Meet the Seer team

Kristi Mansfield
Co-founder, CEO

Kristi is an inspirational thought leader, published author and industry leader on the use of data for social benefit. 
 
Kristi has served on several boards including the North Queensland Cowboys Community Foundation, The Stella Prize, the Australian Women Donors Network, SharingStories and the NSW Government’s Family and Community Services Advisory Board for Social Investment. In 2015, she was named one of Australia’s 100 Women of Influence by the Australian Financial Review. 

Adam Peaston
Co-founder, Chief Data Scientist

Adam is known in the community sector as a leading data scientist and developed his passion for Data Analytics and Data Science through his early career in Engineering and Strategic Planning at a global firm of engineers and environmental scientists.

Adam’s customer obsession and creativity in architecting analytical workflows has been central to the early success and community adoption of Seer’s data science models and the design of core elements of the Seer Data Platform.

Lavinia Kanagandran
Product Team Lead

Lavinia has been working in the technology sector for the last 10 years, across different start-ups and larger businesses. She has worked with various clients to deliver software projects, and prior to joining Seer was  Software Engineer for the past 5 years with Instaclustr and Rokt. 

Lavinia holds a Bachelor Degree in Software Engineering and a Bachelor Degree in Science (Psychology) from the Australian National University. She is also an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Certified Solutions Architect (Associate), enabling her to utilise cloud platforms effectively for reliability and scale.

Catherine Baker
Growth & Marketing Team Lead

Catherine is a marketing specialist with extensive leadership experience in strategic marketing, creative direction, communications and branding. While managing the philanthropic program in a previous role, Catherine was inspired to turn her passion into purpose and utilise her multi-disciplinary skillset to benefit the social purpose sector.

Catherine has been involved in the Seer journey since its inception, initially in an advisory role, before coming into the business to lead the Marketing and Growth team and help turn the Seer vision into reality.

Wendy Mason
Strategic Partners and Alliances Director

Wendy has extensive management and business development experience, excellent networks, and a substantial track record in stakeholder relations across the government, financial and not-for-profit sectors.  
 
Wendy has held a number of leadership roles including as Head of the Commonwealth Bank Foundation, General Manager of the Western Research Institute, Place-based and Strategic Investment Manager of the Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation and Director, Strategy and Operations with Opportunity Child. 
 

Laura Polin
Seer Support Advisor

Laura has had a prominent career in Relationship Management, through the hospitality and finance and social sectors. She has held a role as an Event Manager for The Keystone Group and a Business Banker at the Commonwealth Bank.

Laura holds a Bachelor Degree in Sociology & Anthropology from the University of Sydney where she was also rewarded a University ‘Blue’ and competed at the Commonwealth Games for rowing. She has also gained a Graduate Certificate in Agricultural Consulting from the University of New England.

Ricki Hudson
Product Marketing Lead

Ricki has over ten years of experience in marketing and a client-first approach, with a strong belief that to be successful there is an inherent need to connect the right data to the right media to reach the right new audiences and retain trust with your base.

Ricki has a keen interest in for-purpose themes around housing & homelessness as well as diversity. Ricki is focused on navigating people intuitively through the Seer platform to add value, developing product innovation and generating content programs that help communities build personal knowledge and capability.

Prakash Timilsina
Engineering Lead

Prakash has 10 years of programming experience with multiple languages and a number of software platforms. 
 
Prakash has previous experience working on Government projects including the DTA’s Digital Marketplace. 
 
Throughout his career, Prakash has conceptualised, developed and tested an extensive range of customer-centric software, API’s and algorithms and is dedicated to delivering effective and scalable outputs.

Nik Burazor
Full Stack Software Engineer

Nik has 5 years of experience in the industry working with a variety of web languages and frameworks. He worked with Sparesbox for the prior 4 years, a successful start-up that is now part of the digital division of GPC, one of the largest automotive parts retailers worldwide.

After graduating with a Bachelors's Degree in Computer Science, Nik worked as a graduate at the Department of Human Services where he helped manage and support the infrastructure for Centrelink and Medicare.

Nik's focus as an engineer is on building efficient code with extensibility and best practices in mind to ensure a stable and scalable solution built on the latest generation of front and back end frameworks.

Ryan Xin
Junior Front End Developer

Ryan has a background in graphic and website design with  6 years of design experience that helps him understand user behaviour that guides action through intuitive user design. Ryan is fascinated by the constant growth of the data and the AI industry.

He is interested in creating a functional and visually appealing digital platform to help people make better decisions.