It’s the hard, made simple
Experience a connected business with HardHat.
Safety, productivity and collaboration is at the heart of everything we do. We believe the best-run businesses operate as one, so we bring together critical business intelligence about your people, operations and projects - all in one place.
By providing a unique combination of technology and consulting services, we are driven to create an industry-leading solution to give you a connected enterprise.
Part of a bigger meaning — Rhinos
The Southern White and Black African rhinoceroses are beautiful and rare animals facing a real threat of extinction. The team at HardHat is passionate about protecting the species for future generations. By choosing HardHat, you are having an indirect impact on assisting the fight to save Africa’s White and Black Rhinos.
Save the Rhino International is working to protect, conserve and increase the population of all five rhino species across Africa and Asia. Interestingly, the world's most critically endangered rhino species, the Sumatran and Javan rhinos, have fewer than 80 animals remaining in the wild. As partners of Save the Rhino International, HardHat will be helping to tackle the key threats of poaching and habitat loss, working towards a world where all five species of rhinos thrive in the wild for generations to come!
HardHat has recently partnered with The Australian Rhino Project by providing funding to support the relocation of ten White Rhinos from Thaba Manzi Wildlife Sanctuary (South Africa) to open plain facilities in Australia and New Zealand. Many of these rhinos will make Monarto Safari Park in South Australia, one of the world’s largest open range safari parks outside of Africa, their home.
In addition, HardHat is supporting the expansion of the Black Rhino facility at Monarto Safari Park as part of the Zoos South Australia Black Rhino Program to establish a breeding population of Black Rhinos. Black rhinos are even more endangered than White Rhinos.
The HardHat Executive Team
Tim Smith brings extensive experience in building global, high-growth SaaS organisations that transform the way businesses capture, use and interpret data.
In addition to being CEO at HardHat, Tim is also Managing Director of Gold Rhino, a Private Equity firm that funds and assists early-stage tech companies in Australia and New Zealand, and is a key advocate and major contributor to projects that protect and increase rhinoceros populations in South Africa and Australia.
Prior to HardHat and Gold Rhino, Tim was the founder and CEO of OnePlace, a Client Lifecycle Management software built for the Professional Services industry that was acquired by Intapp in 2019.
Before Tim entered the technology space, Tim worked in the investment banking industry and also as a technology consultant. Outside of software and rhinos, Tim is a fanatic of cricket, rugby union, and Formula 1.
Bruce Daniel is the CTO of HardHat with a career in software development spanning three decades. During this time Bruce has worked across a range of industries from manufacturing, distribution, construction, hospitality, membership and finance.
Bruce has worked as a consultant for organisations across Australia, US, UK and New Zealand. As a serial technical entrepreneur, Bruce has founded two startups independently and three others with partners, employment teams locally and offshore.
In his role as CTO of HardHat, Bruce brings over a decade of experience developing custom applications built on the Salesforce platform and taking them to market. In addition to being an advocate for the Salesforce platform, Bruce has also developed and supported applications on IBM Midrange systems, PC and Microsoft SQL Servers.
Bruce holds a Business degree in Computing and Management Information Systems, and a Masters Degree in Mobile Application Development. Bruce also has a passion for Artificial Intelligence and deriving business intelligence from otherwise disparate data.
When not working Bruce enjoys playing synthesisers, running, cycling and bush walking.
David Sinclair leads the HardHat’s Sales & Marketing team globally and has proven track record of delivering outstanding results for clients and partners whilst developing a high performing team.
Prior to HardHat, David was Senior Director & Regional Vice President for Salesforce.com and was responsible for growing revenue, partnership and launching successful emerging technology companies in APAC.
David’s extensive experience in growing technology businesses for SAP, Salesforce and industry vendors such as Citect / Schneider Electric makes him a natural fit to champion customer success at HardHat.
David studied a B.S. in Applied Geology and also holds a B. Bus. (Marketing) and a Master of Laws. David is also a Graduate Member of Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Ceren is the Chief Strategy Officer at HardHat, responsible for the running of our Consulting Practice, working closely with customers’ executives and teams to understand their organisational goals and strategic visions behind their technology investments.
Ceren’s role is to drive our Consulting Practice, which sits at the heart of delivering successful transformation journeys for our customers from delivery, implementation through to ensuring successful adoption of our solution.
Ceren works closely with the HardHat executive team on our company’s strategic initiatives in how we partner with our customers, third parties and understanding the needs of our industry focuses.
Prior to HardHat, Ceren was a Strategic Consulting Director for Intapp where she was responsible for driving global market growth for the Consulting practice.
Before her role at Intapp, Ceren’s career foundation was set from her time at PwC Consulting where she worked closely with customers advising on technology transformation and change management projects. Ceren worked with clients across PwC’s EMEA region as well as internal initiatives spanning across PwC Global.
Rob has a wealth of large corporate and SME experience, with over 25 years of experience working within Australia and internationally. This experience covers dealing with complex structures, capital markets and private equity, stock exchange reporting, process excellence, working with large teams and change management
Prior to HardHat Rob worked with Tim as CFO of OnePlace to help guide the business from start up to sale. As well as a long corporate career with companies such as Qantas he has also founded his own fully digital accounting firm. A strong sense of ethics and high trust factor has also led to a number of independent directorship appointments.
The HardHatter Culture
Founded by successful start-up veterans, enterprise technology leaders and industry experts; we are a rapidly growing team of doers and shakers, hungry for success. Change is constant at a fast-growing company like HardHat, but what will stay the same are our values. Through collaboration, transparency and accountability, we naturally shine and disrupt traditional conventions.
Our global team of HardHatters are smart, innovative and forward-thinking, just like our product. We’re a team that works hard and has an awesome time doing it. Our CEO considers HardHat to be like a rugby team, with a “work hard, play together” grit and mentality, so we hire according to culture ﬁt, and all new HardHatters share the same principles.
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