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Executives and Senior
Clive Saffer - FPC 1,2 & 3
With over 30 years within Financial Services industry as an IFA within his own practice and working at a senior level within national IFA's.
Clive has worked as Head of Operations, IT and Support Services over the past 15years, whilst still being a Partner in an IFA practice.
Clive brings a wealth of experience and contacts within all sectors of the business. He is keen to implant his knowledge and experiences with the Obsidian team!
Glyn Clarke -Cert PFS The Professional Certificate in Management
As Managing Director of Obsidian Glyn has oversight of the whole business with a focus on ensuring we maintain our high level of customer service. Glyn has been in financial services for more years than he cares to admit, but it’s now well over 20!! During which time he has operated successfully in a variety of management roles within Major International Life Companies, Direct Sales and IFA distribution. Glyn states that “he has been keen to build Obsidians team on not only their wisdom and expertise, but also on their ethics. Teamwork is very much the key to our business combining skills, opinion and specialism’s to ensure we have a well rounded approach to our client’s financial plans.
Roderic Rennison - FCII, FPMI, FPFS, CFP, Chartered Financial Planner
Non Executive Director
Roderic has spent his whole career spanning more than 35 years in financial services, encompassing a variety of roles including sales, strategy, product development, proposition, operations and latterly acquisitions, mergers, and integrations together with corporate, risk and regulatory matters.
He has a particular interest in the future shape of the retail financial services sector and in the last three years he has specifically focused on the RDR. In 2007 he chaired the professionalism and reputation work stream prior to the publication of the FSA’s Discussion Paper 07/1 and has subsequently provided RDR and change consultancy to a range of providers, fund managers, and intermediaries.
Chloe Caton DipPFS
Head of Compliance
Chloe started working in financial services five years ago following a career change from the arts industry. She has since gained her level 4 diploma in regulated financial planning with the PFS and is now working towards level 6.
Chloe joined the Compliance team at Obsidian in February 2020 after working within an IFA firm in Lichfield in a paraplanning & management role. She enjoys the technical side of the industry and working closely with the Advisers to help provide their clients with the best outcomes for their financial needs.
In her spare time, when she's not chasing her scruffy dog, Crumpets, around the park, Chloe enjoys live music and getting lost and muddy in the woods!
Manager of Adviser Services
Mandy has worked within Financial Services for 29 years years. During her career she has worked in various areas of the business, including underwriting, office management, paraplanning and project management and as a result has gained a multitude of skills which have proved to be key within her current role of Office Manager.
Mandy joined the company in March 2018 after having previously spent 7 years with Royal London as an Auto Enrolment Implementation Manager.
Outside of work, Mandy enjoys holidays and spending time with friends & family and fly fishing.