We are a team of like-minded people with software development and IT engineering backgrounds and a deep passion for IT support services.
We aim to build the IT software we’ve wanted to see for years that’s super-fast, with an open API, and backed by real-world tests in IT service.
We’re really excited about the possibilities Licorice™ has for the IT community, for all our quality of life, and the overall perception of our industry.
Everyone loves IT workers globally
It’s the information age, yet it seems IT professionals are not universally loved. We aim to change this.
Replace the UI for ITSM software
IT software fundamentally hasn’t changed for 25 years. If you’ve ever thought, “there’s got to be a better way than a never-ending list of tickets,” you’re right—there absolutely is!
We are grateful to have the active support of and advice from these startup incubators:
The Core Team
Samantha is an experienced and awarded CEO specializing in complex systems, software design and development, IT, engineering, and corporate governance. She is an accomplished business builder and envisions a world where IT professionals are appreciated everywhere.
Marshall led the customer support, infrastructure, and QA teams behind Blackboard and Moodle as they grew from 5 to 55 people. He has extensive experience in business systems, software development, testing, support, and leadership.
Julian LeFay (Jensen)
Known as “Father of The Elder Scrolls,” Julian brings an unshakable passion for excellence in coding standards and is a globally recognized developer of complex, large-scale SaaS systems. Julian leads the software architecture and development for Licorice.
Ian is an accomplished full-stack developer, having developed many complete SaaS and software apps. With a particular focus on user experience and user interface development, Ian works on the React Licorice front-end.
Business owner and investor.
Former CEO Lienert Australia (successful exit).
Experienced company Director.
In five years, Victoria has grown national IT company Araza from 5 to 480 people whilst maintaining a 50% female workforce. Araza competes against IBM, Accenture, and Infosys.
Prof. Richard Turner
ZEN Energy, Founder
Professor of Entrepreneurship at the University of South Australia, Richard pioneered solar battery home energy in Australia. He is experienced at both startup and long-term success.
Stillica, Principal, CPA
Graeme was Senior Manager, Entrepreneurial Services at international accounting firm Ernst & Young and is an experienced consultant and Board adviser to private and public companies.
D&K McIlroy Nominees, Director
McIlroy Auto Group (Principal, successful exit).
Executive Officer, Business Victor Harbor.
Derek is a leader in business operations and marketing and a qualified Chartered Accountant.