Jens – aka “Mr Cool” – Raun
Founder & Director of Nuar Pty. Ltd.
Experienced IT & Business Consultant, Program Manager, Website Developer, Entrepreneur & Mentor who loves new challenges and helping individuals and small business owners!
Jens Raun is a Danish-Australian citizen. He started calling Australia home back in 1989 and he is at present living on the Gold Coast in sunny Queensland.
Jens studied Economics and Business Administration at the Copenhagen Business School. He has worked in the IT & Telco industry for most of his life. He started his career as an IT Sales Consultant (Burroughs Data Systems), moved on to IT Systems Development (MBI, Pi Data), IT Management (EDC Gruppen, Tele Denmark IT, Qantas Operations & Qantas Freight), IT Program Management (Optus Telecommunication, Delta Air Lines, Malaysia Telecom & 3) returning to sales as International Business Development Manager (Tele Denmark International) and Global Account Manager (Motorola). Jens has worked in many different countries (Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Germany, Switzerland, The Netherlands, UK, USA, Malaysia, Thailand, New Zealand & Australia) and experienced working in different cultures and managed multicultural teams (up to 100+ staff).
Jens left the corporate world and established his own Australian business Nuar Pty Ltd back in March 2002. (note: Nuar = Raun spelled backwards).
Entrepreneur & Startup Mentor
Jens is a true serial entrepreneur, he has been engaged in several startups since 1998 – FastShopping.dk, place2live.com.au, Volocibus.com, ThailandMedicalTravel.com.au, GoMedik.com, TheStartupGuide.co, and SitesNAll.com. He has failed/learned a lot regarding startups, but also been successful. He was introduced to – and inspired to use – the Lean Startup methodology back in 2011. He has also enjoyed and been an active participant (as an active team member or as a mentor) in several Google Startup Weekend events in Brisbane and on the Gold Coast.
Due to his background and many years of experience in the IT systems development area, learning and starting to do website development was a natural progression when he began operating his different online businesses. Jens started developing his own websites using Microsoft FrontPage but has since 2003 been a dedicated WordPress website developer. Today Jens builds or rebuilds WordPress-based websites using the DIVI theme from Elegant Themes, the most popular WordPress theme in the world and the ultimate WordPress page builder. With the DIVI tool sophisticated websites can be built in days – not weeks. For Nuar customers, this means VERY competitive pricing and a VERY fast turnaround. Jens got his own websites hosted on Siteground – one of only 3 website hosting service providers that are recommended by WordPress.
Helping People In His Local Community
With years of experience from the Information Technology sector and still learning Jens is always happy to give people a helping hand in his areas of expertise. He offers his services as a “technology support”-consultant helping individuals and small business owners get any laptop, desktop, printer, Wi-Fi router, smartphone and smart TV setup and update issues solved. He truly believes “the truth is in the data”, so he has been using Microsoft Excel since the first release back in 1985 for preparing reports, forecasts, and budgets. Jens is a very experienced Microsoft Excel user who very much enjoy helping individuals establish advanced tracking spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel Pivot Tables and Dash Boards. He can also help you with PowerPoint presentations.
Jens should have retired by now, but he is NOT a man that acts his age, he is VERY young at heart, into new technology, gadgets & Deep House music. When he is not joggling technology, he loves traveling, experiencing new places and cultures, meeting new people, 4WD’ing, sailing. At some point in time, he plans to become a “Grey Nomad” exploring more of the Australian Outback and the many secluded beaches “down-under”.
When living and working in Thailand managing a resort south of Hua Hin Jens learned about the principle of “giving” rather than “gaining” and he now practices “pay-it-forward”, so if you got a problem then he is ALWAYS happy to give you advice and assist you moving forward.
Jens has worked in many different “virtual” business setups where he never met the customer in person, but he is – despite being hooked on technology and the many new ways of communication – still of the opinion that the best form of communication between people will be a meeting in person – when that is not possible the second-best alternative is obviously a video call.
As a result of a heart attack – that should have left him dead back in 2007 – his view on life changed; Jens now lives by his motto: “Enjoy EVERY day, you never know when it is over – life’s journey is NOT about arriving safely at the grave in a well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting ‘Holy Shit’! What a ride!!!”
Jens’s priorities in life are simple: 1) HELP people, 2) have FUN & 3) make a bit of MONEY – in that order!!!.
For a bit more info about the professional background of “Mr Cool” please:
- take a look at Jens Raun’s Linkedin Profile – he has 4,400+ Linkedin Connections (and growing!!!)
- try to Google “Jens Raun”
You can write/speak to Jens in the following language:
Jens’s contact details (just click any link to start a conversation):
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone/Facetime: +61 407 644 451
- Facebook Messenger: MrCoolAU
- Skype: place2liveQLD
Q: Why is Jens Raun also known as “Mr Cool”?
A: When working in Thailand most Thai’s could not pronounce his first name correctly, instead of Jens, they said “Jen”. “Jen” in Thai means Cold so Jens got the nickname “Mr Cool” which he found to be … … … pretty cool
Recommendations For Jens Raun:
April 25, 2021
I have recently used Jens Raun to set up my business website and emails. I was extremely happy with his knowledge, and how quickly he was able to do this. I found him to be most helpful, assisting me to access sites to develop my business logo, assisting to develop relevant paperwork such as service agreements, consents and other business statements. He was able to easily integrate my needs into a wonderful website that is user friendly. Jens was accessible when I needed him and his pricing was extremely reasonable. I would highly recommend his service.
February 26, 2018
Jens reached out to me from some posts I did on Medium. He offered up some incredible advice for an agency I am in the process of starting up. That advice turned into a free phone call and It was one of the best decisions I made. He was honest, straightforward, and really gave me the direction I was missing. He has an immense amount of experience and I could not trade that for anything. I would highly recommend that anyone work with Jens especially since he offers some great free mentoring, follow ups, and he will not sugar-coat anything. He will set you on the right path which is really what we all need.
November 10, 2017
From start to finish Jens has been and continues to be amazingly helpful & patient. He demonstrates a deep understanding of the technical aspects of creating a WordPress website and in particular using the Divi theme. His vast business experience is invaluable in tying together all aspects of the project from design & functionality to security and more. The best part of his approach is his genuine desire to assist his clients to become capable of managing & updating their website themselves after he has completed the project. He continues to follow up to encourage clients to keep updating their site & to keep creating fresh content to improve search rankings. I would highly recommend his services if you need a new website created or an existing site to be updated.
September 5, 2012
“Great work Jens,
January 24, 2011
“Jens provides a much better and effective service than all of his competitors!”
December 13, 2009
“Jens has great attention to detail
and this sets him apart from other”