“I am honoured to be a judge of such an exciting program. Business is difficult without help, but can be greatly accelerated with access to expert advice and cash. Well done Perks for assisting companies with the Business Boost Awards!”

Mick O’Rourke
Chairman, Nuago

Mick has worked in various IT firms, ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, in Australia and the States. His roles have included marketing, sales, senior management, and small business ownership. He was VP of Marketing for several Silicon Valley companies.

Mick permanently moved to Australia in 1996, where he bought a computer dealership in Adelaide and grew it from $5M to $36M in 7 years. It was subsequently sold to an ASX listed company. He then started up another IT company, Datacom SA, with 5 partners in 2006, that became the largest such firm in South Australia, achieving over $50M in sales in five years.

He now divides his time as chairman of Nuago, an IT company he helped start in 2016 and assisting his daughter/son-in-law at Nairne Vet with their start-up vet practice. Mick also works frequently with many small/medium companies in marketing/sales as a “Growth Expert” at UniSA’s Australian Centre for Business Growth.

His education includes a BS Civil Engineering degree from Stanford University, an MBA also from Stanford, and two years at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY.