• Our team

    Our staff is made up of experts in all areas of IT support and management. Our wide range
    of hands-on experience and expertise is how we can offer our clients an unmatched level of
    service excellence.

Orrin Klopper

Orrin Klopper

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder

“If you can dream it, you are already half way
there; the rest is hard work.”

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

<span class="color-orange">Rian Van Der Walt</span>

Rian Van Der Walt

Chief Information Officer (CIO)

“I am inspired by people who express their
talent and potential effortlessly.”

Rian holds a postgraduate diploma in Business Administration PDBA at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) which he attained through Milpark Business School. He started his IT career during university by selling computers and calculators to fellow students and doctors. From his humble beginnings as an individual entrepreneur, Rian went on to become a co-founder of Micro Quant Systems (MQS) with his university peer, business partner, and friend Orrin Klopper. MQS (now known as Netsurit) is where Rian now serves on the board of directors. As an active shareholder, Rian is responsible for strategic partnerships and partner marketing. In his private time, Rian enjoys long walks on the beach, sipping on Pina Coladas and has a couple of exciting PS3 games, which he wishes he had more time to enjoy.

<span class="color-yellow">Brian Cooper</span>

Brian Cooper

Managing Director – South Africa

“People inspire me; the rare ones, the givers,
the ones who put their hearts and minds and souls into giving, simply for the sake of it, expecting very little in return.”

While Brian was busy with a B Com degree, he met his then-future partners Orrin and Rian and it was inevitable that he would join MQS (now Netsurit) in 1998. Initially responsible for the financial management of the business, Brian later took over sales and marketing. After spending a number of years in various management and leadership roles, Brian was promoted to MD of the business in 2009 and Chief Operations Officer in 2012. He has played provincial water polo for many years while also remaining fit by partaking in other various sports such as mountain biking and Triathlons.

<span class="color-turquoise">Hud Krause</span>

Hud Krause

Inobits / Professional Services Executive

“Never sacrifice future success for short-term gratification.”

Hud graduated from the University of Johannesburg with a degree in B Com Financial Management. While completing his degree part time, an opportunity presented itself to work within the IT department of Sasol Technology. During this time, Hud completed a CNE Qualification and soon after that entered the Microsoft realm, getting a Microsoft certification and a position as a Certified Microsoft Trainer. It is here where he met his future partners and co-founders of Inobits Consulting. He filled the role of Financial Director at Inobits Consulting until 2010, after which he was appointed as the Managing Director. Hud was also extremely instrumental in establishing Inobits ME in Dubai in 2002, setting up the Microsoft partnership there and negotiating the distribution agreement with K2 in 2003. After the recent merger with Netsurit, Hud now heads up the Professional Services Division (Inobits) within the organization. Outside of work, Hud enjoys the outdoors and spending time with his wife Cornelia and his kids Katrina and Carl.

<span class="color-blue">Henry Swanepoel CA(SA)</span>

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 organizations. 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 wife Leigh and beautiful daughter Mila.

<span class="color-red">Nicolas Hocquet</span>

Nicolas Hocquet

Managed 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.”

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, occupying crucial roles such as Team Leader, IT Manager & Operations Manager. 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.

<span class="color-orange">Eugene Perumal</span>

Eugene Perumal

Client Services Executive

“People don’t follow great companies or great ideas, they follow good people who can include them in a great purpose.”

Eugene’s love for technology blossomed in high-school whilst being introduced to IT hardware, Turbo Pascal and Dig Dug. His career in the technology industry began in 2001, with his formative three years being spent at Nashua Pretoria as a hands-on technical consultant. With diplomas in IT hardware and software support, as well as in application development, Eugene is a Prince2 certified project manager and a certified ITIL specialist focusing on IT Service Management. He holds specialist skills in managing process-building and implementation within the IT environment, as well as in business areas like Procurement, Logistics, CRM, and Operations.

Having joined Netsurit in March 2016 as a Senior Technology Advisor, Eugene took to the Netsurit family and culture, and assumed the role of Client Services Executive in June 2017 where he heads up an amazing team of strategic Account Executives.

<span class="color-yellow">Barbi Goldblatt</span>

Barbi Goldblatt

Regional Executive – Cape Town

“You realise value by turning a good business
into a great business. But more fundamental
than that, is turning good people into great
people” – Brian Joffe, Bidvest

Barbi has spent her entire career, which spans over 30 years, in various sectors of IT. Her goal is and always has been, a strong focus on her people – grow your people, grow your business, coupled with an exceptionally high focus on “Partnership for Life” with our clients, constantly ensuring our clients derive value from IT. Barbi started her career in 1984 as a Management Consultant at Ernst and Young, in 1995 she moved into the world of ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) Consulting in the SME market. In 2000, she sold her ERP business to EOH, and over the next 10 years built the EOH SME ERP and Managed Services business in Cape Town, where she was MD. In 2011 it was time to leave the corporate world, and Barbi joined Netsurit, to head up their Cape Town branch. This branch continues to grow from strength to strength, through the combined focus of “growing our people” and delivering exceptional client services, a strong “Partner for Life” focus.Born and bred in Cape Town, South Africa, Barbi’s love for the sea and infamous Table Mountain make her a true “Capie”.

<span class="color-turquoise">Louwki Coetsee</span>

Louwki Coetsee

Managing Director – New York

“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 was promoted to Technical Manager. In 2004, Louwki joined Netsurit, he started as technical consultant and worked his way up to being part of the exco committee and heading-up support. In 2014, Louwki joined Dimension Data, he formed part of the MEA Global Service Center Management team as a Service Improvement & Enablement Manager.

In 2017, Louwki re-joined the Netsurit team to lead the US New York business as Managing Director. Aside from being an avid audiophile, Louwki enjoys a wide range of hobbies. He also loves spending time with his wife, Yolandie, and son, Logan.

<span class="color-blue">Steven Grobler</span>

Steven Grobler

Director of Technical Services – USA

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood.” – Theodore Roosevelt.

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). When Netsurit merged with Marathon Consulting, Steven joined to become Director of Technical Services for the US company and found his way to the Big Apple. When he is not at work, Steven is most likely out exploring the city.

<span class="color-red">Dewaldt du Plessis</span>

Dewaldt du Plessis

Account Executive

“You can buy a person’s time; you can buy their physical presence at a given place; you can even buy a measured number of their skilled muscular motions per hour. However, you cannot buy enthusiasm . . . You cannot buy loyalty . . . You cannot buy the devotion of hearts, minds, or souls. You must earn these.”

Dewaldt’s journey with Netsurit started in 2003 when he joined as a Helpdesk Consultant. This was at a stage where bandwidth in South Africa became cheaper and more readily available and this was the start of Netsurit offering Remote Support to its customers. Through hard work and dedication, Dewaldt was promoted to Senior Technology Advisor in 2010, and a year later appointed as Client Service Executive leading the team of Technology Advisors. With more than a decade of experience, Dewaldt made the decision to go back into the support side of Netsurit, but this time he was leading the biggest department in the business as Support Services Executive. In 2018, Dewaldt yet again demonstrated his experience and versatility in the role of Account Executive. When he is not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Jo-Anne, and son, Dejan.

<span class="color-orange">Riaan Davis</span>

Riaan Davis

Cloud & HW/SW Sales Manager

“I strive towards delivering tasks in time and will go out of my way to do so no matter what. It is not about working hard, but working smart.”

In 2006 Riaan joined Netsurit as a Junior Technology Advisor and developed his skills as a Network Architect Designer, and within a relatively short period was promoted to Senior Technology Advisor. Continually striving for more in his profession, Riaan was promoted to Head of Projects and Online Backups in 2010, and later in 2012, the duty of managing the ISP department was left in his very capable hands. In 2015 Riaan took over the HW/SW Sales department to focus more on product sales with the drive around the Netsurit cloud services and offerings. In his private life, Riaan enjoys spending time with the love of his life, Hayley, and revels in outdoor activities involving sports such as golf, rugby and cricket and enjoys a brisk ride on his mountain bike.

<span class="color-turquoise">Louis de Klerk</span>

Louis de Klerk

Internal Chief Information Officer (CIO)

“The ‘next level’ is reached by combined
focused creative energy with capacity.”

Louis is a self-taught academic at heart, with a passion for tinkering with algorithms and puzzles. He started his career as an IT support technician, working on Novell and Unix networks. After a few years, he made the transition to the Microsoft ecosystem, where he soon specialized in database design and software development. Later Louis joined Windows Academy as a Microsoft Certified Trainer which provided fertile ground for learning new things.

Being a founder and part of the management team of Inobits Consulting for the last 16 years, Louis was a central figure in Inobits’ software development projects at enterprise customers. Often the lead developer, solution architect or quality assurance on projects, Louis has been leading delivery teams through the lifecycles of solutions at many customers. At the moment Louis is passionate about how the cloud is transforming how we design IT systems, and the accelerating rate at which these systems are becoming more reactive and intelligent. A favorite pastime is the reading of fiction, history, and philosophy.

<span class="color-red">Sarika Thakor</span>

Sarika Thakor

HR Manager

“One should never mistake kindness for weakness…for it is in the moments that we apply kindness that our strength is revealed”

Sarika is a registered Industrial Psychologist who started her career working at MAC Consulting. Throughout her 3 years in Consulting she has gained skills within the Leadership Development and Psychometric Assessment areas of Industrial Psychology as well as opportunities to further develop other areas within the field. She then entered the world of HR at T-Systems South Africa as an HR Business Partner. Her role involved playing a more generalist interface between HR as a function and the various areas of business she was responsible for a further 3 years. She subsequently joined the Nesturit family in May 2017 in the role of HR manager. Her passion is people and is keen to learn more about the mechanics of business linked to people dynamics and HR elements. She hopes to make a lasting impact on the people of Netsurit and leave a lasting legacy in the awesome Netsurit culture. Outside of work her passion revolves around her son and husband.