Virtual Business Partners (VBP) has confirmed the appointment of a new business development manager (BDM).
The outsourcing company has announced Cassandra Thong for the newly created role, who will bring 25 years of financial planning experience to VBP.
Ms Thong joins the group, founded by advice industry veterans David Carney and David Deegan, from Capify Australia where she worked as a senior BDM.
Prior to that, she was the national partnerships manager at Sydney-based advice firm, Milyar.
In the new role, Ms Thong will work with new and existing clients to assist with financial services practice’s capacity and capability.
Mr Carney said Ms Thong’s extensive knowledge in financial planning and mortgage broking will be an asset to the business as it expands its strategic capabilities.
“Cassandra has established strong relationships and networks within the industry. She comes from a strong business development and relationship management background and has a solid understanding of Australian clients and business,” Mr Carney said.
“Cassandra’s knowledge and experience will be invaluable to VBP as we integrate the financial advice administration, paraplanning, mortgage broking administration and bookkeeping team members and critical infrastructure we have developed over eight years across 950 team members.”
The news comes just a month after VBP announced the hire of Lia Gunawan as strategic relationship manager and Hannah Pike as client services specialist.