RICHARD GORDON

ADVISOR NUMBER – 001 009 354

I have travelled the world during my career in finance.

Over the past 13 years, I’ve had tremendous and unique opportunities which have allowed me to develop my passion for finance into a deep understanding of the ways in which industries, economies and financial markets interrelate. I have also learned just how quickly things can change – and how important it is for plans to fit the circumstances.

I made the decision to become a financial advisor in 2014. I had a wealth of international experience, technical knowledge and education however I wanted to be working more closely with people; to use my skills in a more meaningful way.

In John Cameron, I've been very fortunate to find an associate who shares my values, my lifelong interest in finance and economics - and my firm belief that personalised and educated financial advice is the only kind worth giving.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • MASTERS OF FINANCE – University of Notre Dame Australia.
  • DIPLOMA OF FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT – Financial Planning Association

EXPERIENCE

CURRENT

  • BLACK SWAN EVENT FINANCIAL PLANNING - Investor and Adviser- 2015 – Present
    • Private Wealth
    • Investment
    • Superannuation
    • Retirement Planning
    • Aged Pension
    • Insurances

PAST

  • ENERGEX RESOURCES – Co-founder and Executive Director - 2012 – Present

I co-founded Energex Resources Pty Ltd and Energex Metals LLC in order to capitalise on opportunities in the energy and metals businesses within the United States. We secured beneficial ownership of a number of highly prospective coal, oil & gas tenements in Arkansas and Kentucky. Upon analysis of potential reserves, we elected not to proceed with funding the projects through to production. We also secured the management rights for - and option-to-acquire Riverside Metals LLC; a metals recycling and barge-breaking business in Belle Chasse, Louisiana.

  • DYNE ORIGIN – Co-Founder and Executive Director - 2010 – 2014

I co-founded Dyne Origin LLC in order to pursue corporate advisory opportunities in Mongolia. I consulted on various major projects and assembled a consortium to bid on the US$950m TPP5 tender, consisting of Worley Parsons Ltd, Babcock & Wilcox Co. and Chinese EPC, Sepco III. Alongside the senior management team of Mongolia's oldest conglomerate (Genco Group), I advised on a range of major investments in the minerals and energy sectors. This included financial analysis, project valuation, structural analysis and negotiation with key stakeholders

  • AUSTRALIA YAUGHTS -  Chief Financial Officer - 2008 – 2010
  • BANKWEST – Senior Business Analyst - 2007 – 2008
  • ANZ – Assistant manager – Corporate - 2006 – 2007