Louise provides invaluable support to our clients and the FinNest business. Louise’s cheery nature and zeal to help others makes dealing with her a pleasure.


Louise has over 20 years’ experience in banking and personal financial advice. Louise spent over ten years as a credit analyst with Suncorp, as well support roles in ANZ and Esanda. Louise’s most recent position before becoming part of the FinNest team was as a paraplanner with Burrell Stockbroking.


Louise holds a Bachelor of Business from QUT as well as a Diploma of Financial Services (Financial Planning)

To start working with our professional and experienced team, call 07 3831 7629 or email.

FinNest Financial

Contact information

Office 07 3831 7629
Level 3, 67 Astor Terrace
Spring Hill QLD 4000
FinNest Financial Pty Ltd
ACN 163 390 547
is a Corporate Authorised
Representative (No. 440812) of
Matrix Planning Solutions Limited
ABN 45 087 470 200,
AFSL 238256

Financial Planning Association of Australia
Brendan Stone's Adviser Ratings profile

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