MobileNation began life as an incubation project by CentricMinds, an Australian content management company. We’ve since shifted our operations to Palo Alto, California. We launched in March 2011 at DEMO.

Tod and Ben. Mobilenation's founders

MobileNation founders: from left – Tod Pedler, Ben Davey

Tod Pedler

Tod is currently the CEO of CentricMinds, an Australian based Enterprise Web Content Management company he founded in 1997. Tod is also an angel investor, assisting a mobile startup until it was recently acquired by an ASX listed company. Specializing in the commercialization of web & mobile technologies, Tod has also developed and ran an international channel management program for CentricMinds resulting in partners in North America, Latin America, Europe and China. Tod is the founder of MobileNation.

Ben Davey

Ben developed and sold his his first commercial mobile application at the age of 15 in 2000. He has been developing software for 17 years and possesses an honors degree in Computer Systems Engineering. As an avid Apple fanboy, his experience in iOS development predates the launch of Apple’s official SDK and AppStore.  He is the CTO and Product Architect of MobileNation.


John Hummelstad

John is a management executive with extensive experience and has been involved with mentoring high growth ICT companies, raising capital and serving on boards in the US, Asia and Australia. Previously, John was a Regional Director at Microsoft Australia and managed the Venture Capital arm of IBM Australia.

Andrew Roberts

Andrew is CEO and co-founder of Ephox, a leading provider of software for optimizing web content production and one of the fastest growing companies in Silicon Valley. Andrew has been an entrepreneur for 15 years in Australia and Silicon Valley. With Andrew as CEO, Ephox has grown sales by more than 600% and increased profits more than ten-fold. Andrew holds a BS in Computer Science, is on the entrepreneurial committee of the Silicon Valley Association of Startup Entrepreneurs (SVASE) and was previously a board member of Software Engineering Australia. Andrew was a recipient of a Young Australian of the Year Award.