Jeff Jordan

Chief Executive Officer

Jeff brings a wealth of international business and technology experience to Bendigo Telco – with a focus on the needs of Financial Institutions. Jeff’s early work was with Olivetti Corporation where he was responsible for the implementation of technology systems for the banking and finance industry. Jeff gained further experience with Corillian Corporation in the deployment of internet-based banking systems. Later Jeff joined S1 Corporation, a global provider of payments systems and financial services software where he established new overseas markets for the company in Asia Pacific, with a special focus on the Australian banking sector. He was hired by worldwide ICT services company Getronics as Vice President, Sales, and was also VP Sales for Sales Vision Corporation where he was responsible for sales to banks and credit unions in USA West Coast and ASPAC regions. Jeff’s background has spanned both the technical and sales areas and he has broad experience in the USA, Asian and Australian marketplaces.

Jarrod Draper

Executive General Manager

Jarrod brings over 13 years technology industry experience to the business which spans sectors such as government, global logistics and the Telco industry. Prior to joining Bendigo Telco, Jarrod held several senior technical and management positions including a strategically focused sales role at Telstra. Jarrod has a strong understanding of the technical landscape within which Bendigo Telco operates and excels at developing technology strategies to ensure that the business keeps pace with the ever changing telco environment. Maintaining Bendigo Telco’s focus on providing an outstanding customer experience is also central to Jarrod’s role within the business. Jarrod places an emphasis on developing an environment which is conducive to empowering high performance teams. A Bendigo local, Jarrod is passionate about our community and the region.

Jim Nielsen

Chief Operating Officer

Jim is responsible for Bendigo Telco’s PCI DSS compliance certification program, and has led the business through three successful PCI DSS certifications. Prior to joining Bendigo Telco, Jim worked for a number of prominent companies including National Mutual – one of the first non-bank financial institutions in Australia. Jim was one of the initial Australian employees of Synoptics Communications – a Silicon Valley based leader in 10BaseT technology. Jim moved to the USA to continue his career with Synoptics as Manager of Technical Support – Asia. After SynOptics merged with Wallfleet Corp to become BayNetworks, Jim moved into a Product Management role, responsible for ATM products. Later, Jim joined FORE Systems, as Director of Marketing for LAN products. Whilst with Bay Networks and FORE Systems Jim participated in many international networking forums, delivering the companies positioning and meeting with their largest customers. Later, Jim joined a classic Silicon Valley ‘start-up’ called FVC.COM as VP Marketing. Jim was a key part of FVC’s successful public offering on the NASDAQ stock exchange. Jim has worked with all major networking technologies and is experienced at working with end users, manufacturers and investors alike.

Steven Wright

Chief Financial Officer

Steven Wright was named Chief Financial Officer of Bendigo Telco in August 2016 and brings more than 18 years’ experience to this critical management role. As CFO, Steve is responsible for the financial management, business support, financial planning and analysis, investor relations, internal and external audit, tax and compliance functions of the company. Prior to being named CFO, Steve had held the positions of Senior Accountant and Finance Manager at Bendigo Telco. Before joining Bendigo Telco in 2009, Steve served as Senior Accountant at Poole and Associates Pty Ltd and later at AFS & Associates Pty Ltd. In these positions Steve gained broad experience in all aspects of management and financial accounting. Steve earned his degree in accounting at La Trobe University Bendigo and is a Certified Practicing Accountant.