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Our story

In 2014 sitting around a dining room table in Albury we kicked off the idea to make reporting easy and affordable for all businesses. Previously we had worked for Mars, the large global family business that has brands like M&M’s, Mars, Pedigree and Whiskas. Mars was a great company to work for and in our time there we had developed an understanding of the reporting requirements of businesses through rolling out Business Intelligence reporting to their Asia Pacific business units.

We decided that we had some unique skills, functional business knowledge combined with technical knowledge on how to bring data to life to visualise your businesses data and drive improvement. Something we believed (hoped) others could benefit from.

So we took the big leap and started our own business, we spent many hours at night and on weekends to build a cloud-based Business Intelligence solution based on Amazon cloud and Yellowfin BI, an Australian based Business Intelligence reporting tool. We provide a one-stop shop for business reporting, we host the environment for you, develop the reports and provide ongoing support. We now have many successful implementations of Business Intelligence projects across a number of customers.

The next phase in our business is even more exciting; we recognised that everyone should benefit from the power of visualising data to improve their business. So, we partnered with Yellowfin to build a true Business Intelligence Software as a Service (SaaS) solution. We have taken our knowledge in corporate grade Business Intelligence solutions and built this into our SaaS offering.

One that really does make business reporting easy and affordable.

Our Mission, Values and Strategies

Our Mission

To help people make sense of their world. We believe in making business reporting easy and affordable. Businesses of all sizes can benefit from leveraging their data. If our clients businesses are prospering and growing as a result of an enhanced view of their operation, we have succeeded in our mission.

Our Strategy

To build growth by focusing on a simple philosophy “Listen to the needs of our clients, respond with real, well thought out solutions by providing the best Business Intelligence and data visualisation services possible.”

Our Values

Our core values serve as a clear guide for our clients and describe how we behave in the world. As part of this commitment we focus on building a training framework that delivers the following:

  • Delivering integrity in everything we do
  • Collaborate as a team for the benefit of our customer
  • Being accountable for each of our actions
  • The flexibility to bring new ideas to solve client issues
  • Celebrate courage and have fun doing so
  • Actively seek feedback to help improve our service delivery
  • Celebrate the audacity to make mistakes, then share those learnings
  • Experiment in order to better understand the processes
  • Teaching staff to better understand our clients’ needs and problems
  • Set new challenges from each new learning

Our Team

  • Craig Lefoe

    CEO of Toustone

    Craig Lefoe is a founding partner and CEO of Toustone. Having held senior CIO roles with the Mars Corporation, Craig has led teams across Infrastructure, Application Development and Business across many different countries and regions. Having lived in the USA and Australia, and worked in many countries including China, Japan and Thailand, Craig has extensive experience in leading teams across diverse cultures. Based on this experience, Craig has a strong background in setting strategy, leading and mentoring people while driving innovation. With a family of 4 children, Craig and his wife are kept busy outside of work with sports and schooling. Added to this, he takes the time to coach Auskick and a local Water Polo team.

  • Mal Chambeyron

    Business Intelligence Consultant

    Mal Chambeyron is a Toustone founding partner and Business Intelligence Consultant. With nearly three decades of industry involvement across application, integration, operations, support, senior management, program management and Business Intelligence. Experience in International, Multinational and Australian organisations gained while in roles with IBM, Mars Information Services and freelance consulting. Outside of his work life, Mal is a keen traveller, a packrat of computer languages, lifetime reader, TED Talk addict, brunch connoisseur and avid motorcyclist.

  • Chris Horn

    CFO and Cloud Architect

    Chris Horn is a founding partner, CFO and Cloud Architect for Toustone. Chris is responsible for the design and integrity of our back-end systems and processes. A highly-experienced IT Consultant specialising in Amazon Web Services, Cloud Architecture, System Deployment, Project Management, Application Development and Security. Previously Chris held many senior positions in the Mars Corporation across Infrastructure, Application and Program Management. Chris has a young family and is active in supporting the local school community. Interests outside of his professional life include playing squash, running and gardening.

  • Adam Sharp

    Technical Director

    Adam Sharp is a founding partner and Technical Director at Toustone. Adam brings over 20 years of international experience gained from his time at Mars, where he was involved in the global Business Intelligence team and then headed up Business Intelligence for Asia Pacific. With expertise in everything Business Intelligence, Adam also has solid business knowledge which creates value with his love of data. Married with 2 boys, Adam is out cycling when he is not out cycling.

  • Trevor Keon

    Business Intelligence Consultant

    Trevor Keon is an experienced Business Intelligence Consultant for Toustone with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology area. Skilled in QlikView Development, Yellowfin Development, Database Modelling in Oracle, Redshift and SQL Server, SAP BusinessObjects, SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse (SAP BW), and .NET Framework. A knowledgeable business development professional with a Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.Sc.) focused in Computer Software Engineering from RMIT University. Trevor has been working in the Business Intelligence space for the past 8 years, with 6 years of Business Intelligence experience at Mars before moving to Toustone. Prior to Business Intelligence, he worked as a .NET developer for My Business Software and at Mars working in Application Support. Interests outside of work include spending time with his son, riding dirt bikes, long distance running and exploring the great outdoors.

  • Jasmina Drew

    Business Intelligence Consultant

    Jasmina Drew is a Business Intelligence Consultant with Toustone. With 20 years of experience working in IT for multinational organisations specialising in Project Management, Business Intelligence and application design in the FMCG industry. Jasmina has a beautiful family, which is made up of a husband and two gorgeous children that keep her busy. When she gets a spare moment, Jasmina likes to get outdoors and enjoy catching up with family and friends.

  • Alison Mildenhall

    Accounts Officer

    Alison Mildenhall is the Accounts Officer with Toustone. Originally from Gippsland in Victoria. Alison holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences at La Trobe University. As a result, Alison has spent many years in laboratories, both as a technician and a laboratory manager at a local dairy factory, then as a technician at a major dairy laboratory in Melbourne. Married with two sons, one in high school and one at university. Heavily involved in community work, volunteering time at the local primary school, her son’s high school and the local soccer club. Alison is a voracious reader, a sometime gardener, a frustrated Carlton fan and a dedicated walker of the family dog.

  • Chris Whittam

    Business Development Manager

    Chris Whittam is a Business Development Manager with Toustone. With a background in Agribusiness and Road Transport, he has lived and worked for major Agribusiness companies in SA, NT, QLD and NSW. In a previous life (it seems) he spent too many years as an interstate driver. The sum of all this has enabled a great understanding of knowledge and challenges across Australia coupled with a diverse network of relationships. With a Masters in Supply Chain plus years of hands on industry knowledge provides Chris with a valuable point of difference in developing and enhancing business performance. Recently Chris, his wife and 2 children have moved back to South Australia to be closer to family after 10 years living interstate.

  • Simon Barby

    Support Analyst

    Simon Barby is a Support Analyst for Toustone. Originally a country kid from Lake Cargelligo NSW, Simon gained a Bachelor Degree in Information Technology while studying at Charles Sturt University in Wagga. With previous roles with Graincorp and Lake Grain, Simon provides Toustone and clients with a solid and reliable support desk. No wife, no kids (no problems), Simon is interested in the Internet of Things and Adaptive Mesh Networking technologies.

  • Charles Morris

    Applications Development

    Charles Morris is involved in our Applications Development. Covering the front-end systems as well as maintenance on the Cloud infrastructure, Charles is also responsible for accessing our client data from a wide range of ERP and other systems. Charles is married with one child.

  • Jeff Phillipson

    IT Consultant

    Jeff Phillipson is an IT Consultant for Toustone. With over 35 years of experience in a range of IT roles ranging from Business Intelligence to factory automation in the food industry to military and aerospace software development. Jeff is also researching and developing Software Defined Radio. Having lived in the UK and New Zealand, Jeff is married with 2 adult sons and has been in the Albury area for 37 years. Outside of his professional time, Jeff enjoys cycling, walking, camping and woodwork.

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