Our team

We are based across the Americas, India, Australia and New Zealand, united by the fact that we work hard and laugh hard.

Our leadership team.

CEO, FOUNDER

Carl Sanders-Edwards

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Carl has over 18 years experience helping people and workplaces be better with global organizations and startups. 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.

COO
Tim Winstone

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Tim brings 20+ years of experience working with businesses to understand their customers, develop teams and improve processes, systems, and performance. He 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.

CTO

Amol Deshpande

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Amol has over 10 years of experience delivering investment banking products in various roles ranging from Developer to Delivery Lead. Amol holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics & Telecommunication from Pune University, India.

CHIEF OF LEADERSHIP
Corey Criswell

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Corey brings 25+ years of experience in the field of leadership development built by consulting with companies around the globe and as head of Executive Development at a Fortune 30 retailer. Corey has led, consulted, coached and designed leadership programs for a wide variety of organizations around the globe.

 
She is married to her high school sweetheart and enjoys spending time with their two boys, kayaking, and playing strategy board games. She currently lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota where she continues to enjoy being outside and discovering as many of the 10,000 lakes as possible. Corey has a Bachelor of Arts (Biology) from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a Masters of Science (Marine Ecology) from the Florida Institute of Technology.

CO-FOUNDER

Emma Sanders-Edwards

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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 studied Judgment and Decision Making at Harvard University in Boston and is a 200-hour qualified Yoga teacher.

GM, US

Matt Murphy

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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.

CEO, APAC

Don McVeigh

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Don brings 15 years of continuous improvement experience and learnings from a variety of industries including Engineering, FMCG, Aircraft, Dairy and multiple SME’s.

Don has held senior and junior continuous improvement roles, senior management roles, and been an apprentice – all providing him the ability to share his learnings, and build the capability of people and teams at all levels within organisations. Don has qualifications in Lean, Six Sigma and TOC and his passion is in building the capability of the people he works with ensuring that mindset changes are embedded into the way we work.

GM, AUSTRALIA

Jamie McIver

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Jamie is a leader, facilitator, and coach with vast international business experience and a passion for growing transformational leaders. With deep expertise in transformation, Jamie partners with leaders to uncover their purpose and long-term goals and takes creative approaches to unlock them. He also works with leadership teams and organisations to shape the leadership culture and transformation journeys that bring about sustainable success. Jamie holds an MBA from Mount Eliza Business School and is a certified coach, a member of the International Coaching Federation, a certified practitioner for Leadership Circle Profile, and a qualified Six-Sigma Black Belt.

HEAD of DESIGN

Sarah Letendre

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Sarah brings 15 years experience in learning, design, and project management to our team. Sarah attended the University of Portland, Oregon, worked and studied in Berlin, Germany through a Congress-Bundestag ambassador program and fellowship, and this year, will earn her MBA in Innovation Management from the University of Colorado. Sarah is an avid hiker, adventurer, and traveler.

HEAD of ADEPTION NEXT

Darshan Doshi

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Darshan leads the innovation projects at Adeption. Darshan has worked with 100s of startup founders in India and the US, as Director at the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at FLAME University, and head of programs at GenNext Hub. Darshan holds an MBA from Babson College (Boston) and serves as an advisory board member at the Babson College Collaborative. He ranked 3rd in chemical engineering at University of Pune, India. 
Fascinated by how people operate, in his spare time Darshan runs the online community DASAR.

GM of Delivery

Lettie Dalton

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Lettie is a highly experienced facilitator, trainer, and coach, with a background working with organizations worldwide to empower, motivate and engage people. She is committed to helping people to be their ‘best selves’ in order to live their best lives and create positive ripples in the world.

Lettie’s extensive background working in project management, sales, and leadership roles for corporate organizations has given her first-hand experience of how to address limiting beliefs, habits, and gaps from a perspective of strength and possibility. Lettie trained as a facilitator and coach with the Neuroleadership Institute and has her Professional Coach Certification (PCC) with the International Coach Federation. She has a diploma in Positive Psychology and well-being. 

Lettie enjoys ‘upcycling’ old furniture, competing with herself for her fastest 10km run, and ‘experimenting’ with positive parenting techniques on her 2 young children!

HEAD of PLATFORM

Kristina Montgomerie

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Kristina completed her masters thesis on the first iteration of our platform and since then has been an integral part of our platform’s growth. Kristina holds a Bachelor of Business Studies (BBS) in Finance & Management Information Systems, and a Masters of Business Studies (MBS) in Leadership Development from Massey University, where she also previously lectured in Leadership Practice. 

Our people.

Raksha

Associate manager

Angad

Sr Fullstack Developer

Anand

Sr Fullstack Developer

Curtis

Platform manager

Deepak

Customer Success Director

Shreya

Snr. tester

Ryan

Creative Director

Vivek

Sr Business Analyst

Roland

Global Marketing Manager

Rakshita

Jr Developer

Abhijit

Sr Mobile Developer

Gemma

Content Strategist

Sharyn

Creative Strategist

Jake

Operations Manager

Veronica

Experience Designer

Kanisha

Customer Success Manager

Ashok

Sr UI Designer

Dan

Lead Facilitator

Milind

Snr. Architect

Wanda

Experience Lead

Kaustubh

QA Engineer

Renee

Solution Architect

Rohit

QA Engineer

Rahul

Operations Executive

Prabhat

Jnr UI Developer

Andrew

Channel Partner

Devyn

Marketing Coordinator

Our advisors.

Nick Petrie

Partner
Vertical Development 

Jan Rybeck

Partner
Vertical Development

Pete Fleming

Advisor
Director, UX Research, Google

Nathan Searle

Board Chair

Sarah Keene

Board Member

Hamish Franklin

Board Member

Want to be part of our fun and driven team?

Our mission at Adeption is to improve how people live and interact with each other and the planet so future generations can thrive. To achieve this mission, we aim to democratise leadership development.

Our team creates personalized development experiences, that are delivered at scale, and create real-world impact for individuals and organizations globally. We’ve been providing leadership development that works since 2O1O, united in the belief that

‘Better humans make better leaders, and better leaders make better humans’