6 December 2020

Team Anniversaries - Summer 2020

Our Leasing & Finance king, Dan Cuthbert, recently celebrated 20 years with Power Tynan!

Education

I didn’t do that great at high school, I was more there for the social stuff! I did my primary schooling at Albany Creek State School and completed Grade 12 at Pine Rivers State High School. As part of getting licenced to be a finance broker, I have done the necessary Cert IV and Diploma. My life experiences have taught me more than any school room or university ever could, which I think is more important these days to some degree.

Hobbies and Interests

Triathlons, community service, camping and caravanning, and hopefully soon the ability to travel overseas! For those that know me well, they would agree I need to focus more on the triathlons at present (or at least the training!)

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grow up?

I always wanted to be an architect or work for a bank - looks like the banking side of it won!

Why did you apply for a job at PT?

In 2000, I was the manager at the Westpac Bank in Stanthorpe when they announced that my branch (along with 40 others in Queensland) would be closing that year as part of the banks moving to an in-store model. I was offered a transfer, but my family and I wanted to stay in Stanthorpe. Power Tynan offered me a job and the rest is history. I had 19 years at Westpac and proud to say now 20 years at Power Tynan.

What do you love about working at PT?

I will forever be grateful for the opportunity PT has given me, and the chance to stay in Stanthorpe (although an office at the Sunny Coast would be good!) Whilst we work hard, we have a great leadership team and it’s all the other bits and pieces we can offer not only our clients but our team members as well that make PT unique and a great place to work. The PT team always offer great support, plenty of laughs and I have had the opportunity to work with a diverse range of people and some real characters. It would be remiss of me not to mention the various people who have worked directly for me in the Leasing & Finance team. It is those people who determine a large part of what sort of work life you have and I am lucky to have two of the best at present. The other part that’s great is the ability to help clients achieve their dreams. This has also been very rewarding and the fact they come back again and again to use our service is a great feeling.

What is one thing most people wouldn’t know about you?

In 2017 I completed the Port Macquarie Ironman and have the tattoo to prove it. An amazing feeling and one of the best days of my life (outside of getting married and having kids). Don’t tell my boss or my wife, but I really need to do another Ironman one day!

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