Cirrus Networks adds board members, targets Eastern States growth

Appointments come as Cirrus puts the final details together on its reverse listing with Liberty Resources.
  • Mike Gee (ARN)
  • 26 November, 2014 10:04

Cirrus Networks has appointed former iiNet director, Andrew Milner, to the role of chairman, and former L7 Solutions co-founder, Matthew Sullivan, as a non-executive director.

In a statement, Cirrus said Milner and Sullivan were expected to help fast track Cirrus’ growth plans.

Their appointments come as Cirrus puts the final details together on its reverse listing with Liberty Resources.

Milner previously managed a number of successful high-growth technology businesses. He founded Wantree Internet, which was later purchased by iiNet, before co-founding L7 Solutions, one of West Australia’s largest and fastest growing IT systems integrators.

In 2011, with a turnover of $55m, Amcom Telecommunications acquired L7 Solutions. Milner recently co-founded Perth-based marketing and sales solutions firm, Roobix.

“Milner is well respected in the industry and will add a great deal of strategic knowledge in business development and mergers and acquisitions to the business,” Cirrus Networks founder and CEO, Frank Richmond, said. “His presence will add further credibility and influence to our capital raising initiatives.”

Sullivan has held various executive roles within strong performing IT organisations in Australia and was CEO and co-founder (with Milner) of L7 Solutions in 2004 until the 2011 acquisition. During this time the company was awarded numerous industry accolades including being named as the 18th fastest growing Australian company in 2008 (BRW Fast 100).

Sullivan was also twice included in BRW’s 40 under 40, achieved Western Region finalist in the 2010 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year program and was a member of various vendor advisory boards within South-East Asia.

Cirrus has new contract wins of more than $1 million this month for customers including mining equipment rental and maintenance solutions provider, Emeco (ASX:EHL), which selected Cirrus to provide a data network refresh of their national and international offices. .