Leadership Team
Qualifications, Affiliations and Memberships


B.Sc., M.A., M.T.S., MFinPlan., Ph.D., FChFP., CFP®., SSA™., Fellow Finsia., Fellow ANZIIF CIP


Affiliations and Memberships:


Dr. Dennis J. Maddern (Dennis) is an Internationally recognised Certified Financial Professional (CFP ®) and a Fellow Chartered Financial Practitioner (FChFP). These two designations are the ultimate in international recognition for financial advisers. Equally, Dennis holds the prestigious SSA™ designation from the Self-Managed Super Fund Association of Australia (SMSF Association) which is the paramount recognition for SMSF advice specialists in Australia, and allows Dennis to advise on all aspects of SMSFs creation, administration, and investment strategies.

Dennis holds significant academic qualifications: Bachelor of Science, three (3) Master degrees, and a Ph.D. from the University of Oklahoma and Post Doctorate studies from Stanford University

In addition to Dennis’ impeccable academic qualifications and international designations, he is also an award-winning financial adviser. In 2009, he was awarded nationally the 'Student of the Year' by the Association of Financial Advisers (AFA). In 2010, Dennis was honoured nationwide with 'Adviser of the Year' by the Association of Independently owned Financial Professionals (AIOFP). During 2012, Dennis was respected with a designation in the top 3 Financial Advisers in Australia, by renowned Wealth Professional magazine. Dennis was a finalist in the 2015 SMSF Adviser of the Year award and a 2016 national finalist in the prestigious Optus My Business awards. Dennis and Maddern Financial Advisers were also nominated as finalists in the 2020 IFA Excellence Awards for Holistic adviser of the year and Holisitic firm of the year.

Maddern Financial Advisers - 100% Independent (Section 923A of the corporations act.)

Dennis founded Maddern Financial Advisers in 2003, and currently leads the Maddern Financial Advice team. He is a member of the Profession of Independent Financial Advisers (PIFA) and one of only 60 advisers in Australia that are 100% truly independent, in accordance with Section 923A (s923A) of the corporations act - something he is incredibly proud of.

Dennis is an internationally recognised speaker and consultant. His doctoral thesis on Organisational Change at the University of Oklahoma, USA, and post-doctoral work at Stanford University, led to a range of top management positions with leading international companies. With his specialised business knowledge and deep financial industry experience, Dennis assists Maddern Financial clients to focus on their wealth and financial health goals.

Whilst working and studying in the United States, Dennis played professional tennis, gaining All-American consideration. He also played Linton Cup for Victoria, was a member of the Australian Junior Davis Cup Team. He is a three times winner of the Kooyong Club Championships (1984, 1994 and 1995), and has represented Australia in international Master's World Titles on four occasions.