The Lincoln Team

Meet our dedicated team of investment experts.

Based in Collins Street Melbourne, our team is made up of dedicated professionals across Sales, Marketing, Research and Development. At the helm is Dr Merv Lincoln’s son, Tim Lincoln.

Every member of our team has expert investment knowledge with years of experience and together, we help thousands of Australians achieve share market success.

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Our Senior Team

Merv Lincoln

Dr Merv Lincoln, PhD graduation.

Merv Lincoln Olympics

Merv Lincoln leading the 1500m final at the 1956 Olympics.

Merv Lincoln Torch

Merv Lincoln carries the torch for the 2000 Olympics.

Merv & Tim

Merv and Tim Lincoln carrying on the vision.

Dr Merv Lincoln
Founder (1984 – 1997)

A former world-class athlete, Merv represented Australia at both the 1956 Melbourne and 1960 Rome Olympic Games, as well as at the 1958 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh, holding the world record for the mile during this period.

He later joined the Faculty of Melbourne University’s Graduate School of Management and went on to complete his PhD thesis “The Usefulness of Accounting Ratios to Describe Levels of Insolvency Risk”.

Dr Lincoln’s ground-breaking research into the relationship between financial health and share price performance became the framework for the creation of the Lincoln Indicators business.

Tim Lincoln Profile

Tim Lincoln
Co-Founder, Executive Chairman
Chief Investment Officer

After joining us in 1991, Tim introduced Dr Lincoln’s pioneering methodology to private share investors with the development of Stock Doctor – Australia’s premier DIY sharemarket research membership platform. He was appointed Managing Director in 1997 on Dr Lincoln’s retirement, and became Executive Chairman in 2019. He is also a member of a variety of industry bodies including the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Financial Services Institute of Australasia, Australian Shareholders Association, Australian Institute of Credit Management, and the Risk Management Institute of Australasia.

Melissa Opai Profile

Melissa Opai
Chief Operating Officer

Melissa joined Lincoln in 2007 after a number of year’s working overseas. She is a vital member of our executive team, providing leadership in the day-to-day operations of the business including financial, human resources and commercial operations. Working with the CEO and the wider leadership team, Melissa is also responsible for steering Lincoln’s corporate planning including contributing to the development and leading the implementation of Lincoln’s Strategic Plan.

Kien Trinh Profile

Kien Trinh
Head of Research

Kien leads the Stock Doctor research team and has extensive experience in the investment field, specifically in quantitative research techniques. He previously worked in the role of Portfolio Manager and Senior Quantitative Analyst at Patersons Securities for over 10 years, and prior to that, at Russell Investment providing portfolio construction and risk management strategies to large scale institutional clients including Telstra Super and UniSuper. With a background in actuarial finance, Kien is responsible for the current Stock Doctor research process, including Lincoln’s acclaimed Financial Health methodology. He is a key contributor in evolving our research processes and is a mentor to the Stock Doctor research team.

Sandy Karunaratne Profile

Sandy Karunaratne
Head of IT and Product Development

Sandy leads our in-house development team, responsible for the ongoing development of Lincoln Indicators’ flagship product Stock Doctor and other projects. He brings together a variety of senior staff from front-end designers, to passionate technical architects to ensure all software systems deliver above expectations.

Matthew Swartz Profile

Matthew Swartz
Portfolio Manager

Matthew joined the business in 2006 and was appointed Portfolio Manager of the Lincoln Managed Investments team in 2010. He is responsible for the day to day management of the Lincoln Australian Growth and Income Fund.
Matthew has extensive experience analysing Australian equities and is a key member of the Investment Committee. He has played a key role in executing the Fund’s investment strategies and actively contributes to the process of enhancing our methodology and designing new strategies for product development.

A team that cares.

Alzheimers Australia

We’re proud supporters of Alzheimer’s Australia.

Alzheimer’s Australia is the peak body and charity for all types of dementia in Australia. They represent Australians living with dementia and their carers. We were drawn to Alzheimer’s Australia due to their holistic approach. They provide everything from information and support, to counselling, training and education. All of this is done at no cost to the recipient.

As we like to think we’ve changed the financial market for the better, Alzheimer’s Australia is changing the way we view dementia. They are world leaders in policy, helping Australians living with dementia to be engaged, empowered and supported members of the community.

For more information visit or call 1800 100 500.

Oxfam Australia

Oxfam believes all lives are equal and no-one should live in poverty.

Lincoln shares this belief and is supporting them to empower communities to build better lives for themselves.

Oxfam is there on the ground, not only to save lives in times of crisis but also to develop lasting solutions.

Their work spans wide because there are many causes of poverty. That’s why they are also in front of decision-makers, governments, and corporations, and speak out on the big issues.

They are tackling poverty by changing minds, systems, and lives.

For more information visit or call 1800 088 110

Variety Children's Christmas Party

Variety Children’s Christmas Party

Since 1986 the annual Variety Children’s Christmas Party has been spreading the joy of Christmas and touching the lives of kids in need right across Victoria. Each year, the party welcomes up to 5000 children through the doors, accompanied by some 3000 carers and 500 volunteers.

For more information visit Variety Children’s Christmas Party



The Carlton Football Club, with advice from Our Watch, has developed the education program.

CARLTON RESPECTS; which seeks to educate students about respect and equality.

CARLTON RESPECTS is in response to the alarming statistics around family violence in our community and the latest research from Our Watch, showing schools and sports as important settings for change.

For more information visit CARLTON RESPECTS