The management team for Netsurit US is made up of a wide range of IT consulting professionals. The diverse experience and in-depth expertise of our team ensure you get maximum value. Our proven processes and best practices have been refined over years of successful work in a number of different industries.

We’d love to learn more about how we can help boost the ROI on your IT investment.

 

Orrin Klopper
Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder

Orrin’s passion for business creation, people management, and customer service has been a fundamental driving force to the success of the business. Armed with a Bachelor of Commerce degree (with Information Systems as an additional subject) this UJ graduate has also completed an Entrepreneurial Masters Course at MIT in the United States.

Orrin may be blessed with intelligence, but it is his 6th sense that has ensured the collective growth of Netsurit. His ability to see the latent talent in others as well as his successful business acumen has guaranteed a team environment that works holistically to create quality solutions for all Netsurit’s clients.

While Netsurit remains a top priority in Orrin’s professional portfolio, he has also represented our IT company at the Microsoft World Wide SMS&P Partner Advisory Council and the Microsoft Software Plus Service Partner Advisory Council. He was also one of the founding members of the Entrepreneurs’ Organisation in South Africa.

Despite what may appear as workaholic-syndrome, Orrin is just an average guy with an abundance of enthusiasm, backed by an able team of go-getters who all strive to find innovative, measurable ways to help our clients run better.

 

 

 

Dennis Amaral
Chief Information Officer, US

With a 20+ year career in the New York/New England IT and media industries, Dennis has had the pleasure of making a visible difference in the lives of the owners and workforce of hundreds of organizations. His approach centers around deeply understanding a business’s value proposition and finding new ways in which technology enables new strategic and financial goals and realities. The last two decades has furnished Dennis with a wide range of backgrounds, from sales and strategic relationship management, to helping run IT teams big and small. Most recently Dennis is applying his business and financial acumen in his role as CIO at Netsurit Inc, one of the top 100 Managed Service Providers in the world, where he is helping to modernize and digitally transform Netsurit and their client’s businesses in today’s IT labyrinth.

His professional background includes Executive & Management positions at Marathon Consulting, AFC Cable Systems, Dow Jones Local Media Group, Phoenix Media/Communications Group and AT&T Advertising Solutions.

Dennis is committed to living the New York City experience to its fullest by exploring its many eateries, bars, theatres and riverside haunts. A resident of the East Side of Manhattan, he enjoys traveling around the world with his wife and walking his mentally-challenged dogs, Oliver & Georgie.

He is a veteran of the United States Air Force and is an active member of his chapter of the American Legion.

 

 

 

Louwki Coetsee 
Managing Director, US

Good, better, best. Never let it rest. Till your good is better and your better is best.”

In 2001, Louwki commenced his studies at Torque-IT, where he focused on achieving his Master Network Engineer qualification. In 2002, he started lecturing at the university, and was later promoted to Technical Manager.

Louwki then moved on to Tronic Trade Technology Holdings, where he fulfilled the role of Technical Manager. In 2004 he started his career at Netsurit as a Senior Technical Consultant. He was soon promoted to the position of Client Services Manager, and shortly thereafter was further promoted to Senior Account Manager. In 2008, Louwki was appointed Head of Support.

In 2014, Louwki joined Dimension Data, he formed part of the MEA Global Service Center Management team as a Service Improvement & Enablement Manager.
2017, Louwki re-joined the Netsurit team to lead the US New York business as Managing Director.

When he’s not working, Louwki enjoys time with his wife Yolandie & son Logan. Together they enjoy the outdoors and go camping whenever they have the opportunity. Aside from being an avid audiophile, Louwki enjoys a wide range of hobbies including remote controlled vehicles and drones, marine aquariums and Ice hockey.

 

Nicolas Hocquet
Support Services Executive
“I love what I do and I do what I love. I believe that my passion for IT helps me going out of my way for Netsurit employees and customers.

Nicolas has always been interested in technology, especially around what it can enable in our lives. This was the main motivator that led Nicolas to start his studies in 2002 at ESIEE Amiens in his home country of France. Nicolas then received a Master of Science from FSATI & the Tshwane University of Technology after publishing a paper on Ad Hoc Routing Protocol to further his studies.

In 2010, after working as a Senior IT Engineer for three years in France, Nicolas decided to pursue one of his greatest dreams and made the choice to relocate to South Africa where he joined the Netsurit Team as a Support Consultant. Through the constant development of his technical & managerial skills, Nicolas has been promoted a number of times at Netsurit, occupying crucial roles such as Team Leader, IT Manager & Operations Manager.

Hungry for new challenges, Nicolas was promoted once again in 2015 to Client Services Manager, where he prides himself in ensuring high customer satisfaction levels and enabling Netsurit’s customers to achieve their business goals through technology.

In his private life, Nicolas loves spending time with his wife Phumzile and son Enzo. Nicolas is also an avid rugby fan and trains his son on a regular basis. He also enjoys traveling throughout South Africa to visit some of the most beautiful places that this country has to offer.

 

John Gilbert
Over Twenty Years Sales and Management Experience

“My career aspiration is to build a “World Class” Sales competency that spans all of the divisions and lines of business within the Netsurit Stable”

John’s experience spans across a range of industry sectors both locally in South Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa and abroad in the U.K. and India. He has held senior leadership positions in both large global enterprise companies and start-up entrepreneurial ventures.. He has extensive knowledge and experience within IT Software, Managed Services and Telecommunications industry sectors.

Some of the key positions he has held are listed below:
Key Account Manager Bass Breweries (United Kingdom)
Regional Manager – MARS Africa
National Sales Manager – Storm Telecoms
Head of Sales – iBurst South Africa
Business Development Director – Aspivia Connect
Senior Area Sales Director Africa – HCL Technologies
Commercial ATU Sales Head – Microsoft

Prior to joining Storm, he was the founder and Managing Member of The F.A.C.T.S Consultancy. The directive for the role at Storm was to design and implement a full restructure of the existing three independent regional divisions’ sales teams into one standardized national sales force. Eight months after the launch of the new structure, the business had achieved 180% of the forecasted sales budget for the year. Approximately two years later the business was sold to Vox Telecom for R350 million, just seven years from inception.
In his roles at Aspivia and in the role at HCL, John was directly involved in the sale and implementation of those businesses Managed Services Solutions and Outsourced Managed Services to large corporate customers. In his roles at Mars, Storm, iBurst and Microsoft he was responsible for delivery of the national sales numbers via teams of up to fifty sales staff.

As a result, he has established a strong network of key stakeholders and decision makers within the private and public sector. This combined with a strong grounding and extensive experience in leading sales teams, position him well to achieve and deliver outstanding results

 

Steven Grobler
Director of Technical Services

Steven’s global IT adventure began in his hometown of Durban, South Africa. After he had finished high school, he went on to get a Diploma in Computer Science and added various Microsoft certifications to his CV.

An IT training job in college turned into an IT supervisor position for Sun Coast Casino over the first two years after school. Steven then took the opportunity to move to London where he filled various IT roles and got his first taste of working for a managed services provider (MSP).

After returning to South Africa, he applied for a job at Netsurit and became a roaming tier 2 consultant. His use of a Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle and a backpack to navigate the nightmare that can be Johannesburg traffic vastly improved the team’s response times to onsite work.

After a brief stint as a consultant, he returned to Netsurit and eventually became Team Lead of the Roaming Service department for three years. His next step was Support Operations Manager. Steven also became part of the Netsurit Executive Committee and had been involved in the strategic direction of the company.

When Netsurit merged with Marathon Consulting, Steven joined Marathon to become Director of Technical Services for the US company and found his way to the Big Apple. He really feels we are building on a great base in the US that is destined for greatness. Watch out New York City!

When he is not at work, Steven is most likely out exploring the city. He is becoming an advanced subway rider and can recommend some great pizza and bagel spots to try out. His bucket list travel destination is a trip to explore the Amazon in Brazil.

 

Henry Swanepoel CA(SA)
Chief Financial Officer

“Wear your passion. Love what you do. Good things come to those who never give up. Grow. Persevere. Evolve.”

As Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Henry Swanepoel is responsible for all Netsurit’s financial functions including accounting, audit, treasury, corporate finance and investor relations. Henry’s career spans more than 10 years of varied experience in multi-national and multi-cultural organisations.

Before joining Netsurit Henry served as CFO for LAWtrust, Africa’s leading trust centre, security integrator and security solutions developer. Prior to that he served as Financial Manager for Internet Solutions, an Internet protocol communications provider.

Henry earned a Masters of Business Administration from the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) as well as a Masters of Taxation from Northwest University.

On a personal note Henry enjoys the outdoors, is an avid golfer and loves spending time with his loving wife Leigh and the apple of his eye, beautiful daughter Mila.