About Us

AppO is 70 years of consulting knowledge and experience condensed into 1 product

About Kepa Software

Kepa Software was established in 2020 to develop a ground-breaking SaaS tool that embodied its founder’s hard-won portfolio prioritization knowledge and skill, representing the learnings of a combined seventy years of providing consulting services to large government agencies and commercial organisations.

Kepa Software is the author of AppO, a tool that helps make better business decisions by eliminating emotion and bias while breaking very complex decisions into consumable steps, and using proven science to rank the decision options by relative value to the business. Decisions made using AppO, are always statistically defendable.

Our Founders

Patricia Brennan – With a background in clinical psychology, Patricia has a long history of working in organizational psychology and organizational change. Patricia led change across a large federal government agency prior to leading the organisational change practice in a Tier 1 consultancy and is considered a subject matter expert in organisational change.

Ken Garrard – Ken’s career started in information technology, which grew into I.T. leadership and business transformation and then to broad-based business consulting. Ken also has more than twenty years experience managing large transformation portfolios in very large commercial and government organisations and is considered a thought leader in portfolio prioritisation and the use of multi-criteria decision analysis. Ken’s work has led to AppO embodying an extension to the Analytic Hierarchy Process that allows comparison of investments regardless of the value criteria used. 

Both our founders  have worked at senior levels in Tier 1 consulting firms providing advice on business transformation and have been recognised for their customer service and their knowledge across all of strategy development, portfolio, program and project management, organisational change and benefits management.

We seek to be a global leader helping enterprises and government to maximise the outcomes of investment decisions by reducing costs, and aligning strategy, portfolio, delivery and operations (through an advanced portfolio optimisation platform).

Why are we here?

Goal 1 – Global Sustainability

To help drive the global conversation on transparency of sustainability reporting ensuring clarity of view of organizational sustainability decisions that will lead to reversing the damage done to the fragile ecosystem of our planet.

Goal 2 – Save Our Customers Money

To help businesses save around U.S. $2.3 Trillion per annum by assisting them to align strategy development with strategy delivery.

Our Behavioural Values

We value Ethics, Manners / Respect, Professionalism, Agility, Teamwork, Honesty, Integrity, and Conviction

Thus, our team is EMPATHIC

We require our team to work together and demonstrate, individually and collectively, a culture of trust, respect, and responsiveness to and for all people.

We trust our team to act ethically at all times and in a professional manner.

As a team we commit to behaving honestly, with integrity, and sincere conviction.

Our Belief System

We believe:

  • Corporations should accrue fair returns for shareholders, but not at the expense of the legitimate interests of other stakeholders.
  • Corporations should operate sustainably, meeting the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.
  • Corporations should be governed in a manner that is participatory, transparent, ethical, and accountable.
  • In a zero harm workplace.

We Will:

  • Treat all persons fairly at work – respect and support human rights and non-discrimination.
  • Promote the health, safety and well-being of all persons.
  • Promote education, training and professional development for all persons associated with our business.
  • Promote equality through advocacy.
  • Measure and publicly report in a transparent manner on progress to achieve sustainability and equality.
  • Ensure our people are fairly rewarded for their contribution and service.


Kepa Software donates 1% of all revenue received each month to a pool of charities on a rotating basis. The charities currently in the pool are:

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Beyond Blue

Beyond Blue provides information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health, whatever their age and wherever they live.

The Smith Family

The Smith Family is a national, independent children’s charity helping disadvantaged Australians to get the most out of their education, so they can create better futures for themselves.

White Lion

We strive for a world where no young person is left behind, where all young people have the right to equitable opportunities to reach their potential. We exist to build positive connections and pathways to work for young people at risk

Australian Conservation Foundation

ACF is Australia’s national environment organisation. We are 700,000 people who speak out for the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the places and wildlife we love. We are proudly independent, non-partisan and funded by donations from our community.

Relationships Australia

At Relationships Australia we believe that respectful relationships are essential for the wellbeing of children, families, individuals and communities.


We believe no one should be without a safe and secure place to call home.

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