Our Evolution

Evolv’s history stretches back to 2006 as a specialist SMSF audit company that would form the basis for what was to come. In 2012 Evolv was born, a company determined to become the most revolutionary SMSF audit company in the country. Now performing nearly 10,000 audits a year, Evolv has built its reputation on the strength of its technological innovation, quality, efficiency and value. 

Evolv’s passionate team boasts some of the most experienced auditors in the country. Our suite of exclusive products – Black, White and Grey – deliver SMSF audits that are value-adds to your business. But our mission to be Australia’s most revolutionary audit company never stops – Evolv continues to collaborate with the SMSF audit industry as we strive to develop tools that evolve the way we all work.

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Ron Phipps-Ellis

B.Com, CA, JP
Founder & CEO

Since 2005 Ron has been recognised as a trusted leader in super audits. He has redefined the way super audits are performed. Being a true believer in technology, he and the Director of Technology developed Evolv’s fully automated integrated super audit platform which ensures a high quality, efficient and value for money super audit. His previous career in audit, accounting and tax has facilitated his understanding of the needs of his fellow accountants, administrators and financial planners and through his extensive experience in the superannuation industry, he is responsible for directing Evolv to be one of the leading SMSF audit businesses in Australia.

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Louise Astorgano

Head of Technology

Louise has over 20 years experience working in the financial services industry in different operational roles with a focus on project management, process redesign, reduction of operational risk and business analysis.

Since joining Evolv in 2015, Louise has helped redefine how SMSF audits are completed by playing an integral role in the development of the EvolvWhite software and helping our clients get the best out of the software through proactive management of the Software Support Team.

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Santa Dutta

MBA, CA
Associate Director – Audit

Santa joined Evolv in 2013 and has 11 years’ audit experience in the accounting and SMSF industry.

A lecturer at various universities on audit and financial accounting, Santa has extensive knowledge of SMSF legislation and experience in dealing with the technical and compliance aspects of superannuation audits. In recognition of this, he has been promoted to an audit signing partner and plays an instrumental role in leading the audit team and streamlining Evolv’s audit processes and efficiencies.

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David Goldsmith

B.Com, CA
Head of Sales

David joined Evolv in February 2020 with over 20 years’ experience in the accounting industry. Prior to joining Evolv, David worked at Class Limited for more than 7 years.

With an accounting background he is able to help develop highly effective and practical strategies to assist accountants, administrators and advisers in dealing with the changes to independence, maximising their business efficiency and productivity whilst reducing their risk.

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