K J Syms
In 2006, financial services industry leader Kelvin Syms, sold his shares in the successful firm Vestar Ltd. (formerly Northplan Financial Services Ltd.) to one of Australia's largest companies, MFS Ltd. Established in 1991, Northplan grew from a one-office staff of four to a multi-office operation of 75 employees. The firm had locations in Kerikeri, Auckland City, Cambridge, Rotorua, Hawera, Christchurch, Dunedin, Queenstown and Invercargill, Whangarei, Albany, and Mt. Maunganui. Serving as the firm's Director, Kelvin Syms managed the funds of upscale clients. With financial planning as the base of the company's business, Northplan also sold life insurance policies and financed mortgages. Mr. Syms oversaw daily operations and utilized his extensive experience in risk analysis, securities research, and legal acumen.
Searching out new opportunities, analyzing risk, providing business advice and mentoring, attending meetings, sitting on Boards
Two companies that I was instrumental in starting up are currently progressing and growing extremely well - particularly those in the exporting and building industries