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We’re changing cooperative purchasing for the better

CompareCoOps is the smart way to access cooperative contracts. Our secure technology platform is independent of the cooperatives, public agencies, and suppliers that we serve in the world of cooperative public procurement.

We are part of VendorPanel, an award-winning SaaS Platform that has helped transform public procurement for hundreds of state and local agencies over the past ten years.

Our roots are in Australia, but our business now includes the US and Canada - three markets with very similar public procurement landscapes.

CompareCoOps is hosted on the trusted VendorPanel platform:

64,000 Users

99.8% uptime guarantee

Secure Microsoft Azure cloud

Onshore US data hosting

Leadership Team

James Leathem 240

James Leathem

Founder & CEO

James drives strategy and growth for CompareCoOps and parent organization VendorPanel. His background prior to founding the business was in procurement consulting and leadership development.

Matthew Clyne 240

Matt Clyne

Chief Revenue Officer

Matt graduated Haverford College, PA, and has experience of cloud platforms in procurement, banking, and HR. He has called cities including San Francisco home, and leads or Growth and Account Management teams.

Jennifer Sulentic 240 lightbg

Jennifer Sulentic

Vice President

Jennifer leads CompareCoOps in the US. With over 8 years of experience at U.S. Communities and ProcureSource, she is well known and widely respected in the world of public procurement cooperative contracting.

David Bubner 240

David Bubner

Chief Operating Officer

A Masters in Management led David to senior roles in global energy, water, and renewables businesses. Resulting experience in leadership and process improvement helps inform his decision-making as COO.

Damien Williams 240

Damien Williams

Finance Director

Building on an international career with some of tech’s household names, Damien leads our finance and HR teams.

Simon Bristow 240

Simon Bristow

Head of Product

Simon is responsible for managing and expanding our product team as it drives the future direction of the VendorPanel platform.


We are backed by a group of investors with outstanding track records in the global B2B SaaS marketplace, including EVP, Ord Minnett, Five V Capital, The Sypkes Group, and Saniel Ventures.


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