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Lawrie O'Neill
Principal Consultant

I have more than 30 years of experience within the Financial Industry and have been the Principal Consultant of my own successful Financial Planning and Mortgage Broking Business for the last ten years. I specialize in providing services to high nett worth clients, farmers and business owners, offering a broad range of services. 

A distinguishing factor for Savanna Pride is that I also specialize in providing  services to elite, professional sports people, in partnership with Redhage Sports Management.

My approach to life, business and everything in between is motivated and driven by a positive attitude, adherence to lifestyle balance and sheds of energy. I live by the concept of 'Pay it forward' and have built Savanna Pride with these as our core values. 

We are currently proud supporters of the Muscular Dystrophy WA and Sideffect Charities.

With a focus on lifestyle visioning, Savanna Pride offer our clients a range of diverse services, including Debt Management, Cash Flow Management & Budgeting Assistance, Insurance, Super Management &  Retirement Planning, Investment Advice, Estate & Succession Planning, Division of Assets (for example in the case of divorce), Financial Guidance after immigration and much more.

With our comprehensive group of reliable referral partners, there isn’t much we can’t help our clients with!

With every unique financial portfolio tailored according to the need of our individual clients, we are proudly assisting them to reach their financial & lifestyle goals through making what investments they have work harder and wherever possible, cost less, while providing excellent service and total peace of mind.

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Ryan Addison
Financial Planner

Ryan Addison has over 5 years’ experience in the financial planning industry. He is passionate about working closely with his clientele to take control of their financial affairs and live life on their terms.

Having a degree in both Exercise Physiology and Rehabilitation as well as a Diploma in Financial planning equips Ryan with the necessary skills to ensure his clientele have the right balance of health and wealth in their life. Ryan has always been fascinated by elite sport performance and understands that success comes from discipline, accountability and the right motivation. Ryan feels this is no different when it comes to managing your financial affairs!

Ryan’s compassionate nature and go getter instinct is infectious, he is an optimistic thinker who is really passionate about helping people find out what is important in their lives and helps them go after it.

Ryan specialises in wealth attainment, superannuation + retirement planning, personal insurance planning and goal and lifestyle attainment.

Financial Planning aside, Ryan is a loving father and devoted husband who enjoys spending time down in WA’s South West.

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Shawn Redhage
Business Development Manager

Shawn Redhage has been with Savanna Pride for five years as a Business Development Manager. He is also their resident sports superstar and is a retired member of the highly successful Perth Wildcats NBL team and was representing Australia at the Beijing Olympics. To add to his impressive sporting resume, Shawn is also an accredited broker, has his Certificate 4 in Financial Planning and has an under grad degree in Construction Management from Arizona State University. Shawn and his wife have two gorgeous young children, and he often finds himself ‘playing’ Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles with his little boy. With his sporting commitments, work at Savanna Pride and his young family, Shawn doesn’t usually have much spare time, but when he does he enjoys woodworking.

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Giulia Cunningham
Senior Advisor

Giulia is our residential Aged Care Financial Advice and Centrelink Specialist. She joined Savanna Pride as a Senior Adviser in December 2016 and has been in the Financial Planning Industry for over 20 years, including 10 years whilst living in the UK.

She is able to assist clients with many aspects of their financial situation, including investments and budgeting, however her focus is superannuation and insurance, particularly around Self-Managed Super Funds. In addition to her own clients, she assists Lawrie from a technical perspective with regard to his more complex client strategies.

Giulia is kind, patient and caring. She deals with clients of all ages and loves the variety that this brings to her day. She takes the time to really get to know her clients and to create a financial strategy that best suits every aspect of their individual circumstances. She believes that a good adviser remains at their client’s side throughout the journey of life, constantly reviewing in order to ensure the best possible outcome.

She is naturally soft spoken, an excellent listener and with her ready smile, quickly puts people at ease.  As well as her professional approach to her work, she has a strong team-work ethic and can apply herself when the pressure is on!

She has recently completed her Graduate Certificate in Financial Planning and is fully accredited for Aged Care Advice.  

She follows the AFL, A League and EPL and has completed a Diploma in Forensic Science.

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Lisa Fretwell
Resident Mortgage Broker

Lisa Fretwell is our resident in house mortgage broker with over 20 years’ experience in mortgage broking.

She has a husband, 3 children and 2 grandchildren hidden away in the hilly suburbs of Bullsbrook where she enjoys living a quiet life in the bush.

Lisa originally worked for Westpac for 14 years and her progression into mortgages was a natural move away from the 1800 and 1300 number calls that all banks want their customers to use.

Lisa puts her wealth of experience to great use, as she pursues her desire for every Australian to become a home owner. To aid her clients to achieve their goals, she is always willing to go the extra mile. She expertly assists her clients to stay ahead of the banks and the bureaucracy of their ever demanding requests, rates and fee increases.

Lisa understands that sometimes it is hard to understand the processes attached to enquiring into the lending arena, including home loans, investment loans, asset finance, chattel mortgages and commercial borrowings.  Her natural optimism, warm sense of humour, down to earth and generous nature, ensure that she remains a firm favourite of her clients.  She is always keen to receive a call, to see if she can help clients somehow in this foray, as they navigate what can be an intimidating and complicated experience.

Lisa absolutely delights in delivering good news!

She generally comes into the office 4 days a week, but is always contactable via email or phone and most business can be handled remotely.  She is also happy to visit a client at home, to make life easier for them because she knows that time is a precious commodity, when trying to balance family and work commitments.

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