About us

Our 100+ member team are made up of value-driven, creative individuals. The majority of us are based in either the Brisbane or Sydney offices in Australia, but we are global with staff located in The Philippines, New Zealand, UK and USA.

About us

Our 100+ member team are made up of value-driven, creative individuals. The majority of us are based in either the Brisbane or Sydney offices in Australia, but we are global with staff located in The Philippines, New Zealand, UK and USA.

Our story

Founders Rudy Crous and Carl Hartmann created Compono because they inherently believe that an organisation’s sustained competitive advantage will always be the people that work for the business.

A serial entrepreneur, Carl quickly learnt that hiring and nurturing the wrong people can come at a huge cost to growth. Similarly, Rudy’s experience as a corporate psychologist left him frustrated at the cost of bad hiring and career development practices employed by many businesses.

Compono was born out of their shared desire to build end-to-end products and solutions that enhance businesses’ ability to make informed decisions across the employee lifecycle.

Our leaders

Carl Hartmann

Co-founder & Chairman

Rudy Crous

Co-founder & Chief Product Officer

Schalk Pienaar

Chief Content Officer

Amy Larfield

Chief Financial Officer

Justin Robinson

Chief Commercial Officer

Tobi Heskett

Head of Product

Chris Connell

Chief Marketing Officer

Lian Mabee

General Counsel

Raife Watson

Director of Partnerships

Tamara O’Sullivan

Head of People & OD

Nikolay Nemshilov

Chief Technology Officer

Our key investors

Tink Taylor

Andrew Banks

Deepbridge Capital