Alex Kontouris and Graeme Kelly began their business partnership in 1997. Their foundation telecommunications Service Provider business (Saise Telecom), initially serviced Melbourne, and quickly grew to a national organisation going on to become one of Australia’s largest privately owned service providers. In 2005 Saise Telecom was merged with publicly listed Carrier, Clever Communications Ltd (CVA), and both Graeme and Alex held executive directorships on the board. This business was eventually sold to BigAir Ltd (BGL), Australia’s largest carrier of wireless Ethernet services.

In 2007 Alex and Graeme established a private telecommunications company, servicing whole of business solutions to the SMB and enterprise market place. Solely focusing on business solutions, the group has won awards for it’s entrepreneurial nature, breadth of corporate products and the overall growth of the business featuring in Smart 50, Deloitte Fast 50 (Australia) and Fast 500 (Asia Pacific) and BRW Fast 100.

Meet Our Managing Directors


Co-managing Director

Alex is co-founder and co-managing director of Now Telecom. He is responsible for the operational activities, working hand in hand with the team to oversee the management of the delivered networks and alignment of the business activities. Alex’s experience and strong strategic guidance ensures the business drivers match the ever changing and broad range of telecommunications services, overall design and synergies between legacy and convergent products.


Co-managing Director

Graeme is co-founder and co-managing director of Now Telecom. He is responsible for its sales and marketing strategies, working closely with the Sales Directors of Now Telecom and wholesale partners (including Telstra, Optus, AAPT, Symbio and Vocus). Graeme’s focus and strength lies in understanding the customer’s overall communication requirements, matched with the correct carrier products and networks.