Our team

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

Chief Executive Officer,

Carl Sanders-Edwards


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 2O11 Massey University Distinguished Young Alumni.

Chief Leadership Officer,

Corey Criswell


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 3 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 1O,OOO 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.

Chief Leadership Officer,
Emerging Markets

Darshan Doshi

Darshan brings 15+ years of experience in operating businesses in technology, education and manufacturing sectors across the globe. He’s led high performing teams at Adeption, FLAME University, Reliance Industries, W.R. Grace, and Vardhaman. Darshan holds an MBA from Babson College (USA) and served as an advisory board member at the Babson College Collaborative. He’s a chemical engineer from University of Pune (India) and an active TiE Charter Member and PIC Member.

Chief Leadership Officer,

Don McVeigh


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.

Chief Partnership Officer,

Matthew Murphy


Matt brings 12+ years of experience in Fortune 5OO 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.

Chief Product Officer

Emma Sanders-Edwards


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 2OO-hour qualified Yoga teacher.


Tim Winstone


Tim brings 2O+ 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.

Chief Delivery Officer

Lettie Dalton


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!

Chief Technical Officer

Amol Deshpande


Amol has over 1O 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.

VP of Culture and Capability

Stephen Anderton


Stephen’s a practiced HR/OD leader with over 20 years experience in senior roles in large and medium sized organisations (from $1OM p.a. /150 FTE, to $1.8B p.a. / 8,5OO FTE), in both public and private sectors across Aotearoa, Asia-Pacific and EMEA. He holds degrees in Management & Employment Relations, and in Strategic HR Management from The University of Auckland Business School.

But at the heart of it, he describes himself a regular guy, who loves building awesome organisations. His authentically human and refreshingly honest take on organisational development and leadership, shines welcomed light into a bright future for the World of Work.

Stephen’s whakapa is Maori, Cook Island and Scottish. His hapū is Ngāti Tūkorehe from Ruapeka Marae near Tirau in the Waikato. His iwi is Ngāti Raukawa. He grew up in West Auckland where he lives with his whānau and 4 kids ages 9 to 15.

General Manager, NZ

Alistair Dinnis


Alistair is General Manager for Development at Adeption New Zealand and an experienced coach and facilitator. He is a senior leader with a people & culture background and over 25 years’ experience in the UK, Australia and New Zealand across sectors including banking, professional services and health.

He is passionate about making a meaningful difference to the lives of others and leads the JumpShift Foundation, with the mission of making high quality leadership development available to people and organisations who may not otherwise have access to it.

Alistair holds a BSc (Hons) from the University of Aberdeen and a Post Graduate Diploma (with distinction) in HR Management from Napier University in Edinburgh. He is accredited with the International Coaching Federation (ICF) for individual coaching and the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) for team coaching.

General Manager, Australia

Jamie McIver


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 Studio

Sarah Letendre


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 Marketing

Roland Mirabueno


As a storyteller and marketer, Roland has launched e-learning and educational platforms, personal development programs, and software products over the last 12 years. He has worked with global leaders and influencers to reach millions of customers around the world. Although his background is in Economics, Roland is a creative who enjoys performing in theatre and stand-up comedy. As Adeption’s Head of Marketing, he collaborates with leaders to create insights, education/inspirational content, and organizes community events for like-minded people.

Head of Delivery

Dan Lake


Dan’s interest in equipping people to go beyond what they thought possible began when he was a bungy jump instructor and tour guide. A career highlight is the months he spent living in India teaching English to Tibetan monks. His favourite question is, “How can I help you succeed?”

Dan brings 2O years of coaching, team facilitation, and people development experience, working with organisations worldwide to empower clarity, ownership, and engaging communication. Dan is a trusted advisor, speaker, and mentor. He has extensive experience with emerging leaders and senior management teams covering operations, training, coaching, and development. The US State Department, Tesla, Google, and Apple currently benefit from leaders he’s coached. APEC clients include Southern Cross Healthcare, Frucor Suntory, Fonterra, and the banking and FMCG industries.

Head of Sales, NZ

Mark Watkins


Mark is our VP Sales & Delivery at Adeption New Zealand. He brings 25+ years experience in sales, facilitation and coaching having worked with organisations across the world through a number of consultancies including his own business. Mark inspires meaningful conversations and is passionate about what enables organisations, teams and individuals to achieve their potential.

Mark holds a B.Sc. (Hons) in Managerial and Administrative Studies from Aston University in Birmingham, UK. He is a coach supervisor, an executive coach and member of the ICF, an NLP practitioner and loves facilitation and coaching that lifts and shifts personal and leadership development.

Mark lives in Waiuku south of Auckland, NZ with his wife Samantha, four children Alanah, Soraya, Jole and Khouri and cats Arty & Nova. He loves the forests and rugged beaches on the West Coast and body boarding with the kids so that the black sands get everywhere at home!

Head of Communications

Gemma Bird


Gemma brings 2O years of experience across marketing and communications. She has worked in corporates, advertising agencies, not-for-profit organizations, and central government — telling stories that matter, making complex ideas simple, and reaching people to drive real action and change. She is motivated by human connection and using the power of communication for social impact.

Head of Platform

Kristina Montgomerie


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.

Head of Sales, Americas

Tim Davisson


Tim brings over 2O years of Fortune 5OO leadership experience in sales and marketing to the Adeption team. From San Diego, California, throughout his career has surrounded himself with leaders and mentors that shared with him the power of learning and human development. Learning from that, he is on a mission to share it. Tim is an avid traveller, lover of cultures and people, Pilates coach, and really good dog dad. He holds an BA in Political Science from San Diego State University and a MBA from South University in Savannah, Georgia.

Your delivery and success team.

Solutions Architect

Wanda Baldock

Solutions Architect

Renee Erridge

Global Implementation

Caitlin Brown

Lead Facilitator/Coach

Andrew McIver

Lead Facilitator

Jacqui Beaver

CS Manager

Monique Venn

CS Manager

Kanisha Malara

CS Manager

Jake Van Bueren

CS Coordinator

Tessa Belcher

CS Coordinator

Colleen Visser

Enabled around the globe.

Head of Database CISO

Milind Panchanadikar

Creative Director

Ryan Higley

Head of Development

Raksha Nirwan

Marketing Specialist

Devyn Cantley

UI Developer

Yaswanth Chittapragada

Senior UI Developer

Abhijit Chaudhari

Senior Fullstack Developer

Anand Bhave

Junior ML Developer

Abha Hardikar

Platform Manager

Curtis Cole

QA Engineer

Kaustubh Kadam

Content Strategist

Sharyn Abelson

Junior Fullstack Developer

Prakhar Srivastava

Experience Designer

Veronica Lin

Senior UI Developer

Ashok Jangid

Data Scientist

Brad Stringer

Junior Developer

Prabhat Patil

QA Engineer

Rohit Hibare

Customer Success Manager

Deepak Punjwani

Our advisors.

Nick Petrie

Vertical Development 

Jan Rybeck

Vertical Development

Pete Fleming

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’