Brendon O'Rourke

Managing Director
Brendon O’Rourke is the Managing Director and a founding member of Nuago. He has worked in the IT industry for nearly twenty years, with a wide variety of experience across operations and logistics, internal and external sales, technical deployment, project coordination and project management. His personal strengths include focus and business strategy, with the ability to visualise, plan, organise and manage to achieve effective results.

Brendon has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Adelaide and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Phoenix. He is CompTIA A+ certified and has achieved both PMP and PRINCE2 project management accreditations. As the Managing Director of Nuago, responsibilities include facilitating company operations, fostering a strong culture structure and alignment to values, and providing leadership to ensure achievement of company mission and objectives.

Mick O'Rourke

Chairman
Mick O’Rourke is the company Chairman and a co-founder of Nuago. Mick has worked in varying business environments for the past 30 years, including computer manufacturing firms and distribution. His roles have included project management, marketing, sales, senior management, and small business ownership. Mick has worked as an engineer for Exxon, product marketing manager for Hewlett-Packard, and Vice-President of Marketing for three different computer firms in the USA (one start-up, and two turnaround companies). He also owned a successful computer dealership in Adelaide that grew from $5M to $36M in 7 years, and was sold to an ASX listed company. He started up another IT company, Datacom SA, with 5 partners in 2006, that subsequently became the largest such firm in South Australia. He is a dual citizen of Australia and America. Mick has worked with companies as a consultant in the areas of marketing, sales, growth, strategic plans, goal-setting, performance management, and creation of company culture. His education includes an MBA and BS Civil Engineering, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California. He also spent two years at the U.S. Military Academy – West Point, New York. As Chairman, Mick is responsible for chairing, planning, advising, monitoring and facilitating key company board decisions including strategic, legal, and financial matters.

Connor O'Rourke

Director - Sales
Connor O’Rourke is the Director of Sales and a founding member of Nuago. He has more than a decade of experience in the IT industry and has considerable expertise in all elements of Sales and customer service across market segments in South Australia. He brings a strong customer-centric leadership style and an entrepreneurial mindset which means that Nuago’s customers are often respectfully challenged with new ways of thinking about technology and how it can aid their organisation. Connor has a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Psychology from Colorado State University. Prior to starting Nuago, Connor was the General Manager of Sales at Datacom Systems. He also holds numerous sales certifications across the Nuago technology stack as well as having completed a number of leadership and self-development courses. As Director of Sales, Connor is responsible for the overall management of relationships with our customers, trusted partners and Nuago’s outstanding customer-focused sales team.

Craig Howarth

Director - Technology
Craig Howarth is the Director of Technology and a co-founder of Nuago. He has been working in the IT industry for over 20 years and has considerable experience in the architecture and implementation of technology solutions across a number of industry verticals. He has strong technical capabilities and brings proven experience in the delivery of innovative solutions that drive real business value. Craig has a number of industry certifications that compliment his studies in Information Technology (Info Systems) at Charles Sturt University. As the Director of Technology, Craig is responsible for building the technical and Project Management capabilities to ensure that technical solutions are delivered to the highest standards and are aligned with the business objectives. We aim to exceed client expectations with every engagement and pride ourselves on a high levels of customer satisfaction.

Ben Scholefield

Director - Managed Services
Ben Scholefield is the Director of Managed Services and a co-founder of Nuago. Ben has 15 years experience in the IT industry working with a range of clients from large financial institutions, iconic manufacturers through to small niche businesses. Having started his IT career in technical support Ben understands the challenges organisations and support staff face keeping up with the ever changing IT landscape. Ben has a strong technical background with numerous industry certifications as well as additional certifications in methodologies such as Prince2 Project Management and ITIL. Recently Ben has been consulting for clients and architecting support solutions with a focus on cloud technology and Managed Services. As Director of Managed Services Ben is responsible for building our unique modular Managed Service capabilities and ensuring our team is continually innovating and exceeding our client’s expectations.

Dave Brown

Director of Design & Innovation
Dave has 20 years experience in the IT industry locally, nationally and internationally and held a number of industry certifications prior to pivoting towards formal learning in Commerce and Management. His strengths in Ideation, Futuristic, Strategic and Communication are applied daily as the Design & Innovation team challenge our clients to think innovatively about technology and how it might help their business achieve anything. As Director of Design & Innovation, Dave is responsible for leading our Solution Design (Solution Architecture), Strategic Design & Product Design disciplines.
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