Olikka was formed in Melbourne in 2010 by three technologists. Now 25 people strong, we at Olikka strive to provide a ‘different’ IT service.
The Olikka culture is built on teamwork, transparency, quality, and a balance of fun and hard work.
Being transparent and straight talking allows us to collaborate more freely with our customers to achieve success together. We always tell it how it is.
We are experts in our field but we know that’s only half of what’s needed. We strive to apply our technical expertise in creative ways to achieve more than is obvious.
Our solutions are driven by the best possible outcome for our customers – not just the best technology available.
We believe bigger and better things are possible with a team. We involve each other and our customers in our projects, ideas and solutions.
The people behind Olikka
Michael thinks differently. He challenges the norm and drives innovation. He has an authentic, straight talking approach. Mike’s vision and passion are a driving force within Olikka, and his attention to detail and quality is instrumental in leading the company to be truly different.
Ross has a technical background, but he also has a keen nose for business and commercial sensibility. He won’t pitch customers something because it’s technically good – he’ll pitch it because it will help their business. And then he’ll make sure that it is also technically sound.
The initial meeting with Loretta is one that cannot be forgotten - she is vibrant and full of enthusiasm. Loretta’s commitment and focus on great customer service means you will never be disappointed when she is managing your account.
Amit’s relaxed and good sense of humour is never outweighed by his professionalism and serious understanding of end user computing technologies - though it does make him an absolute pleasure to work with.
Originally from the UK; Lauren has a passion for Cheese, Aperol Spritz and Our Company Culture!! She is responsible for all hiring and HR within Olikka in order to continue growing our bloody brilliant Melbourne team. Whether you are looking to complete training, personal development ideas or which Netflix series to watch next Lauren is our girl!
Sales focused Marketing Head who enjoys nothing more than shifting units from leads he's created. Michael is creative, supportive and rolls up the sleeves when required, laughs are not optional!
Warwick has a passion for his customers business and technologies that solve their business challenges and improves their customers experience. With a wide network
of relationships Warwick is always focussed on delivering value to each engagement.
Cool, calm and collected. However, don’t be fooled by his low profile demeanour – Raph can go all ninja when it comes to cloud and datacentre infrastructure and management.
Marc specialises in all things Office 365, Skype for Business and ADFS! He joins Olikka with a wealth of experience on many large scale enterprise Office 365 migrations and so much more. His cool and calm approach in the face of a challenge and deep technical expertise means customers feel instantly at ease. A beer lover, he is not brand specific and any golden beer will make him happy!
Years of experience in Cloud, Configuration Manager and Desktop Transformations in large organisations makes Adrian a professional that is invaluable to any team. His positive attitude is infectious, but deep in the trenches is where he really shines.
Tarun has many years of experience providing managed services for large environments – he knows exactly what operational issues occur and how to avoid them. His project work will always think about the future state of the system. Oh, and he just loves cricket.
Jason has extensive experience in Identity and Access Management, working with large enterprise clients to deliver value. In his spare time he enjoys dabbling in electronics, going on golf trips with mates and looking at the guitar in the corner gathering dust. Jason follows the Richmond Tigers in the AFL and is patiently waiting for another chance to see the Tigers play in a Grand Final.
What you see is what you get. Straight to the point, efficient and focused - Stephen’s projects nail it every time, and all with a no stress, easy to deal with attitude. Just be careful if you invite him out for a beer - you might be there all night.
Equipped with the Queen’s English, Russell is arguably Olikka’s biggest beer nerd and lover. Plus he has an in depth knowledge of everything Configuration Manager and desktop SOE! Customers love that he is succinct and process driven with his approach to work.
Al is the Citrix MVP of the team! Witty and quick, not only with his knowledge of technology but humour as well. When he is not out scuba diving off the coast, he always has a punch line prepared which makes him very amusing to work with.
Daniel is a talented polyglot coder who is constantly seeking out the latest and coolest technologies. While he believes that there's more than one solution to any problem, Daniel is committed to always finding the best. On a day to day basis, he turns coffee into code.
Jolly Rojer, with his easy going demeanour is a pleasure to deal with. He has many years of experience in Virtualization and Infrastructure delivery and prides himself for out of box thinking and creative problem solving. He loves his Seinfeld quotes and a nicely aged Scotch Whisky.
It’s probable that Jerome can speak fluent binary ascii and uses block level differential to understand the impact of life decisions. Jerome has a keen interest in all things management and virtualisation, and is often found neck-deep in betas and blogs.
Peter is Olikka’s go-to guy. Proudly sporting a mo or a beard and Kiwi accent, Peter brings years of systems management experience from some of the largest organisations in the country. His dry sense of humour triggers a thirst for a beer on Friday afternoons.
He has an unnatural love for reddit, but a natural ability for IT. He’ll nail your Citrix, datacentre, cloud environment, and then he’ll gross you out completely with the best of the front page of the internet.
Olikka’s man with the big smile and big laugh! Peter first joined us as an IT graduate, but has since moved on to become very experienced in all the Olikka offerings, particularly Configuration Manager. Customers love his passionate approach to work, and of course his very unique laughing style!
Aaron scripts and codes like it’s going out of fashion. He even scripts day to day activities to reduce errors and automate tasks all over the place. In his spare time, he efficiently hikes, photographs and works out. Phew!
From across the ditch (Kiwiland), Daniel has a strong background in Identity Management and .Net development. Always keen for a good laugh. And like the scotch he enjoys on a Friday night, when jokes are told, the drier the better.
Eric has a strong technical background in infrastructure solutions and design mixed with creative problem-solving skills. He enjoys his gadgets and tech. And loves the challenge of automation in both in the data centre and at home.
Originally from Country Victoria, moved to the city to pursue a career in IT. Love learning and experiencing new things! Whether that be technology, or the simpler pleasures in life like eating and drinking. (Mostly!) easy going with a good sense humour, always focused on delivering the best possible outcome for customers.
Azza joins Olikka with a degree in IT and experience coordinating large construction projects. We had a joke about construction but we're still working on it... Seriously though, Azza is focussed, polished and thorough, and a great addition to our projects team.