Dublin footballer appointed as Client Services Executive at leading financial planning firm

Dublin football legend Dean Rock is set to transfer his success on the pitch into the world of finance amidst confirmation that he has joined leading financial planning company, Metis Ireland.

Embarking on his Qualified Financial Advisor (QFA) qualification as part of the move, Rock joins as a Client Services Executive, and will form part of the firm’s growing Financial Planning team.

The announcement comes hot on the heels of his seventh All-Ireland tournament win in December; the latest career high for Dublin’s all-time leading scorer who has also secured nine Leinster Championships, five National League trophies and two All-Star Awards.

The move will see him join fellow football star and six-time All-Ireland winner Paddy Andrews, a Certified Financial Planner who joined Metis Ireland as a Private Client Manager in January 2020.

Speaking of his appointment Carl Widger, Metis Ireland Managing Director, said he would ‘perfectly compliment’ the company’s ‘dedicated, innovative and ambitious team’.

He said: “We have a successful history of attracting high performers to our business, and Dean is a perfect example of someone who gives their all to their work. His sporting achievements and his accolade as Dublin’s all-time leading scorer are testament to that.

“Like the rest of the team he is fully committed to using his personal passion and drive, as well as his professional experience and expertise, to help our clients understand their unique financial circumstances and what they need to do now, and in the long term, to meet their goals.

“We’re delighted to have him onboard.”

Commenting on his new role as a Client Services Executive within the financial planning division of the business, Dean said: “Metis Ireland has an unrivalled reputation for its personable and bespoke approach to delivering financial planning advice.

“The team’s commitment to engaging their clients on an individual basis to put a plan together that works for them and their future retirement plans is really what attracted me to the business.

“This move marks a whole new chapter in my professional life, and I am excited and privileged to be surrounded by such a knowledgeable and approachable team.”

Established in 2014 and with offices in Dublin, Limerick and Clonmel, Metis Ireland has a world-class reputation for its inspirational and innovative approach to providing financial planning advice to its clients.

In late 2019 the firm announced that it had received investment from wealth management company, Davy Group, as part of its growth strategy, and its ongoing commitment to providing exceptional service, lasting relationships and honest, experienced financial planning to its growing rapidly expanding customer base.