Our team

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Scott Montefiore

Director/Private Client Adviser

Scott is the Director of Hillross Montefiore & Co and a Self-Managed Super Fund Specialist Adviser. He has a diverse client base of medical specialists in Brisbane and North Queensland. Scott is a sought-after presenter who regularly speaks at RACP and RACGP workshops, the Business for Doctors Conference, and other events. Scott is part of "The Professional Medical Practice", a collective of experts providing financial well-being and business advice and training to Medical Specialists.

Scott adopts a team approach with other professional advisers, including lawyers and accountants, to develop a comprehensive long-term strategy for each client. This ensures that all the advisers are working towards one common goal for a client’s wealth and happiness.

Giving back is very important to Scott and he is part of a of a program run by the QLD Cancer Council, where he and his team provide Pro Bono financial advice for families who have a terminal cancer diagnosis.

Scott is married to Paddington based GP Dr Jaclyn Montefiore. He enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters Harriet and Sofia predominantly at Palm Beach Gold Coast.

Advice I specialise in
  • Self-Managed Super Fund Investment Advice and Strategy
  • Direct Equities and Investments
  • Medical Specialist Insurance Structuring
  • Medical Private Practice Set Up
  • Medical Private Practice Structuring and Optimisation
Qualifications
  • MBus (App Fin)
  • SPAA specialist advisor TM
  • Postgraduate Certificate SMSF (University of Adelaide)

Jovana Rados

Private Client Adviser

Jovana Rados is a Private Client Adviser at Hillross, focused on providing clients with the highest level of service. She is a proud recipient of a Bachelor of Law & Commerce (Economics).

Jovana’s focus is to work together with her clients on building a comprehensive financial plan fit for their individual needs. Her clients appreciate her empathetic nature, good listening skills and attention to detail. She is supported by a team of administration, investment and product specialists, research specialists and a team of relationship managers that help her grow her client base and provide excellent customer service.

Jovana is happily married to her husband Alex. Away from the business, she enjoys hiking through Queensland’s hinterland, soaking up the sun at the beach and time with her family.

Advice I specialise in
  • Portfolio Management
  • Medical Financial Strategy
  • Female specific advice including family planning
Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Law
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Economics)
  • Diploma of Financial Planning

Brad Matthews

Investment Committee Chair and Chief Economist

Brad has over 30 years’ experience in the finance industry and is a highly-regarded investment strategist. After working in the money and foreign exchange markets in the mid-1980s, Brad held various economist roles at St George Bank including executive management positions. Brad worked in investment research at the AMP Group for 12 years, which included roles as Head of Research and Head of Investment Strategy for AMP Group financial planning licensees.

Brad’s formal qualifications include a Bachelor of Commerce with merit from the University of NSW, a Certificate in Financial Planning and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment.

Brad looks after the portfolio construction for our High Net Worth and Family Office clients

Arash Zamansani

Private Client Adviser

Arash has been with Hillross Montefiore & Co since September 2018 and brings 9 years of experience within the Financial Services Industry to the team. He is one of our Private Client Advisers and passionate about working with his clients on developing the right strategies to save, grow and protect their wealth and achieving their life goals.

Arash completed his Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Financial Planning and Accounting, with Distinctions in 2011 and is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®), which is the highest education recognition in Financial Planning. So, it doesn’t come as a surprise that he has a keen interest in the share market and investments.

Outside work he enjoys travelling, experimenting with new tastes and exploring all the world has to offer!

Arash is a Justice of the Peace (Qualified).

Advice I specialise in
  • Portfolio Management
  • Personalised Insurance advice
  • Medical Financial Strategy
  • Superannuation strategies and retirement planning
Qualifications
  • BCom (FP & Acc)
  • Certified Financial Planner CFP®
  • SMSF Specialist Advisor SSA®
  • Cert IV (Finance & Mortgage Broking)
  • Justice of the Peace (QUALIFIED)

Monica Rayos

Private Client Adviser

Monica Rayos is a Private Client Adviser at Hillross, focused on providing clients with the highest level of service. She started working with Hillross at the start of 2017 as in intern while completing her undergraduate degree but has now progressed to become an associate adviser. She is a proud recipient of a Bachelor of Commerce (Financial Planning & Accounting).

Monica’s focus is to work together with her clients on building a comprehensive financial plan fit for their individual needs. She also works closely with Scott Montefiore’s high net worth clients in providing quality advice and service.

Monica is happily engaged to her partner Jonathon. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, reading books, and spending time with their cat named Liza.

Advice I specialise in
  • Portfolio Management
  • Medical Financial Strategy
  • Female specific advice including family planning
  • Superannuation strategies
  • Personal risk and asset protection
Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Major in Financial Planning and Accounting

Sarah Hogan

Private Client Adviser

Sarah Hogan is a Private Client Adviser and began working with Hillross in 2017.

She is passionate about understanding her clients and their needs to help them move towards the lifestyle they want.   

Sarah believes that good financial advice is wholistic, personal and based on pairing technical knowledge with the right strategies to empower clients. She works closely with her clients who appreciate her genuine manner and outcome focused approach.

Sarah’s formal qualifications include a Bachelor of Economics and Finance (Honours) from Queensland University of Technology and Diploma of Financial Planning.  She is committed to her continual professional education to excel in the ever-changing financial services industry.

Outside of the office, Sarah enjoys being by the coast, yoga and cooking.

Advice I specialise in
  • Superannuation Strategies
  • Insurance Strategies
  • Portfolio Management
Qualifications
  • BCom (Economics & Finance) Honours
  • Diploma in Financial Planning

Melissa Duggan

Melissa joined our team at Hillross Montefiore & Co in 2019 in the role of Paraplanner, predominantly preparing Records of Advice (ROAs) for our clients.

She holds a PhD in Science & Applied Mathematics from Griffith University and brings with her 8 years of experience in the financial industry as Client Service Officer, Paraplanner and Financial Planner. Melissa’s efficiency and collaborative nature help her to deliver results and ensure the best outcome for our clients.

When Melissa started her role, her goal was to become a valued member of the team, which she has accomplished in record time by being a reliable and supportive team player with attention to detail.

Jessica Fell

Practice Manager

Jessica is the dedicated Practice Manager at Hillross Montefiore & Co and oversees all Administration and HR duties. She joined Hillross in 2016 from Hamilton Island, where she held various positions with a primary focus on the client experience for the island's affluent visitors. She does not only bring a wide range of administrative and interpersonal skills to the role but also vast experience in the professional service industries. Jessica knows that the client is one of the single most valuable assets to any business. Her attention to detail, customer-centric approach and welcoming nature enables her to deliver an excellent experience to our clients, which is her number one priority. Jessica is a Justice of the Peace (Qualified).

Katie Hansen

Private Client Administrator

Katie is the newest member of the Hillross Montefiore & Co Family and our clients’ first point of contact. With a background in retail management, she brings 15 years of customer service experience to her new role.

Katie assists our advisors with their administrative tasks and supports our Practice Manager Jess. Her cheerful and welcoming demeanour and her reliability, eagerness to learn, and diligence already made her a valuable Team Member in the few months she has been with Hillross.

Katie’s goal is to become as knowledgeable as possible in her role and to support the team and our clients with the highest level of service.

Matthew Warren

Private Client Services Officer

Matthew started his journey with Hillross Montefiore & Co in March 2018. In his role as Private Client Service Officer, he is helping our advisers with administrative tasks, research, document preparation and implementation. Matthew holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Griffith University, majoring in Finance and Financial Planning, and will be completing his professional year in 2020 while continuing to assist with pro-bono clients and insurance claims. His diligence and efficiency make him an invaluable team member and his proactive and friendly nature reflects in the personalized service he delivers to our clients. Matthew’s goal is to become a specialist adviser for the medical services industry and start his own business further down the track.

Huy Tran

Private Client Services Officer

Huy holds a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in both Accounting and Financial Planning at Griffith University. He started with Hillross at the beginning of 2017 as an intern while completing his undergraduate degree. Huy enjoys making clients financial affairs easier by providing professional, dedicated services with a primary focus on salary packaging and administrative duties.

Jack Walsh

Private Client Services Officer

Jack, who recently completed his Bachelor of Commerce with a Major in Finance & Financial Planning, transitioned from Financial Planning Intern at Hillross Montefiore & Co to Private Client Services Officer. He efficiently supports our advisors with implementation, client reviews, salary packaging and research. Finance is Jack's passion, and he has a keen interest in the stock market and investing. His charismatic and friendly approach with clients and suppliers alike makes for a fantastic client experience. Jack's professional goal is to develop his skills and knowledge in the financial services industry to become a financial advisor after he obtains his degree. Outside of work, he would like to become a volunteer firefighter to support his local community.

Arthur Stower

Financial Planning Intern

Arthur started with Hillross Montefiore & Co in July 2019 where he completed a week of work experience. Arthur showed a lot of heart and promise which led us to offering him an internship with the firm. He is currently studying a dual degree in Economics and Mathematics at the University of Queensland. He assists our advisors with document preparation and research while also supporting our Practice Manager in administrative tasks. Arthur is a dedicated and valued member of the team and his work ethic and accountability will see him to a successful career in the Finance Sector after his graduation.