The Intellect IT team

Deep expertise, responsive personal service

To provide the right people to support your business, the Intellect IT team combines the expertise of a highly experienced group of IT and communications professionals. Our team have lives outside of business and we know that you do too. When it comes to business though, we work tirelessly to ensure that your business and communication systems work as expected. We know that building strong relationships is the key to understanding your business and providing the best possible IT and communications support.



Max Soukhomlinov

Max Soukhomlinov – Director

Max brings to every Intellect IT customer engagement, energy and a passion for finding the best possible solution.

With a zest for life, Max enjoys travelling, good food and wine and taking unforgettable photos of his experiences.

Drawing on his extensive international experience across a range of industries and organisations, Max is particularly interested in helping businesses grow through the most efficient use of technology.

Roy Solterbeck

Roy Solterbeck – Director

Intellect IT’s clients appreciate Roy’s approachable and open nature as it ensures a high level of trust is quickly developed.

Having spent his early years as a dive instructor, professional life guard and resort manager, Roy revels in the outdoors. This has continued with his love of scuba diving, fishing and triathlons – assuming his body continues to co-operate.

As a ‘can-do’ person, Roy makes sure any matters are quickly and professionally dealt with and drives this behaviour throughout the Intellect IT team.

Stephen Allan

Stephen Allan – Director

With over 16 years in the IT industry working with a diverse range of technology, businesses and industry groups, Stephen has built a reputation for honesty and straight-talking that Intellect IT customers really value.

Combined with his strong analytical approach, and technical knowledge, he is able to cut through to the heart of any problem, providing clarity on the best way to move forward.

This approach also serves him well with his passion for the outdoors, world travel and dealing with his two energetic young boys who are still trying to work out how to outsmart their dad!

Bryan Ballard

Bryan Ballard – Engineering Team Leader

It might be a cliche, but Bryan really does live and breathe technology. With a devotion to customer service, he is focused on ensuring his team can consistently deliver a successful outcome for all Intellect IT clients.

His love of skiing and travelling means he sometimes spends too much winter time away from the AFL where he is a diehard supporter of…… well, perhaps you should ask him yourself!

Bryan has a BA in Information Systems and Business (International Business, International Trade), and certifications in VM Ware VCP, Citrix ICA, SonicWall NSA.

Simon Clark

Simon Clark – Service Delivery Manager

With a diverse management and customer service background spanning 25 years and industries from retail to education, Simon brings a wealth of experience to the Service Delivery Manager role.

Always looking for ways to improve the efficiency of service delivery, Simon is single minded in pursuit of his vision of enhancing the overall customer experience for Intellect IT clients.

As a keen sports bike rider he can be found most weekends in the hills of outer-Melbourne, which keeps him young enough to keep up with his two teenage children who still complain when he pinches their Nikes.


Leon Tran – Account Manager

As the first point of contact for many clients, Leon epitomises the professionalism and expertise that Intellect IT is known for.

Leon began his career as a software engineer and then moved into the field of customer engagement, where he has worked for more than 5 years.  Leon’s career trajectory allows him to expertly marry technological solutions and business needs, producing great value for investment for our clients.

Outside of work, Leon loves travelling, sports and outdoor activities.  On weekends he enjoys exploring new restaurants and cafes, going on road trips and playing sport with friends and family.  He also loves a good joke!

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Thirun Nadason – Account Manager

A commercially astute technologist with demonstrated expertise in problem solving . Well-honed ability to recognise pain points and getting it resolved via a consultative approach. Jargon-free communicator; adept at using simple analogies for the layperson. A lifelong student, avid tinkerer and motorcycle adventurer. Thirun has a BSc in Computing (Staffordshire, UK) and MBA in Financial Management (University of Ballarat).


Sharon Lin – Sales Support

As a teenager Sharon was drawn into the world of IT during the dot com boom. After studying for her BA with RMIT, she began working as a webmaster in her home town of Singapore. Soon after, Sharon began working as a product manager in the IT distribution industry. Six years later she joined Intellect IT as our Sales Support Specialist. Sharon loves the dynamics of her role, from supporting our internal sales team to working with our various IT vendors and distributors. As a self-confessed foodie, in her free time she’s either cooking or baking, or seeking out new cafes for a tasty weekend brunch!

 David Longva

David Longva – Senior Engineer

David has taken a winding path through the IT world. With a passion for engineer development and customer service, he has worked as front line support, trainer, team leader, recruiter, project manager and senior engineer. David thrives on challenges and loves nothing more then a thorny problem to get stuck into. When he isnt chasing his kids around David spends his time on game design and worldbuilding, which is a seeming never ending supply of projects. Any other spare time is spent with getting the house in order.David has focussed in recent times on networking and is qualified in Fortigates, Palo Alto, Sonicwall and Sophos firewalls as well as Microsoft server and Digium phone systems.

 Daksha_2398 low res web  Daksha Nadarajah – Service Desk Coordinator

After 14yrs in Sydney, in early 2017 Daksha returned to Melbourne and joined us here at Intellect IT. With over 18yrs experience in the IT industry, a Bachelor of Commerce, and a double major in Management Information Systems and E-Commerce, Daksha brings a wealth of talent and skill to her role as our Service Desk Co-ordinator.  A strong advocate for dependability, resilience, and sincerity, she’s loves contributing to our team through teaching, and passing on her knowledge.

Daksha is passionate about music, theatre and travel. She’s enjoying rediscovering Melbourne with her 3yr old son, exploring both old and new destinations


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Jimmy is Intellect IT’s very own “man of the world”. He was born and raised in South Africa, moved to the UK, and then Cyprus, before finally settling in Australia and joining our Service Desk Operation in 2012. With his friendly and approachable manner, Jimmy has a natural flair for building rapport with our customers.

Jimmy’s strong customer service skills combine incredibly well with his 20 plus years industry experience. He’s also received certifications from leading IT companies such as Microsoft, Cisco, and Comp-TIA. When he’s not on the frontline of our Service Desk team, Jimmy enjoys spending time with his wife and two young sons, entertaining them with his latest set of Dad-Jokes.

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After graduating from Perth Uni, Priyan continued to his desire for learning, dabbling in software development, as well as earning certifications from Cisco and Microsoft. With over 8yrs IT experience, he then joined the Intellect IT Service Desk team mid-2017.

Priyan’s passion is solving problems. Combined with his positive can-do attitude, he’s always on the look out for a way to help anyone figure out and fix what’s broken.

In his spare time if he’s not out in the bush on his latest 4×4 adventure, you’ll find him enjoying his second greatest passion, restoring cars. Something that Mrs Priyan thinks he might be a little too passionate about!