Olikka was formed in Melbourne in 2010 by three technologists. Now 20 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!
Nick is originally from Canberra, but don't hold that against him! He's an account managing extraordinaire, who spends his weekends watching live music, hanging with his kids and enjoying the beautiful Melbourne weather. Nick is known for his relationship building and perfectly groomed facial hair - we wouldn't have it any other way!
Enthusiastic is the first and lasting impression Glenn gives every customer. He has a real passion for Windows Client management and virtualisation, backed up with years of focused experience.
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.
Puzzle connoisseur with mild OCD symptoms, especially when it comes to business transformation initiatives and completing projects delivered on time and within budget. Nik is at his best translating business ideas into functional, practical, easy to use and aesthetically appealing end-to-end solutions.
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.
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.
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.
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!
A tech geek, travel aficionado, and francophile, Sam has a keen interest in all things cloud and infrastructure. Garnering global IT experience from organisations large and small, he loves sharing knowledge and is always up for a chat. In his spare time he can be found playing around with new tech, cycling somewhere, or relaxing in a park with wine and cheese in tow.
In his life before Olikka, Mehran had worked as a organic farmer, pizza driver, painter and thankfully has settled on becoming a Technical Specialist guru here at Olikka. Mehran is a quiet achiever and gets things done with his problem solving and hands-on approach.
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.
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.
Spiritual guidance counsellor, useless pop culture guru, bad joke-teller; Saari wears many hats. Saari keeps the figurative fires burning at HQ by keeping the offsite team connected. Whether it's online recognition or an Olikka team event, Saari keeps the culture alive and the beers cold and plentiful.
Serial potato chips eater. Caffeine dependent life-form. Loves to travel almost as much as eating and watching movies. She is excellent at supporting our stella sales team and the wider Olikka business and gives 100% in all she does, except in donating blood.