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About Us

Perth and the Swan River.

Peter Carlino


Since 1987, Peter has developed a strong understanding of financial services working in Accounting, Management, Civil Construction and Financial Planning. From 2002, he began his career in Financial Planning, being part owner of one of the largest advisory groups in Western Australia. During this time, it has been Peter’s passion to assist his clients find true financial direction.

Peter’s commitment to community also shines through, having sat on the Board of his children’s primary school for 7 years, the last three as Treasurer. He has now plays an active role as the President of his beloved Balcatta FC.

Peter is always keen to participate in physical activity either at the gym, riding his bike or taking long long walks.

His wife Maria and their three children form the cornerstone of life away from work.

Peter Carlino of Ascend Financial Solutions.

Brett Wilkins


Brett has been in the financial services industry since 1999. Being an authorised representative and holding a Diploma in Financial Planning, Brett’s passion for providing personalised and sound financial advice has made him an essential part of the Ascend team. With the end goal of helping individuals and companies achieve maximum asset protection and peace of mind.

He has a wealth of experience in risk management insurance for individuals and business. Brett takes a strategic approach to advising on risk management needs - by understanding client circumstances and then tailoring a plan to meet their requirements. Brett takes a personal interest in your financial wellbeing.

Brett’s love of all things outdoor sees him spending time Camping and Fishing and has been known to take the occasional day off, weather permitting.

Brett is also a passionate West Coast Eagles fan and enjoys going to the football when possible.

A family man at heart Brett enjoys spending time with his wife Michelle, their children and friends, cooking and having a beer or red wine on a special occasion.

Brett Wilkins of Ascend FS in Balcatta WA.
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