• Rainer Gaier
    Rainer Gaier
    Managing Director
  • Deon van Niekerk
    Deon van Niekerk
    Associate Director - Build
  • Francois du Plooy
    Francois du Plooy
    Financial Director
  • Jaco Kotze
    Jaco Kotze
    Associate Director - Consult
  • Gean Boegman
    Gean Boegman
    Associate Director and Chief Technical Officer
  • Craig Leppan
    Craig Leppan
    Director of Business Development
  • Emile Pepermans
    Emile Pepermans
    Director of Solutions
  • Jacques Fouche
    Jacques Fouche
    Associate Director
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
Associate Director - Build

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
Associate Director - Consult

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.

Gean Boegman
Associate Director and Chief Technical Officer

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.

Craig Leppan
Director of Business Development

The creation of something new and especially new digital products and projects, innovative solutions and understanding the business value of technology for customers – this is what gets Craig up in the mornings.

He is currently working on digital solutions around mobile payments and enterprise solutions with Ovations’ large vendors.

His is really interested in start-ups and what it takes to get them out of the lab and into the real world, as such he is driving the “InnOvations Think Tank” to take the creative ideas of staff and assist in turning them into Products and Services.

Emile Pepermans
Director of Solutions

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 business transformation and solving real customer issues.

His expertise is solid in the financial and banking environment and he is currently working on a core banking transformation and workflow solution upgrade.

Outside of work he likes to travel, going on the occasional hunt and supporting 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.