Who are we?

Our highly experienced team of professionals are proactive and forward-thinking experts who offer a personalised and collective approach to your wealth creation journey.

We provide collective services across individuals, business and corporate clients, assisting in all areas from accounting advice, finance to wealth creation and planning – Contact us today to discuss how we can help you achieve your life and financial goals. 

8 Collective Team

Meet the team


Mark Sessarago

Director - Advisory
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Mark is the founder and managing director of 8 Collective Advisory. Mark has a passion for people to achieve their goals and has 20 + years experience working with a range of clients across a variety of industries. More

Mark focuses his attentions primarily on Virtual CFO Services, meeting with clients on a weekly, monthly and quarterly basis to assist them in areas such as cash flow management, forecasting, debt restructuring, corporate strategies and tax planning strategies. With a passion for communication, education and mentoring, Mark takes a very personal approach to his work with 8 Collective. It is all about helping people become more capable and confident and in turn, achieving better outcomes in business and life.


Troy McLachlan

Director - Finance
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Troy is the founder and managing director of 8 Collective Finance and is well versed in the finance and mortgage industry having worked for multiple non-bank lenders and a mortgage insurer in his past careers. More

Troy brings his wealth of knowledge to 8 Collective and is extremely passionate about the collective approach to the services provided.  As a result of working in the non-bank sector for most of his career, Troy understands the value of unique, customer-focused service for both consumers and brokers alike. His expertise was recognised by the MFAA, where he has previously held the position as Chair of its National Mortgage Management Committee.


Stuart Clancy

Senior Advisor - Advisory
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Stuart is one of the CPA qualified advisors here at 8 Collective, having completed his Bachelor of Professional Accountancy through RMIT in Melbourne. Stuart has been in the accounting industry for 9 years. More

4 of those years being in the area of tax/business advisory working on a variety of business types and sizes. Stuart has a strong focus on taking a proactive approach with his clients, in trying to act ahead rather than reacting to circumstances.


David Clancy

Senior Advisor - Advisory
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David is a Chartered Accountant that is passionate in advising clients to meet their performance goals. He works hard to understand their needs before establishing key targets. More

He grew up in Melbourne and moved to the Gold Coast with family. David studied at Bond University and majored in Accounting and Finance. Over the last 8 years in public practice he has worked with clients in effectively advising businesses in areas that cover establishment, growth and stabilization.


Steve Lye

Finance Consultant
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Steve is an experienced member of our finance team, he has been in the industry since 2001 after starting in the commercial division of the National Australia Bank (“NAB”).More

Over the course of his career Steve has gained immense knowledge on all facets of lending and can help facilitate finance for your home, commercial premises, business lending, car and other equipment and also specialises in arranging finance for Self-Managed Super Funds. On a personal note, Steve lives and works on Chevron Island. You can often finding him riding his mountain bike in Nerang State Forest, or running along the beachfront in Surfers Paradise. Guaranteed that he will work closely with you to ensure that he gets the best possible outcome for you.

Why 8 Collective?

We believe that our Collective approach to the solutions we provide, better positions you to prepare for the challenges of tomorrow whilst also solving the problems of today.

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