Toustone was founded in 2014 by Craig, Adam, Chris and Mal who met while working at Mars – a large global family business responsible for brands like M&M, Pedigree and Whiskas –and while sitting around a dining table at Craig’s house, they realised many organisations could benefit from advancing their analytic capabilities.
“Through our experience at Mars we recognised that Business Intelligence was quickly becoming more and more important for many organisations,” Craig said. “We knew we had the skills and passion to make something special, so we took the leap and created what Toustone is today.”
Today, Toustone is a global Decision Intelligence company that is headquartered in Albury-Wodonga. The company is made up of passionate and data-driven people who bring a combination of local trust and global experience, expertise and leading technology to deliver top-notch solutions.
This Australian business story started when 4 ex-Mars leaders, Craig Lefoe, Adam Sharp, Chris Horn and Mal Chambeyron, found themselves in series of a discussions that eventuated in the birth of Toustone. It was founded in 2014 in Albury, NSW, a business and community hub in regional Australia.
They all possessed diverse IT and business expertise. For instance, Craig served as the CIO, Adam led the BI department, Chris and Mal held senior managerial positions in the data integration space. And they all had one thing in common: A desire to assist Australian leaders and businesses in leveraging their data for informed and intelligent decision-making.
Fast forward almost 10 years and Toustone continues as an Australian-owned and operated advanced analytics and decision intelligence company that solves complex data problems, leverages machine learning predictive technology, and produces accurate and reliable sustainability reporting.
The Toustone team that includes Data Scientists, BI leaders, Analysts, Operations and Sales & Marketing professionals has grown to over 30 employees spread out across Australia including in NSW, QLD, VIC, ACT and WA.