Our Team

Michael Flanagan


Michael Flanagan

Michael commenced his professional life with the Commonwealth Bank in 1990. He has since spent over 20 years as a finance professional, qualifying as a Certified Financial Planner, SMSF Specialist and Mortgage Consultant along the way. Over that time he has maintained a passion for helping people achieve their life goals.

Michael gained his grounding in some of Australia’s largest organisations such as the Commonwealth Bank, GIO and AMP developing a deep understanding of the finance industry. With an uncontrollable desire to run his own business, Michael launched Optimise in 2004 and has enjoyed seeing the business grow into a successful company during difficult market conditions. The collaborative experience of Michael team’s ensures they not only aspire to the business values, they drive to make a difference to clients lives, cutting through the market fads and noise to provide quality solutions built on sound fundamentals.

Michael’s experience and determination has led Optimise to be a dynamic & sought after financial planning practice known for providing quality advice that helps clients grow, protect & enjoy their wealth.

Michael is a keen surfer, skier and golfer. He loves his family and is a passionate music lover and guitarist, much to the annoyance of his youngest daughter.