Meet The Founder: Who Is Stacey Body?
Author Aventur • 13th May 22
Ever wondered what led our founders to dream up the magic that is Aventur? Well, sometimes we wonder that, too.
To get to the bottom of it, we asked a few questions to our Co-Founder and Director, Stacey Body, so we can all get to know him a bit better…
1. What Was Life Like For You Growing Up?
I was born in Hemel Hempstead, in a traditional middle-income family with a 3-bed house and 2 cars on the drive. I lived there until I left comprehensive school at the age of 17. My parents both suffered from health-related issues, which resulted in us having major financial struggles as a family. I think that’s what made me so passionate about helping people to become financially independent.
2. Tell Us About Your Career History – How Did You Get To Where You Are Now?
I was a financial advisor, so I was in a position to help people like my dad to have the right knowledge and support with their money. I’ve always prided myself on doing the right thing, it is incredibly important to me that I care for my clients to ensure they are set for life.
Over the past 20 years, I’ve run several financial services businesses, of all shapes and sizes. Soon after qualifying with my degree, I worked with Ivan Massow, who was an inspirational entrepreneur. At the age of 26 I was a Group Managing Director, leading a multi million-pound business. When this business was sold, I set up my own IFA business which I sold in 2021 to set up Aventur.
3. What About Your Family Life?
I have been married to my Taiwanese husband for 9 years. We don’t have any children – I suppose Aventur is kind of my baby!
I met my husband and immediately knew that he was the person who I had to spend the rest of my life with. We were married just 6 months after I flew to Asia to propose to him.
How Did You Meet Aventur’s Other Founder, Tom?
Tom and I met when we were introduced by a mutual friend. They wanted me to prevent Tom from making the same mistake I had made in the past (more about that another time!)
4. Why Did You Start Aventur?
Having worked in financial services for 20 years I knew how bad some clients can be treated. Tom and I simply wanted to give clients back control over their own money. Instead of keeping knowledge from our clients, we want to educate and empower them – something that is unheard of in this industry.
5. What Have Been Your Highlights Of The Aventur Journey So Far?
Where do I begin? There have been so many already! Hitting the £150 million FUM and being selected as finalists for Fintech StartUp Of The Year. We also have a huge number of clients and investors who believe in our mission to change financial services forever, which gives me such a buzz!
6. Where Do You See Aventur In 5 Years?
We anticipate launching our financial management platform across 3 continents in the next 5 years.
7. What About 10 Years?
To be a globally recognised name within the next 10 years is definitely the goal!
What Would Be Your Dream For Aventur In The Future?
I want Aventur to be the go-to for anyone who wants to have control over their own finances. I want us to help people save money, become financially educated and ensure a better future for them and their loved ones.
Dreaming of becoming a part of the Aventur team? Whether you’re looking for help managing your money or gaining control of your finances, or you’re a financial advisor looking for a front-row seat to the future of financial services, get in touch today.