About FinFit

Building your future together.

A group team photo of Phil, Rhys and Donna

You don’t need luck, vast amounts of capital or a huge appetite for risk to achieve financial freedom.

But you do need sound financial advice, a clear plan and plenty of support to keep you on track to achieve your goals. At FinFit, that’s exactly what we offer.
With the FinFit team by your side, you’ll get a clear understanding of your financial position, know your goals for the future and have a plan to get you there. You’ll also have the confidence, knowledge and support to manage every aspect of your finances today while making smart decisions for your future.

The FinFit difference

We practice what we preach.

Get an overview of your unique We share many of your goals and dreams. From purchasing property and leveraging home equity for wealth creation to protecting our legacy and building a brighter future for our family, we've been there and made it happen. We don’t just get your dreams, we use our experience and expertise and draw on our proven strategies to help you realise them.

We prioritise relationships.

Our success is driven by the deep-rooted, long-term relationships we’ve built with our clients and our network. We listen with intent, educate with clarity, communicate transparently and genuinely care about the people we work with and the outcomes we deliver. And our high referral rate is a testament to the success of this approach.

We are privately owned.

We’re a proud, privately owned family business with our own Australian Financial Services License (AFSL). We have good relationships with big banks and local lenders—but we aren’t owned by or aligned with any of them. We provide the best advice and work in the best interest of our clients and we are free to offer a range of solutions without being limited to specific products, banks or financial institutions.

At FinFit you're not just another client— you're family.

FinFit was founded in 2014 by the dynamic husband and wife team, Phil and Donna Sgangarella. Frustrated by working in big banks and corporates, Phil and Donna were driven by a shared vision to create a financial services firm that prioritised people over profit margins.  
Based in Brisbane and the Gold Coast and serving clients right across Australia, FinFit isn’t just a business; it’s a family legacy. Today, Donna and Phil work alongside their sons at FinFit imbuing dedication, warmth and personal support into every part of the experience for their clients.

Phil Sgangarella

Managing Director | Senior Financial Adviser

From computing science to financial advice, Phil's journey didn’t take the typical route. Starting his career in 1990 as an IT pro, Phil excelled in the tech industry for more than 10 years before his interest in financial advice came knocking.

Phil started mapping out his financial future the minute he received his first paycheck as a fresh high school graduate in 1989. By mid-2004, Phil’s personal penchant for proactive financial planning became a fully-fledged career with this self-proclaimed ‘hobby’ becoming a way to help others experience success.

From taking client calls to crafting strategic financial advice to coordinating suppliers and more—every task and every decision in Phil’s day-to-day work comes back to one goal: guiding clients toward their aspirations and dreams.

Phil holds a Bachelor of Computing Science, a Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning, and is a Certified Financial Planner. He thrives on structure and discipline; the perfect combination for turning financial dreams into tangible realities.

Joining forces with his wife, Donna, Phil has built FinFit as a beacon of hope for many where he expertly leads with authenticity, compassion and an unyielding drive to change lives through better financial fitness.

Donna Sgangarella

Managing Director | Finance & Mortgage Broker

From her early days at Westpac to working in funds management, Donna’s career in the financial services industry spans almost 3 decades. With such vast experience, Donna not only brings an in-depth knowledge of finance to the table but a fiery determination to help clients realise their dreams.

Daily, Donna meets clients from across, including Brisbane and the Gold Coast, she delves deep into their aspirations, provides tailored financial solutions, and liaises with banks to negotiate the best possible outcome on their behalf.

Donna holds a Certificate IV in Finance and Mortgage Broking, a Diploma in Finance and Mortgage Broking Management, and is a Commissioner for Declarations. She was also a finalist in the Connective Excellence Awards for Allround Broker of the Year in 2017, 2019, and 2022. But the heart of her work isn't about credentials and awards; it's about the people.

Donna cherishes her work guiding clients through their financial journey and building their financial literacy and she prides herself on the relationships she builds. Her vivacious and fun-loving nature combined with her unwavering professionalism perfectly complements Phil’s leadership style at FinFit where they both work to lead the business and its clients to success.

Rhys Alger

Senior Credit Analyst

Inspired by his family’s legacy of helping people realise their dreams, Rhys was naturally drawn to a career in financial services. True to this lineage, he joined FinFit, bringing unique flair and youthful exuberance to the team in his role as Senior Credit Analyst.

From meticulously reviewing loans and liaising with banking partners to nurturing relationships with new and existing clients Rhys’s approachable personality shines through in his everyday work at FinFit. With a keen ability to understand and dissect the financial landscape of FinFit’s clients, Rhys is adept at identifying the right solutions to meet their unique needs and aspirations. And ensuring all clients benefit from the best possible interest rates and loan conditions is his number one priority.

Rhys holds a Certificate IV and Diploma in Finance and Mortgage Broking and is a Commissioner for Declaration. But much more than a skilled analyst, Rhys’s optimism, determination and enthusiasm for sharing in clients' dreams and goals make him a natural partner in their journey and success.

Is FinFit the right fit?
With a 15-minute call, we’ll help you better understand your financial goals and explore whether our team is the right fit for you.
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