Sullivan returns to Australia as Vanco CEO

Completes four year tenure in the US

Virtual network operator, Vanco,, today announced the appointment of former Telstra executive Tim Sullivan as the company's new CEO for the Asia-Pacific.

Based in Sydney, Sullivan will work with teams in Hong Kong, Tokyo, Delhi and Shanghai to further increase sales throughout the whole region.

Singapore general manager, Hong Meng Lee, will also report directly to Sullivan.

A Brisbane native, Sullivan has been working for Vanco for over 10 years in senior sales and management roles across the world.

He has been involved in securing Vanco's largest customer deals and responsible for the account management of flagship global clients in Europe, Asia and the US.

During Sullivan's four year tenure with Vanco US he oversaw triple digit sales growth and considerable operational expansion, leaving the US as one of the most successful regions within Vanco.

Prior to Vanco Tim spent several years working for Telstra in Sydney.

Vanco founder Allen Timpany said Sullivan has an internationally proven track record in delivering global networking solutions that are individually tailored to the needs of the world's largest enterprises.

He said the appointment also reflects the company's commitment to continued growth in the region.

"The Asia-Pacific region is a heterogeneous market with a vast diversity in technological developments, requirements and culture," Timpany said.

"Only with the detailed understanding of these distinctions that comes with over 10 years of established relationships with all of the major service providers in the region can we help multinational Asian enterprises turn these factors to business advantage and mutual benefit."

Commenting on his appointment Sullivan said Vanco's proven VNO model has huge potential in the region.

"I am looking forward to expand our recent successes and strengthen our position across all of these markets," he added.

Established in 1988, Vanco does not own telecoms assets and therefore has the freedom to source infrastructure from the most suitable Asset Based Carriers (ABCs) on a global basis.

With solutions available in 230 countries and territories, Vanco clients includeAccor Hotels, Avis Europe, British Airways, Ford Motor Company, IBM/Lloyds TSB, Siemens, Pilkington and Virgin Retail.

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