The Australian Lending and Investment Centre’s managing director is to leave his role at the leading brokerage later this year, with a search now underway to find a replacement.
Jason Back, who joined the Australian Lending and Investment Centre (ALIC) in 2012 and became its MD in 2013, is to leave the Victoria-based brokerage on 2 November 2018 to focus on his business coaching and consulting programs.
He will reportedly work with ALIC through a transition period as it looks to appoint a suitable replacement.
Commenting on is departure, Mr Back said: “I’ve been incredibly grateful for my time at ALIC and being able to build an industry-leading business that focuses on putting the client first, working with dynamic business partners and providing the opportunity for our staff to grow their careers from admin support through to brokers.”
He added: “When I started [working at ALIC], we had 15 staff. Now, we have 50 and [operate] in two countries with over 13,000 clients and [are] on track to write $1 billion in new business in 2018–19.”
The MD also highlighted that the brokerage has won several industry awards, including The Adviser’s Australian Broking Awards and Better Business Awards, with brokers Mark Davis, Kevin Agent and Natasha Choi all also winning awards for their individual work.
Mr Back said that he would now focus on delivering his Broker Essentials series, which he started on 2016 off the back of enquiries regarding how to run a successful brokerage.
Mr Back said: “Broker Essentials has been something I have been passionate about for a long time. The ability to pass on my knowledge through my experience of over 25 years is wonderful.
“I have also been working with a number of banks and aggregators as well as individual broker businesses nationally on a coaching and consultative basis which I am expanding on in 2019.”
Jason Back will be MCing The Adviser’s inaugural Business Accelerator Program, a jam-packed event that aims to help reduce administration, increase productivity and reveal the key ingredients to the perfect outsourcing, automation and digital marketing recipe.
Run in partnership with principal partner Bankwest, the jam-packed, deep learning program event will visit three cities: Brisbane on 18 September, Sydney on 20 September and Melbourne on 27 September.
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