Rock IT

We walk the IT walk. We don’t talk the IT talk

When you hire experts to help out with the IT side of your business, you want people who know the technology inside out. At Rock IT we don’t just employ brilliant IT people; we employ brilliant IT people who know how to speak about IT in terms everyone can understand.

Meet our team

Nik Devidas

Co-founder
Managing Director

Nik’s sole focus is ensuring that we deliver on our promise to talk to our customers without the techno-jargon. He understands that to our customers, technology is just a 'black-box' that has to work - and importantly, it has to work to their advantage.

His speciality is simplifying the complex and quickly establishes how to get things done.

Nik started his first business whilst still at university, before co-founding Rock IT with Lucas in 2003. He was honoured in the 6th Annual MSPmentor 250 which identifies the world’s leading Managed Services Provider (MSP) executives, entrepreneurs and experts. He is also an industry mentor at RMIT with the [email protected] Program which supports women entering the traditionally male-orientated industries such as Engineering & Information Technology.

When Nik isn’t running around after his three kids, you will probably find him out running or riding on a track somewhere or supporting his beloved, long suffering Hawthorn Hawks.

Lucas Hofmann

Co-founder
Operations Director

Lucas has 20 years' experience in the technology sector. A founding partner of Rock IT, he has successfully navigated the company's technical operations through the past decade: a time of significant change and disruption across the IT industry.

Lucas has a proven track record delivering large scale projects in a broad range of corporate sectors, with a particular focus on cloud and hybrid solutions. With extensive experience in all aspects of service delivery, pre-sales, design, project and team management, Lucas consistently demonstrates an ability to engage with clients at a senior and strategic level, helping align technology with business to provide immediate value and long term return.

Away from the office, Lucas enjoys playing guitar, watching live music and spending time with his family. Against doctors' advice, he continues to chase an elusive Monday night basketball premiership.

Lasitha Wijenayake

Associate Director
Business Relationship Manager

Lasitha or Las as most of us call him, has over 15 years of national and global experience in serving a variety of senior management roles across various industries.

As the business relationship manager, Lasitha works with a wide variety of businesses across a range of industries. His experience with company owners and senior executives to understand their businesses strategy helps these organisations align technology appropriately in order to take them to the next level.
 
Outside of flexing his brain muscle at work he is a self-confessed gym junky and
coffee-a-holic!

Jamie Hunt

Technical Lead

Jamie is dedicated to ensuring that Rock IT delivers clients high level technology solutions, high quality products and exceptional customer service.

Jamie has excellent foundations in information technology, with a Bachelor of Computing, and a range of experience working with one of the world’s largest technology companies right down to boutique local businesses. He has worked in IT in both Australia and the United Kingdom where he has demonstrated a commitment to finding a solution to every IT problem.

When not dedicating his life to IT, Jamie can be found in many different locations. He may be trekking through bewildered landscapes abroad, taking to the basketball court or picking up a PlayStation controller for some down time.

Tristan Young

Service Delivery Coordinator

Tristan has come on board with Rock IT as the Service Desk Coordinator bringing vast IT industry experience he gained at one of the world’s leading Enterprise companies. His focus is to ensure efficient scheduling of the Service Desk resulting in a quicker experience for everyone logging an issue.

He comes from a background with both IT specialist skills, specialising in the VMware product, and project management experience.

Outside of the office Tristan is an avid gamer, miniature painter and a competitive paintball player.

Caitlin Devidas

Marketing Manager

Caitlin oversees the marketing and creative strategy for the team. With over a decade of diverse strategic, creative and management experience she enjoys being inspired by clever ideas from the Rock IT team and helps to execute these ideas to our clients, new and old.

When she's not busy asking questions about technical IT acronyms, you'll find her enjoying time with her children, avidly exercising with a HIIT workout or drinking coffee or champagne.

Petrina Crocker

Financial Controller

Petrina is the world's most unlikely person to work for an IT services provider (so she says, but she has a robotic vacuum cleaner). However, in the role of Financial Controller she can combine her financial and communication skills whilst assisting the Rock team, clients and suppliers.

Petrina loves the energetic, smart and collaborative environment of Rock and in her spare time juggles her family, much loved garden and two crazy long haired cats... and the robot vacuum.

Olivia Kennedy

Sales Associate

Olivia joins Rock IT as an associate in our sales division. She comes with over 15 years of experience in IT, with previous roles covering IT support, system analyst and operations management.

She enjoys supporting clients and matching their IT needs and requirements with the right IT solutions. She finds it most rewarding when end users are delighted with new hardware, you can often see her high-fiving the team when she receives great feed back.

When she's not helping Rock IT kick sales goals, she enjoys sitting back under the verandah at home, watching her children play in the yard.

George Papafotiou

Project Specialist

George has been part of the Rock IT family for over 7 years, during which he has faced many great challenges. And it’s all the reason why he enjoys coming to work every day with new expectations.

As a senior member of the Rock IT Service desk, George has built great relationships with customers, always ready to lend a helping hand with their IT needs and issues. George is passionate about process improvement, something that he has brought across from his previous work in a manufacturing plant as a project engineer. Having now stepped into a new role at Rock IT, managing small projects, George’s focus is to apply his skills in process improvement to execute projects in an efficient manner, with minimal effort.

George is a father of three young girls who always keep him on his feet when he’s not in the office. Being at home he faces other challenges and is finding on occasions that it’s easier to deal with IT issues! George has a love for traditional Greek dancing and has been taking on lessons during the past year and yes, has even performed live in front of a big crowd in a traditional Greek costume! George’s other hobby is his lifetime love of Byzantine music and every Sunday morning looks forward to exercising his vocals at his local Greek church.

Muhammad Khan

Network Specialist

As Rock IT's Lead Network Engineer, Muhammad (or Mo as we call him), oversees all network and wireless deployments. He's responsible for the development of innovations in centralized cloud management for wireless systems. Well-versed in all networking methodologies he is able to configure and maintain high-level networks on various platforms. Using his extensive experience there is no networking conundrum he can't solve. If there is a missing or lost packet, he will find it!

When not connecting up networks, Mo is busy taking wickets at Victorian Premiere Cricket, or heading overseas for a hiking trip up the Himalayas. Fair to say he is very sporty.

Leaving his adventurous nature aside Mo is a true professional, who goes above and beyond to make sure our networks are up and running smoothly.

Vipin Aemjal

Level 2 Engineer

"Vip" is what we call him, also known as Vipin. As a systems engineer he looks after Windows servers and the end points for all our clients, making sure they are operational and doing their best. Since he enjoys troubleshooting and speaking to people you will hear a lot from him when you ring Rock IT.

Vipin stepped into IT industry 6 years ago with a Masters Degree in Network Systems, and after a variety of roles and experiences, he excitedly joined the cool crew at Rock IT.

Sharing knowledge to help businesses and the community is something he strongly believes in, hence he volunteers to help out fellow techies. When he is not in work mode he likes to play tennis, dance and catch up with friends and family.

Binay Randhawa

Level 1 Engineer

Having graduated from University in 2015 with a Master of Information Technology majoring in Computer Networks and Network Security, Binay took a full time position at Rock IT after successfully completing a 3 months Internship.

Binay is a resourceful, analytical and detail-driven individual. He helps Rock IT customers by providing the highest level of service and support attending to first level support requests and incidents, including diagnosis, resolution, escalation and closure, and assisting with systems, network and communications support that ensures client satisfaction.

When he is not working, you can find him at the gym, listening to music or planning his next trip as he loves to travel.

Lorenzo

Lead Software Engineer

Rarely spotted sitting upright, Lorenzo brings a wealth of experience to Rock IT's software division.

More to come...