Our Leadership Team

CEO / Founder

Carl is the CEO and Founder of Adeption, and his focus is on helping people and workplaces be better. Carl has over 18 years experience doing this with global organizations and start ups.

Carl holds an MBA from Babson College, Boston, where he was Platinum-Triangle Fulbright Scholar in Entrepreneurship, and graduated top of his class. He also has a Bachelor of Technology (Hons.) from Massey University, in New Zealand, and was awarded the 2011 Massey University Distinguished Young Alumni.

Chief Operating Officer

Tim, with his fierce eye for detail and winning smile, is our crack Chief Operating Officer. He brings 20+ years experience working with businesses to understand their customers, develop teams and improve processes, systems and performance. Tim has worked with both small startup businesses and large corporates in Northern Europe and New Zealand, and recently has been leading change improvement programs in the health sector.

Tim holds a Master’s in Business Studies (Change Management), a Bachelor of Technology with 1st Class Honors and is certified with the American Society for Quality as a Six Sigma Black Belt.

Chief Technology Officer

Amol Deshpande leads our technology development team and is a master at converting wild ideas into beautiful technology. Amol has over 10 years experience delivering investment banking products in various roles ranging from Developer to Delivery Lead.

Amol holds a Bachelors degree in Electronics & Telecommunication from Pune University, India.

Chief of Research

Nick Petrie is Adeption’s leadership research rockstar and is on a mission to reinvent leadership development. He is also a Senior Faculty member with the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL).

Nick holds a Master’s degree from Harvard University and undergraduate degrees in business administration and physical education from Otago University in New Zealand. Prior to beginning his business career, Nick was a professional rugby player and coach for seven years.

VP – Customer Success

Matt is our VP – Customer Success at Adeption. As well as being pretty much the nicest guy you’ll meet, Matt brings 12+ years of experience in Fortune 500 companies with roles in HR, systems, analytics, strategy, and continuous improvement. Matt is passionate about helping organizations develop problem solving skills and improving how people work together.

Matt holds an MBA from Babson College in Wellesley, MA, and a BA in Communication and Spanish from Fairfield University in Fairfield, CT, USA. He is a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.

Emma Sanders-Edwards

Product Manager

Emma is a co-founder and our Product Manager. Emma loves creating engaging products and systems that people want to use. Prior to Adeption, Emma co-founded and sold an online store, and has also put her creative energy towards producing TV, events, and business plans and systems.

Emma has a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology (Hons.) from Victoria University (NZ). She holds a Certificate in Interior Design from KLC School of Design, London, and recently completed a paper in Judgment and Decision Making at Harvard University, Boston.

Pete Schibli

Integration Manager

Kristina is our super helpful Integration Manager. She converts learning designs into great participant experiences on the platform, and conducts research to keep Adeption programs at the cutting edge. Kristina’s super power is handling everything that is thrown at her with an unfailing smile.

Kristina holds a Master’s Degree in Leadership Development from Massey University (NZ).

Product Advisor

Hamish Franklin is our behavior change specialist. He was a co-founder of Atlantis Healthcare, a world leader in the development of evidence-based interventions to improve medicine adherence.

Hamish has spent his 23 year working life creating technology-based products and services to drive behavior change – in retail, loyalty, services, and health settings, winning numerous awards along the way. Hamish is a past NZ Porsche racing champion, but these days can typically be found on weekends taking his family sailing or skiing.

Pete Schibli

Business Manager – Europe

Pete is our Business Manager for Europe. Pete is an experienced management consultant, who has delivered growth programs to over 50 businesses as well as holding senior management positions. Pete has led Landmark Education’s, ‘Team Management and Leadership’ programs and has facilitated hundreds of teams.

Pete is a Six-Sigma Black-Belt, Lean and TOC practitioner. He has also been known to dress up in superhero capes, when required.

Nathan Searle


Nathan is a Director of Adeption with a passion for personal productivity, and achieving higher performance through people.

Nathan has over 15 years of experience in global business transformation and change, focusing on winning strategies for growth, driving performance through an aligned business, and building world class capabilities within businesses. Nathan has worked as a Director for a large $20b global exporting business, alongside global businesses in a consulting capacity, and more recently is supporting start up businesses.

Nathan holds a Master’s degree in Psychology from Canterbury University (NZ) and is a member of the Institute of Directors (NZ).