Key People

Key People

Andrew Fleming

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Andrew is a creative, inspiring business leader with a 29 year career in finance, including 10 years as CFO of major investment and wealth management companies, where he excelled in redesign, restructure and realignment projects.  Wanting a new challenge he began a successful financial advisory company.  Andrew’s experience dealing with clients led to a deep understanding of the effects of financial stress on people.  As such, he is the driving force behind this truly unique tech start-up whose goal is to empower people globally to be “happy and well at work” by lowering their financial stress through mindfulness, which he practices every day.  Anyone who has met Andrew would attest to his business savvy, eye for detail and tireless positivity.  He studied Strategic Leadership at Stanford University, holds an executive MBA (AGSM), a Bachelor of Economics (Macquarie) and is a Chartered Accountant (CA ANZ) and a Master Practitioner of the Stockbrokers Association of Australia. 

Andrew Fleming

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Andrew is a creative, inspiring business leader with a 29 year career in finance, including 10 years as CFO of major investment and wealth management companies, where he excelled in redesign, restructure and realignment projects.  Wanting a new challenge he began a successful financial advisory company.  Andrew’s experience dealing with clients led to a deep understanding of the effects of financial stress on people.  As such, he is the driving force behind this truly unique tech start-up whose goal is to empower people globally to be “happy and well at work” by lowering their financial stress through mindfulness, which he practices every day.  Anyone who has met Andrew would attest to his business savvy, eye for detail and tireless positivity.  He studied Strategic Leadership at Stanford University, holds an executive MBA (AGSM), a Bachelor of Economics (Macquarie) and is a Fellow of CPA Australia and a Master Practitioner of the Stockbrokers Association of Australia. 

Stirling Mortlock AM

Director of Development

Stirling, a matching-winning Australian sporting hero having captained his country at rugby union, is the company Marketing Manager and Director of Development. A former Senior Manager of Client Relationship and Corporate Super at NAB, Stirling has a deep understanding of the corporate superannuation market and works to develop Financial Mindfulness’ relationships and presence in the superannuation space. He is an active advocate for the practice of mindfulness as well as contributing to the product design by designing the goal-setting content for the app. He also works in a growing asset management and financial advisory business.

 

 

Stirling Mortlock AM

Director of Development

Stirling, a matching-winning Australian sporting hero having captained his country at rugby union, is the company Marketing Manager and Director of Development. A former Senior Manager of Client Relationship and Corporate Super at NAB, Stirling has a deep understanding of the corporate superannuation market and works to develop Financial Mindfulness’ relationships and presence in the superannuation space. He is an active advocate for the practice of mindfulness as well as contributing to the product design by designing the goal-setting content for the app. He also works in a growing asset management and financial advisory business.

  

Dr Nicola Gates

Chief Scientific Advisor

Nicola is an author, speaker, clinician and researcher with over 20 years’ experience improving adult health and wellbeing who translates complicated neuroscience and medical research with positive psychology. Her book, A Brain for Life, was a bestseller and reflects her neuroscience research into healthy lifestyles for the improvement of wellbeing and prevention of disease and distress. As a clinician Dr Gates teaches her clients mindfulness to improve psychological wellbeing and improve resilience. She also conducts research through the UNSW School of Medicine and has over 30 peer reviewed publications.  She is currently working with an Oxford University Cochrane team investigating lifestyle intervention.

 

Dr Nicola Gates

Chief Scientific Advisor

Nicola is an author, speaker, clinician and researcher with over 20 years’ experience improving adult health and wellbeing who translates complicated neuroscience and medical research with positive psychology. Her book, A Brain for Life, was a bestseller and reflects her neuroscience research into healthy lifestyles for the improvement of wellbeing and prevention of disease and distress. As a clinician Dr Gates teaches her clients mindfulness to improve psychological wellbeing and improve resilience. She also conducts research through the UNSW School of Medicine and has over 30 peer reviewed publications.  She is currently working with an Oxford University Cochrane team investigating lifestyle intervention.

 

Tomas Jajesnica

Chief Mindfulness Officer

A certified and qualified corporate meditation teacher and trainer, Tomas has spent over 10,000 hours meditating including 10 x 10 day silent retreats. Recognising how it helped him balance and focus his own mind amidst high pressure of the legal profession, Tomas started his own corporate performance and wellbeing organisation, facilitating more than 900 sessions at one major Australian bank. Since 2012, Tomas has taught over 15,000 professionals in 14 countries. He is a passionate and pragmatic speaker and believes financial mindfulness not only helps people to calm, focus and clear their mind, it also helps them to better accomplish the tasks ahead. 

 

James Hudson

Chief Financial Officer

James is a hands-on innovative commercial executive with a 20 year international track record in program and change management, financial and strategic planning, who seeks advances and trends in technology to lead disruption across variousindustries.  James has extensive experience in global change and transformation including the implementation of financial systems, operations management, regulation & compliance management, and commercial negotiation across Australia, Asia, Europe and the USA. James firmly believes in Financial Mindfulness’ strategy of making the lives of others better through the positive mindful actions without the need of product assistance.

 

Sabina Vitacca

Mindfulness Expert

Sabina believes meditation and mindfulness techniques help us achieve more in our lives and her passion is to help people reduce their experiences of financial stress. Her professional experience in mental health provides insight into the relationship between health problems and stress. She is trained in several mindfulness techniques as she accepts no single approach works for everyone. Sabina has been prevalent in the practice, delivery, and instruction of mindfulness based programs both nationally and internationally for the past 9 years. She is the Founder and Director of Meditate Now and consultant to various other mindfulness based organisations and a member of The Meditation Association of Australia.

 

Sabina Vitacca

Mindfulness Expert

Sabina believes meditation and mindfulness techniques help us achieve more in our lives and her passion is to help people reduce their experiences of financial stress. Her professional experience in mental health provides insight into the relationship between health problems and stress. She is trained in several mindfulness techniques as she accepts no single approach works for everyone. Sabina has been prevalent in the practice, delivery, and instruction of mindfulness based programs both nationally and internationally for the past 9 years. She is the Founder and Director of Meditate Now and consultant to various other mindfulness based organisations and a member of The Meditation Association of Australia. 

James Hudson

Chief Financial Officer

James is a hands-on innovative commercial executive with a 20 year international track record in program and change management, financial and strategic planning, who seeks advances and trends in technology to lead disruption across variousindustries.  James has extensive experience in global change and transformation including the implementation of financial systems, operations management, regulation & compliance management, and commercial negotiation across Australia, Asia, Europe and the USA. James firmly believes in Financial Mindfulness’ strategy of making the lives of others better through the positive mindful actions without the need of product assistance.

 

Sean Fargo

Mindfulness Expert

Sean has been teaching mindfulness and creating guided meditation programs for many years in the USA, China, Thailand and Singapore. He is a certified instructor for Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute and has guided meditations for corporations such as Reddit, PG&E, DocuSign and Singtel. He is the Founder of Mindfulness Exercises, the world’s top mindfulness resource. He teaches integrated mindfulness practices to chronic pain patients, inmates in prisons and corporate executives. He enthusiastically supports Financial Mindfulness’ mission to help people around the world decrease their financial stress and improve their overall well-being.