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WHO IS Foundation Advice?

Life is full of wonderful surprises, so let’s protect you and your family from the nasty ones.

Your future and the future of your loved ones depends on the actions you take now. Foundation Advice has specialist advisers New Zealand wide that can help with all your financial needs and make sure you and your family are protected from the unthinkable. Life, Risk and Health Insurance provides peace of mind in times of difficulty and takes away the uncertainty of you and your family’s future. The best insurance is one that is tailored to you, so you only pay for what you need while still receiving maximum protection. More importantly, it’s essential to have a full understanding of your policy so you know exactly what you are covered for. Like all big decisions in life, it helps to seek advice from the professionals.

Meet the Team

  • Matthew Smith

    Founder & Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

    Matt is one of the original founders of Ratebroker Limited, the parent company of Foundation Advice Limited, and continues to lead the development of the Ratebroker platform both in New Zealand and overseas. Matthew has developed, and continues to develop, leading edge technologies, many of which are "world's first" in nature. Matthew is also one of the Founders & Chief Technology Officer of Sanem Investments Limited (Sanem), the sister company of Ratebroker, which specialises in cutting edge advertising and digital workflow technologies.

    In his role as CTO, Matthew ensures Foundation Advice stays ahead of the curve in the way in which Foundation Advice connects with customers and stays compliant with the changing regulatory landscape through innovative deployment of Sanem workflow technologies.

  • Michael Moran

    Founder & Director of Special Projects

    Michael is a Director of Ratebroker Limited, the parent company of Foundation Advice Limited. Michael was a Partner in the multinational professional services firm Deloitte in New Zealand and was also Chief Financial Officer of NZME, a listed media company in New Zealand. Michael's background in finance includes having worked on many IPOs and transactions both in New Zealand and Overseas.

    Michael is also one of the Founders and is currently the Director of Special Projects for Sanem Investments Limited, the sister company of Ratebroker, which specialises in cutting edge advertising and digital workflow technologies.

    In his role as Chair of the Audit and Risk committee of Foundation Advice, Michael works with management to ensure Foundation Advice stays ahead of the curve in relation to Risk and Compliance matters. In addition to this, Michael works closely with Jenny Fromén, Managing Director to identify strategic opportunities for growth.

  • Jenny Fromén

    Managing Director

    Jenny has worked both in New Zealand and Overseas helping businesses to implement complex systems, build high performing commercial teams and delivering both small and large-scale programmes of work. After working in the ever-changing landscape of New Zealand media for a significant amount of time, Jenny worked as a management consultant specialising in helping businesses to corporatize.

    Jenny is also the Chief Operating Officer of Sanem Investments Limited, the sister company of Foundation Advice Limited, which specialises in cutting edge advertising and digital workflow technologies.

    In her role as Managing Director, Jenny ensures the delivery of the strategy set out by the wider board by working with key members of the management team. Jenny also works closely with Michael Moran, Director of Special Projects to identify strategic opportunities for growth.

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