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Meet the team

Safedome is an innovation by Maxwell Forest, a financial technology company founded in 2011. By bringing together cutting edge technologies and great design, we’re innovating to solve the real problems – big and small – that we all face every day.

Nick O'Halloran

Nick co-founded Maxwell Forest with CEO Matt Denton. He brings decades of entrepreneurial experience and success in business to the Maxwell Forest team. Nick is a graduate of the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and was previously the owner of Ferrari Racing Australia as well as a leading Australian property development company.

Matt Denton

Matt, our CEO and co-founder, is the creative force behind our products. He began his career in product development at Apple before building his own multimedia agency, where he provided creative products and services for a range of clients including Sony, CommBank, Telstra and BMW. To date, Matt has taken over 180 projects and products to market, from direct consumer B2B products and entertainment media through to complex financial tools for companies like AMP. At Maxwell Forest, he continues to push the boundaries of technology to create better experiences for users.

Steve Lauder

Our Safedome Product Owner, Steve, brings 25 years’ experience of solving challenging problems to Maxwell Forest. With a background in retail, wholesaling, digital marketing, and e-commerce startups, he works with teams across the company to bring Safedome to life. He’s passionate about deploying digital solutions for retail and B2B clients, and inspires people to work collaboratively and responsively.

Phil Webster

Phil, our Head of Operations, is responsible for ensuring the smooth running of the Safedome team and business. He works with stakeholders throughout all stages of the product lifecycle, from conception to delivery. Phil started out as a producer at the UK's first webhouse in the early nineties, then worked his way up through project management to program management and now operations. Over the years he has worked for both enterprise and smaller agencies in the UK, New Zealand, and Australia His client list includes American Express, Foxtel, Lufthansa, and Renault. Phil creates a high performance culture, and applies his broad interests and innate curiosity to each task he tackles.

Marc Thompson

Marc, our CTO, leads our technology team and is responsible for our technology strategy and architecture. He joined the Safedome team from Fairfax, where he led technology and product teams to deliver e-commerce products, secure membership and payment platforms, and digital transformation initiatives. Marc enjoys fostering an open and collaborative work environment where everyone is motivated to deliver a high quality product into the hands of real customers. He holds a Bachelor of Science, Information Systems.

Sucha Perera

Sucha leads the QA team in planning and executing testing in an agile environment. She works closely with the product owner, UX/UI and engineering teams to ensure thorough testing is performed on Safedome. With seven years’ experience in system testing and networking, Sucha has a vast knowledge of digital products that operate in client-server, web-based, mobile and/or firmware applications. She holds degrees in Management Information Systems and Information Technology - Systems Analyst from the National Institute of Business Management (NIBM), Sri Lanka and Charles Sturt University, Sydney.

Priju Paul

Priju is a Senior Android Developer who builds and improves upon the Safedome code base for Android. Before joining the Safedome team, Priju gained experience as a senior developer and team leader at a diverse range of companies, including Mint Payments, Samsung, Symphony Teleca, Nokia, and Key Point Technologies. He is inspired by the dynamic nature of technology, and is passionate about putting his learnings into practice.

Debra Jason

Our Brand and Marketing Lead, Debra, drives the product marketing and brand creation for Safedome. With over twenty years of experience in leading design agencies in London and Sydney, she brings an intelligent and bold approach to corporate and product branding, and has won numerous awards for her work.

Gordon Spremic

Gordon is our Firmware and App QA Engineer. He has created a high coverage test jig for the manufacture of Safedome cards, and is involved in the QA testing of the Safedome embedded firmware and the iOS and Android apps. Gordon brings a diverse range of experience to the role, from designing integrated circuits as a research scientist at GEC to founding Veltek/Arrow Electronics Australia. When he’s not designing the latest technology, you’ll find Gordon on the court, coaching a high school volleyball team.

Carl Che

Carl, our Firmware Developer, is responsible for our firmware design and development and the system interface design (between both iOS and the firmware and Android). He has over two decades of experience in communication, telecommunications, computer applications and embedded system design. Carl wants to improve our quality of life through technology. His particular interests include Bluetooth and other IoT technologies, Linux, Robot and automation.

Shannan Sainsbury

Shannan, our CX Designer, is focused on designing and improving the Safedome customer experience. Her experience and qualifications in UX design, fine arts, film and digital image inform her approach to CX. Shannan believes in intuitive and efficient customer-centric design. She is passionate about lifelong learning, and her enthusiasm and positivity are thoroughly infectious.

Anthony Merry

Anthony is Safedome’s Hardware Designer. He is truly an expert in his field, with 30+ years’ experience in telecommunications, optical fibre communication, submarine cable modem development, RF, and radio. Anthony is inspired by cutting edge technology, and has maintained a lifelong passion for learning. His current obsession is IoT, and he is a proponent of extensive testing. Anthony holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from Monash University.

Careers

At Safedome, we are passionate about helping people improve their digital lives. We come from diverse backgrounds, and bring different skills to the table, but our roots are the same: we’re never satisfied with the status quo, and we love to make good ideas happen. If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you. There are endless opportunities for top talent to shine and make a difference at Safedome.

Safedome is an innovation by Maxwell Forest, a financial technology company founded in 2011. Our team designs, develops, and delivers products and solutions around customer engagement and life enhancement in the digital world.