Vinodh Natarajan started ST Consulting in 2013 realising that the telecommunications industry needed a specialised firm who could offer network design services combined with a deep understanding of project management essentials. Vinodh was joined by long-time industry technology-evangelist, Kul Bhatia in 2015.
Vinodh’s history in complex program delivery combined with Kul’s deep technology focus has put ST Consulting in a unique position to deliver. Vinodh and Kul have continued to meet and exceed customer expectations while growing the company to over 70 dedicated and capable team members. While based in Sydney, we service clients across Australia.
Vinodh created ST Consulting in June of 2013 as a way to balance his work and family commitments. In doing so, Vinodh was able to leverage strong business relationships and his formidable reputation to build the foundation for a robust network design and managed service team. Vinodh continues to lead 70 plus team members ensuring an environment that supports and encourages the development of all.
Vinodh is a member of The Australian Institute of Company Directors, has a Masters Degree in Telecommunications from Monash University, is a member of The Institute of Australian Engineers and holds a PRINCE2 Practitioner certification.
Vinodh has vast experience in fixed and wireless network rollouts. His experience includes the negotiation, transition, and operation of national deployment contracts.
Kul has worked for a number of multinational technology companies in senior roles. Recently he worked for Silicon Valley based broadband optimization company, ASSIA, as the Vice President of sub-region South-East Asia.
Kul has overseen some of Australia’s most exciting transmission and broadband projects during his 9 years with Marconi and Ericsson as a CTO & General Manager of the Broadband Networks division.
As the Director of Broadband Solutions and nbn™ at Kordia Solutions, Kul was responsible for developing market competitive offerings and ensuring that customers were provided with network solutions and engineering services which timely met their requirements. One of the key wins was with nbn™ where his team was responsible for the planning, designing and building of the FTTH network for 100k homes in NSW. During his time, Kordia also published a white paper for Local Government Authorities (LGAs) and Telecommunication groups within Australia. Through this paper, Kordia shared knowledge as to how Local Governments could embrace and enhance the nbn™ rollout.
While with Marconi, Kul provided technical expertise for a number of projects including the implementation and design of the world’s largest non-regenerated optical link (Amcom IP1) and the roll-out of both TransACT and Western Power’s advanced DSL/FTTx based broadband networks delivering IPTV services. His integral work on those projects helped see Marconi recognised as Hardware Vendor of the Year at the Australian Telecom Awards.
Prior to joining Marconi/Ericsson, Kul worked with Optus in the very early days when the company was acquiring its carrier license to operate in Australia.
Kevin has over seventeen years of telecommunications experience in the carrier, vendor, network delivery, and consulting arenas. His expertise resides in the areas of applying technology to business processes, strategy delivery, business scaling, continuous improvement, and creating a culture of success.
Through his career, Kevin has excelled at standing up new group capabilities as well as driving efficiency across business units. His roles have had accountability for project management, structural & process transformation, service delivery, and cost optimisation. He carries extensive experience leading design, engineering, and data management teams through IT development, project prioritization, and budget allocations.
Koushik is a constant learner and adapter of technology. Koushik brings with him a deep technology understanding combined with the ability to find solutions and advance technology teams. He has a broad range of expertise including technology automation, telecommunication design, and construction. In his 15-year career, Koushik has been part of landmark project teams throughout Australia. This has provided him with a diverse knowledge base across various technology applications. Koushik is one of the few IoT (Internet of Things) experts in the country with hands-on IoT experience in multiple sectors.
Koushik has diverse experience in wired and wireless automation solutions from large-scale commercial buildings to residential buildings. His experience includes solution design, network design, project management, stakeholder management and procurement.
Koushik holds two Masters Degrees, one in Engineering Studies and the other in Engineering Management. Both degrees are from The University of Technology, Sydney. He is also a member of Engineers Australia.