Team Group: Directors

Les Symons

Born in the UK. Early in my career, I developed a passion for self–development; communication skills, and financial management. After working in various areas of these topics for 12 years I then decided to move from the UK, to work internationally in the world of Finance and Investments. I set up Lifestyle Management in 2000 due to the concept of “Lifestyle Planning” which is a holistic approach incorporating not only finance but coaching counselling skills, I found my services were required in many countries. Over the last 37 years, I have worked in 32 countries learning various cultural values and an understanding of individual perceptions of finance and Lifestyle needs. Due to the opportunity, I have had to interact with cultures, and currently have over 25 different nationalities of clients. I am now a resident of Kenya, having arrived initially in Nairobi 20 years ago. My clients cover all areas …

Jim Quinn

I have been in financial services for over thirty years, many of these offshore and in multiple cultures and regions. This offshore time has been split between the retail and institutional sectors, the combined experience giving me a thorough understanding of various business cultures and how to deal with all levels of a corporate structure. Within LSM Group (LSM), my primary role is the development and management of professional relationships at a B2B level, on a global basis, but with an Africa focus initially. In a rapidly changing business world, LSM has seamlessly established itself as the primary provider of sophisticated, holistic planning services. By adopting a multi-disciplinary approach, and utilizing advanced mentoring and coaching skills, LSM integrates with other professional service providers such as lawyers, accountants, and business owners. This unique blend of collaborative work coupled with mentoring and personal development offers LSM’s clients an exceptional understanding and control …