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 delivered a number of industry firsts, including automated tests for SoA Best Interest Duty and financial adviser “Cookie-Cutter” behavioural analysis.

TIQK About Us

Our team

TIQK’s founding members bring to the table a wealth of business experience from diverse fields including information technology, finance and marketing. 

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

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

Peter Maher

Board Member & 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 MaherBoard Member & Industry Adviser