Meet the team

This is who we are

Why choose Us.

An advisor is like a personal coach for your money. We bring the right knowledge, expertise and guidance to identify your specific goals and help you achieve them. And a little planning early on, can go a long way....

A Financial Advisor, much as an accountant or lawyer, utilizes their professional training, formal study and experience in understanding your personal financial situation and co-ordinating solutions to meet your needs in every area of your financial life. Accessing this expertise enables you to receive the best possible advice to protect and leverage your family’s income and asset position over the short, medium and long-term.

Joe Cardamone

Joseph Cardamone

Director / Private Wealth Advisor

Joseph is an award winning Adviser, with over 18 years’ experience in the Financial Advising industry. Having worked across the major banks in both the Premium and Private Banking realm, Joseph was classified as one of the top planners nationwide. He holds a Bachelor Degree from Deakin University (Honours) and an Advanced Diploma in Financial Planning, specialising in Self Managed Super Funds, Direct Equities and Insurance.

Authorisations
  • Giuseppe (Joe) Cardamone ASIC Authorisation Number 1007631
  • Wealth Arena ASIC Authorisation Number 1007629
  • Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) - Tax (financial) adviser registration number 25289471
  • Member of Financial Advice Association Australia(FAAA)
Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Diploma of Financial Services (Financial Planning)
  • Advanced Diploma of Financial Services (Financial Planning)
  • Self-Managed Superannuation Funds Accreditation
  • Margin Lending and Geared Investments Accreditation
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Joe Scarmozzino

Joe Scarmozzino

Director / Private Wealth Advisor

Joe is an award winning Adviser and Banker, with over 19 years’ experience in both the Banking and Financial Advising industry. His previous roles included leadership and advisory roles. Having run successful businesses and teams in the past, his experience in working with an affluent client base is second to none. He holds a Bachelor Degree from The University of Melbourne (Honours) and an Advanced Diploma in Financial Planning, specialising in Self Managed Super Funds, Direct Equities and Insurance.

Authorisations
  • Giuseppe (Joe) Scarmozzino ASIC Authorisation Number 1007632
  • Wealth Arena ASIC Authorisation Number 1007629
  • Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) - Tax (financial) adviser registration number 25293213
  • Member of Financial Advice Association Australia(FAAA)
Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Engineering with Honours
  • Diploma of Financial Services (Financial Planning)
  • Advanced Diploma of Financial Services (Financial Planning)
  • Self-Managed Superannuation Funds Accreditation
  • Margin Lending and Geared Investments Accreditation
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Christian Moar

Christian Moar

Partner / Private Wealth Advisor

Christian has over 24 years’ experience in the financial advice and accounting industry. After starting his career as an Accountant with PwC he moved into a successful career with a Top 4 bank. Christian provides advice to all types of clients, with a specialisation in the following segments - affluent, commercial and high net worth individuals. Personally, Christian enjoys spending time with his two daughters, following the Melbourne Football Club and getting back to the family farm.

Authorisations
  • Christian Moar ASIC Authorisation Number 1003337
  • Moar Advisory Pty Ltd t/as Wealth Arena ASIC Authorisation Number 1276949
  • Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) - Tax (financial) adviser registration number 25973506
  • Member of Financial Advice Association Australia(FAAA)
Qualifications
  • Diploma of Financial Services (Financial Planning)
  • Advanced Diploma of Financial Services (Financial Planning)
  • Self-Managed Superannuation Funds
  • Margin Lending and Geared Investments
  • Bachelor of Business (Accounting & Economics)
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Darcy Krenn

Darcy Krenn

Private Wealth Advisor

Darcy has over 10 years’ experience in the financial planning industry and has been a key member of our team since 2017. Darcy has worked her way up through the firm, starting as an Associate and now in an advisory role. Darcy completed her university studies at RMIT and holds a Bachelor of Business (Economics & Finance). She is a dedicated, loyal professional who prides herself on the overall customer experience and ensuring clients are receiving sound advice. In Darcy’s spare time, she enjoys playing netball and travelling the world.

Authorisations
  • Darcy Krenn ASIC Authorisation Number 1288212
  • Wealth Arena ASIC Authorisation Number 1007629
  • Member of Financial Advice Association Australia(FAAA)
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Marlene Zwarts

Marlene Zwarts

Private Wealth Advisor

Marlene is an experienced Financial Adviser commencing in the industry in 2009. Her previous roles included working for large institutions and smaller boutique accounting firms where she provided holistic wealth advice.

Marlene enjoys assisting individuals and families to better manage their financial affairs. She holds the Masters of Financial Planning qualification, specialising in Retirement Planning, Aged Care, Direct Equities and Personal Risk Insurance.

Authorisations
  • Marlene Zwarts ASIC Authorisation Number 336272
  • Wealth Arena ASIC Authorisation Number 1007629
  • Member of Financial Advice Association Australia(FAAA)
  • TPB – Tax (Financial) Adviser - #24912451
Qualifications
  • Master of Financial Planning
  • Accredited Listed Product Adviser Program
  • Margin Lending
  • Accredited Aged Care Professional TM
  • Self Managed Super Fund Accredited
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Alvina Stowers

Alvina Stowers

Associate

Alvina has been a loyal member of our team for over 7 years and manages the offices workflow and staff. Alvina is our Associate and is the concierge between Wealth Arena and its clientele. She is enthusiastic and pro-active in her role, supporting the needs of an array of clients whilst balancing the organisational workflow. She is currently completing her final year in a Bachelor of Commerce and will continue to develop her career within the Financial Advisory Sector.

Chris Dawoud

Chris Dawoud

Associate

Chris is a dynamic member of our team, currently holding the position of Senior Associate. He works closely alongside our Financial Advisors to deliver a seamless experience for our clients. Graduating from RMIT in 2020 with a Bachelor of Business (Economics and Finance), Chris joined our team and has since significantly developed his skillset. He is currently in the process of completing his Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning and is planning to become a fully-fledged Financial Advisor in the near future. Outside of work, Chris enjoys playing tennis competitively and follows the AFL religiously, supporting Melbourne.

Lihao Li

Lihao Li

Client Support Associate

Alvina Stowers

Manju A

Paraplanner

Manju is a senior paraplanner having 6+ years experienced with a background in financial services, offering expertise in supporting financial advisors. He is adept at conducting comprehensive research, analysing data, and preparing detailed financial plans. Manju is proficient in utilizing industry tools and software to streamline processes and ensure accuracy. He is Dedicated to maintaining a high level of professionalism and confidentiality while assisting in the delivery of exceptional financial services to clients. Outside of work, Manju enjoys playing Cricket

Qualifications
  • Bachelor Business management (Finance)
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) (Specialization Finance)
  • Post Graduation in diploma management (Finance)
Alvina Stowers

Twinkle Agrawal

Client Support Officer

Twinkle brings 2.5 years of paraplanning experience to her role, where she excels in supporting financial advisors through her expertise in research, data analysis, and financial plan preparation. Her proficiency with industry tools and commitment to accuracy streamline operational processes. Upholding professionalism and confidentiality, Twinkle contributes significantly to the provision of top-tier financial services. Additionally, her role as a Customer Support Associate showcases her organizational skills and dedication to client relations. With a master’s in finance degree, her enthusiastic and detail-oriented approach is instrumental in maintaining smooth business operations. She is currently in the the process of completing her Certified Financial planning. Outside Work, Twinkle enjoys playing Badminton.

Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) (Specialization Finance)
  • Post Graduation in diploma management (Finance)
Lihao Li

Darlene Mahon

Client Support Officer

Darlene has extensive experience in administration, having working in the financial planning sector and in a family business, being the subject matter expert in all things related to office management and client support. Outside Work, Darlene loves to spend time with her family and enjoy the Mornington Peninsula.