About us

Leigh Stafford

Leigh Stafford

Principal

Leigh has operated in private practice since 2005 and founded Edge Financial Planning in 2010. After studying towards a Bachelor of Commerce at Monash University he gained experience at Silvan Ridge. In 2000, he left to work at the Commonwealth Bank and by the time he left in 2005, he was managing more than thirty financial planners. Leigh continues to service the long term relationships he established with his many founding clients.

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Penny Collicoat

Principal

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Penny joined Edge Financial Planning in July 2012. She studied a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Marketing and Economics from the University of Melbourne and has since completed a post graduate degree in Finance and a Diploma of Financial Planning. Penny previously worked at various stockbroking firms including Merrill Lynch, Bell Potter Securities, Macquarie Bank and most recently was General Manager at JM Financial Group Ltd.

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Jenny Gao

Research Manager

Jenny started at Edge FP in April 2011. She migrated to Australia in 2004 to complete her VCE. She then went on to study her Masters of Actuarial Studies at Macquarie University in 2009. Once Jenny graduated, she worked as an intern at Harvest Fund in China before returning to Australia where she worked at JR Duty Free before joining Edge FP. Jenny loves watching the tennis and her favourite player is Roger Federer.

 
Jake Mold

Jake Mold

Account Services Manager

Jake assists on providing outstanding service to clients everyday. He has completed a Diploma in Business Management and a Bachelor of Health Science at Deakin University. His experience expands across industries, working at Chobani Australia in the field of Sales and Marketing and also in the health industry assisting with client consultations. Jake enjoys football and fitness, he plays for Red Hill FC.

Melinda Thomson

Melinda Thomson

Account Services Manager

Melinda brings an impressive combination of experience and education  in finance. She has previously completed a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne and a Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance and Investment (FINSIA). She has previously worked at stockbrokers BBY Ltd, JM Financial Group and Morgans Financial Limited. Melinda is a proud mother of two young children and has recently embarked on studying a Diploma of Financial Planning. Melinda's devotion and commitment is an inspiration to us all.

Gonzalo Silva

Gonzalo Silva

Marketing

Gonzalo works closely with management to deliver all our marketing strategies. He has previously completed a Bachelor of Business in Marketing at Swinburne University and further studies in Branding and International Marketing at the University of Cincinnati (USA). He has undertaken a series of Marketing and IT related projects and aspires to pursue a Masters degree in the future. He loves sports, travelling, and art galleries. A unique combination for a unique fella.

George Fletcher

George Fletcher

Account Services Manager

Edge's newest addition is George, he has recently completed a bachelor of Business with a major in Human Resource Management and a Cert. III & IV in Business. George is a Mornington local, so don't be surprised if you bump into him at the Commonfolk cafe or the footy on the weekends. He has previously worked at the Telstra Mornington store and the Mornington Golf Club.

 
Jiggs Ambrad

Jiggs Ambrad

Client Services Administrator

Jiggs has a wide range of experience from customer support to financial research. He has completed a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of San Carlos. He has previously worked for Sprint (USA) and the Department of Science and Technology. Jiggs is an outstanding character providing motivational quotes every week to the team.  Jiggs loves singing, watching movies and playing the piano.

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