Hi there,

I'm Rodney Liu, an aspiring Product Owner and Actuary who is passionate about wealth management, superannuation and software development.

I've run an eCommerce business for 6 years and have worked as an Actuarial Analyst for 4 years. I'm currently a Product Owner in one of the Australia's leading providers of wealth management technology.

To date in my career, I have developed a strong expertise in the Finance and IT industries and have founded a successful online business.

My Passions

  • Actuarial modelling and forecasting
  • Web-based startups
  • Superannuation
  • Software and web services
  • Financial planning and advice

Key Qualities

  • Assertive and concise decision maker
  • Quick and eager learner
  • Exceptional logical thinker
  • Strong business acumen
  • Ambitious and success driven
  • Strong stakeholder management skills

Alongside my eCommerce business and full-time work I am studying to become a qualified actuary, with a goal to become a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia.

My Education

  • Bachelor of Actuarial Studies and Applied Finance
  • Associate of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia (AIAA)
  • Actuarial Control Cycle [1] [2]
  • Enterprise Risk Management [3]
  • Global Retirement Income Systems

Throughout my work within the financial services industry I have developed an affinity for financial planning and the software that drives the industry forward. To further reinforce my skills in the financial advice industry I completed a diploma of financial planning in 2012.

Specialist Areas

  • Financial Advice
  • Taxation in Australia
  • Superannuation
  • Financial Modelling
  • Risk Modelling
  • Monte-Carlo simulation

In 2007 I combined my business acumen and programming skills to start a successful eCommerce website to sell Car Audio products in Australia. The key drivers that enabled this were my ambition and determination, as well as my eagerness to grasp new skills.

Key Skills

  • Business Strategy
  • SEO & Marketing
  • Accounting and Inventory Management
  • Sales Skills
  • Management Skills

Key Drivers

  • Ambition and Desire to Succeed
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Commercial Acumen
  • Problem Solving Ability
  • Strong Technical Knowledge

In 2009 I took a great interest in websites, and subsequently learnt web development through online courses, videos and books. Since then, I have constantly been refining my programming knowledge and learning new web programming languages.

Coding Skills

  • PHP
  • CSS
  • MySQL
  • HTML5
  • ASP
  • jQuery
  • Python
2008

Web Developer

Talent 100 (2008-2011)

My programming skills were utilised in my role at Talent 100 to develop internal management systems and integration with Moodle.

My leadership and project management skills were key to my success in this role, as I managed a small team of developers to develop the company's websites. [1] [2]

2009

eCommerce Manager

Sound Master (2009-2015)

To further the success of my eCommerce website, I coordinated the growth of the website and the implementation of online marketing campaigns and SEO strategies. Leading a small team of web developers, designers and marketing analysts, I oversaw the development and expansion of the business.

Managing the eCommerce website [3] has allowed me to apply my business acumen and has resulted in a significant growth in sales.

2012

Actuarial Analyst

IRESS Limited (2012-2015)

I applied my actuarial skills and IT knowledge to improve the financial modelling software at IRESS. Working closely with numerous internal and external stakeholders, I looked after a suite of financial models and calculators. [4]

2016

Product Owner

IRESS Limited (2016-Present)

I've been coordinating the launch of our upcoming scaled advice platform, XPLAN Prime. I manage the design and requirements for the product, and I work closely with key internal and external stakeholders to create and convey the vision of the product.

I'm passionate about delivering a market-leading advice platform, to assist Australians who are seeking financial advice.

Want to get in touch? Feel free to shoot me an email. I'm friendly, approachable and keen to discuss any exciting projects or opportunities.

Need Advice?

I'm highly passionate about my areas of expertise and I'm happy to provide some helpful advice over coffee. My advice is free if you buy the coffee.

Direct Email

coffee@rodneyliu.com