The Team

The Konnekt team shares a passion for providing a unique product and service, with oustanding customer support, worldwide.

We also love great coffee. It’s not in our hiring policy; it just seems that way.


Karl Grimm

Founder and Managing Director

Karl Grimm is an experienced business leader with a successful history of surmounting technology challenges and creating sought-after products and services. Building an incredibly happy team who love their job is central to good management.

Karl is customer-focused, enjoys a positive outlook on life, and has a reputation for honesty and integrity above all else.


John Nakulski

Co-Founder and Marketing Director

The vision for Konnekt’s award-winning Videophone came from John’s struggle to help his Mum overcome dementia, mitigate loneliness and depression, see her grandkids, and stay in her own home longer.

John has a passion for all things related to health and wellness, experience volunteering in Aged Care, and is a champion for user-centric design.

Natalie wearing Konnekt top

Natalie Allinson

Office Manager

Natalie originally trained as a secondary teacher and worked in education for seven years before moving to office management.  She loves to organize and to work with numbers, but also has a passion for people networking.

Experienced in business administration, HR, contracts and more, Natalie tweets rhymes to our Social Media followers and is well known in the local community for her voluntary work in Aged Care.

Karl’s story: My Mum & Tech Stress

Konnekt Videophone - "My Mom & Tech Stress"

Ian Holland

System Architect

Ian is renowned in the world of video & voice technology, successful in leading large teams, and accomplished in international business. His work has repeatedly met the high reliability standards of demanding customers such as Fortune 500 corporations.

When Ian isn’t solving the impossible, he coaches basketball and enjoys a highly technical radio direction-finding team sport known as foxhunting.

Robert Bodo

Robert Bodo

Captioning Videophone Consultant
Darshika Chaturvedi, Marketing Coordinator

Darshika Chaturvedi

Sales/Marketing Consultant

Darshika comes to Konnekt from the University of Nottingham, where she created digital and print content. Darshika loves learning, and made it easier for customers across the globe to discover and order our unique Videophone.

In between digital marketing assignments, Darshika finds time for sports – especially cricket and badminton.

Daniel Grimm

Support Technician
Kostas Mitropoulos

Kostas Mitropoulos

Support Technician

Linda Young

Japan Sales Support and Captioning Specialist
Pano Mitropoulos

Pano Mitropoulos

Support Technician

As our newest Production and Support Technician, Pano builds, personalizes and supports Videophones and Captioning Videophones for our customers.

Pano studied engineering and business management at RMIT.

Tracy Howard


With a background in Office Administration and Bookkeeping, Tracy helps keep Konnekt running smoothly. You might find yourself talking to Tracy if you call our offices.

When she isn’t visiting her own Mum in Aged Care, Tracy enjoys reading and walking, visiting the gym, and spending time with her grandson.

Charvi Vij

Charvi Vij


Charvi is a Bachelor of Business graduate from RMIT, specialising in Marketing. She is experienced in Digitial and social media, content creation and customer service. Her customer-centric approach ensures that her content and ideas are beneficial to the end user.

Charvi has created web pages, blog posts and educational material to help customers find and understand Konnekt products.

David Bowen

David Bowen

Support Technician

Partners, Associates, Collaborators

We’re often asked for trusted help with government funding, choosing a home, finding service providers and selecting other assistive technology. Here are a few of the individuals and organizations that we highly respect, that we would recommend to you for their services, their web-based resources or their research papers.

Click on each image to learn how they can help you.

Danielle Robertson, DR Care Solutions

My goal is to assist you to find the right care solution that meets your needs, wants and wishes in the quickest possible time.

Danielle can help you navigate the government funding maze quickly, select a reputable service provider, and take the work out of care management.

Danielle Robertson

DR Care Solutions, Australia
Christian Walter, bildfon

Sales and support partner for Continental Europe.

Making the Videophone available to users with a screen interface in many languages, fast delivery from the service center in Vienna – right in the heart of Europe – and best-in-class support provided during European daytime hours.

Christian Walter

bildfon, Europe
Tara DeBondt ESSI

My goal is to offer personalized advice and caring support, to help you or your family.

I can also assist with providing Internet to anyone within the United States.

Tara DeBondt

Environmental Sound Solutions Inc., USA

The Virtual Team

Our team of local and international partners supply hardware to our specification, develop Videophone software, design our web, personalize Videophone for customers in multiple languages, provide IT and Internet support service, and demonstrate and sell our product.

Konnekt has a growing list of sales and support partners in America, Australasia and Europe.

If you feel you can help us improve the lives of the elderly and disabled as a valued Konnekt partner or reseller, simply Contact Us.

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