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Star name steps forward for Australian Broking Awards

by Kylie Purcell10 minute read
The Adviser

A husband-and-wife brokerage that juggles the demands of two young children has set its sights on Australian Broking Awards success after recent state-based wins.

Rise High Financial Services is one of the many companies that has entered the Australian Broking Awards, which will be held in Sydney on August 15 in conjunction with principal partner Commonwealth Bank.

The Adelaide firm has already enjoyed awards success this year: it was named Best New Office at the South Australia Better Business Awards, while co-director James Schulze was named Best Newcomer.

Marissa Schulze founded Rise High in 2012 so she could have more flexibility to spend time with her daughter, then aged two. She was joined shortly after by her husband, James.


Ms Schulze said the family nature of the business was one of the reasons why it was able to establish itself so quickly.

“I think it’s an advantage. I know people often think it’s a bit strange that a husband and wife can work together. But we both have very different skills that complement each other,” she toldThe Adviser.

“And one of the most important things is that, because we have a close relationship, there is a greater level of trust than you might normally find with business partners.”

Ms Schulze said working with a spouse also made it easier to balance child care duties, having given birth to a son last year.

“Because he is my husband, it means that we can balance and manage the work flow between us, and we both understand what the other is going through,” she said.

Entries for the Australian Broking Awards close on Friday May 16. Click here to enter.



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