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Meet the Karbon Leadership Team

With extensive experience in the accounting and software development industries, the team at Karbon is committed to providing innovative tools, sharing knowledge and facilitating connectivity to empower firms to experience practice excellence.

Mary Delaney

Mary Delaney

Chief Executive Officer

Mary is a visionary, customer-obsessed executive with 20+ years of expertise driving hypergrowth, transformations and award-winning company culture across domestic and international B2B software companies. She has an unmatched ability to attract and retain world-class talent and galvanize highly engaging culture based on inclusion, customer focus, and employee ownership.

John Freeman

John Freeman

Founder & Chief Technology Officer

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.

Ian Vacin

Ian Vacin

Founder & Chief Partnerships Officer

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.

Sara Goepel

Sara Goepel

Chief Product Officer

Sara has been leading product teams for the past 20 years. She was one of Xero’s early employees in 2007, and responsible for teams building sales, support and operational systems, as well as a global product scalable to millions of customers. Sara has been with Karbon since the start, and has been instrumental in building the Karbon product into what it has become.

Elizabeth Blass

Elizabeth Blass

Chief Customer Officer

Elizabeth is a dynamic and strategic leader with 15+ years of global leadership experience. She has helped transform companies from early-stage startups to category leaders, consistently exceeded customer satisfaction goals, managed large-scale projects, and harmonized sales and service teams. An advocate for diversity, Elizabeth serves as a mentor to women in tech.

Tim Donohoue

Tim Donohoue

VP of Sales

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 two years. Tim was employee #1 at Karbon and leads our global Sales team.

Lachlan Macindoe

Lachlan Macindoe

VP of Marketing

Lachlan leads a global marketing team that is responsible for driving awareness and demand for Karbon and delivering value through world-leading thought leadership. Coming from senior positions in professional service, sport and non-profit industries before joining Karbon in year 1, Lachlan has a proven record of helping businesses grow through results-driven marketing.

Pax Zwanikken

Pax Zwanikken

VP of Design

Pax brings over 15 years of experience in product design and branding, including as an early member of the Xero team from 2007 where he helped define Xero’s brand and multi award winning online accounting product. Pax has single-handedly designed large aspects of the Karbon product and the foundations of the Karbon brand, and now leads a team of designers creating the future of practice management.

Andi Ancheta

Andi Ancheta

VP of Customer Advocacy and Engagement

Andi is passionate about building strong relationships with customers to understand their desired outcomes and help them achieve their goals. With more than 25 years in the accounting industry, few are better-equipped than Andi to ensure every Karbon customer has a great experience.

Dom Millar

Dom Millar

VP of Engineering

Dom brings over 15 years of experience in engineering leadership in a wide range of diverse industries. He led Engineering teams in Xero for 8 years before starting at Karbon in 2021. Dom not only leads the engineering teams in Karbon but also has a strong focus on leading technology projects and improvements.

Jared Baker

Jared Baker

Managing Director APAC

Jared is a customer-focused, results-oriented leader with a passion for innovation, people and technology. He has extensive leadership experience across high-growth global businesses, most recently at Xero as Australian Sales Director, and Platform Growth Director before that.

Jourdan Pym

Jourdan Pym

VP of People & Places

Jourdan started his career in aviation and has since moved from leading Cabin Crew teams to partnering with leaders to provide sound, contemporary and impactful human resources support. Jourdan ensures an amazing employment experience for all Karbon team members while helping to future-proof the business with the right guidelines, procedures, and policies.

Jessica McAndrew

Jessica McAndrew

Chief of Staff

Jessica has a passion for people, building connections, and operational excellence, and is a certified project management professional. Drawing on 10+ years of strategic execution experience at scaleup SaaS companies, she works with Karbon’s CEO and leaders to drive team alignment and understand and implement our strategic initiatives.

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