our story

In 2014, the founders of Versent each made the bold move to leave the world of corporate enterprise behind them, and set their sights on establishing a start-up business model that would better suit the modern age. Their goal? To change the landscape of the enterprise digital economy by bringing a modern day approach to a world of old-school thinking. With over 30 years of collective experience, Versent was established and today consults to a number of high profile clients in the Finance,   Telecommunications, Media, Public Sector, and Utilities industries.
So what does Versent have planned for the future? Expect a continuation of what we’ve already started: achieving quality outcomes, building lasting relationships and delivering on what we promise. While concurrently pushing the envelope with our new product offering Stax, and bringing the IT community together in our shared work and events space, Level 3.

our team

Thor Essman

CEO & Founder

Think big, deliver results.

With over 20 years of senior strategic and operational leadership experience, Thor combines a passion for disruptive technology with extensive expertise in cultural change; bringing together business, technology and financial interests to deliver tangible outcomes.

James Coxon

GM Southern Region & Founder

Do it better.

With a focus on strategic governance, James delivers scalable cloud infrastructure for multi-channel digital assets, whilst ensuring cultural change is expertly managed and continuous improvement strategies are implemented across all business engagements.

Eddie Smith

CISO & FoundeR

Lock it down.

As a respected industry expert with over 20 years of experience in digital security, Eddie offers strategic governance, architecture and design advice across enterprise digital solutions, with a focus on identity and access management, compliance, risk, and security services.

Grant Thomson

Managing Director

Start small, think big.

A recognised business leader and innovation enthusiast, Grant is passionate about technology and the way it helps clients to achieve their transformational goals. His focus on collaboration between start-ups and enterprise has led to significant achievements in driving corporate partnerships within the start-up ecosystem.

Tyrone Helm

General Manager, Northern Region

Build, grow and motivate.

‍An established and dynamic business executive with a track record of building and growing companies across a diverse range of industry sectors, Tyrone’s focus is on developing and maintaining relationships, and working to establish strategic direction for Versent’s clients, team members and partners."

Dave Slutzkin


Step outside the square.

Known for his entrepreneurial nature and successes in running multiple Australian startups, Dave is an accomplished people leader; managing and motivating teams to develop and deliver innovative products that provide greater transparency for our customers.

Joan Lapid

Sales Director, Victoria

Set direction, exceed expectations.

Joan is a dynamic, entrepreneurial sales and marketing professional with over 15 years of account management, partner, product and services marketing experience. She has provided award-winning sales leadership in numerous highly competitive markets.

Courtenay Randall

Sales Director, NSW

Challenge accepted, problem solved.

Dedicated to solving customer problems through the use of people and technology, Courtenay has a record of success in building businesses from start-up to profitable entity. His passion for problem solving allows him to seek out opportunities and improve revenue through service offerings that meet market demand.

Dan Smith

Head of Operations

Getting it done.

‍Dan is focused on executing Versent’s day to day operations, managing financials and implementing strategic initiatives. His passion for process improvement allows him to continuously progress how Versent operates. His background has been in strategy and commercialisation of enterprise level cloud platforms.

Sarah Rudd

Group Marketing Manager

Spread the word.

Sarah focuses on promoting the Versent mission statement, and keeps our brand integrity in check. She also runs our community space Level 3, ensuring we always make good on our promise to give back to the tech community.

our values


A positive team with a family spirit, because life is too short for anything else.


Create remarkable experiences for customers, and treat them as we would wish to be treated.


Be artisans who care for our craft, leading change through continuous improvement.


Do what we say we will do, when we say we will do it, every time.


Full disclosure, integrity and honesty in all things.


Give back and assist as much as possible, whenever possible.

our products


The flagship product for Versent, Stax is designed to shine a light on everything enterprises need to operate confidently in the cloud. Stax takes the guesswork out of cloud to provide full stack visibility, risk and compliance assessments, and advice for achieving best practice.

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level 3

Level 3 is all about bringing the creativity back to technology; providing a space where conversations are generated within the tech community, and introductions between start-ups and enterprises are facilitated. When you host an event at Level 3, your ideas come to life.

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By enhancing and exploiting the powerful foundations of Office 365 and SharePoint, Modern Digital Workplace reduces friction and helps you get your job done faster. How? By increasing productivity, fostering innovation, reusing knowledge and enabling effective teams.

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