Spiro and his brother, Terry Paule, founded Financial Index Australia in 1987. This company, the foundation of Findex, was formed with a desire to provide clients with an “index of financial services under one roof.” This vision would, in time, form the basis of the Findex Family Office and its role as Australia’s largest fully integrated advisory business.
Spiro graduated from Monash University with a Bachelor of Jurisprudence, and later obtained a Diploma from the Australian Insurance Institute. He began his career in the financial services industry working as an Adviser with Legal and General (UK) financial services firm in Australia.
In 1984, looking to diversify his career experience, Spiro pursued three years of corporate management with US firm Aetna. He performed a number of State and Regional Management roles, preparing him for what would become a future manager of people and businesses.
By 1987, Spiro decided to return to his advisory career and joined his brother, Terry, to found Financial Index Australia.
Spiro has maintained a strong vision for Findex since its inception, which is to provide a holistic service offering to all clients. From this vision the Findex Family Office was born; a revolutionary service offering, catering for all clients not just the ultra-wealthy. This service offering has positioned Findex as a unique and innovative company, revolutionising the way financial services are delivered to businesses and individuals.
As Managing Director and CEO, Spiro is responsible for the achievement of the Findex Board’s set objectives and is instrumental in providing leadership and strategic direction relevant to Findex’s long term vision and day to day business activities.
Spiro is very active and highly interested in seeking out and sponsoring innovations and new technologies in order to keep Findex at the leading edge of the financial services industry.
In addition to his role as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Spiro also chairs the Board of SproutX, Findex’s agricultural technology accelerator. SproutX exists to identify and commercialise agricultural innovation startups. Spiro is also a longstanding Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management (FAIM).