Our Philosophy

At Philos, we are for people who have been putting off making a financial decision because they don’t know what the best option is. This often leaves them overwhelmed by all the information, whether it’s different opinions from friends or family, or random information from unqualified people on the internet. 


Financial Advice is more than just money.  It’s about getting qualified, expert advice from experienced professionals to brainstorm with you and teach you how to make good decisions when it comes to money.  We believe in partnering with you to achieve your own definition of success, not someone elses.


Philos provides an advisory service that’s professional, educational, people-focused and transparent in everything we do.

Riordan Butler

Principal Financial Planner

Riordan Butler is the principal financial adviser of Philos Consulting. Riordan is highly experienced in creating tailored financial strategies for people that can’t see a clear way forward. He lives on the Sunshine Coast with his wife, Bethany, who is a physiotherapist with Sports & Spinal Physiotherapy Clinics. Riordan & Bethany are avid Sydney Swans supporters and are both talented musicians.

Riordan holds a Bachelor of Commerce with a Major in Financial Planning and a Minor in Business Law. Riordan believes that education, tertiary and shared experience, are the keys to unlocking financial freedom in people’s lives. Riordan is a licenced and authorised financial advisor through the Australian Securities and Investments Commission.

Riordan also sits on the 4556 Chamber Management Committee and the board for the USC Business School Students’ Association at the University of the Sunshine Coast.

“I’m passionate about seeing people and families thrive and be successful in all areas of life. Through Philos, my aim is to build a safe, creative, community environment where you can be your unique individual self, working towards your own definition of success.”

We are accessible experts & we are committed to creatively helping you get good outcomes.

Philos Fun Facts

Fact #1

14 credit cards have been destroyed so far, saving our clients thousands in interest!

Fact #2

We have helped 3 clients quit smoking, improving their quality of life and saving money!