Mike Carden

  • Beachhead Advisor, New Zealand

Mike is an expert in sales and marketing, Software as a Service (SaaS) business models and business strategy. He understands establishing, growing and exiting technology businesses, having done so himself as a founder/CEO and as a board member.

Mike has worked in over 20 countries most recently spending a large part of his time in California.

In 2006, Mike founded Sonar6, a revolutionary human resources Software as a Service business. Sonar6 rapidly established itself as a leader in the burgeoning SaaS start-up space.

In 2012, Sonar6 was acquired by Cornerstone OnDemand (NASDAQ: CSOD). Sonar6 won numerous awards including PWC Hi Tech Emerging Company, Deloitte Fast 50, and Gartner Cool Vendor.

Mike is also a winner of the Writemark Plain English Award and the Bayer Innovators Award.

Advisory areas

Sales and marketing, Software as a Service (SaaS) business models, business strategy, people strategy.

Sector experience



Mike has experience working in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia and South East Asia.


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