Meet The Team

Scott Quinlan

Principal/Financial Adviser
Masters of Financial Planning
Bachelor of Commerce
CFP®
P (07) 3106 3114  |  F (07) 3106 3100
scottq@solacefinancial.com.au  |  www.solacefinancial.com.au

Background/experience:  Scott is married with two young children and enjoys spending time with his family.  He worked as a Management Accountant for Boral while competing his Masters Degree in Financial Planning before joining pioneering Queensland financial planning firm, Whittaker Macnaught.  Scott spent an invaluable 7 years at Whittaker Macnuaght working with some of the best Financial Advisers in QLD before cofounding Solace Financial.

Interests:  Scott enjoys spending time with his two young children, James and Edward and wife Brydie at the beach.  He enjoys helping people and a strong technical background in finance has enabled him to do this for over a decade.

Qualifications:   Scott is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) and member of the Financial Planning Association of Australia.  He holds an Master’s Degree in Financial Planning through Griffith University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce from the University of Newcastle.


Stephen Horton

Principal / Financial Adviser
Bachelor of Commerce
CFP®
P (07) 3106 3113  |  F (07) 3106 3100  |  M 0418 155175
stephenh@solacefinancial.com.au  |  www.solacefinancial.com.au

Background/experience:  after first commencing work with Bank of Queensland in 1983 Stephen has had a varied career which has included banking and lending, a 13 year stint in the commercial side of the manufacturing sector, followed by some more study and a return to the finance sector. Following an invaluable six years spent with pioneering Queensland financial planning firm, Whittaker Macnaught, Stephen and three of his Whittaker Macnaught colleagues established Solace Financial in 2013.

Interests:  Stephen is a keen fan of most sports but follows rugby league, soccer, and golf in particular. As a born and bred Queenslander he is naturally a supporter of the Brisbane Roar, the Broncos, and the Mighty Maroons.  Aside from sport Stephen enjoys reading and loves nothing more than travelling to new places with his wife Tracey and their two daughters.

Qualifications:   Stephen is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) and member of the Financial Planning Association of Australia.  He holds an Advanced Diploma in Financial Planning and a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce (Accounting) from the University of Queensland.


Giles Stratford

Principal / Financial Adviser
Masters of Financial Planning
AFP®
P (07) 3106 3112  |  F (07) 3106 3100
giles@solacefinancial.com.au  |  www.solacefinancial.com.au

Background/experience:  Giles has been a financial adviser since 2004, working at private financial planning firms since starting in the industry, most recently with Whittaker Macnaught prior to establishing Solace Financial with our fellow advisers. His experience spans the full spectrum of individual clients from mums and dad’s through to high net worth individuals. A qualified mechanic before entering finance, Giles utilises his problem solving abilities to come up with customised solutions to achieve his clients objectives.

Interests:  Outside of work Giles can be found spending considerable time with his young family, with daughters Brigit and Zara, and son Harvey, accounting for much of his spare time (with great assistance from his wife Lisa of course!). When time allows it is spent boating and fishing around beautiful Moreton Bay, with the odd camping trip thrown in.

Qualifications:   Giles is a member of the Financial Planning Association of Australia and holds a Master’s Degree in Financial Planning, along with specialist accreditations in Aged Care and Self Managed Superannuation Funds.


Bryan Graham

Principal / Financial Adviser
Adv. Dip. FS(FP)
AFP®
P (07) 3106 3110  |  F (07) 3106 3100  |  M 0466 960 555
bryang@solacefinancial.com.au  |  www.solacefinancial.com.au

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