At First Option Financial Management our financial planners understand that you want to protect and grow the things that are important to you. Life throws many challenges at you; we are here to help you take control, financially, personally and professionally.
To help you achieve your goals, our Financial Planners provide advice on a range of issues, including:
Managing your debt – A review of your current loans and advice on appropriate debt strategies for the future. This may include restructuring your home and/or investment borrowings, plus borrowing under Super.
Personal investment plans – Strategies (Super & Non-Super) that will help you make the appropriate Investment decisions to achieve what is important to you now and in the future.
Personal and family protection – Strategies to help in protecting you and your family’s lifestyle in the event you are unable to earn an income due to sickness or injury.
Effective budgeting – Assistance in developing a budget to help manage your personal cash flow.
John Blangiardo CFP, Dip FP
Director / Principal
John joined FOFM in 1998 and subsequently bought the business in 2000.
John has 29 years experience in Financial Services. John is a Certified Financial Planner and has a Diploma in Financial Planning and Associate Diploma in Accounting (Taxation major).
John enjoys spending time with friends and family. His interests include going to gym and movies.
Louise had many administrative roles in various businesses before joining FOFM in 1999.
Louise is responsible for the general running of the office and keeping everyone on their toes!
Louise enjoys relaxing and socialising with her friends and following the St Kilda Football Club (next year will be our year!)
Client Service Manager
John joined First Option in January of 2010 due to our business expansion and is working as a Client Service Manager to assist with client queries. John is completing his studies in Finance, Financial Planning and Commercial Law and working towards becoming an adviser in the near future.
John is now a three time premiership supporter of the Geelong Football Club and looking forward to adding to his tally. Aside from football, John enjoys travelling, cricket and soccer.
Client Service Manager
Edward joined our team in November of 2012 and is working as our Client Service Manager.
Edward has a degree in Commerce and is looking to pursue further studies in Financial Planning.
Edward plays Football during the winter and also enjoys playing golf in his spare time.