Darren Whitaker-Barnett is the founder and CEO of WhosOnLocation. Since founding the company in 2012, Darren has led the team with a focus on driving innovation and product direction and is now a recognized global leader in the visitor management sector.
A passionate All Blacks rugby fan, lover of red wine and fine whiskey, and a practitioner of the Japanese business philosophy Kaizen, which focusses on ‘continuous improvement. Today Darren is leading the company’s transformation from a visitor management centric platform to one which helps our customers create safer and more secure workplaces for employees, contractors, and visitors.
What we do!
While working for a corporate, WhosOnLocation CEO and Founder, Darren Whitaker-Barnett, experienced a poorly managed evacuation event of his office tower. Several people were left in the building, the front of house team forgot to take the visitor register, and no single person could account for all 400+ employees, contractors, and visitors onsite.
As an observer of this incident Darren understood the regulatory compliance and ethical need for organizations to be able to account for, and verify the safety of, those people in their duty of care, and so WhosOnLocation, a New Zealand incorporated company, was born.
Our people presence software monitors the safe and secure movement of people through workplaces. The powerful, cloud-based solution unites visitor, contractor, employee, and emergency management into a single application.
Armed with a rich, unified source of people presence information. Users gain visibility of who is permitted on-site, who is on-site in real-time, and who was on-site. Strengthening the security and safety of their assets, people, and intellectual property.