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About Olikka

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.

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Straight Talking

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.

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Creative

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.

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Outcome Focussed

Our solutions are driven by the best possible outcome for our customers – not just the best technology available.

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Collaborative

We believe bigger and better things are possible with a team. We involve each other and our customers in our projects, ideas and solutions.

Our Team

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.

Michael Pascoe

Managing Director

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.

Ross Gangemi

Sales Director

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.

Loretta Cornejo

Sales Manager/ Account Executive

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.

Amit Singh

Technical Operations Manager

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!

Lauren O’Reilly

People and Culture Manager

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!

Nicholas Westcott

Account Executive

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.

Glenn Bastian

Presales Consultant

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.

Raphael Blanchet

Presales Consultant

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.

Nik Naumov

Senior Consultant

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.

Adrian Godlewicz

Senior Consultant

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.

Stephen Smith

Technical Consultant

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.

Russell Downs

Technical Consultant

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.

Tarun Ohri

Technical Consultant

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. 

Alastair Cunningham

Technical Consultant

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.

Daniel Lorenzin

Technical Consultant

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. 

Jerome Brown

Technical Specialist

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.

Peter Freeman

Technical Specialist

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. 

Symon Polson

Technical Specialist

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!

Peter Skliros

Technical Specialist

Aaron may be easy going, dabbling in stand up comedy during his spare time. But don’t joke about coffee, he takes his very seriously! Aaron is one of our SCCM Pro’s wowing our customers with his expertise and his library of dank memes.

Aaron MacFadyen

Technical Specialist

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!

Aaron Chan

Technical Specialist

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.

Daniel Searle

Technical Specialist

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.

Azza Elfil

Project Co-ordinator

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.

Saari Wedemeyer

Office Administrator

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.

Lhora Senga

Admin Assistant