30 years of experience, in dozens of industries, across every continent on earth (except Antarctica).

Uncompromise represents a growing network of hundreds of practitioners, academics, and entrepreneurs around the world, and develops teams that are fit-for-purpose for addressing our clients' specific needs. We have no employees, and no offices, because without them we are more nimble and adaptive, and can ensure a degree of precision in our solutions, with a quality of service and price competitiveness, that other agencies simply cannot meet. Each of our partners and collaborators brings their own network of expertise to be brought to bear on your projects as required.

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ABOUT CAMERON

For more than thirty years, Cameron Burgess has been founding, catalysing and commercialising world-positive ventures. A strategist, speaker and systems designer from Perth, Western Australia, Cameron founded many of Australia’s first environmental businesses, including the first organic restaurant, the first organic cleaning company, the first cause marketing agency, and one of the first green hosting companies.

Since 2005, Cameron has been a pioneer and innovator in the emerging tech-for-good sector, living and working in a variety of innovation ecosystems including Brisbane, Sydney, and Melbourne, Australia, Boulder, Colorado, San Francisco, and Berlin.

Cameron has a reputation for clear-seeing and straight-talking, and focuses on working with individuals, organisations and communities most adversely impacted by systemic social, environmental and economic injustice.

Cameron is currently CEO at Armillaria, where he's leading the launch of the Innovation Exchange - a standards-based open, distributed, global innovation library - in the summer of 2023.

Cameron is based in the south of France in the foothills of the Pyrenees with his wife and partner in all things, Madelynn Martiniere, their dog Shasta, and a steadily shrinking flock of chickens ūüôā


Madelynn Martiniere, Managing Partner

Madelynn is an international strategist and facilitator with a decade of experience working with innovators, entrepreneurs and executives to build, activate, and scale open innovation ecosystems for a more equitable and sustainable future.  She has worked with dozens of organizations to bring about new models of fostering entrepreneurship, product development, and technical education, across nonprofits, startups, corporate innovation labs, and government initiatives. An early leader and advocate for the Maker Movement, Madelynn was a founding member of Freeside Atlanta, and has been director, board member, and advisor to a plethora of global maker facilities, programs, and companies. She continues to actively support the current and future role of maker culture in economic development, education, and humanitarian response.

  

Madelynn Martiniere
Cameron Burgess

ABOUT CAMERON

For more than thirty years, Cameron Burgess has been founding, catalysing and commercialising world-positive ventures. A strategist, speaker and systems designer from Perth, Western Australia, Cameron founded many of Australia’s first environmental businesses, including the first organic restaurant, the first organic cleaning company, the first cause marketing agency, and one of the first green hosting companies.

Since 2005, Cameron has been a pioneer and innovator in the emerging tech-for-good sector, living and working in a variety of innovation ecosystems including Brisbane, Sydney, and Melbourne, Australia, Boulder, Colorado, San Francisco, and Berlin. 

Cameron has a reputation for clear-seeing and straight-talking, and focuses on working with individuals, organisations and communities most adversely impacted by systemic social, environmental and economic injustice.

Currently CEO at Armillaria, Cameron is leading the launch of the Innovation Exchange - a standards-based open, distributed, global innovation library - in the summer of 2023.

Cameron is based in the south of France in the foothills of the Pyrenees with his wife and partner in all things, Madelynn Martiniere, their dog Shasta, and a steadily shrinking flock of chickens ūüôā 

 

Madelynn Martiniere

Madelynn Martiniere, Managing Partner

Madelynn is an international strategist and facilitator with a decade of experience working with innovators, entrepreneurs and executives to build, activate, and scale open innovation ecosystems for a more equitable and sustainable future.  She has worked with dozens of organizations to bring about new models of fostering entrepreneurship, product development, and technical education, across nonprofits, startups, corporate innovation labs, and government initiatives.

An early leader and advocate for the Maker Movement, Madelynn was a founding member of Freeside Atlanta, and has been director, board member, and advisor to a plethora of global maker facilities, programs, and companies. She continues to actively support the current and future role of maker culture in economic development, education, and humanitarian response.

  


Select Team Profiles

Astrid Scholz

dr Astrid j. Scholz, Senior consultant

Astrid is a Senior Consultant at Uncompromise, and Managing Partner of Sphaera, a system design and technology firm dedicated to co-creating global, distributed, democratic infrastructure for mobilizing data, innovations, and capital to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and Uncompromise’s sister organisation. Astrid was previously President of Ecotrust, a conservation-based development organization with $150M in AUM, where Sphaera was incubated. Astrid is a founding director of the XXcelerate Fund, a revolving loan fund and mentorship program created for and by women entrepreneurs that is piloting in her home state of Oregon, USA. She is also a founding director of Zebras Unite, a growing global community of founders, investors, and allies who are creating a more ethical, inclusive, collaborative, and sustainable approach to building businesses. Astrid holds degrees from the University of St. Andrews, the University of Bristol, and the University of California, Berkeley.

  

Astrid Scholz

ASTRID SCHOLZ, SENIOR CONSULTANT

Astrid is a Senior Consultant at Uncompromise, and Managing Partner of Sphaera, a system design and technology firm dedicated to co-creating global, distributed, democratic infrastructure for mobilizing data, innovations, and capital to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and Uncompromise’s sister organisation. Astrid was previously President of Ecotrust, a conservation-based development organization with $150M in AUM, where Sphaera was incubated. Astrid is a founding director of the XXcelerate Fund, a revolving loan fund and mentorship program created for and by women entrepreneurs that is piloting in her home state of Oregon, USA. She is also a founding director of Zebras Unite, a growing global community of founders, investors, and allies who are creating a more ethical, inclusive, collaborative, and sustainable approach to building businesses. Astrid holds degrees from the University of St. Andrews, the University of Bristol, and the University of California, Berkeley.

  

Dara Dotz, senior consultant

Known as "the MacGyver of tough problems in warzones", Dara is the co-founder of Field Ready, an NGO focused on manufacturing humanitarian supplies, and has  implemented digital fabrication solutions to humanitarian problems in challenging environments across the globe. Dara worked as Human Factors Lead for Made In Space, Inc., a company that built and operated the first gravity-independent 3D printer on the International Space Station. Her speaking accomplishments include keynotes at TED, the Wall Street Journal, the UN, Exponential Medicine, European Space Policy Institute, and The World Bank Understanding Risk Forum. Featured in Wired, Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, Deloitte, and CNBC, and referenced in books by the likes of Adam Savage, Dara has received numerous accolades, including recognition by the Obama Administration as a "Champion of Change." She was acknowledged as a primary female entrepreneur for her impact at the 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit. Dara holds a BS in Industrial Design and a minor in International Business from MSCD.

  

Dara Dotz
Dara Dotz

DARA DOTZ, SENIOR CONSULTANT

Known as "the MacGyver of tough problems in warzones", Dara is the co-founder of Field Ready, an NGO focused on manufacturing humanitarian supplies, and has  implemented digital fabrication solutions to humanitarian problems in challenging environments across the globe. Dara worked as Human Factors Lead for Made In Space, Inc., a company that built and operated the first gravity-independent 3D printer on the International Space Station. Her speaking accomplishments include keynotes at TED, the Wall Street Journal, the UN, Exponential Medicine, European Space Policy Institute, and The World Bank Understanding Risk Forum. Featured in Wired, Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, Deloitte, and CNBC, and referenced in books by the likes of Adam Savage, Dara has received numerous accolades, including recognition by the Obama Administration as a "Champion of Change." She was acknowledged as the primary female entrepreneur for her impact at the 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit. Dara holds a BS in Industrial Design and a minor in International Business from MSCD.

  

Scott Morris

ADAM BREEN, SENIOR CONSULTANT

Adam is an accomplished CTO and product manager with a wealth of experience across an array of fintech ventures including commercial credit, mortgage broking, and payment gateways. Adam's experience in building, educating and managing offshore teams in frontier and emerging markets for diverse international clients has provided unique insight into the cultural requirements of these teams. An experienced IT consultant, Adam believes that IT should not be a cost centre, but should be directly linked to increasing revenues. Adam has an MBA from Bond University, Australia.

  

Adam Breen

ADAM BREEN, SENIOR CONSULTANT

Adam is an accomplished CTO and product manager with a wealth of experience across an array of fintech ventures including commercial credit, mortgage broking, and payment gateways. Adam's experience in building, educating and managing offshore teams in frontier and emerging markets for diverse international clients has provided unique insight into the cultural requirements of these teams. An experience IT consultant, Adam believes that IT should not be a cost centre, but should be directed linked to increasing revenues. Adam has an MBA from Bond University, Australia.

  

Nathan Parker

Nathan Parker, consultant

Nathan has a lifelong passion for applying creative problem solving to complex systems modelling, with a focus on open, distributed product design, development, and management. Nathan's expertise has been shaped through a variety of careers: a primary healthcare provider, a disaster resilience trainer, a software & hardware product manager, an event operations lead, a project manager for large scale installations and interventions, and as a founder focused on bringing together the global Maker Movement into a coherent, self-sustaining ecosystem. As the founder of MakerNet, his focus has been on developing resiliency through decentralized networks on makers and innovators, where makerspaces serve as nodes in a globally distributed infrastructure.

  

Nathan Parker

Nathan Parker, Consultant

Nathan has a lifelong passion for applying creative problem solving to complex systems modelling, with a focus on open, distributed product design, development, and management. Nathan's expertise has been shaped through a variety of careers: a primary healthcare provider, a disaster resilience trainer, a software & hardware product manager, an event operations lead, a project manager for large scale installations and interventions, and as a founder focused on bringing together the global Maker Movement into a coherent, self-sustaining ecosystem. As the founder of MakerNet, his focus has been on developing resiliency through decentralized networks on makers and innovators, where makerspaces serve as nodes in a globally distributed infrastructure.

  

Linzi Fidelin, consultant

Linzi is a seasoned relationship manager, project lead and facilitator. She has worked in 20 countries, and speaks 4 languages. Having worked in social change for many years, her frustration at the power imbalances led her to begin working on infrastructure that would enable each individual to come up with, and be rewarded for their own solutions. She lives in the Netherlands, and is also the co-founder of an inclusive children's subscription box called Books By Ani.

  

Nathan Parker
Linzi Fidelin

LINZI FIDELIN, CONSULTANT

Linzi is a seasoned relationship manager, project lead and facilitator. She has worked in 20 countries, and speaks 4 languages. Having worked in social change for many years, her frustration at the power imbalances led her to begin working on infrastructure that would enable each individual to come up with, and be rewarded for their own solutions. She lives in the Netherlands, and is also the co-founder of an inclusive children's subscription box called Books By Ani.

  

Scott Morris

Scott Morris, Consultant

Scott is a political economist, social entrepreneur, and economics systems engineer operating at the intersection of capital, currency, and collective consciousness. His social entrepreneurial skillset enables him to identify opportunities and design pragmatic solutions quickly, and to present recommendations efficiently. He utilizes an interdisciplinary, systems approach that focuses on stakeholders and structural incentives relative to behaviours and outcomes, and draws on deeply specialised knowledge in regenerative finance and complementary currencies.

  

Scott Morris

SCOTT MORRIS, CONSULTANT

Scott is a political economist, social entrepreneur, and economics systems engineer operating at the intersection of capital, currency, and collective consciousness. His social entrepreneurial skillset enables him to identify opportunities and design pragmatic solutions quickly, and to present recommendations efficiently. He utilizes an interdisciplinary, systems approach that focuses on stakeholders and structural incentives relative to behaviours and outcomes, and draws on deeply specialised knowledge in regenerative finance and complementary currencies.

  

Nathan Parker, consultant

Nathan has a lifelong passion for applying creative problem solving to complex systems modelling, with a focus on open, distributed product design, development, and management. Nathan's expertise has been shaped through a variety of careers: a primary healthcare provider, a disaster resilience trainer, a software & hardware product manager, an event operations lead, a project manager for large scale installations and interventions, and as a founder focused on bringing together the global Maker Movement into a coherent, self-sustaining ecosystem. As the founder of MakerNet, his focus has been on developing resiliency through decentralized networks on makers and innovators, where makerspaces serve as nodes in a globally distributed infrastructure.

  

Nathan Parker

Melita quitaleg, operations

Melita is an Executive Assistant and is essential to supporting our team in getting sh*t done. Melita‚Äôs experience across many industries, including web development, construction and natural therapies have resulted in a multi-disciplinary skill set that make her the perfect pocket knife for every occasion. A licensed welder on massive construction projects, Melita‚Äôs experience in her home of Manila brings a point of view to our work that is grounded in lived experience. Melita is essential to the smooth running of our operations ‚Äď her obsession with organization, and her joy in making life easier for our clients, partners and team, has proven transformative to our business.
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with people you like,
on challenges that demand
your very best.

Do work that you love, with people you like, on challenges that demand your very best.

Uncompromise is scaling in response to a surge in demand for experienced strategists, academics, and practitioners who know what it takes to get the job done. If you're passionate, pragmatic, and purpose-driven, and want to grow your own practice in partnership with a kick-ass team, let's talk.

 is scaling in response to a surge in demand for experienced strategists, academics, and practitioners who know what it takes to get the job done. If you're passionate, pragmatic, and purpose-driven, and want to grow your own practice in partnership with a kick-ass team, let's talk.

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Do work that you love, with people you like, on challenges that demand your very best.

Uncompromise is scaling in response to a surge in demand for experienced strategists, academics, and practitioners who know what it takes to get the job done. If you're passionate, pragmatic, and purpose-driven, and want to grow your own practice in partnership with a kick-ass team, let's talk.

Do work that you love, with people you like, on challenges that demand your very best.

Uncompromise is scaling in response to a surge in demand for experienced strategists, academics, and practitioners who know what it takes to get the job done. If you're passionate, pragmatic, and purpose-driven, and want to grow your own practice in partnership with a kick-ass team, let's talk.

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Partners

Uncompromise continues to expand its impact through a growing network of aligned strategic, technical, and ecosystem partners. Each of the partners represented below hold what we believe to be a critical piece in solving the word’s wicked problems in a coordinated way.