As the architect of multiple businesses, for Adrian, it’s always about people. And service. Tandem’s change-making business model and culture, are testimony to that belief. In founding Tandem, he transformed the traditional, dysfunctional workforce structure of unfriendly contracts, into a happy productive workforce with positive, customer-centric contracts. That fundamental shift, led to the ‘doing things differently’ culture that’s Tandem’s hallmark, and is now the cornerstone of all its trusting client relationships – no matter the sector. Now a Non-Executive Director on the Tandem Board – but still the nominal heart of our company – he’s a driven and passionate man, who’s never interested in doing things alone. It’s a team thing, or nothing.
Adrian is never still. An optimistic self-starter, he always has a project on the go and is looking for others to get going. He firmly believes in backing yourself and over the last 25+years, has successfully founded, built and sold several significant service companies. In 1992, Adrian co-founded SKILLED Communications Services, which in four years grew from two employees to a workforce of over 3,000 people. While there, he successfully built a management and systems platform to construct Australia’s largest telecommunications project — the Telstra Broadband network. In 1999 he went on to co-found the independent ATM company, Direct Cash, and in 2004, co-founded Service Stream followed by the co-founding of ISGM/Tandem, in 2010.