Our Story

Our Story2018-11-01T09:06:42+00:00

In 2014, a small team sitting around a dining room table kicked off the idea to make Business Intelligence (BI) reporting easy and affordable for all businesses. We set out with a ambitious plan to build a cloud-based BI solution that would be a one-stop shop for business reporting.

The team, consisting of Craig Lefoe, Mal Chambeyron, Chris Horn and Adam Sharp, had met working at Mars – the large global family business responsible for brands like M&M’s,Pedigree and Whiskas. They developed an understanding of the reporting requirements of businesses through rolling out BI reporting to Mars’ Asia Pacific business units.

“We knew we had some unique skills and functional business knowledge combined with technical knowledge,” Craig said. “And, we wanted to use this to bring data to life by visualising businesses data and driving improvement. Something we believed, hoped, others could benefit from.”

Now Toustone has grown to a company that takes care of your business intelligence needs from beginning to end. They host the technical environment for you (​Yellowfin Cloud)​ , develop the reports and provide ongoing support. Now Toustone is proud to have many current successful implementations of BI projects across a number of markets.

But it’s the next phase of business that is going to be even more exciting! Toustone recognised that everyone should benefit from the power of visualising data to improve business efficiency. They have now partnered with ​Yellowfin​ – an Australian-based Business Intelligence reporting tool – to build a true BI Software as a Service (SaaS) solution. Together, Toustone and Yellowfin are providing companies with a low risk way to quickly and easily get started with enterprise-grade BI reporting software and support.

One that really does make business reporting easy and affordable.

The Toustone Founders

Toustone was founded by Craig, Mal, Chris and Adam.

Craig Lefoe
Craig LefoeCEO
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 with extensive experience in leading teams across diverse cultures. Craig and his wife have a family of 4 children and kept busy with sports and coaching.
Mal Chambeyron
Mal ChambeyronVP of Engineering
With nearly three decades of industry involvement across application, integration, operations, support, senior management, program management and Business Intelligence with IBM, Mars Information Services and freelance consulting. Mal is a keen traveller, a packrat of computer languages, lifetime reader, TED Talk addict, brunch connoisseur and avid motorcyclist.
Chris Horn
Chris HornCTO
Chris is responsible for the design and integrity of our back-end systems and processes. Chris specialises in Amazon Web Services, Cloud Architecture, System Deployment, Project Management, Application Development and Security. Previously Chris held senior positions in the Mars Corporation. Chris has a young family and supports the local school community, plays squash, running and gardening.
Adam Sharp
Adam SharpVP of Data and Analytics
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. 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.

Join our team

If you’d like to join our dedicated and hard working team – fill out our contact form and say hi. 

Contact us