The Investfit™ Team

James Claridge

Founder. Program Development

James has 25 years experience in actuarial and financial modelling and has co-authored papers on Portfolio Optimisation and Enterprise Risk Management. Previously Prudential, Tillinghast (Towers Watson), Zurich, IAG, Ausgrid, Alchemy Equities, Fellow and Director of the Actuaries Institute. James holds BEc (Macquarie), BSc (UNSW), BA (UNSW), FIAA, ARM (Insurance Institute of America) and GAICD (Australian Institute of Company Directors).

Ed de Salis

Founder. Business Development

25 years experience in financial services focusing on financial markets and risk. Previously BZW (Barclays), NAB, HBOS/Lloyds and Nomura. International experience including the US and Asia plus helping Australia’s largest corporations manage financial risk. Clients including AMP Financial Services, Qantas, New Ltd, Fairfax, Toll, Graincorp. BComm (UNSW), FINSIA.

Gavin Daw

Founder. Technology Development

20 years experience in computer science, high and low level programming and Scrum Agile Methodology across a range of Java based technologies.

Specialising in high computational analytics via CPU and GPU applications. Developed bank security software voted best in Europe magazine awards. BComm (Information Technology) Curtin University WA.

Victor Jiang

Chairman of the Board

Victor is a serial entrepreneur, having started his first company at age 23. He has worked across 15 countries, consulting to Fortune 50 companies and startups. Victor founded Sapien Ventures in 2015 with the goal of “bringing Silicon Valley knowhow to Australian entrepreneurs”. Sapien operates in 3 continents and Victor sits on multiple Boards of FinTech and B2B tech companies across USA, China and Australia.

Daniel Biondi

Advisory Board. Strategy & Funding

Daniel is the CTO of Financial Services, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Australia & NZ. He brings over 22 years experience managing advanced IT solutions delivering high business impact to organisations within the financial services, retail, telco and government industries. HPE Global Fellow Financial Services, FINSIA Senior Fellow, FINSIA Chair Retail & Business Banking, FSI Chair of Australian Information Industry Association. Harvard Alumni.

Helen Lorigan

Advisory Board. Strategy & Development

Helen has over 20 years experience in superannuation, insurance and wealth advice and is strategic adviser to BMY Group. Previously CEO Elders Financial Planning, Head Channel Marketing & Wealth Strategy ANZ, Chief Manager Managed Funds CBA, GM Superannuation MLC. Prior directorships: Lend Lease Super Fund, The Australian Super Group, Elders Home Loans. FINSIA Senior Fellow & Regional Council. BComm (UNSW), GAICD.

Geoff Peck

Advisory Board. Strategy & Distribution

Geoff has over 30 years experience in financial services across superannuation, investments and life insurance and is currently Head of Client Development at Chant West. Previous roles including GM CFS Marketing, MD Russell Investments (Corporate and Government), Head of Superannuation Solutions at BT Financial Group and Non-Executive Director for AIA Australia.

Elyse Sainty

Technical & Industry Expert

Elyse had over two decades of experience in the financial services sector, primarily with MLC and NAB where she held General Manager positions in strategy and distribution. Elyse moved into the not-for-profit sector in 2011 and is currently Director Impact Investing at Social Ventures Australia. Qualified as an Actuary; BEc (Macquarie) and Graduate Management Qualification (AGSM).

Dan Liszka

Business Strategy

CEO of New South Wales Leaders, which provides access to 22 industry disciplines and has over 75 participating midmarket companies focused on growth or succession. Background in equity capital raisings for early stage emerging companies and corporate innovation. Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Founding partner of Encite Partners, a not-for-profit platform aimed at supporting business coaches and value-based advisors.