John Garis - Managing Director
BCom – University of Newcastle
Registered Tax Agent
Certified Xero Adviser
John Garis joined The Garis Group in 2004 as a trainee accountant under the guidance of then principal and founder Jim Garis and has progressively increased his experience and knowledge at the firm over the past 16 years and now holds the role of Managing Director at The Garis Group.
John during this time completed a Bachelor of Commerce degree, majoring in Accounting at the University of Newcastle. John is a registered tax agent and also holds membership with the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) & with the Tax Institute of Australia.
John is a born and bred Novocastrian having lived in the great city of Newcastle all his life and has a great passion for helping individuals and small businesses thrive in our community so they can achieve all their financial goals!
“Our purpose here at The Garis Group is to help our clients create a beautiful financial future for themselves, their families & the people around them so that together we create a huge & lasting impact in our world”
John & his lovely wife Aylin were married at the Burwood Rotunda in Whitebridge overlooking Dudley beach in Oct 2011 and are also very proud parents to their son Charlie who is now 6 and two cavoodle fur babies Quinnie and Benji.
John is inspired by author & motivational speaker Simon Sinek, “his visionary thinking and rare intellect inspires business owners worldwide to think differently and challenge the status quo”
“We seem to, in business & life sometimes follow the same pattern over and over again expecting things to be different or magically change to something better than the day before. Simon is able to clearly analyse these patterns and succinctly diagnosis them with very simple solutions & strategies to make you think differently about business and life in general which inspires you to make the changes you need to make to feel fulfilled and ultimately a better version of yourself which inspires others around you.”