IT entrepreneur Mike Giuffrida, has been awarded the 2008 Victorian State Pearcey Award for Young Achievers in the ICT Industry.
Giuffrida is co-founder and CEO of HR software company NGA.NET.
According to Pearcey Foundation Deputy Chairman Wayne Fitzimmons, Giuffrida was given the award due to his work on NGA.
"Mike took a big gamble in locally developing highly-innovative and highly-risky advanced software technologies. His gamble has certainly paid off with his company now leading the Australian e-recruitment market and holding a dominant position against the world's best,"he said.
Foundation chairman Ian Dennis presented the award.