Jim MillarManaging Director
QualificationsMember - Institute of Financial MarketsAssociate - Financial Planning InstituteRE1 Key IndividualRE3 Discretionary ManagerRE5 RepresentativeEmployment HistoryJim started Financial Fitness during April 1996. He has been involved with investment education, advice and management since 1982, first in South Africa then the USA. While living in the United States and working for Investors Edge, he realised that most people didn't invest because they could not save - a little obvious, but totally overlooked. So, between 1994-95 he wrote the course material for Financial Fitness The Easy Way and returned to South Africa, to establish the company, in January 1996. Jim is a Member of The Institute of Financial Markets and holds a Discretionary Asset Management licence with the Financial Services Board.
Vicky DyasonFinancial Director, Senior Advisor
Rudi NellDirector, Senior Wealth Planner
QualificationsCertificates in proficiencyCertificate in insurance studiesNational Diploma in personal financial planning Employment HistoryRudi started his career in 2001 with the Liberty Group. In 2003 he was head hunted by Financial Fitness to join the team as a wealth planner. In 2007 Rudi was promoted to senior wealth planner and in 2014 he was appointed as a director of the company and placed in charge of Human Resources and well as Internal Compliance. Rudi actively consults, and after 11 years in the financial services industry he holds the same passion as he had when he first began.
Marlene Du PlessisDirector, Chief Operating Officer
QualificationsCertificate in Financial PlanningRE 5 (Representatives) KI (Key Individual) Employment HistoryMarlene joined Financial Fitness in 2003 and has 14 years’ experience as a client relationship manager. Prior to joining Financial Fitness she was a member of the ABSA Platinum team on their Private Client's dealing desk.
Richard JohnsonSenior Wealth Planner
QualificationsBachelor of Laws (Hons) Tax major – UKZNPGDFP – UFSFSCA RE 5 – MoonstoneOOW- MCAIEB – Hilton College Employment HistoryRichard started his working career as in house counsel for a global shipping company spanning across seven continents. He was involved in the Execution of multi-faceted law in South Africa with specialities in maritime international transport and trade logistics, commodities, clearing and forwarding, agency, customs and South African corporate and commercial law. In this time he was responsible for setting charters via continual monitoring of market movements and trends. It was through this market monitoring and continual planning that Richard was naturally drawn towards Investment and Financial planning. He then went onto to further his studies in this regard and continues to do so. In 2014 he carried out the role of chief financial officer in which time he carried out the Financial planning, business strategy (creation and maintenance of customer and client relationships, new venture evaluation, hedging & exporting of commodities, cash flow management, budgeting, variance reporting) and management of capital expenditure. Before joining Financial Fitness, Richard worked at Sasfin Financial Advisory Services and the Isle of Man domiciled Capital International Group. Richard sits on both the Category 1 advisory licence and the Category 2 discretionary investment management licences at Financial Fitness.
Izette GreylingSenior Wealth Planner
QualificationsFSCA RE 5PGDFP CFPEmployment HistoryIzette began her career at Financial Fitness in 2000 as administrator. During 2011 she accepted the position of para-planner, working with the Managing Director and other Wealth Planners at Financial Fitness. After excelling in this role, she was promoted to full time Wealth Planning, and has since built a strong and appreciative client base.
Arno SnydertWealth Planner
QualificationsBachelor of CommerceEntrepreneurship – University of Pretoria Employment HistoryArno began his career at Financial Fitness in 2020 as a wealth planner. Before joining Financial Fitness he successfully managed his own investment portfolio and worked as a financial consultant in a family business. He has also written financial education courses and published several financial-freedom books.
Coleen SubjeeClient Relationship Management
QualificationsMBARE 5 (Representatives) Ki (Key Individual)Certificate in Business Management - South African Institute of ManagementBachelor of Arts Honours, Clinical Psychology Employment HistoryIn 2008, Coleen joined Financial Fitness Services as a senior administrator. Coleen has been in the financial services industry for 21 years.