The photoSentinel Team

photoSentinel was developed by the team at Cornerstone Solutions  based in Melbourne, Australia. Founded in 2004, Cornerstone Solutions are proud to now be a world leader in long term time-lapse photography.

We are passionate about providing innovative hardware and software solutions. We partner with local photographers and professional content creators across more than 55 countries, in over than 2000 locations worldwide. Our clients use our products and services to capture high-resolution time-lapse of anything from site monitoring on construction projects, to tracking seasonal environmental growth.

The photoSentinel Headquarters are filled with our dynamic team of developers, engineers, designers – and our beloved coffee machine. If it’s quiet, you’ll hear cameras clicking away as we test photoSentinels getting ready to be dispatched.

Our team is continually expanding, and we recently opened our first international satellite office in Dubai.

Melbourne Headquarters

 
Andrew Harrison
Founder and Director
With a strong background in mechanical engineering, founder Andrew leads our growing team in tackling an ever-widening scope of challenges. Andrew has taken photoSentinel from a back-of-an-envelope concept seven years ago to a high-quality product favoured by professional content creators worldwide. Andrew's also a skilled woodturner and, when not running his kids around to basketball matches, can be found in his shed turning pepper mills.
 
David Accadia
Chief Technical Officer
As the head of all things development, David is the only one who can claim to know how the photoSentinel system works from end to end - from the components on the circuit board to the photos you see in the gallery. When he's not supporting and improving our existing product line, he's busy inventing something new to bring to market or sleeping to recover from rapid development all-nighters.
 
Russell Smith
Software Manager
Overseeing our software development team, Russell has a wealth of experience in team change management, quality control and Agile implementation. Russell drives continuous improvement in our user experience, while at at the same time ensuring our behind-the-scenes software keeps running smoothly. He’s also one of the top Moodle developers in the world.
 
Matt Salter
Production Manager
With a passion for delivering the best user experience, Matt manages our production team as well as producing support materials. Starring in our video tutorials, Matt has even been recognised in public by a customer. Outside of our tutorials, his performance career has included appearances in the Melbourne Fringe and International Comedy Festivals.
 
John Wickstead
Technical Support Officer
A strong background in IT security and application support, as well as great customer service skills, make John the perfect guy to answer technical questions and guide customers through use of photoSentinel equipment. John’s sunny disposition is matched only by his large collection of bright and colourful novelty socks.
 
Bree Waldron
Artistic Director
Bree brings her design flair to every corner of photoSentinel, from producing high quality promotional materials to working on the usability of our GUI. She vigilantly protects the office from any presence of Comic Sans or Papyrus fonts, and when she's not laughing at Clients From Hell with Matt, she'll be either snowboarding, playing video games or painting miniature figurines.
 
J.D. Bonner
IT Business Analyst
Perpetually in pursuit of a seamless customer experience, JD is tasked with analysing and planning the development of all our new features. When freed from the confines of his (albeit quite comfortable) desk, JD enjoys hiking and once hiked for 36 hours to complete the 100km Oxfam Australia Trailwalker.
 
Nathan Ruiz
Software Developer
Nathan's familiarity with a range of development tools and programming languages is much valued at photoSentinel, where he is often tasked with finding creative ways to solve technical challenges. His zen-like coding focus is probably only matched by Neo and Morpheus, and he refuses to operate a computer with anything other than Linux and a command line.
 
Nick Price
Production Technician, Dispatch
Nick is our dispatch ninja and a fount of knowledge about all the import quirks of the different countries we ship to. When not dispatching, he’s helping to build photoSentinels, and when not working at all, he can be found four wheel driving up some mountain in his Land Rover.
 
James Lo
Software Development Lead
Bringing with him a decade of full-stack development experience, James is responsible for the underlying architecture of our software projects, as well as mentoring and overseeing other developers. Outside of work, James enjoys spending time with his toddler, and catching up with friends and family from all over the world.
 
Thomas Morris
Support and Development Engineer
Thomas contributes to the product development and support team, working on both new and existing products. Applying his advanced manufacturing training, Thomas has played a significant part in many of the core mechanical engineering components destined for future products. In his final-year university project report, he proudly used significantly more than the required quantity of semicolons - 599 of them, to be precise.
 
Lachlan Kingsford
Software Development Engineer
With a passion for well-tested and well-documented code, Lachlan enjoys bringing his broad skillset to new software challenges. Lachlan is a talented guitarist and regularly plays to live audiences online.
 
James Lamont
Technical Support Manager
James provides photoSentinel technical support and keeps the overall stress levels of the office down by ensuring all our IT systems and networks are running smoothly. James looks forward to tackling the Tough Mudder Melbourne course with his colleagues later this year.
 
Aaron Landreth
Sales Manager
Aaron juggles enquiries from all over the world and can be found on the phone at any time of the day or night talking to customers in every timezone. If you have a question he doesn’t know the answer to, you can be sure he'll know who to ask. Aaron also flexes his creative design skills outside of photoSentinel as the inventor of the successful Skopecam.
 
Rachel Green
Administration & Accounts
As photoSentinel's office organisational extraordinaire, Rachel is adept at successfully streamlining and simplifying administration processes for internal operations. Her recent achievements include moving from the US to the UK to Sydney to Melbourne, getting her first smartphone, and now re-joining the workforce after being at home with kids.
 
Keith Fan
Purchasing Manager, Purchasing
From purchasing parts to dispatching new units, Keith is in charge of the photoSentinel production line and managing the operational processes that keep things running smoothly. He'll also beat any challenger at Street Fighter.
 
Amirali Gostar
RMIT Research Fellow
Amir brings along his experience working with image processing techniques to help create intelligent systems. Even after completing his PhD, Amir still enjoys reading books (though more Sherlock Holmes and less academic papers) and recently he became the father of twin girls.
 
Michael Ellis
Software Trainee
Bringing along a fresh perspective as a recent graduate, Michael has been involved with improving many of photoSentinel's online software systems. Originally from Africa, Michael's idea of "relaxing" includes bungee jumping and paintball.
 
Paul Deroon
Technical Engineer
A part of the future product team, Paul is primarily involved with the mechanical design of products, ensuring they are ergonomic, sturdy and fit for full-scale production. A father to two sons and a daughter, Paul somehow also finds time to build his own house.
 
Jonathan Bertuch
Production Technician
Jonathan is closely involved with the manufacturing process, being responsible for the assembly and testing of photoSentinel units. He applies his mechanical engineering skills and inquisitive problem solving mind to the design-for-manufacture of future products, and is the only one who can tame the beast that is our production 3D printer.
Stuart Pike
Sales Executive
Stuart is part of our sales team, following up on your inquiries from the website and phone calls. When he is not finding the perfect photoSentinel system for your needs, Stuart can be found either racing around an Aussie Rules football field or sitting in the stands, doggedly cheering for his beloved Kangaroos.
Liam Baker
R&D Associate
Having achieved a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering with honours, Liam brings a range of specialist software and hardware skills to the team, and takes particular interest in power electronics and real-time operating systems. When not engineering, Liam gets as far away from the computer as he can, either through hiking the mountains or sailing the seas on anything from a dinghy to a 32’ yacht.
Annie Phelan
Administration & Accounts
Annie brings a wealth of administration knowledge and experience to the team, and will be your first point of contact should you call us – she’ll even understand if you speak French! When she’s not juggling all our office admin, she enjoys the finer things of life: flowers, #hashtags, weddings, and word puns.
Cameron Laird
Customer Service and Technical Support Officer
Cameron is our jack-of-all-trades, providing valuable support across our customer service, technical support and production teams. On weekends, Cam can be found playing guitar in seedy Melbourne pubs, and has featured in several viral Youtube videos. He's not let the fame go to his head... yet.

Dubai Satellite Office

 
David Brown
Regional Manager
David oversees photoSentinel expanding operations across the Middle East and Europe. He has over 10 years of experience managing teams in the construction industry, and has lived in the Middle East for 5 years. David loves coffee and surfing, although waves are pretty rare in Dubai.
 
Gabriel Tomiani
Business Development
Gabriel provides sales and technical support across the Middle East and Europe. A strong background in international business makes Gabriel perfect for pushing photoSentinel’s expansion into new international markets. Gabriel can speak four languages, has worked in five countries and visited over twenty.