Ryan’s telecoms career began in 1993 when co-founding telecommunications service provider corpTEL Communications. corpTEL rapidly became one of the largest privately owned B2B telecom groups in Australia. Ryan was its major shareholder, Chief Executive & Chairman until its sale to AAPT (TPG) in 1998.
People Telecom Limited was also co-founded by Ryan in 2000. Again, as a B2B telecoms provider, however, in this instance it owned its own data (and fibre) network and was a significant broadband network operator while an ASX listed entity. Today it’s part of the Vocus Group.
In 2007 Ryan founded Next Telecom in Australia that is now recently part of Comms Group Limited.
In 2014, Ryan founded Next Business Energy, one of Australia’s premium B2B energy groups that won the fasted growing company in Australia in 2018 recording revenues over $100 million.