Mitchell Ross is a Bidjigal man from La Perouse in south east Sydney, he has lived in Sydney his whole life and is proud of his Indigenous heritage.
From a young age Mitchell always had a passion for technology and an entrepreneurial mindset. This interest developed into a passion and after finishing high school in 2000, Mitchell began working as a ‘Field Service Technician’ for a small IT business in Bondi.
The next 11 years saw Mitchell work for various IT companies, broaden and enhance his knowledge in the technology sector, complete multiple industry certifications and increase his leadership and business skills.
In 2010 Mitchell became a business owner when he founded Qik Fix Computer Solutions. QFCS was launched with the goal of being an onsite computer service, repair and training provider to consumers and small business owners. QFCS evolved over time and Mitchell discovered consumers were spending less on services and repairs and the majority of his work involved sales of equipment.
Muru Group was born as a result of this market shift in 2012 with a stronger focus on products and a new target market of corporate and government buyers. Supply Nation also played a huge factor in the decision to pursue larger opportunities, as the Supplier Diversity drive began to kick off in Australia.
Mitchell has continued to learn and develop his skills as an Indigenous Entrepreneur and as a result the Muru Group of companies has evolved, developing the capabilities and competitiveness required to service corporate and government Australia. Mitchell is an alumni of the MURRA Program, an Indigenous Master Class offered by the Melbourne Business School. Mitchell has taken this a step further and is currently studying an MBA at UNSW to further enhance and develop his business skills.
Mitchell also led the charge in developing our Muru Group branded office product range, which includes 100% Recycled Copy Paper. This A4 copy paper was the first of its kind and Muru Group have committed to use 15% of the profits made from this range to directly contribute towards the community projects we develop.