Our story

Born in September 2016, TIQK began ‘life’ as an idea to help the 80% of Australians who don’t seek advice to achieve their financial goals. But, when we realised that there was no automated solution to assess advice risks, we pivoted and built our own.

Built on extensive market research and feedback, the first version of TIQK was released in October 2017. Since then our rapid release schedule has featured a number of market “firsts” such as automated tests for SoA Best Interest Duty and financial adviser “Cookie-Cutter” behavioural analysis.

Team

TIQK’s founding members bring to the table a wealth of business experience from diverse fields including information technology, finance and marketing. The collective pioneering spirit of the team drove the idea past the impossible to identify a clear solution to obtaining reliable regulatory intelligence.

Executive team

Steve Brown

CEO

A sales and strategy executive with 16 years experience in commercial B2B in media focused on digital, data, technology and transformation at:
- Southern Cross Austereo
- News Corporation
- Scoopon
- DMG Radio
- Clear Channel
- Australian Radio Network

Steve BrownCEO

Lane Cipriani

Founder, CTO, and Executive Director

25 years of experience in technology, product, and commercial roles:
- Chief Product Officer of Isentia Pty
Limited / Media Monitors Asia
Pacific
- Global and regional licensing, and
partner and retail strategy roles at American Express, Nokia, Borland Software Corp.
- Previous global startup experience in FMCG sector
- Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical: Computer Systems, 1994) University of Queensland

Lane CiprianiCo-founder & CTO

Paul Carey

Chief Operations Officer

Has held numerous senior management roles in businesses such as:
- Westpac
- RetireInvest
- ING
- RAMS Home Loans

Paul CareyChief Operations Officer

Dave Hodge

Co-Founder & Managing Director

15 years experience starting and growing businesses across various industries.
Prior to co-founding Tiqk, founded Edhod (the largest childcare incubator in Australia) and Vital Addition (successfully exited accounting practice) after an 8-year career within the financial services sector including roles with ING and Perpetual.

Dave HodgeCo-founder & Managing Director

Lachlan Grant

CFO

CEO of Vital Addition, specialist startup and SME accounting firm.
10 years experience as CFO and commercial manager in startups including:
- Spaceship
- Ento
- Zeebox
- Quotify

Lachlan Grant CFO

Leadership team

Anna Cochrane

Head of Customer Success

Moving from New Zealand to Australia and experiencing working with fast growth companies such as Xero, Anna has first-hand experience with businesses that have utilised technology for expansion.

To Anna, seeing businesses and their teams empowered through technology and looking forward to their future is both exciting and satisfying.

Anna CochraneHead of Customer Success

Paya Bodaghi

Head of Engineering

Involved in diverse industries as developer, architect and development manager at:
- Elastic Grid
- Aussie Home Loans
- Amadeus

Paya BodaghiHead of Engineering

Advisory Board

Peter Maher

Industry Adviser

An experienced director with a strong leadership record in major listed corporations in the for-profit sector, as well as Board Executive positions and chairmanships in the not-for-profit sector.
- Member of Macquarie Group’s Executive Committee for 13 years; led the evolution of Macquarie’s retail business as Group Head of Banking and Financial Services until retirement in September 2013
- Senior leadership roles at Westpac, Campbells (Arnotts) and DB Breweries (Heineken)
- Industry Leadership roles including as Chairman of the Financial Services Council, which involved extensive consultation with the Government on appropriate regulation.

Peter MaherIndustry Adviser

Julie Berry

Industry & Regulatory Adviser

A registered tax (financial) adviser for 27 years; previously served as:
- The Chair and as a board member of the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA)
- The Chair and as a board member of the Institute of Financial Advisers in NZ

Julie BerryIndustry & Regulatory Adviser

Steve Thomson

Industry & Regulatory Adviser

25 years of experience with start-up financial planning businesses, retail banking, investment management, accounting, disability services and GFC remediation in organisations such as:
- ING
- ANZ
- Westpac
- Zurich
- ClearView Financial

Steve ThomsonIndustry & Regulatory Adviser

Integration partners

Memberships

RegTech Association
AWS Activate
Microsoft for Startups
Governance Risk and Compliance Competence Centre