ICT Manager with extensive property experience

Serial No: 11771
Skills keywords: comptia a+, comptia n+
Short Bio:

A commercially astute senior executive with a unique combination of operational management, training and technical expertise acquired during a diverse and rewarding career. Specialises in designing and implementing new systems, processes and infrastructure according to specific business requirements with the primary focus on achieving set objectives. Passionate about current and emerging technologies with an instinct for understanding their potential to add business value.

Current location:  Northern Cape, South Africa - View on map
Nationality: South African
Preferred Sector of Employment:  IT and Technology
Spoken languages: english
Location I am interested in working: Australia, new zealand


Self-employed Consultant 2008-date

Key Achievements

• Utilising an extensive network of contacts in different industries to obtain knowledge and information required to develop the systems and structures required to run the new business concept

• Successfully achieving 100% buy in from other company owners and CEOs for the systems and procedures needed in their companies using exceptional presentation and sales skills


• Approached by the Chairman of the Board of Südland Properties to work exclusively on a project to create a network of companies running a whole new business concept concerning Commercial Real Estate Projects

• Leveraging real estate industry and technical expertise to design and implement systems and processes for use by 16 sub-franchise companies operating in all 9 provinces of South Africa

• Playing a key role in establishing network and system interaction between an additional 32 external real estate developer companies

• Additionally working as a Technical Trainer for CTU Training Solutions delivering CompTIA A+ and N+ training (2010-2011)

Director / Commercial Real Estate Broker (Own Company) 2002-2007

Key Achievements

• Designing, managing and presenting highly successful development launch events for investors and public buyers

• Securing membership of the Estate Affairs Board and retaining membership in good standing


• Establishing an extensive broker, seller and buyer network and referral system and liaising extensively with attorneys, estate agents, builders, city councils and management companies

• Managing the complete sales process from product identification to contract negotiation, closing and delivery

• Successfully selling whole housing developments as well as retail / commercial land

Training Centre Manager / Operational Manager South Africa, Dimension Data plc 1999-2001

Key Achievements

• Spearheading the DD I-Commerce Matriculant/Grade 12 Mentor Programme with a budget of R100,000 per trainee; all students who completed the programme have been successfully integrated into Dimension Data

• Headhunted by Dimension Data I-Commerce Software to re-engineer their training unit involving a comprehensive study, audit, redesign and verification of the total operation

• The Paulshof Training Centre has been identified as the blueprint on which all further training centres and the new DD Campus of 2002 will be based and is referred to as the “example of how to do things” by the Global Director

• Contributing to an increase in net profit from R 1.2 million to R 2.4 million in less than two years, resulting in double bonuses for the entire team

• Designing and leading an audit process to identify 370 items needed to be replaced, sold, fixed, sourced, out-sourced, procured or changed to fit the newly designed training model


• Responsible for the establishment of the training infrastructure, managing a team of 21 staff members and controlling an expense budget of R4 million per annum

• Leading the admin, technical, sanitation, catering, procurement, scheduling and coordination teams

• Controlling operations across 2 training centres with a total of 108 seats in 10 classrooms as well as managing personnel, systems, finance, assets, premises, contractors and suppliers

• Scheduling and coordinating training programmes, trainers and resources and sourcing quality resources deliver successful training

• Designing and coordinating training and work programmes in conjunction with internal Business Units, managing three groups from diverse ethnic background and mentoring all trainees

• Managing relationships with customers, business units, international and SA companies as well as managing contracts with suppliers and clients

Manager Training, Aquero Africa Holdings – Solutions Division (International) 1998-1999

• Playing a pivotal role in establishing and managing the training infrastructure, planning capacity to match market expectations and managing personnel

• Recruiting professional resources to deliver training and coordinating all training programmes, trainers and resources

• Designing training products and programmes with responsibility for their quality assurance

Consultant, Persetel Qdata Holdings – Qdata Consulting (COMPAREX) 1997-1998

Key Achievements

• Researching and presenting recommendations to the executive committee on solutions and options to improve operational performance


• Establishing and managing the College in support of Qmuzik ERP and related systems, software and people

• Completing feasibility studies for the establishment of a Business Training College for Manufacturing Consulting Solutions

Chief Programmer, Central Computer Services (South Africa Government) 1991-1997

Key Achievements

• Executive Member of the Transformation Unit tasked with implementing and achieving the objectives of the Green and White papers as indicated by Parliament

• Personally selected to train previously disadvantaged groups (different culture, ethnic groups and language groups) due to training expertise and acceptance by these groups

• Undertaking training in “Quality Circles” and subsequently implementing and managing the QC system in the Department of State Expenditure

• Chosen to provide one to one training in hardware and software to senior executives in the Department for State Expenditure (Director, Chief Director, Deputy Director General, Director General)

• Training and orienting new training personnel in recognition of own knowledge and expertise in this field

• Recipient of five merit awards as well as preference promotions, including promoted from Assistant-Programmer to Chief-Programmer (6 levels) in 5 years instead of the normal 8 years

• Nominated for promotion to Control-Programmer from 1 January 1998, which would have entailed a rise to the top level in 8 years instead of the normal 12


• Providing advice and expertise to senior management and serving on the advisory personnel committee of IT tasked with evaluating and rewarding personnel for exceptional performance and merit

• Supervising four training sections (Desktop, Programmer, Main Frame Operator and Network Training) with full accountability for developing training programmes, materials and trainers, quality control and presenting various courses

• Evaluating, procuring, installing and maintaining hardware and software products including writing procurement / requisition documents

Computer Programmer, Commission for Administration – Training Institute 1990-1991


2008-9 CompTIA A+

CompTIA N+

Certified Technical Trainer (CTT+)

2002 Certificate in Estate Agency

Estate Agency Affairs Board, South Africa

2000 Management Development Programme

University of Manchester & International Centre for Management Development, UK