About myprosperity

About myprosperity

About
myprosperity

Trusted adviser + technology = financial results.

Trusted adviser + technology = financial results.

myprosperity is a software company that has created an online solution for accountants and advisers.

Founded in 2011, myprosperity is built on extensive integrations with data feed providers to be the one place where a client can come together with their adviser to get control of their entire financial world.

The company is now the leading private wealth platform in Australia, with over 13,600 client subscribers and 300+ advisor partners, tracking more than $17.5B in Assets and $3B in liabilities.

In 2017, myprosperity was a finalist in the Australian Fintech Business Awards in the category of Software Innovator of the Year.

myprosperity is a software company that has created an online solution for accountants and advisers.

Founded in 2011, myprosperity is built on extensive integrations with data feed providers to be the one place where a client can come together with their adviser to get control of their entire financial world.

The company is now the leading private wealth platform in Australia, with over 13,600 client subscribers and 300+ advisor partners, tracking more than $17.5B in Assets and $3B in liabilities.

In 2017, myprosperity was a finalist in the Australian Fintech Business Awards in the category of Software Innovator of the Year.

Board & Management

Peter McCarthy
Executive Chairman

Peter is the founder of myprosperity. He has been working in the financial sector for over two decades, first at Zurich Australia, before founding of the financial advisory firm Strategic Financial Management, which acted for clients with a combined net worth of over $1 billion.

Chris Ridd
Chief Executive Officer

Chris has 27 years experience in the IT industry including 5 years as Managing Director for Xero Australia and 15 years at Microsoft in various senior executive roles. He led Xero’s expansion in the Australian market from a small startup to become the largest online cloud accounting software company, growing from seven staff and 4,500 customers, to 270 staff and 320,000 paying customers. In 2015, Chris was awarded The CEO Magazine’s Financial Services Executive of the Year & Runner Up in Managing Director of the Year.

Michael Happell
Director

Michael retired as PwC Australia Chairman 30th June 2016 after 24 years as a Partner. Happell is currently a global Board member with PWC and treasurer of the Melbourne Cricket Club.

Stephen Jackel
Chief Information Officer

Stephen is the technical leader behind the myprosperity platform with over 10 years’ industry experience. After graduating with a Bachelor of Software Engineering with Honours in Artificial Intelligence, Stephen was developmental manager at Carsales.com.au. Stephen hand-picked the team to build and maintain the myprosperity platform.

Shane Pettiona
Director

Shane is a digital technology expert. He founded Discount Vehicles Australia, which was sold to Carsales.com.au. He continued on with the automotive website for 5 years as the Chief Operating Officer. Shane continues to invest and strategically support technology companies.

Sales & Enablement

Matthew Green
Business Development Manager

Matthew is the business development manager at myproserity with a career spanning over a decade in technology. After graduating with a Bachelor of Information Systems, Matthew has helped businesses of all sizes successfully leverage technology’s potential. Outside of work, Matthew loves to spend time with his family, coaching and playing basketball and travelling.

Meena Berry
Business Development Manager

Meena has a degree in accounting and has worked in the industry for over 7 years in senior roles as Director at PWC and 5 years at Xero as Senior Account Manager. During this time, she has helped transition hundreds of practices to cloud accounting.

When not working, she loves painting, travelling and sipping caramel lattes at the park with her cheeky 8 yr old and 2 dogs.

Clayton Wright
Business Development Manager

Before starting at myprosperity as a Business Development Manager, Clayton already had an extensive career in the accounting technology space with both BankLink/MYOB and CCH. During his 12 years in the business, Clayton has focused on matching solutions to accountants and SMEs through technology. Outside of work, Clayton enjoys CrossFit and mountain bike riding.

Karolina Kuszyk
Senior Account Manager

Karolina, or as most of her clients call her KK, has been in the IT industry for over 10 years. After graduating with a Bachelor of Business and Chinese Language, Karolina fell into the Technology Industry which paved the way to her last role as a successful Field Partner Manager at MYOB. During her time at MYOB, she strategically helped over 100 Accounting Practices and their clients to transition from desktop to online accounting software. Outside of work Karolina loves outdoor activities, travel, red wine and spending time with her long-time Partner & highly active dog.

Sophie McKinley
Account Manager

Since completing a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Finance), Sophie has worked in the accounting space for the last 6 years. As an Account Manager at myprosperity, Sophie works with partners to help them roll out the platform with their clients. Outside of work, Sophie enjoys playing tennis, keeping active and going for a surf.

Ersan Fedai
Marketing Coordinator

Born in London, Ersan moved to Melbourne at the start of 2017. He finished a degree in Business and Management with honors and worked in various sales and marketing roles over the years but has now discovered the exciting digital finance industry and has grown a real passion for it. Outside of work Ersan’s hobbies include travelling the world, scuba diving, and hiking.

 

Karen Kairouz
Partner Enablement Manager

Orginally hailing from the land of the maple leaf, Karen completed a Bachelor of Commerce at Melbourne University before moving into accounting for a decade. Karen spent 8 years with Banklink/MYOB in a senior consulting role helping firms move clients to cloud based systems. Karen enjoys a good bottle of shiraz, spending time with family and friends and cooking Lebanese stuffed zucchini.

Mark Cooper
Systems Enablement Manager

Mark has a background in finance, first graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting and Finance before starting his career as a Management Accountant. Mark then spent a few years in China as an English teacher before returning to our shores. He is one of the account managers at myprosperity, guiding partners through the portal. In his spare time, Mark enjoys playing with his kids and sneaking a quick game of badminton in.

Olive Ongoongo
Technical Support

Liv originally worked training and upskilling service consultants on delivery and experience, before moving into project coordination and management for product recalls. At myprosperity, Liv helps partners resolve their technical difficulties. Liv has a big family with 10 siblings in total, including an identical twin. Liv unwinds by writing music, reading non-fiction and playing Gridiron.

 

Development

Brian Ambrose
Tech Team Lead

Brian has been with myprosperity since its inception, and has played a crucial role in the building and development of the myprosperity platform. He commenced his career over a decade ago as a software engineer. He has obtained a Bachelor Degree in Artificial Intelligence (honors) and a Master’s in Business Administration. Brian is also a certified SAP ABAP consultant.

Joseph Eskander
Software Developer

Joseph is a software developer with nearly a decade of experience under his belt. During that time, his main focus has been .Net, but he has also ventured into a wide range of web-based, scripting and database technologies. Joe is a cyclist who is quite partial to watching a game of soccer.

Juan Cortes
Software Developer

Juan is an experienced full-stack web developer who attributes his interest in new technologies and coffees to his success as a programmer.  He has a Bachelor degree in Computer Science Engineering from El Bosque University and a Masters in IT from Griffith University.

Juan also takes an interest in Video Game development, or more specifically, playing games when he is away from work. 

Ryan Yuan
Software Developer

Ryan is a software developer at myprosperity. After graduating from Miami University in Management of Information Systems, he worked in Hong Kong before working and completing a Master of Information Technology in Melbourne. During his time in the states, Ryan developed a love of American sports, particularly basketball.

Michael Zhang
Native Mobile App Developer

Michael is a senior software engineer with a decade of experience in web, desktop and embedded applications. Michael started as an embedded application engineer, but has since moved towards native iOS and Android App development. Michael believes in providing the best possible experience to the end user when developing apps.

Phillip Boyack
QA

Phill is a valued member of the team, always willing to lend a hand or a positive word to others. He has a Bachelor of Computer Science, Bachelor of Engineer (Electronic) and a Bachelor of Science (Physics). At myprosperity, Phil is our quality control officer, responsible for ensuring the platform is always working properly.

Sara Azer
Test Analyst

Sara is a computer science graduate with 8 years of experience in business analysis and quality assurance. She is passionate about coming up with the best possible solutions by asking question and analysing data. As well as being the test analyst for myprosperity, Sara volunteers for the Refugee Council of Australia and Crossway Lifecare. In her spare time, Sara can be found watching cartoons or swimming.

Issac Teh
UX UI Designer

Issac is the UX UI designer at myprosperity, but has previously worked in print and digital solutions. Issac believes in improving the user experience with simple, elegant design. He is renowned in the office for his ever-expanding star war paraphernalia.

Marketing & Operations

Jane Appel
Operations Manager

A desire to understand buying habits (particularly her own) was the reason Jane studied marketing and has since spent some 15 years working in this field. Jane started her working life in agency land and by working with clients like Colonial First State and AXA, soon discovered her passion was financial services. Following on, long term stints with Norwich Union, Vanguard and DKN provided the opportunity to develop and broaden Jane’s skills across all areas of marketing, discovering a particular interest in planning and implementing campaigns and activities that support the growth and retention of clients. Her move to myprosperity over four years ago opened the door to a whole world of new and exciting opportunities.

A year working in London was a highlight in Jane’s career, especially the countries visited along the way!

Rhys Whalley
Finance Manager

Rhys is the finance manager at myprosperity. After graduating uni with a double degree Bachelor of Business & Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting and becoming a Chartered Accountant, he worked in the mining and business services sectors. Rhys has a keen interest in technology which is why he is currently undertaking a Bachelor of Computer Science majoring in software development.

Ross McQueen
Motion Graphics Editor

Having spent many years on the fringes of the film industry, Ross has recently returned to study Digital Media Design at Swinburne, where he is specialising in motion graphics and visual effects. In his spare time Ross enjoys yoga, photography and playing with his three boys.