About Us 2019-07-10T16:53:17+10:00

We are bloody fast
Sky-Speed Internet

Australia’s leading NBN alternative

We’re ASX listed (ST1) and a disruptor in the telco industry. We’ve developed our own advanced fixed wireless network, which means we are a true alternative to the NBN and can provide Australians with super-fast wireless (AKA Sky-Speed) Internet and cloud-based business solutions.

Our Internet speeds range from 25Mbps to 500Mbps for homes and 25Mbps to a whopping 1Gbps and beyond for businesses – we can give you everything you need to be connected in this fast-paced, non-stop, ever-changing world.

We’re also rated as Australia’s fastest ISP*. And look, we don’t want to toot our own horn too much, but we also have an incredible team who put our customers at the centre of everything we do and we like to think we do a mighty fine job of it. As a result, we have some of the highest customer satisfaction and NPS scores in the industry.

Since 2005, our network has expanded through substantial organic growth and strategic acquisitions and now spans the three biggest cities across Australia’s East Coast. We’re not pumping the breaks on this anytime soon either. We’re always expanding our reach and growing our network so we can provide more Australian businesses and homes with what they deserve; better, faster and more reliable Internet.

By investing in the most exciting Internet technology around, we continue to create our very own advanced fixed wireless network, which operates through the air and above the traffic and congestion.

> Learn about our network

Google Rating
4.1

Don’t just take our word for it

You might be thinking that we can talk the good talk, but our loyal customers are the ones who prove we’re the real deal. We power some of Australia’s most iconic buildings and businesses including Eureka Tower, BHP House, Medibank Centre, and Southport Central Towers as well as some of Australia’s most disruptive and renowned companies including Knight Frank, YMCA, Bellabox, and Snap Chat (Snap Inc).

And, we don’t end there – Our super-fast Internet has also powered four seasons of Channel Nine’s The Block. Check out our TV appearances here.

So, where did it all begin?

Our journey has been one of super-fast growth, just like our Sky-Speed Internet. Thanks to the support of thousands of fellow Australians, we’ve transformed from a 2005 telco reseller to an ASX listed disruptor and leading NBN alternative with our own network that just keeps on growing.

Some say the sky is the limit, but we’re already here. We’ve got no intentions of slowing down when it comes to expanding and upgrading our Sky-Speed network because we want Australians to have access to the Internet they deserve, not the snail-paced NBN.

Last year saw our team grow by 50%, our revenue increase by 41% and gross profits up by 55% (read more of the good stuff in our annual report). We also announced some exciting network expansion plans including a State Government deal, which will see Spirit provide the regional town of Horsham with super-fast Sky-Speed Internet. Our network also received some serious upgrades with the announcement of our huge 10 Gigabit ring upgrade giving our customers access to even better speeds and more connectivity.

This year is proving to be even bigger and better, with a $4.2 million capital raise and acquisitions of LinkOne Group (QLD, NSW & VIC) and Building Connect (NSW) allowing us to power more businesses than ever before in Sydney, Brisbane and Victoria. These latest acquisitions work hand in hand with past acquisitions of World Without Wires (QLD), Phone Names (NSW), My Telecom (VIC) and Voxcom (VIC) to help us power three of the biggest cities up Australia’s East Coast.

We’ve got some big plans and more network expansion in the works, so stay tuned!

2019
• Spirit acquires 'LinkOne'
• Spirit acquires 'Building Connect'
2017
• Spirit acquires ‘Phone Names’ & ‘World Without Wires’
• Winner - Deloitte Fast 500
2015
• 150 buildings added to the network
• Acquires 'My Telecom'
• Supplied Internet to The Block
• Named as Australia’s Fastest ISP
2013
• 16 buildings added to the network
• Supplied Internet to The Block
2011
• BRW Fast 100
• Spirit wins first Multi-Dwelling Unit
2005
• Spirit opens for business
2018
• Spirit reaches 510 on-net buildings
• Rated as Melbourne’s fastest ISP*
• Winner - Deloitte Fast 500
• CRN Fast 50
• Supplied Internet to The Block
• Secured Victorian State Government Deal to provide Internet to Horsham
• Network Expansion (10 Gig Ring)
2016
• ASX Listing (ST1)
• Named as Australia's Fastest ISP
2014
• 34 buildings added to the network
• Supplied Internet to The Block
2012
• BRW Fast 100
• Spirit acquires 'Voxcom'
2009
• ‘Telko’ sub branch launched

Executive Leadership Team

GEOFF NEATE​
Managing director

Bachelor of Business (Monash), Masters of Marketing (Melb)

Geoff is a co-founder of Spirit Telecom, starting the business in 2005. Geoff has been a senior executive with several established organisations such as Primus Telecom, RACV, Telstra and Lend Lease Corporate Services.

His three years at Primus Telecom as General Manager of the Consumer Division, included managing near 500 staff, $8 million marketing spend and $47 million operational expenses. With over 20 years’ experience in telecommunications, he has witnessed the industry transform and has shaped Spirit’s activities accordingly.

SOL LUKATSKY​
CHIEF SALES & MARKETING OFFICER

Masters of Marketing, Bachelor of Business (Marketing)

Sol is a C-Suite Executive with multiple company transactions across: ASX and Private Equity backed companies. He has over 15 years in senior leadership roles covering: marketing, sales management, digital, customer experience, big data, capital markets, innovation and operations within blue chip organisations including: Dun & Bradstreet, Challenger Financial Services and NAB.

In addition, as CEO he has led two Private Equity backed companies in the online services and digital technology markets (GLS & Workstar). This included, Global P&L responsibilities, +650 team members with offices across Australia, Asia and Europe. Educated at Harvard, Melbourne Business School, RMIT and awarded a Fellowship by Leadership Victoria.

Donovan Newton
Chief Financial Officer

Bachelor of Accounting, CPA

Donovan’s experience as a senior finance executive includes 9 years with Goldman Sachs real estate and distressed debt businesses based in Tokyo, listed ASX experience as the CFO for Living and Leisure Australia, and CFO for Domain.com.au.  Instrumental in the development and growth of a number of fast paced and dynamic businesses, Donovan’s experience will be pivotal in driving and supporting the continued success of Spirit Telecom.

Mark Dioguardi
Chief Operating Officer

Master of Business Administration, Bachelor of Engineering Hons

Mark is an experienced CTO and COO with over 25 years’ experience predominantly in Tier 1 and 2 Telco operators in Australia and Asia. A qualified engineer, Mark commenced his career in engineering and engineering construction management in Telstra before building his corporate career as CTO at Maxis, where he led 1350 engineers and managed a USD600mil budget to grow their  network.

He then moved into a Chief Operating Officer role at Maxis before returning to Australia to join iiNet as Chief Technology Officer. Mark joined Spirit as Chief Operating Officer in November 2018 to develop and lead Spirit’s network growth and drive operational excellence across the business.  He is also an Executive Director of Spirit and a non Executive Director of TimedotCom.

Michaila Stanton
Chief People & Culture Officer

Grad Dip Employment Law, Human Resource Management

Michaila has over 10 years’ experience in senior HR leadership roles both Internationally and in Australia including AGSM and Barclays Bank, London as well as a number of leadership roles across the Westpac Banking Group including Head of HR, Bank of Melbourne (Westpac) and Head of HR, BankSA (Westpac). Michaila has led a number of large transformational Change Programs, developed and executed Talent Strategy and is particularly passionate about Leadership and organisational culture and the impact it can have on an organisations’ performance and employee wellbeing

What’s next? And more importantly, what can Spirit do for you?

As we continue to grow, we want to help the innovators of today power both their personal and business life with the super-fast Sky-Speed Internet they deserve.

For our business customers, we also offer cloud solutions, voice and unified communications services, back-up Internet services (Redundancy as a Service) and Phone Names; everything you need to accelerate your business.

We offer symmetrical uploads and downloads and can tailor plans with speeds up to 1Gbps and beyond if you want your business to fly even faster. If you want to know all the nitty-gritty tech details, we chat further here about how our network operates and some of the tech we use (including some of the first 5G beam-forming technology in Australia)

So maybe it’s time to join the Spirit party if you haven’t already?