Jake had been working at Blackwood Partners (and its various former iterations) since he was a teenager. In fact, many clients have known him since he was born. While working part time during his high school years, he scanned and saved every document in the building to convert the office to a paperless one.
He officially started working for the firm straight out of high school, and completed a Bachelor of Business and a Graduate Diploma of Chartered Accounting in the process. More recently, Jake has started a furniture making business and continues to work for Onyx Business Group on a part time basis.
At the office, his role is relatively fluid. You’ll find him training staff, implementing new systems within the firm, managing compliance and advisory work for his existing client groups and assisting the partners with their workload.
He spends his spare time with his family, watching his toddler play and grow – swimming lessons are by far the highlight of the week! One day, Jake hopes to return to his previous hobbies of keeping fit at the gym, handstands and even woodworking for leisure (rather than for work).