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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 in cloud platforms across procurement, banking, and HR. He has called cities including San Francisco home, and leads our Growth and Account Management teams.

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.


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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