Tim Humphreys-Davies, has over 25 years’ experience in the IT distribution industry where he has filled various executive positions including the Managing Director of Multimedia Warehouse. Tim holds a BA Honors degree in Marketing and initially served as the Sales & Marketing Director for Pinnacle before being promoted to the Managing Director. 2017 saw Tim being promoted to Pinnacle CEO which awards him the responsibility of running Pinnacle in its entirety including overseeing all our Vertical Businesses, as well as the growth of our business north of the border within the SADC region. In addition to Pinnacle, Tim also oversees VH Fibre Optics.
Hanré Bester Chief Financial Officer
Hanré joined Pinnacle in 2019 as the Chief Financial Officer. His experience includes positions held in the distribution and warehousing environment as Group Financial Manager and Financial Director at a JSE-listed group. Prior to this, Hanré worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc (PwC), specialising in taxation as a multi-disciplined tax practitioner. Hanré is a chartered accountant, who completed his articles at PwC in 2003, and holds a Masters degree in Taxation.
Donovan Dercksen Verticals Director
Donovan has 15 years’ experience in both the ICT field and the Integrated Electronic Services environment. Donovan has held several senior management positions including the Managing Director of a division within EOH, the Managing Director of the Digital Infrastructure division within NEXTEC, National Sales and IT Business Manager at Rittal, and Automation Manager during his time in the process control environment with the LAPP Group. Donovan holds a National Diploma in Electronic Engineering from UJ, is a certified Data Centre expert, and holds various managerial and coaching accreditations which aid in leading the Verticals team since December 2019.
Natasha Oosthuizen Director: Commercial & Public Sector
Natasha Oosthuizen joined the company in 2014 as the Sales Manager for Commercial, Education and Public Sector. In 2018, Natasha earned her promotion from Sales Manager to Director within the same sector. Natasha has gained invaluable sales experience and extensive corporate training working for established brands such as Siemens and Lenovo. This has enabled her to understand the multiple layers within the ICT supply chain from vendor to distribution as well as channel partners and commercial customer’s business environments and requirements, giving her the ability to strategically align relevant processes and partnerships to a broad range of IT Solutions. In September 2020, Natasha was further promoted to the National Sales Director of Pinnacle.
Tamsyn Foster Executive: Marketing
Tammy Foster heads up the very creative Marketing department within Pinnacle, and has been with the company since 2011. Equipped with a Bachelor of Technology degree in Marketing, Tammy has extensive knowledge in implementing marketing strategies in line with Pinnacle’s strategic objectives and has set a strong focus on Digital Transformation within the organisation.
Emily Scott Executive: Human Resources
Emily Scott joined Pinnacle in 2017 as the Human Resources Executive. She has a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and service industry, making her the perfect fit for Pinnacle. With almost 20 years of experience in talent management she is equipped in employee experience and wellness, learning and development, remuneration, performance management and recruitment.
Ernie Botha Managing Operations Executive
Ernie joined Pinnacle in 2011 as our Warehouse Manager in Midrand. Holding a Diploma in Police Administration and having completed a course in South African Institute of Labour Law, Ernie quickly worked his way up the ladder being promoted to Operations Manager and then in 2019 he was promoted to Managing Operations Executive. Being the hands-on leader that he is, Ernie is constantly evaluating operational processes in order to determine how Pinnacle can improve and deliver the exceptional service we strive for.
Kulani Maphophe Sales Executive: Public Sector and SADC
Kulani Maphophe joined Pinnacle in 2019 as the Government Sales Manager. With over 22-years of operational and management experience, Kulani has worked for a number of reputable companies and has been utilising his skills and experience to enhance Pinnacle’s shareholder and stakeholder value. Kulani adds great value to Pinnacle’s management team with his cross-functional business leadership experience across OA, ICT, Financial Services and Telecom sectors. It is thanks to these expertise that Kulani received a promotion to Sales Executive for the Government and SADC teams in September 2020.
Michael Dockerill Regional Executive
Michael joined Pinnacle in 2008 as the HP Business Development Manager for the Cape Town Branch, and by 2010 he had been promoted to the Channel Sales Manager and Business Unit Manager of the Business Development team. After building a reputable, highly experienced and driven sales team, Michael was promoted to the Branch Manager of Pinnacle Cape Town in 2016, and Pinnacle Durban in March 2020. As of September 2020, Michael holds the position of Regional Executive and oversees Pinnacle’s Cape Town, Durban, Bloemfontein, PE, Namibia and Nelspruit branches.
Phillip Thompson Head of Brand: Advanced Technologies, Proline, Microsoft & Pinnpos
Phillip has 15 years’ experience in the IT industry and joined Pinnacle in 2012. Phillip negotiated the successful on-boarding of various new brands including Seagate, Intel, Kingston, Asus, Hisense, NEC & LG Information Display. He successfully manages the importing and selling of more than 50 brands within Pinnacle. Phillip specializes in championing strategic initiatives to deliver effective results, participating in critical decision-making processes while working proactively with cross-functional teams to optimise sales and create new marketing opportunities. With a strategic mindset, he is committed to cultivating exceptional customer relationships, meeting their needs and expectations at every step.
Fred Saayman Head of Brand: Huawei & Cloud
Fred has over 30 years’ experience in the IT industry working at various managerial and executive levels, he holds a National Diploma in Computer Data Processing as well as a Bachelor’s of Science and an MDP from the University of Pretoria.
After starting at Pinnacle in 2012, he was actively involved in establishing different business units within the company, one of which being Huawei. Most recently Fred was involved in the onboarding of Huawei Cloud to Pinnacle’s product portfolio.
Gerhard Gouws Head of Brand: Enterprise
Gerhard originally started out at Datacentix managing one of their Commercial Sales divisions, and played an instrumental role in the formation of Datacentrix’s Enterprise unit as well as starting their print outsourcing division. Gerhard has an impressive 32 years Enterprise Computing experience that spans across mainframe and networking, all the way through to new disruptive enterprise solutions such as HCI, HPC & Software-Defined Storage. After serving as the Pinnacle Brand Executive for Enterprise, Gerhard was promoted to Head of Brand: Enterprise, with the addition of Hewlett-Packard Enterprise and Dell Enterprise to his portfolio.
Gareth Davies Head of Brand: Lenovo, Dell & HPI
Gareth was initially hired as the HP Business Development Manager within the Cape Town branch. He went on to additionally acquire the Dell portfolio within a few short months and has extensive experience in the Dell, HPI and HPE business sectors. Gareth managed to land the role of Dell Enterprise Business Unit Manager within 3 years of starting at Pinnacle. In 2017 he set his sights on becoming the HP Brand Executive and was successful in his venture. In July 2020, Gareth was promoted to Head of Brand for Pinnacle's Tier 1 vendors which include Dell, Lenovo and HPI.