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Experienced banking and finance executive.


Stuart is the founder and owner of Banyan Co, a business dedicated to educating business owners on the power of understanding the numbers behind the business, to drive growth, profitability and value.

Stuart is high touch, hands-on in his approach, and has an uncanny and universally appealing ability to transform audiences’ view of financial concepts from confusing and complex, to simple and intuitive. In his keynotes, workshops and consulting work, he strips back the language of finance to a story-line everyone understands.

As a standout in the world of business presentations, Stuart is in demand across Australia, New Zealand, The Pacific, Singapore and the USA. He has worked along-side scores of business owners, franchise groups, industry associations and professionals.

Current Work
Educator, keynote speaker, and facilitator of business training and workshops. Additionally, Stuart is a consultant, business coach and mentor to clients across the country.

Previous Experience

Management: Stuart previously held several senior management positions in banking and finance, and wealth management. Throughout his career he was always closely connected to business owners as a banker, lender and leader.

Finance: He established the Business Advisory division of a major bank and was personally responsible for bringing the best available financial management tools to SME’s, including the highly acclaimed Beyond Survival financial education series.

Training: This highly successful initiative culminated in Stuart working for a US company (BRS Inc) on secondment for several months, to negotiate a 15-year license agreement and concurrently undertake professional training to head up the business.

Seminars: ‘Beyond Survival’ seminars were attended by thousands of business owners and professionals across all major capital cities, regional centres, New Zealand, Pacific Island and Singapore over several years. Stuart headed the business and was the main presenter and facilitator.

Advocate: As an advocate for business owners Stuart has crafted a style that resonates and engages and is built around his own real-world experiences and observations.

‘Wide-eyed, fascinated, intrigued and ready to act’ - is a declaration loudly shared by attendees at all of Stuart’s events.

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