Sonar6 welcomes new Head of Development

Auckland, New Zealand 22 March 2011 — Sonar6, the performance management software innovator, has hired Graham Allen to head the growing Sonar6 development and QA teams.

Graham has over 10 years experience in leading software product development teams. Specializing in enterprise web applications, he has led teams across a number of markets including HR, healthcare, utilities, travel, telecommunications and online media. Prior to software, Graham was a research scientist holding academic positions in Universities in US, UK, Australia and NZ.

His priority is increasing the development pipeline and improving the predictability of Sonar6 delivery to a growing international customer base.

“Sonar6 has a great team in place and it’s exciting to be a part of it. We’ve already made some big changes, and it’s great to have so much support from the Board, leadership and staff to drive further initiatives.”

Sonar6 is recruiting additional staff to increase development capacity and cater to soaring demand; the development team has doubled in size since the beginning of the year.

Sonar6 CEO John Holt says the new appointments will greatly increase development capacity while improving the already world-class systems in place.

“Software development is the core of our business and we are excited about Graham’s appointment as he brings huge experience in this area. As our business has grown rapidly over the last few years it’s becomes clear that there is a great deal of additional value we can bring to our customers, and Graham will grow the team that will deliver that value.”


Sonar6, in cooperation with Fistful of Talent, will introduce key concepts behind The Idiot-Proof Coaching Tool for Managers in a one-hour webinar on April 14 2011, 1pm PDT. The tool is designed to give HR teams and managers a set of simple, speedy techniques for coaching any team member to improve performance.

An e-book on the content will also be available to registrants. To register interest, visit

About Sonar6:

Based in Auckland, NZ and San Francisco, CA, Sonar6 has provided online performance reviews and succession planning solutions to companies around the world since 2004. Sonar6’s stunning graphics-based approach to performance reviews has won numerous awards and plaudits including naming as a Gartner Cool Vendor and inclusion in HR Executive’s Top Ten HR Products.

Sonar6 is used by hundreds of international customers including Papa Murphy’s Pizza, Ascent Media Group, Converga and NZ Post.

For further information, please contact

Michael Carden
GM Sales & Marketing, Sonar6

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