Our hand selected mentors and CFOs are both dedicated and approachable, with an extensive experience in top-tier traditional accounting firms and in industry.

Michelle Kvello

Managing Director & CFO

Michelle founded Lantern Partners to propel fast-growing businesses to success. A Chartered Accountant (ICAEW), Michelle launched her career at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in the UK. Since then, she has taken on major financial, commercial and directorship roles in a breadth of businesses from major corporates to companies experiencing rapid growth. Michelle's expertise lies in helping businesses understand and harness their financials. She contributes fundamental strategic and commercial finance advice and provides hands-on support to ensure businesses achieve their goals.

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Jo Swain

CFO

Jo is also a Pricewaterhouse-Coopers (PwC) CA with over 15 years of experience in the UK and Australia. She has held senior positions within multinational companies and SMEs, specialising in business planning, corporate strategy, company secretarial duties, commercial assessment, financial modeling and financial reporting. Jo is highly efficient, hands-on and delivery-focused with proven people management and leadership skills.

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Tracy Mekler

CFO

Tracy is a Chartered Accountant in Australia and holds an MBA from the Fordham Gabelli School of Business in New York. After commencing her career at Ernst & Young (EY), Tracy went on to gain over 20 years of commercial experience across multiple industries, including research, media, advertising, software, technology and consulting. Recognised for her collaborative personality, Tracy thrives on working with fast-growth companies to improve their processes and develop business plans to help drive them forward.

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Kim Singh

CFO

Kim is a CPA (Australia and Canada), CMA and holds a Bachelor of Mathematics from The University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada. She has extensive experience working directly with boards in blue chip companies across multiple industries. Kim thrives in customer-focused finance roles, particularly ones that involve strategic, pricing and financial matters.

Cynthia Lo

Bookkeeper

Cynthia qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young (EY) and also holds a Masters of Applied Taxation from the UNSW. She possesses strong technical accounting skills and a solid understanding of tax principles gained from over nine years of experience in business services and audit. A certified Xero Advisor and QuickBooks ProAdviser, Cynthia loves helping business owners make informed financial decisions and improve performance based on accurate financial data.