Jules Rumsey – Chief Executive Officer
Jules Rumsey is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Cloud Plus. He is an ICT industry veteran and Internet pioneer with over 20 years of experience.
Jules was the Technical Manager at Magna Data in 1997 when they delivered ‘Broadband for Business’, one of the first commercial HDSL offerings in Australia. During his time at Magna Data, Jules participated in a lobby group seeking regulatory reforms to drive unbundling of the copper access network in Australia.
While working for Excite@Home Australia, Jules managed the engineering, deployment and operation of the much-awarded Optus@Home broadband cable network, which was released in 1999. He also delivered a number of major innovations while working there.
In 2002 Jules was appointed CEO of Saise (acquired by BigAir and in turn Superloop), where he executed a significant turn-around and cemented Saise’s position as one of the leading business-focused voice and data service providers in Melbourne.
In 2003 Jules founded Telarus (acquired by Over The Wire), merging it with Broadband Direct in 2004. Telarus was highly successful under Jules’ leadership as CEO, achieving rapid growth over many years, winning numerous industry awards and becoming one of the early cloud computing providers in Australia.
Jules is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has served as a Director on the Board of the Service Providers Industry Association (SPAN) and the Communications Alliance (the peak body for the telecommunications industry).