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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


    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

    VP of Engineering

    Mal Chambeyron is a Toustone founding partner and our VP of Engineering. 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


    Chris Horn is a founding partner and CTO 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

    VP of Data and Analytics

    Adam Sharp is a founding partner and VP of Data and Analytics 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

    Senior Data and Analytics Consultant

    Trevor Keon is one of our Senior Data and Analytics Consultants at 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.

  • 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.

  • Simon Barby

    Support Manager

    Simon Barby is the Support Manager 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 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.

  • Samuel Lefoe

    Support Analyst

    Samuel Lefoe recently joined our Customer Care team as a Support Analyst. Having grown up in Albury & graduating from Albury High School, Samuel is new to the industry. A keen & euthastic learner, Samuel looks forward to the endevours ahead. Outside of work Samuel enjoys going running, playing water polo and spending quality time with mates.

  • Charles Morris

    Senior Architect

    Charles Morris is our Senior Architect. 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

    Senior Data and Analytics Consultant

    Jeff Phillipson is a Senior Data and Analytics Consultant at 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.

  • Barnaby Dunn

    Senior Data and Analytics Consultant

    Barnaby Dunn is a Senior Data and Analytics Consultant at Toustone. He has worked for over thirty years in software development and over ten years working in the Business Intelligence area, with highlights such as developing a suite of QlikView reports while working at Aon Risk Solutions and Java development on an enterprise application at Borland Software. When not coding, Barnaby enjoys spending time with his wife and four 'kids' (are they still called kids when they're over 20?) and playing piano for his local church.

  • Nick Hudson

    Data and Analytics Consultant

    Nick Hudson started as a Business Intelligence Consultant at Toustone in July of 2017, but has been working with Yellowfin for over five years. He has a background in software development from a life before BI, a BSc in Computing Science from UTS, and is perfectly at home writing queries directly against the database. His interests include novel writing, game development, learning, and the ever-changing interests of his three children.

  • Adrian Power

    Data and Analytics Consultant

    Adrian Power is a Business Intelligence Consultant with Tou​s​tone. Originally from Sydney, Adrian has a Bachelor of Health Science from the University of New England and a Graduate Certificate in Data Science from James Cook University. Adrian has broad experience with Business Intelligence platforms including Qlik Sense, Tableau and now Yellowfin. Drawing on experience in the not-for-profit sector in health, with a background in sales and operations management, he enjoys working with data to solve business problems and enabling data driven decision making.

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CML Building
495 Dean Street
Albury NSW, 2640

[+61] 03 9018 5013


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