Ovations is pleased to announce, that as a result of a new strategic focus and shift in the business, it is appointing a new Managing Director as well as establishing a product development area, in order to better help customers in an ever-changing digital workplace.
According to the management of the company current Financial Director of the business Francois du Plooy will become Managing Director, while current Managing Director and co-founder of the company, Rainer Gaier will be establishing a strategic new product development area.
“Software is a platform to create and invent, and that was our passion when we founded Ovations,” states Gaier. “With this announcement we are not just announcing a changing of the guard, but we are also returning to our roots with the establishment of a product development area. This will personally give me the opportunity to work on my passion – making an impact on the lives of our customers through technology.”
Du Plooy, who has been with the company for over nine years in the capacity of Financial Director, brings with him a key understanding of the business, its people, culture, as well as knowledge of the fluidity of the technology industry.
He says in his new role it is not his intention to make changes for the sake of change, but will instead, trust in the strategy and processes they have built over the years to help define new markets, but be agile enough to make changes if these are no longer working.
“It is an honour and privilege to be selected by Ovations’ Board and the Ovations management team to be the captain of the ship. My appointment is less about changing the team, and more about putting the right players in the right positions, for Ovations to become a more fluid and agile business in an ever-changing technology market,” states Du Plooy.
“With Rainer establishing the product development area, I will not only have him here through the transition, but I believe we will be able to unlock new opportunities for our customers who themselves are trying to transform their business through innovation and technology.”
According to both Du Plooy and Gaier, Ovations has always embraced transformation and these changes speak to an inner transformation within the business. During this investment phase of the business, the company is looking to unlock opportunities within the cloud services environment that it has not been in the position (until now) to pursue. This will include creating products and solutions that are also globally relevant and that it can take to a global customer base where appropriate.
“Ovations has never been afraid to innovate and now I believe we will be better placed to turn challenges into opportunities, volatile opportunities into sustainable ones, while ensuring we remain relevant as a business in today’s market,” ends Gaier.