Ensuring excellence in service
Ryan O’Hare's career began in retail distribution before assuming control of the US operations of Eutility, a global energy and telecoms services and consultancy business.
In 1993, as an extension of the services provided by Eutility and to capitalise on the deregulation of the industry, Ryan founded a start up telecommunications service provider in Sydney, Australia called corpTEL Communications Pty Ltd.
corpTEL Communications Pty Ltd became one of the largest privately owned telecommunication service companies in Australia, recording revenues in 1998 of over $150 million for telecom services across Australia. Ryan was its major shareholder, Chief Executive and Chairman until its eventual sale to Australia's 3rd largest carrier, AAPT Limited in 1998.
People Telecom Limited was co-founded by Ryan in 2000. Five years later revenue had grown to over $150 million per annum. Today it is part of the M2 Communications Group that generates revenues of over $1billion per annum.
Next Telecom was founded by Ryan in 2006 and has since become a multi award winning IP telecoms specialist for business customers in Australia and now the United Kingdom.
Ryan is Director of the Australian Stroke Foundation and is active with the Children with Aids Charity in the UK. He was recognised for this work by being nominated as a finalist in the 2006 Ernst&Young Entrepreneur of the Year award.
Daniel Crespi is an experienced and professional executive, with over 24 years of Telecommunications experience in both Australia and the UK. Daniel started in the industry in 1991 in Australia as it was deregulating. Since that time, Daniel has been involved in various roles within Telecoms sales. starting at the ground roots level in customer service at Optus Communications (Australia's first major competitor to the existing incumbent) up to the more senior levels of management at Telcoinabox Limited here in the UK.
Daniel's specialisation in the last 15 years has been in Wholesale telecommunications, heading up new business development for AAPT Limited in Australia, where he first met Ryan O'Hare, and become the supplier to Ryan's businesses.
In the UK, this specialisation has now embraced both Wholesale supply and Retail sales. Daniel is the Managing Director of Telcoinabox Limited, taking a business in virtual start-up phase in 2010 to what it is today, as a fast growing and well established business, which is very well respected by peers and suppliers alike. The move to establishing Next Telecom, the Australian arm of Next Telecom Pty Limited (www.nexttelecom.com.au) is the next logical step in building busineseses here in the UK. This venture is also a logical extension of the business relationship between Ryan and Daniel in the UK.
Daniel has a postgraduate certificate in Business Management and Marketing.
Gavin Roache has spent 21 years in the telecommunications industry and is a co- founder of Next Telecom, having previously worked as a commercial manager in the energy industry for Eutillty.
Mark Manion joined the team having spent fifteen years in the telecommunications industry working both in public and private sectors. Mark was previously General Manager Consumer and Commercial at People Telecom Limited.