Our Story

Deputy started because Steve needed a Deputy

1992

Start Up

Steve Shelley was running a people-intensive business in Australia.

Steve Shelley

The early years

He loved the entrepreneurial aspect of the job. In the first five years Steve did amazing things and his business grew rapidly and organically.

1997

Organic Growth

Steve Shelley
2000

Staffing Demands Multiply

More staffing demands

But with success, came pain. The more successful his business became the more staffing demands multiplied. Rather than focus on strategically growing his business, Steve’s day job amounted to administering his workforce, editing timetables and managing tasking. Stressed, time poor and with little time to focus on the big picture he needed a solution.

Platform development

Enter Ashik Ahmed who would build a platform for Steve to automate staff scheduling and time and attendance management.

Hello data

With more visibility from rich insights gleaned from reporting he could focus on reducing inefficiencies and building a better, more efficient organisation.

Manual staffing tasks reduced to zero

Before long, Steve began to rely on this solution as his second-in-command. His Deputy.

More time to focus on big ideas

No longer a slave to workforce management, Steve could do amazing things again and over the next eight years his business expanded to 1500 people – all without additional IT or head-office administrative staff.

2003

In-house solution delivers visibility and control

2008

Deputy officially launches

Deputy started in the cloud

With the advent of the cloud, Steve and Ashik could see the potential of Deputy in any business, anywhere.

Hello World

Having sold his existing business Steve, together with Ashik co-founded Deputy in the cloud to take their staffing solution to the world.

2015

100,000
Deputy Users

Team Img
TODAY

Sky's the limit!

Now a global business
Deputy is helping hundreds of thousands of people across all industries in 70+ countries save time and money managing their workforce so they can focus on what they do best, and be amazing.

Our Leadership Team

We lead by a set of values: dependable, efficient, positive, united, trusted, your second in charge.

Asia Pacific

Lisi Schappi

Lisi Schappi

Head of Design

Duhita Khadepau

Duhita Khadepau

Head of Data Science and Insights

Liam Smee

Liam Smee

Head of Marketing, APAC

John Kearney

John Kearney

General Manager, APAC

Klaas Raaijmakers

Klaas Raaijmakers

CPO

Francois Bondiguel

Francois Bondiguel

Head of Growth

Christopher Logan

Christopher Logan

VP of Engineering

Ian Torrence

Ian Torrance

CFO

Craig Harris

Craig Harris

COO

Ashik Ahmed

Ashik Ahmed

CEO, CTO & Co-founder

Americas

Jake Shelley

Jake Shelley

Head of Customer Experience

Derek Jones

Derek Jones

VP Sales, Americas

Darren Clarke

Darren Clarke

Head of Global Strategic Partnerships

John Cozad

John Cozad

VP Operations, Americas

Mellissa Santos

Mellissa Santos

Chief People Officer

Steve Power

Steve Power

Global President

EMEA

Edward Simpkins

Edward Simpkins

Head of Sales, EMEA

Stephen Woods

Stephen Woods

Solutions Consultant, EMEA

Heidi Birkin

Heidi Birkin

Head of Marketing, EMEA

David Kelly

David Kelly

General Manager, EMEA


Our Board

Steve Shelley

Steve Shelley

Chairman & Co-founder

Ashik Ahmed

Ashik Ahmed

CEO, CTO & Co-founder

Ashik Ahmed

Karen Appleton Page

Board Member

Howard Leibman

Howard Leibman

Board Member

Daniel Demmer

Daniel Demmer, Openview

Board Member

Ricky Pelletier

Ricky Pelletier, Openview

Board Observer

Our Mission

To serve and protect business owners by making it easier to manage employees and perform related tasks, saving them time, and money so they can do the things they love. Deputy is the trusted and dependable second-in-charge.
Trusted by 70,000+

businesses across the globe

These days, every second of every day, someone around the world uses Deputy to start or stop their shift. We deliver big business smarts without the hefty price tag so you can focus on work that matters.
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