Short CV

Current Positions

Prior Positions

  • TicketPros, South Africa – Co-Founder, CEO – ticketpros.co.za
  • MJVN Internet – Founder, CEO

Qualifications

  • High School, 7 Higher grade subjects with 4 Distinctions – 1989
  • Best Matriculant, Technical High School Louis Botha, Bloemfontein, RSA
  • B.Sc. Mathematics and Computer Science major, UFS – 1992

Software development highlights

  • TicketPros – Complete ticket reservation system – ticketpros.co.za
  • Cape Town Pass – Complete pass management system, including integration with access control at multiple attractions and mobile apps for tourists and attractions – capetownpass.travel
  • MJVN Internet – Custom in house client, billing, admin management system
  • Datamun municipal management system
  • Brandshop – Entire web presence, orders, sales, courier and supplier interfaces, management interface, financial interface, call center etc.
  • Etron manufacturing – Complete in house television import, manufacturing and sales management system (manufactured all Samsung televisions)
  • Mastercare – Complete data management system managing all aspects including jobs, stock, orders, transactions, management reports etc.
  • Galtronics – Complete CRM system for managing projects with staff located on 4 continents.

Integration and interface highlights

  • Eskom standard transfer specification (STS)
    • SA Buro of Standards (SABS) standard for transferring value to standard prepaid meter devices
    • Strong cryptographic interface interfacing with vending secure module (VSM)
  • Eskom standard token translator (STT)
    • SABS standard for dispensing value to legacy/non STS prepaid meter devices
  • Hand held (“speedpoint”) devices for municipalities
  • Meter reading device for municipal meter readers
  • Prepaid electricity sales from portable devices
  • Online credit card processing and payment gateway interfaces
    • Iveri
    • Pricetag
    • 2checkout
    • PayFast
    • Paypal
  • ACB Processing systems
    • Multidata (Sanlam)
    • FNB business electronic banking,
    • Cypher business systems
    • Standard Bank BEST
    • SagePay / Netcash
  • Crosscape waybill interface for Brandshop online sales
  • Sony OSCAR flat file import/export interface for Mastercare
  • Bulk and premium rate SMS interfaced into several web based applications,
    • Exactmobile
    • Clickatell
    • Nokia direct
    • SMS Specialist
    • BulkSMS
  • USSD interfacing for GSM networks
  • Financial/ERP systems interfaces
    • Impact
    • Syspro
    • Quickbooks
    • Pastel
    • BAAN
  • PABX systems CDR interfaces
    • Samsung DCS
    • Asterisk

Not unto the swift…

The race is not to the swift or the battle to the strong, nor does food come to the wise or wealth to the brilliant or favor to the learned; but time and chance happen to them all.
— Ecclesiates 9:11 (NIV)