At Finch, we know that food and fun and travel is life. We also know that it can add up, faster than your paycheck comes in.
That’s why we’ve created Finch: a financial app for your social life where you can run tabs, pay friends and track your social spending, in one convenient place.
Our mission at Finch is simple: help Australian millennials build financial confidence through beautiful user experiences and data intelligence. A financial app that meets you exactly where you’re at in life and grows with you as your priorities and values inevitably change.
To make it a bit of fun, we’re combining data intelligence, behavioural psychology and gamification to present your financial world in a way you’ve never seen before.
It’s about time.
Co-founder & CMO
Part startup marketer, part digital strategist and skilled PR hacker, Shahirah is the creative brains behind the Finch brand. She’s brought fame (and some fortune!) to a long list of tech startups across Silicon Valley and Australia ranging from big data to fintech to gaming. When she’s not leading marketing, analytics or healthkicks at Finch, Shahirah is Head of PR at Girls in Tech Australia where she champions women in STEM and entrepreneurship. Unplugged, you’ll find her mastering her lotus headstand or on a hike.
Toby Gardner (CFA, MBA)
Co-founder & CEO
Toby is your finance guy’s finance guy. Having paid his dues in Silicon Valley and the US for over a decade, he’s worked with some of the biggest names in Technology and Finance. A 40 Under 40 award winner, Toby is also a CFA Charterholder and has an MBA from UC Berkeley (Go Bears!). At Finch, he is responsible for our strategic direction, product design, and business model. Outside of work, Toby’s a mad Oregon Ducks fan and avid snowboarder.
Susan is Product Manager and Head of Culture of Finch – yes, jogging meetings is a thing! Previously, she worked at Virgin Velocity Prepaid Card. At Finch, Susan translates feedback, business requirements, tech specs and design speak into beautiful customer experiences. When she’s not coming up with a-ha UX flows she’s sipping on exceptional gin (which may or may not be responsible for her genius!).
Amit has worked every technical role in the span of his 18+ year software engineering career starting at Microsoft and growing within the ranks of Robert Bosch, Fujitsu and IBM. With a passion for building financial solutions that matter, he is responsible for Finch’s technology platform; mapping out solutions and systems design to meet our business and community goals. Our resident daredevil, Amit has jumped out of planes, trains and automobiles (and lived to tell us about it!) a fun fact almost as cool as his t-shirt collection.