Quintessential Finance

Our team

We value relationships and appreciate loyalty is earned through integrity, capability, delivery and accountability. Our leadership team have forged enduring relationships with clients and industry advisors underpinned by this approach.

With extensive experience working with a diverse client base across varied industries and sectors, we are sought after for our lateral thinking, innovative and unique strategies and ability to solve challenges others cannot, that are well-tested and effective at creating wealth and resilience for our clients.

Our Partners work with clients to understand their position, their challenges, and aspirations. With this foundation, we create and implement a personalised and integrated service proposition.

Tony Rickards

Partner, Debt Advisory

Tony understands the challenges business people face and with his extensive experience structuring finance to businesses and his wide network of financiers, he is able to support business owners to help them grow and achieve their goals.


Tony has over 20 years experience in lending and has managed client debt portfolios of up to $500m in value, with individual client debt facilities ranging from $200,000 to $180m.

On the back of Tony’s capability and personalised approach, he has forged strong relationships with high net worth individuals and medium to large private businesses, some spanning over 20 years.

Tony has a wealth of business financing experience across all industry sectors with specialisation in property and property development, engineering, logistics, food manufacturing and importing.

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+61 7 3832 6455
+61 488 042 802

James Whitelaw

Partner, Business Services

Known for his flexible and intelligent solutions to complex financial issues, James has over thirty years’ experience within the corporate financial sector having commenced his professional career with Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu in 1987 before establishing HMW Partners (HMW) in 1991 which then went on to merge and rebrand as HMW Group.


Clients benefit from his extensive business network, knowledge and experience in construction, property development and investment trusts, equity and debt raisings and financial syndications. His expertise further extends across complex accounting and taxation issues, financial modelling and corporate business planning. James has an excellent understanding of valuation methodologies, risk assessment, financial modelling techniques and corporate business planning and growth, and has worked with clients to successfully structure and sell businesses across Australia and internationally.

A board advisor to over twenty-five client groups, James is sought after for his industry knowledge, lateral thinking and highly effective structuring advice.

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Angelo Catalano

Partner, Business Services

With over 30 years’ experience, Angelo brings a strong commercial focus to the firm. He has successfully worked with clients to create resilience and wealth, delivering tailored asset protection strategies and specialist taxation, equity and debt raising advice.


Angelo has built enduring client and industry relationships through his ability to solve complex issues and create value for his clients. He works with high-net worth individuals and families, medium to large private businesses, specialising in property and construction, hospitality, retail, manufacturing, wholesale and importing.

The longevity and loyalty of his client relationships is a testament to his capability and approach. He engages throughout the journey to ensure clients are well informed of options, direction and complexities that shape advice and outcomes. He invests his time to develop strong relationships with people, and his clients appreciate his honest, professional and results-driven focus.

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Grant Williams

Partner, Growth Advisory

A former Director with KPMG, Grant has been delivering tailored financial advice and support to businesses for over eighteen years.


Grant’s skills in both senior management and professional practice, provide clients access to his diverse range of expertise, from strategic taxation and business planning, business structure and performance management, equity or debt funding, risk management and procurement. Grant understands small business intimately and works closely with clients to help them manage risk, capitalise on opportunities and drive profitable business growth.

An Approved Advisor at the Advisory Board Centre, Grant works with a carefully selected team delivering specialist advice to growing businesses through effective and commercial board structures.

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Franco Mollo

Financial Advisor

A highly driven and determined Financial Advisor, Franco brings theoretical knowledge and practical skills to his role at Quintessential Finance.


Franco has a strong foundation in financial analysis having completed a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Economics at the University of Queensland, both majoring in Finance. He is passionate about supporting clients and ensuring the best outcome on every deal.

Franco has a special interest in property development and construction and plans to further enhance his expertise through additional studies in mortgage brokering.

Contact Franco today


Contact us today to discuss how Quintessential Finance can achieve the best funding solution for you.