Each week we have a special guest speaker, usually one of our members, who offer insights into their specific industry, advice and general thoughts on running a business in this day and age. The presentation is followed by a lively Q&A session which is often as illuminating as the talk itself.
21ST AUGUST – GARETH WOODHAM
ABOUT MY COMPANY
We offer unique solutions to help buyers and investors feel confident about their decisions. We can help an investor know where to start with a tailored strategy, through to a full end to end investment service that includes sourcing and securing the right property for the right price. We also help all buyers negotiate with agents and step them through the buying process to ensure they don’t make any costly mistakes.
Gareth Woodham has been conducting property valuations across Sydney and Melbourne for more than 17 years.
Gareth attended the University of Technology Sydney from 1992 to 1998, and graduated in 1999 with a Bachelor of Land Economics. Shortly thereafter, Gareth was registered with the NSW Department of Fair Trading, and began practising under Ken Feltham FAPI, where he acquired experience valuing a vast range of residential properties across Sydney. During this time, Gareth conducted valuations for major banks and financial institutions, lawyers and accountants, for a range of purposes including: mortgage security, statutory assessment, mercantile recovery and family law.
In 2003, Gareth relocated to Melbourne, and was employed by WBP Property as an unrestricted valuer, conducting residential, commercial and industrial valuations across Melbourne, again for banks and financial institutions for mortgage security, statutory assessment and family law purposes.
Admitted to the Australian Property Institute in 2006 as a Certified Practising Valuer, Gareth returned to Sydney in 2006 to establish an office for WBP, conducting portfolio valuations for the Defence Housing Authority, Mortgage Insurers, and undertaking extensive recovery and liquidation valuations for several mercantile agents.
In 2010 Gareth extended his qualifications to include Thermal Performance assessment of residential dwellings, became licenced as a Buyers Agent in 2015, and is actively conducting valuations of residential properties in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide metropolitan areas.
Gareth now leads the customer engagement and business development at Suburbanite Property Advisors, helping people achieve their goals through strategic property investment.
28TH AUGUST – WARREN KRASS
ABOUT MY COMPANY
At Cohen & Krass we offer an expansive spectrum of legal, accounting and business advisory services to small to medium sized businesses and individuals. We work across our legal, accounting, business consultancy and financial planning divisions to deliver the best possible service and solution for our clients.
Warren Krass, Director, Solicitor, Cohen & Krass
(Supreme Court admission in 1980, Bachelor of Laws, additional qualifications in estate planning and Public Notary)
Warren was a founding principal of Cohen & Krass in 2002 following a career that spanned over 20 years. Warren commenced practicing as a solicitor in 1980 and became partner within five years, continuing to practice in partner and principal roles since then.
Warren is motivated by assessing situations people find puzzling and working with them through to resolution, helping them to better understand their situation as well as resolve any issues they may have.
His favourite thing about working at Cohen & Krass is the pleasant atmosphere and friendly environment he experiences every time he walks through the front door.
In his spare time, Warren enjoys films (he was Honorary Solicitor to the Sydney Film Festival for over 20 years and is now an Honorary Life Member), exercise, reading, music and spending time with his family and friends.
4TH SEPTEMBER – SPEAKER: HEALTH STACK DAY
JEANETTE KRASS & MICHELANGELO WEGNER
ABOUT MY COMPANY
I am the founder of Workplace Health Services, a private psychology practice in Neutral Bay Sydney, with over 36 years of experience in both the private and public sectors.
As a Registered Psychologist I am qualified in a range of techniques to assist people with generalised anxiety, major depression, family/marital relationship issues, heath-related problems and difficulties coping in the workplace. I thrive working with businesses and individuals who are interested in personal development.
ABOUT MY COMPANY
Elite Chiropractic provides comprehensive preventative as well as rehabilitative health care. With top-of-the-line equipment alongside the latest chiropractic techniques, Elite Chiropractic gives the best chiropractic care in the Randwick area.
Michelangelo is a Chiropractor who is dedicated to the present and future well-being of his patients.