Pioneer in the IT industry
When Lloyd co-founded WebCentral, he set the standard for web hosting in Australia. When he exited the business, it was Australia’s largest web hosting company, with over 60,000 hosting accounts under management and annual revenues of more than AU$ 40 million.
2003 – WebCentral signed a record-breaking deal worth AU$20.3 million with Queensland’s Department of Education, the largest public-private partnership in Australia, and the largest Sun implementation in the world at the time.
2004 – WebCentral was sold to listed company FTR, which valued WebCentral at AU$45 million. The company was subsequently purchased by Melbourne IT.
2005 – Lloyd joined the board of PIPE Networks which listed on the Australian Stock Exchange in May 2005 (ASX:PWK). Within 3 years, PIPE Networks deployed over 600 km of dark fiber, built Tier 1 Data Center Facilities and constructed the first competitive submarine fiber optic cable linking Australia to the US via Guam.
Asia and the future of outsourcing
2005 – Lloyd formed Sinocode in China, a business that specialized in software development and QA outsourcing. As the business grew, he identified the Philippines as an obvious choice for expansion.
2010 – Cloudstaff was established in Clark (Philippines) with seven employees and provided services and support for Sinocode. Lloyd quickly recognized that there was a great demand for the services Cloudstaff offered, and soon the two companies merged.
Cloudstaff has doubled in size year over year. Cloudstaff currently employs almost 4000 staff and has 10 offices in the Philippines (Clark, Makati, Ortigas, and Cebu). The company provides an incredibly diverse range of skilled staff for companies all over the world. Tasks performed include accounting, estimating (for construction and building), drafting, engineering, animation, video editing, treasury management, marketing, property management, media production, programming, software QA, and specialized back office support (real estate, medical, accounting, personal assistants, etc).