About Us

Mark Bastiaans

Principal Financial Advisor

Mark is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) with over 18 years’ experience, predominantly as a Senior Private Client Adviser for major employer and corporate superannuation funds (Mercer and UniSuper).

Mark is dedicated to providing individual and often unique strategic financial advice ensuring that client’s best interests are at the forefront when formulating strategies. Mark also considers the financial advice process to be an educational service that ultimately aims to assist and guide clients to make informed decisions about their financial position, thereby making them more at ease and confident about their future.

Mark is passionate about superannuation and together with his extensive experience in retirement planning with complex Defined Benefit schemes and in-depth knowledge of the major Australian superannuation funds, he ensures that client’s planning for retirement receive expert advice on their existing super fund to maximise their retirement outcomes.

In addition to providing retirement planning strategies, Mark works with clients on investment portfolio construction, budgeting and cash-flow planning, debt management, personal insurance and Centrelink strategies.

Personal Interests

Outside of work, Mark enjoys spending time with his three children and volunteering as an Assistant Cub Leader for the 1st Stradbroke Cub-Scout Pack. Helping children learn leadership skills while enjoying the great outdoors provides a welcome work-life balance.


  • Certified Financial Planner, CFP®
  • Bachelor of Business (Banking and Finance) – UniSA
  • Advanced Diploma of Financial Services (Financial Planning)

Professional Associations

  • Financial Planning Association Australia (FPA)

Why clients love working with Mark

Financial advice is more than product advice. It is accompanying every client through the process to ensure the outcome is individually tailored and they take ownership of the outcome.

The methodology adopted by Mark and appreciated by clients is outlined below:


Getting Results

Mark’s drive to make things happen, unwavering confidence and dynamic personality are qualities that customers appreciate about dealing with him.

I focus on the customers main objectives by highlighting the payoff I can deliver if they engage in the process. I like to emphasize the benefits of my services and how it will help them get the results they are after.

  • I help people focus on the results
  • I keep an eye on the bottom line
  • I keep customers on track and focused
  • I focus on the big picture
  • I get to the point

Taking Action

I like to keep clients involved in the financial advice process. I don’t hesitate when encountering obstacles and I like to make sure customers know they won’t have to worry about the end result. I work hard to take action and get things accomplished in order to provide satisfaction my clients want.

  • I am energetic
  • I am persuasive and confident
  • I get customers interested in taking control of their financial situation


I am eager to discuss my passion in designing financial outcomes that involve complicated structures and interpretation of legislation. This provides my customers the sense that I know your situation.

  • Customers can see that I’m competent to take care of their needs
  • I solve peoples problems
  • I am straightforward and avoid sugar-coating the issues
  • I can quickly see what customers need
  • I encourage people to be candid with me
  • I am confident and knowledgeable


I prioritise maintaining a positive, upbeat attitude. I love to point out exciting possibilities and emphasise the

  • I am optimistic and friendly
  • I’m upbeat and enthusiastic
  • I keep people focused on the positive
  • I get customers excited about their opportunities
  • I encourage people to ask questions

Mark Bastiaans is an Authorised Representatives of Guideway Financial Services Pty Ltd
ABN 46 156 498 538
AFSL 420367.

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