Who we are
Stockspot is the largest and fastest growing automated investment service in Australia. Our mission is to make professional portfolio management accessible to more Australians.
We want to do away with the high fees, confusing jargon, endless paperwork and lack of transparency that gives the wealth management industry a bad reputation.
We recognise that:
- The high fees charged by traditional investment options are completely unnecessary and eating away at investment returns.
- Many Australians are unable to access a professionally managed portfolio due to the significant minimum balances.
- Those who are trying to do it themselves are usually missing out on the returns and diversification benefits of other assets like bonds and international shares.
That's why we created Stockspot. We're helping Australians manage their money smarter by using our simple, transparent, low-fee online investment service.
Founder and CEO
Chris Brycki is the Founder and CEO of Stockspot. A highly experienced trader, he spent most of his career as a Portfolio Manager at UBS, investing the banks’ capital. Chris created Stockspot in 2013 to help more Australians access expert investment advice and portfolio management. His personal mission is to re-engage a generation of Australians who have been locked out of the market for personalised investment advice due to high costs, outdated technology and conflicts of interest.
In 2015, Chris was named in the Top 35 Influencers of Financial Planning by Adviser Ratings.
Holding a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting/Finance Co-op Scholarship) from the University of NSW, Chris proved his investment savvy early, winning the ASX Schools Share Game three years in a row while studying before dominating the JPMorgan Universities Portfolio Competition.
Chief Marketing Officer
Larry Lee is the Chief Marketing Officer at Stockspot and has extensive experience in digital and online channels. Larry has over 15 years of experience in the financial sector in Australia, Asia and Europe, and was the Head of Digital & Social at AMP Capital prior to Stockspot. He is passionate about using digital innovations to engage and empower consumers, and deliver great customer experiences. What excites him about Stockspot is being able to offer professional investment services to Australians in a honest and transparent way.
Larry holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Computer Science from the University of Sydney.
Outside of marketing, digital and social media, Larry is a bit of an aviation enthusiast, foodie, fitness freak and loves to travel.
Michelle Navaratne leads Client Care at Stockspot. Michelle’s experience at Westpac and Deutsche Bank, including three years in the London office, encompassed a variety of Client Relationship roles. She also has extensive customer service experience in the Community & Fashion sectors. With a passion for engaging with clients, Michelle strives to ensure that the Stockspot client community enjoys awesome offline support and always has help on hand.
Michelle holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Science from the University of New South Wales.
Outside of work, Michelle enjoys travelling, learning Deutsch and tennis. She hopes to meet Roger Federer one day to put her German skills to good use.
Alan Huang leads Product Development at Stockspot and has extensive experience with technology and software development. Alan is passionate about building applications that are easy to use. He previously worked for ING and Citibank across a range of roles to help deliver quality products to millions of users. Being fascinated by minimalist design, Alan's goal is to bring a delightful and intuitive online experience to Stockspot’s clients.
Alan holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering and Automation from Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
After work, Alan enjoys a variety of sports especially basketball. He also loves latest tech gadgets and video gaming.
Ben Heap is Chairman and Founding Partner of of H2 Ventures, Australia’s first fintech focused investment firm based in Sydney, Australia. He was formerly the Managing Director and CEO of UBS Global Asset Management in Australia.
Ben has over 22 years of financial services and investment experience in Australia and the United States. During his tenure at UBS, he was a Director of the Financial Services Council (FSC) and Co-Chaired the FSC’s Global Markets Board Committee.
Ben holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Science from the University of New South Wales.
Werner Stals established Sanlam Private Wealth in Australia in 2009. He has extensive experience in banking, funds management and equity capital markets.
Werner was previously managing director of Huysamer Stals, a leading full-service stockbroker in South Africa. When the broker was sold to ABN Amro in 1998 he became CEO of the bank in South Africa. He and two partners then started RECM (funds management) and Sanlam Private Wealth Capital (Private Equity) in 2003, now with AU $1.6 billion under management.
Werner has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Pretoria and Bachelor of Accounting (Honours) from Stellenbosch University.
Derek Goh is an internationally awarded IT visionary, entrepreneur, founder and managing director of Australia’s fastest growing and most respected online memorial community - HeavenAddress.com.
Prior to founding HeavenAddress.com, Derek was CIO of Challenger Financial Services and CIO for Colonial First State Investment Managers, the largest funds management company in Australia with more than a AU $100 billion in funds under management.
Derek has a Bachelor of Computer Science from the University of Technology, Sydney and an MBA from the University of New South Wales.
David Kenney is a Partner of Hall Chadwick Chartered Accountants and has over 25 years experience working in both medium sized and Big 4 Chartered Accounting firms. He has extensive knowledge and skills working on corporate transactions, delivering business growth and assisting in Australian and International tax laws. David has worked as an advisor and mentor with several incubators including Startmate, Incubate and Muru-D.
David has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of University of New South Wales and is a Chartered Accountant.