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MEET THE TEAM

team member
Michael Pascoe

Managing Director


Little Creatures

Flat White

Social Change Tech

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.

team member
Ross Gangemi

Solutions Director


Vodka, Lime & Soda

Piccolo

Old Muscle Cars, Watches

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.

team member
Loretta Cornejo

Sales Manager


Red Wine/ Cider

Skinny Latte

Reading Autobiographies

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.

team member
Amit Singh

Operations Manager


Little Creatures

Strong Latte

Cars

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.

team member
Lauren O’Reilly

People and Culture Manager


Aperol Spritz

Soy Flat White

Cheese, Wine and Fleetwood Mac.

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!

team member
Michael Wines

Marketing Manager


Indian Pale Ale

Strong Latte

Skiing, AFL, Nature

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 and beers are not optional!

team member
Raphael Blanchet

Solution Architect


Pear Cider

Latte with 1

Boats & Gardening

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.

team member
John Pane

Business Consultant


Heineken

Long Black

Tech, Coding & Family Time

A business strategy consultant passionate about disruptive technology. John helps customers define & drive transformation, bringing together business & technology to deliver new business capability. John values honesty & integrity. When not working he dreams up ways to make his car go faster or spends time with the family.

team member
Michael Tempone

Presales Consultant


Red Wine and Whiskey

Espresso

Cars, Coffee and Tech

Michael is passionate and engaged for all things IT, thriving on solving complex issues. Direct communication and not afraid to ask “Why?” ensuring the best solutions for our customers. Michael prides himself on his ability to build great relationships through his integrity, awesome sense of humor and commitment.

team member
Warwick Stonehouse

Account Executive


Beer

Strong Latte

Golf and Motorsports

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 focused on delivering value to each customer engagement.

team member
Jarryd Luketic

Account Executive


Cider

Latte

Cars and Food

A background in business with a passion for technology. Jarryd enjoys learning how technology can assist businesses and help relay that to his customers. A fanatic about providing great customer service, while helping customers achieve more!

team member
Rheann Baker

Customer Relationship Manager


Cocktails and Pale Ale

Strong Soy Latte

Outdoors, Concerts and a Good Book

Rhe is forever looking towards her next adventure, she’s never without a smile or a willing attitude. Hard working and determined – her customer’s are her driving force. Her passion for people shows no bounds and she’s constantly striving to the improve the efficiencies within their business and as well as ours.

team member
Cathy Mollica

Communications Consultant


Gin and Tonic

Small Latte

Reading and Making Things

Cathy understands that the value of new tech lies in how it is used. She supports our customers on their technology adoption journey. Cathy advocates making the complex simple. Outside work, you’ll find her reading almost anything, or making something out of fabric.

team member
Stephen Smith

Managing Consultant


Beer

Flat White

Beer

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. Be extremeley careful if you invite him out for a beer – you might just be there all night.

team member
David Minnelli

Managing Consultant


Beer

Strong Latte

Cycling, Coffee and Motorsports

A 20 year veteran as an Identity and Access Management professional, he is also a leader and team player. A lover of drinking coffee and home roasting, he is a believer that the best outcomes and discussions happen over a coffee!

team member
Marc Terblanche

Senior Consultant


Beer

Cappucino

Tech, Pizza and Family Time

Marc specialises in all things Office 365, Skype for Business and ADHS and has a wealth of experience on large scale enterprise. His cool and calm approach and deep technical expertise means customers feel instantly at ease. A beer lover, any golden beer will make him happy!

team member
Adrian Godlewicz

Senior Consultant


Corona

Extra Hot Skinny Flat White

Running, Footy and Tech Gadgets

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.

team member
Tarun Ohri

Senior Consultant


Beer

Latte w. 1

Cricket

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.

team member
Russell Downs

Senior Consultant


Craft Ale

Magic

Aviation

Possessing the Queen’s English and a passion for beer, Rusty helps customers define modern EUC strategy. Mixing together his sold background in systems management, drive for digital transformation and innovation, and little AI for invention, to deliver user computing for a new generation. He also makes a mean espresso martini!

team member
Alastair Cunningham

Technical Consultant


Beer

Flat White

Scuba Diving

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.

team member
Daniel Lorenzin

Technical Consultant


Canadian and Dry

Macchiato

Tech and Cars

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.

team member
Rojer Sioni

Technical Consultant


Scotch Whisky, Wheat Beer, Red Wine

Long Black

Movies, Long walks, Company of Friends

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 Whiskey.

team member
Jerome Brown

Technical Specialist


Local

Black

Truth

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.

team member
Peter Freeman

Technical Specialist


Alcohol

Strong Flattie

Bikes, Beer & Pizza (Together)

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.

team member
Peter Skliros

Technical Specialist


Tequila

Strong Latte w. 1

Laughing, Football, Food

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!

team member
Symon Polson

Technical Specialist


Beer

Latte

Joking around

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. 

team member
Aaron Chan

Technical Specialist


Little Creatures Pale Ale

Soy Latte w. 2 shots

PC Games, Coding and Photography

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!

team member
Daniel Searle

Technical Specialist


Pale Ale/Scotch

Flat White

Rugby, Gaming, Powerlifting

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.

team member
Eric Yew

Technical Specialist


Coke

Earl Grey

Snowboarding and Home Automation

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.

team member
Geoff King

Technical Specialist


Independently Owned Beer

Long Black

Family, Beer & Food

Originally from Country Victoria, moved to the city to pursue a career in IT. Loves 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 humor, always focused on delivering the best possible outcome for customers.

team member
Nethmina Gamage

Technical Specialist


Vodka and Tonic

Small 3/4 Latte

Outdoors

Neth has years of experience in the industry and his cool, calm and collected nature puts customers and colleagues instantly at ease! When not exploring the great outdoors he can be found catering to all your ConfigManager needs!

team member
Tuomas Lankinen

Technical Specialist


Gin/Beer

Long Black

Tech, Food, Photography

From other side of the planet(Sweden) to Australia, Thomas is the only viking without a beard. He accomplished things by being a critical thinker, driven and personable guy. While Thomas passionately likes to work with the Configuration Manager, he is always up for a “fika” and loves to exchange ideas. Beer or Gin & Tonic can never go wrong after a hard working week.

team member
Bryan Hocking

Technical Specialist


Pink Milk or Bourbon

All the Coffee

Collingwood, Video Games and Cars

Bryan loves technology any technology, he will help you automate your day so you can spend more time on your core business. In the winter months he can be found in the Collingwood members section.

team member
Nitin Chowdhary

Technical Specialist


Scotch Whisky & Beer

Chai Latte

Cars, Sports, Gardening & Tech

Nitin provides our customers with solutions that will make their lives easier, ensuring they don’t have to reinvent the wheel. Outcome focused, he always asks the question “why?” With a passion for digital transformation, IT and IoT – he values collaboration, integrity and respect and enjoys a healthy dose of banter.

team member
Pan Maung

Technical Specialist


Beer

Cappuccino

Ping-Pong and Partying

The lovely Pan is flying the flag for #WomenInTech; with a strong background in infrastructure, passion for cloud and attention to detail, she is a great asset. All the way from Myanmar, she’s friendly and hardworking making her a joy to work with on both customer and internal projects. Pan loves a beer and kicking-ass pingpong!

team member
Talha Khalid

Developer


Coke

Cappucino

Cricket, FIFA, Movies

All the way from Pakistan, Talha is an absolute warrior who conquered his fear of pugs and is ready to take over the tech space. He is a down to earth, an easy going guy with a clear passion for all things innovation and tech. He is an avid solution maker and is ready for all your coding needs.

team member
Azza Elfil

Project Co-ordinator


Orange Juice

Hot Cocoa

Reading & Family Time

Azza holds 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.

team member
Jason Gradkowski

Resource Coordinator


Beer/Havana Club

Strong Cap w/1

AFL, NBA, Nature

Jason’s calm and relaxed demeanour makes him the perfect fit for the ever changing demands of resourcing at Olikka. He is the Rain Man of obscure sports stats and his organisational and analytic skills are second to none. His hobbies include getting lost in a good spreadsheet and exploring nature with his dog.

team member
Gemma Steele

Office Manager


Beer

Strong Flat White

Knitting & Netflix

Our bright and vibrant Office Manager Gemma has a strong background in administration and customer service. Bringing creativity and Vulcan logic to every day she is a keen organiser and is always ready to help. She is also an avid knitter and devoted Trekkie.

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