Gary Venner

Managing Director

Gary Venner is the Managing Director of IFA Acquisitions and leads from the front in successfully matching IFA buyers and sellers. Gary has over 30 years’ experience within the Financial Services industry. Previously a Regional Director of Barclays Premier Banking and Board Director of The Country Gentlemen’s Association, a high-net-worth Financial Services company, he has successfully grew and led large sales teams.

In 2007, Gary founded Premier Jobs UK, which has become a highly successful nationwide recruitment agency specialising in Financial Services. As Managing Director of Premier Jobs UK, Gary regularly works with Financial Services firms of all sizes to build and develop their growth strategies including recruitment and acquisitions. Having established a strong network within the IFA community, it became a natural transition for Gary to assist in sourcing and matching IFA businesses to those looking to sell. The creation of IFA Acquisitions as a wholly owned subsidiary of Premier Jobs UK and marketing vehicle for introductions is now one of the most recognised and trusted brands in its own right for retiring IFAs to engage with as well as IFA firms looking to grow. Gary successfully brokers multiple deals each year and leads the team of Business Development Consultants where our buyers are keen to use their services to undertake further acquisitions and our sellers recommend our acquisition services.

Gary is a Chartered Banker and previously a qualified Financial and Mortgage Adviser. Furthermore, Gary holds the Diploma with the Recruitment & Employment Confederation and is a Fellow of the Institute of Recruitment Professionals. Gary enjoys keeping fit at the gym, holidaying and overseas travel and spending time at weekends with his family.