Our passionate team, comprising mostly of accountants and financial advisors, is head-quartered in Brisbane, and services clients throughout Australia. They have been hand-picked for not only their expertise, skills and knowledge, but for their absolute commitment to help you achieve your life and financial goals through first understanding what is really important to you and delivering extraordinary service, and going the extra distance.

Meet the Founders


Stephen Degiovanni

Stephen Degiovanni

Managing Director & Co-founder
Telstra Business Awards Qld Winner

As co-founder of Aspire Retire Financial Services in 2003, Stephen Degiovanni brought more than 15 years experience to the business, in providing professional accounting and financial advice to clients in tier-one chartered accounting firms and national stockbrokers.

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Olivia Maragna


Olivia Maragna
CFP, SSA, CA, BBus (Law and Taxation)

2014 Australian Financial Review Top 10 Emerging Leaders
2012 Adviser Of The Year, Association Of Financial Advisors

When Olivia Maragna co-founded Aspire Retire Financial Services with her husband and business partner Stephen Degiovanni in 2003, she was already ahead of the pack when it came to managing money and investments.

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Deline Jacovides

Deline Jacovides CFP BCom

Financial Adviser
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Cameron Harris CFP, B Bus, DFP

Financial Adviser
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Kerrie Englart

Kerrie Englart CPA, BCom

Head of Delivery and Training
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Desi Leong

Desi Leong CPA, BCom

SMSF Manager
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Sarah Mitchelson

Sarah Mitchelson BSc

Client Service Manager
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Brock Degiovanni

Brock Degiovanni

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In addition to the above, we also have a dedicated clients service team comprising of administrators, financial planning assistants and Paraplanners.


  • It is really refreshing to work with a financial adviser who is truly interested in their client’s needs, circumstances and preferences. read more
  • The expertise and attention to detail with which you have handled our financial affairs could not be faulted. read more
  • We have a feeling of certainty in the absolute integrity of your dealings with us. read more
  • What really impressed me was the way you took the time to get a feeling for where I was at, your depth of knowledge, lateral thinking and your common sense approach. read more
  • Your professional, ethical and caring demeanour elicits my trust and respect and I gladly recommend your services whenever possible. read more
  • You make us feel like we are the most important people you will see today, and the astute advice you have provided has already led to significant savings. read more
  • You always explain everything thoroughly and I never feel uncomfortable asking questions or expressing an opinion. read more
  • Aspire Retire has assisted me with my complex financial structures and I have been more than happy with the results. read more
  • As a retired financial planner I wanted someone that was professionally qualified, a member of a professional association, an experienced investor, someone who was knowledgeable, ethical and not interested in only making as much money for themselves as they could. Aspire Retire meets all of the above criteria. read more
  • Having worked closely with Stephen and Olivia for a couple of years in the financial planning field, I am confident that they would be around for the long term and would always have my best interests at heart. read more
  • We were very impressed with the personalised professional service and advice given to us, and how you have tailored this specifically to suit our situation and future needs. read more