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Fitgenes Pty Ltd

Translating the power of Genomics into Clinical Practice via gene profiling, nutrigenomic, nutritional, exercise and life style intervention

  • Stage $500K in TTM Revenue
  • Industry Healthcare Services
  • Location Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • Currency AUD
  • Founded September 2009
  • Employees 9
  • Website

Company Summary

A software company in personalised health whose IP is in its proprietary Pracware cloud solution, Fitgenes is addressing a largely unmet market for personalised health programs based on genetic profiling using genes affecting metabolism, oxidative stress and inflammation (competition is mainly focused on diagnosing disease). Fitgenes programs are delivered through accredited health care Practitioners (GP, Naturopath etc.) in Aust, NZ and SE Asia.


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    Carrie Hillyard
    Non-Executive Chair

    (BSc. (Joint Hons), PhD, FTSE, FAICD). As co-founder of CM Capital Carrie led the Life Sciences practice for over 10 years, investing and taking active roles in pharmaceutical, diagnostics and medical device companies. Carrie also invented a number of patents and has been involved in the complete product lifecycle, including medical research in London and developing, licensing and commercialising new products. Carrie is also Chairman, UniQuest.

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    Robert Mair
    CEO and Corporate Secretary

    CPA, MBA, M.Acc, Dip Fin Svcs. Experience includes venture capital, corporate/consumer banking and technology based , rapid growth businesses. Robert has been involved in a number of start-ups, turnarounds, restructures, and international expansions. Robert has skills in finance, accounting, management and business modeling / systemization.

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    Paul Beaver
    Director (Science)

    (BEng (Hons), PhD (Engineering). During the past 15 years Paul’s focus and passion has been developing “proactive health solutions” for maximising people’s health potential, based on the latest medical and scientific research. Paul is a founder of Fitgenes and the co-author of the world’s first nationally accredited practical course for using genetic profiling and nutrigenomics for improving fitness, health and nutrition outcomes.

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    Chee Kai Chan
    Director (Genetics)

    Med., Ph.D., Grad Dip App Sc. Chee Kai lecturers in medical genetics, gene ethics, nutrigenomics and human molecular genetics at La Trobe University and has been visiting Scientist, Sanger Genome Institute, Cambridge, UK and Assistant Professor at National Institute of Education, Nanyang University, Singapore.

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    John Driscoll
    Chief Financial Officer

    CA, B.Acc. John is a Qualified Chartered Accountant with extensive finance and commercial accounting experience gained both within Australia and Internationally. John’s extensive experience has been built on managerial roles with Deutsche Investment Bank in London, where he controlled all aspects of the daily foreign exchange cash trading profit and loss account, and numerous Chief Financial Officer roles with both national and international corp

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    Sharon Palmer
    Business Development Manager

    Adv Dip (Herbal Medicine), B.Sc. (Health Promotion). Sharon is a Medical Herbalist with 25 years clinical experience and provides invaluable contributions to the development of the Fitgenes Practitioner training material and clinical tools. In addition to presenting the Company’s Certification Workshops, she also manages Practitioner based enquiries and business development opportunities.

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    Dino Appla
    Chief Technology Officer

    Dino’s professional career spans some 33 years in the area of project management and software systems development in Defence Science and Industry. He has developed and licensed a number of business solutions ranging from a “high touch retail service” expert system for the skin care industry, an education management system for the stock trading industry, and tailored software for the franchising and business training community.

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    Dr Rajbans Singh MD
    Chief Medical Advisor (International)

    MBBS (Mys), MRCP (UK), Dip. Geriatric Medicine (London). Dr Rajbans is sonsultant at Pantai Hospital Bangsar and founder, Healthy Aging Centre at Pantai. He is also visiting consultant to Hospital Princecourt, Sunway and Assunta Hospital as well as President of the Malaysian Wellness Society.

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    Darryl Hunter
    Lead Software Project Manager

    Darryl has a strong background in IT, from both a support and development perspective, giving him insight into the importance of the ‘user experience’. He worked for over 10 years with the Australian Department of Defence as a Contractor, developing simulation systems, and coordinating exercises with both the Australian and the Coalition forces such as concept demonstration, capability evaluation and staff training.

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    Tracey Porst
    Media and Communications Manager

    Tracey is a consultant in online and design media and experienced in delivering customised solutions for interactive and digital media and visual engagement. Her background includes many years designing and developing websites around content management systems and interactive experiences in various mediums. Today, this includes content strategy development and user-centered design for engagement.


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    McCullough Robertston
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    Altezza Partners (Auditors: Pitcher Partners)

Previous Investors

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    Fitgenes is a closely held Company, no investors have divested.