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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
General 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 our General 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!

Olivia Kennedy

Operations Manager

Olivia is Rock IT's Operations Manager who helps both our Operations and Sales teams deliver great outcomes for our clients. 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. More than anything, she wants to ensure that our customers are not calling us about repeat issues (or really any issues at all!).

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

Sumit Bhutani

Senior Systems Administrator

Sumit is a highly experienced technical individual, who has a passion for creating better outcomes for Rock IT's clients. He is our most experienced Systems Administrator and one of our final escalation points.

When not working, Sumit is a doting Dad to his two children and loves spending time exploring Victoria with them. He has a love of music, sport and a wide variety a cuisine!

George Papafotiou

Project Specialist

George has been part of the Rock IT family for over 8 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.

Sharik Ghanchi

Level 1 Engineer

Sharik has a Masters in Information Technology with a Major in IT Services.

Sharik has a passion for helping and supporting customers with their IT, be that systems, network or communications systems.

Outside of work, Sharik loves the Indian Cricket team and the Essendon Football Club. He loves to get away to the Grampians whenever he can and has plans to get to Uluru soon.

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.

Hannah Dela Cruz

Client Services Coordinator

Hannah is our Chaos Manager - making sure that our incoming requests are properly allocated and actioned quickly. She has worked for a variety of companies both Australian and abroad and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience with her.

Outside of work, she loves to spend time with her kids and is a self diagnosed "nature addict"!

Alvin Sacdalan

Desktop Support - Level 2

Alvin is out go-to-guy for Desktop support. We're not sure if there's anyone else on the team more keen to help solve your problems!

Alvin has been working in IT since 2002 so brings with him a depth of experience. He's also a trained barista (a perfect match for Collingwood!) so is obviously a coffee lover - but it's from this early work that he built his exceptional customer service skills.

Outside of IT, he's a big movie and TV buff... and before having his first child, he reckons he could get through an entire Saturday without standing. That's a fair effort however his little one is keeping him on his toes these days so he might not be doing too much of it anymore.

Jereza Bondad

Executive Assistant

Jereza is a highly experienced EA who helps the team to manage meetings, assists the Sales team with research and ensures that tasks are being executed on time.

Lorenzo

Lead Software Engineer

Rarely spotted sitting upright, Lorenzo brings a wealth of experience to Rock IT's software division: Rock Labs... more coming (apparently).

Edwin Li

Front-End Software Developer

Edwin is tasked with making all of our digital assets look pretty... like this website! Nice one Edwin. He also works in the somewhat secretive Rock Labs division of Rock IT. More to come on that in mid-2018.