Carl Hartmann

Co-Founder & Chairman at Compono

Carl Hartmann has worked in a variety of roles in the business world since 2001. Carl began their career as a Category Manager at JB Hifi, then moved on to become a Key Account Manager at News Corporation in 2005. In 2007, they became a Senior Commercial Manager at In 2009, they Co-Founded and served as CEO of Temando, a technology company which raised over $56M in funding and was successfully acquired in a trade sale by Neopost S.A. In 2018, they became a Director at Parabolic Growth, helping founders achieve amazing growth and investing in various companies. In 2017, they Co-Founded and served as Chairman of Compono and also became an Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at The University of Queensland. In 2021, they became a Non-Executive Director at Maropost. Finally, in 2019, they Co-Founded and served as Executive Director of Lyre's Non-Alcoholic Spirits, a range of 13 alcohol-free classic spirits. Lyre's is the most decorated non-alcoholic spirit brand globally, having won multiple awards.

Carl Hartmann attended The University of Queensland from 2001 to 2005, where they earned a BBusMan / BA in Marketing, Psychology, and International Relations. In 2021, they attended Harvard University and INSEAD to take courses in Navigating Organizational and Cultural Change. In 2022, they attended London Business School to take a course in Tools for Scaling your Business.



  • Co-Founder & Chairman

    October, 2017 - present

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