Karbon inc.

We are a team with extensive experience in the accounting and software development industries, committed to improving the way accounting practices work and communicate with their clients.

Stuart McLeod

Founder & CEO

Stuart started his first business 11 years ago and has had many successful ventures, including Paycycle, founded in 2009, which he sold to Xero in 2011. He then built the global Xero Payroll team that delivers payroll software across the US, AU, UK and NZ markets. Stuart is now paving the way for smarter tools to improve how accountants collaborate with their colleagues and look after their clients.

John Freeman

Founder & CTO

John co-founded Paycycle with Stuart in 2009 and after its acquisition by Xero he moved to the US to lead the engineering team, building online payroll for the US, UK and NZ markets. He has 20 years experience in software development, systems architecture and building high performing engineering teams.

Tim Donohoue

COO & Industry Specialist

In his previous life as an accountant, Tim helped a business grow to $7m annual revenue and guided it through its successful IPO. Then, as COO of Advisor, an accounting firm, he turned its first 20 clients to over 120 in only 2 years. Tim is the Chief Operating Officer and Head of Sales at Karbon, he ensures our operations around the globe keep running like clockwork.

Sara Goepel

VP of Product

Sara has been leading product teams for the past 14 years. She was one of Xero’s early employees in 2007, and responsible for teams building sales, support & operational systems, as well as a global product scalable to millions of customers. Her projects have received numerous awards including three Webbys.

Ian Vacin

VP of Education & Partnerships

Ian’s experience as VP of Product Marketing at Xero and Intuit allowed him to chat to thousands of accountants over the past decade, understanding what challenges the industry faces, understanding how accountants can improve their productivity and profitability through better workflows and ensuring new products can cater for these needs.

Pax Zwanikken

VP of Design

Pax brings over 10 years of experience in product design and branding, having worked for acclaimed design agencies DNA and EuroRSCG and as an early member of the Xero team where he helped define Xero’s brand and multi award winning online accounting product.

Richard Snell

Director of Sales, Asia-Pacific

Richard brings almost 20 years of leadership experience working for SaaS companies in the accounting industry including MYOB, QuickFee and Wolters Kluwer. He has a proven record of helping accounting firms leverage technology to grow and improve their business.

Andi Ancheta

VP of Customer Success

Andi is passionate about building strong relationships with customers to understand their desired outcomes and help them achieve their goals. With more than 15 years of experience at Intuit, few are better-equipped than Andi to ensure every Karbon customer has a great experience.

Lachlan Macindoe

Head of Marketing

Lachlan is responsible for our inbound marketing strategy to drive awareness and demand for Karbon. Coming from senior positions in professional service, sport and non-profit industries, he has a proven record of helping businesses grow through results-driven marketing.