Meet the Team 2016-11-01T09:03:31+00:00
  • Rainer Gaier
    Rainer Gaier
    Managing Director
  • Deon van Niekerk
    Deon van Niekerk
    Director
  • Francois du Plooy
    Francois du Plooy
    Financial Director
  • Jaco Kotze
    Jaco Kotze
    Director
  • Emile Pepermans
    Emile Pepermans
    Director
  • Jacques Fouche
    Jacques Fouche
    Associate Director
  • Gean Boegman
    Gean Boegman
    Associate Director
  • Natalie Bevan
    Natalie Bevan
    Associate Director
  • Nico de Nysschen
    Nico de Nysschen
    Associate Director
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Rainer Gaier
Managing Director

He is passionate to see a positive change within our people and our clients’ businesses, brought about by the amazing achievements in our industry.

He is working on building a cost effective solution that will aid organisations in complying with the rigorous demands of Regulators.

Rainer is an ardent motorbike rider and enjoys connecting with interesting and remote parts of this planet on two wheels, and sharing this with his wife and like-minded friends.

Deon van Niekerk
Director

He is driven by making a difference through working hard, continuous learning and challenging yourself and others to perform outside of their comfort zones.

He is working on transforming businesses through technology and turning them into paperless, process enterprises with an agile touch.

Deon is a keen weekend golfer and enjoys staying in touch with colleagues and family on a social level.

Francois du Plooy
Financial Director

His quest is optimal employee engagement and happiness and therefore incorporating cutting-edge initiatives to develop Ovations as a workplace of choice with a solid company culture.

He is currently spear-heading efficient process thinking around consolidating overall company operations and the impact this has on company culture.

Francois is passionate about the changing work environment and how employee engagement and expectations are changing business, but after hours he has fun with his French Bulldogs and lots of reading.

Jaco Kotze
Director

The people who make up the extended Ovations family and the contribution they make to the success of the business is the one thing that really makes him tick.

He is currently involved in the strategic design and then implementation of the new Consult Division within the Ovations operating model to improve service delivery.

Outside of work, Jaco makes a point of spending quality time with his family.

Emile Pepermans
Director

The privilege to be a part of changing business and people’s lives through IT within South Africa is what motivates Emile at work every day.

He is currently working on growing the business, especially our technical service offerings, striving to make Ovations great one solution at a time.

He is fascinated by technologies around Fintech like Blockchain, and makes time for outdoor hobbies such as tactical defense and biking of all kinds – pedaling and motorized.

Jacques Fouche
Associate Director

Jacques is passionate about enterprise architecture as a mechanism for digital transformation and solving real customer issues. 

His has local and international advisory and implementation experience and heads up the Ovations Consulting service offering, where the focus is on asset based consulting to provide clients with the assurance that solutions are proven, less risky and less costly. Alignment of business and IT strategy is his top priority and is supported through agile and scalable technology architectures. 

Outside of work he likes to travel, go for a long walk and support his boys on the sports field. His interests range from gardening to the extra-terrestrial. After hours he enjoys a book or a beer, preferably both.

 

Gean Boegman
Associate Director

His mission is finding the ‘best right way’ of doing something – including learning new technologies, listening to customers and then finding the right solution for the real problem. This approach builds up a decent arsenal of experience.

He enjoys building the foundations for productive development teams – considering agility and productivity whilst still stable, predictable and conducive to a positive working environment.

He is currently overseeing the Ovations internal IT landscape whilst growing their cloud and digital offerings.

Gean’s hobbies include fine woodworking, spirit distilling and mountain biking.

Natalie Bevan
Associate Director

Natalie joined Ovations in 2010, having held numerous local and international management positions.  She has a programme management background and together with her tertiary qualifications, sound experience and transformational capabilities will help take Ovations into the future.

Natalie displays an admirable work ethic and is always looking for ways to streamline business processes and encourage adherence to good governance.  Her keen eye for detail ensures high quality outputs.

She enjoys photography as a creative outlet and as family is important to her most weekends are taken up with spending time poolside, as her son is a national level swimmer, or supporting her husband in his cycling endeavors.

Nico de Nysschen
Associate Director

Nico has worked in the IT industry for more than 17 years; he has experience in Support, Quality Assurance and Software Development within various industries ranging from banking, insurance and supply chain.

Nico has certifications in Microsoft, IBM and is an ITIL certified professional with a strong focus on Service Delivery. He holds a BCOM Business Informatics degree from the University of South Africa. He currently heads-up the Run area focussing on product engineering, support and maintenance for Ovations clients. Nico is leading a team, supporting and maintaining cloud Azure and Amazon platforms as well as private cloud implementations and migrations.