MEET OUR PEOPLE

We couldn’t be more proud

of our talented team

MEET OUR PEOPLE

We couldn’t be more proud of our talented team

Director | Entrepreneur | Artist B. Com, CA (SA), CFA

I’m a natural born entrepreneur focused on venture capital, and building businesses that offer serious competitive advantage.

 

After nearly 20 years of entrepreneurial endeavors, building businesses is now part of my DNA.

Technology – and the excitement of the disruptive change that it offers – presents an enormous opportunity. And that’s precisely why I co-founded SprintHive.

Director | CEO | Cyclist
ND Information Technology

I am most inspired by working in problem-solving environments that require fresh ideas and sustainable solutions. That’s exactly why I joined the SprintHive team as CEO in 2016, with the bold vision of driving digital transformation in the finance sector and beyond.

 

 

As an all-round techie and avid coder with experience at start-ups and tech giants alike, I have found that technology has the power to solve almost any problem. I believe that by finding innovative tech solutions to everyday obstacles – and backing them with logical, technical and business reasoning – we’re serving real people and giving more South Africans access to important financial services. This is the bedrock upon which SprintHive’s services are built.

CTO | Rock Climber

I love solving interesting and challenging problems, sometimes to unhealthy extremes! Over and above the satisfaction of building software that delivers measurable business value and delights customers, I enjoy designing and building the infrastructure to run such software that is scalable, resilient and high performance. I draw on my experience at Amazon Web Services to achieve this. I strongly believe in continuous improvement – there is always a more elegant solution to any given problem.

 

While I’m naturally a quiet person, I am most stimulated and deliver my best work when I am part of a diverse team that challenges my way of thinking.

 

How I find working at SprintHive: I am constantly challenged by interesting problems and I get to solve them together with a great team.

Head of Partnerships | Camper

I love building long term partnerships and working in the Fintech space. 

 

With 20+ years marketing experience, 13 of which are partnership management and financial services related, and 9 of which are working across East and West Africa partnering with Mobile Network Operators, Banks, Re-insurers and Insurers, I am excited to be part of the SprintHive team and journey.

 

I love being able to deliver real value to our partners, driving customer conversion rates with our Intelligent Customer Onboarding Solutions.

 

How I find working at SprintHive:

An amazing, supportive, humble and talented team combined with great partnership engagements makes working at SprintHive a fulfilling experience.

Data Scientist | Astronomer

Grilling data sets is what gets me going in the morning. I am especially interested in developing algorithms to wring the most out of data, particularly by using artificial intelligence and statistical
techniques. During the course of my career, which includes Astrophysics, I’ve learned that’s all about Bayesian probabilities rather than tedious high-school statistics. This has led me to an evangelistic attitude towards quantifying the scientific method and everyday life itself.

 

I am simply excited to learn and be challenged by the vastness of the Universe and by other people. I also enjoy writing, with more than 60 journal articles in journals, not to mention a popular science book.

 

How I find working at SprintHive: This is the best job I have ever had – solving great problems alongside great people.

Software Engineer | Horticulturist

I love the buzz you get when you compile and run code – and it works. I am passionate about designing quality software that people love to use. There is nothing better for me to receive positive feedback from people who use software that I have designed, implemented, tested, deployed and support.

 

I have worked in many industries: insurance, retail, media, human resourcing, financial, content distribution and data mining. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with family. I make time to appreciate nature and to stay fit.

 

How I find working at SprintHive: Thanks to the learning that comes with developing an understanding of the business, as well as the ever-changing and growing technology landscape, I am constantly engaged and motivated.

Software Engineer | Tinkerer

I am a Java software developer with experience in Enterprise Java, Android and Web development.

 

I enjoy being part of a team that is working towards a common goal. I am a logical thinker, a problem solver and a quick learner, and I enjoy learning new technologies and facing new challenges.

 

How I find working at SprintHive: Coming to work makes me so happy everyday. Everyday I have a new challenge and being able to work through this with a world class team fills me with joy.

Product Owner | Foodie

I am passionate about project management and successfully delivering projects, of any nature, from inception to completion.

 

I enjoy new challenges, and I pride myself on being loyal, reliable, trustworthy and honest. I have a track record of proposing multiple potential solutions for complex or new problems or processes, and I am not afraid to make objective recommendations as to which direction should be taken. I work well in a team, and I am a self-driven individual able to operate with minimal supervision.

 

How I find working at SprintHive: Working here is the most incredible experience. Our team, work ethic and passion around our product makes coming to work everyday fantastic.

Finance Manager | Traveller

I have worked as a Financial Accountant and Manager in many industries (commercial businesses, charities, professional associations and educational institutions). Now working in the Fintech industry, I am proud to be part of the new emerging financial industry that applies technology and innovation to improve financial activities. It is different and exciting, and I learn something new every day.

 

I am organised, and I have integrity and a good sense of humor! I believe that helping people and businesses solve their problems and achieve their goals is an incredibly rewarding way to spend my time.

 

How I find working at SprintHive: Being able to help out with the logistical side of what makes the business tick means that I can play a huge role in helping SprintHive succeed — and I love that!

Software Engineer | Comedian

I am an Electronic Engineer by training but a Software Engineer by choice. I have been creating and experimenting with electronics and software from the age of nine. I have extensive experience in Python, C/C++, SQL and Docker, with a background in the Fintech sector.

 

I am someone that likes chasing challenges with unique flair and intuition. I enjoy working in a team rich environment where I can constantly learn and share knowledge. Working across a variety of services and partners ensures I am constantly engaged and challenged to learn more. I like keeping a positive outlook and will always attempt to inject humour to uplift morale.


How I find working at SprintHive: I was surprised to find myself in a culture of people so focused on well-being, success, growth and team cooperation. Frankly it’s incredibly hard to dislike anyone. SprintHive just has an incredible atmosphere, so much so that I can’t wait to join our daily team standups. 

Software Resilience Engineer | Chef

I am always driving towards the Multiplier Effect in a team. I focus on everything infrastructure related, implementing best practice automation while collaborating with our Software Engineers who focus on delivering the best software solutions.

 

I started in the infrastructure world in a voluntary capacity at Emmanuel’s Haven before moving over to AWS. New opportunities to grow and the goal of always implementing the greatest automation solutions in infrastructure, continues to excite me, which is perfectly aligned to my role at SprintHive. SprintHive remains at the leading edge of technology, we never compromise and always stick to best practice solutions.

 

How I find working at SprintHive: Everyone is eager and willing to share their knowledge and experience. Team members always interrogate their own thinking, “is this the right way to do it”.  I appreciate that everyone really listens to your ideas and provides constructive and honest feedback.

Junior QA Data Analyst | Singer

Having studied Political Science and History, I was incredibly privileged to be selected for a Political Science internship in the USA. I joined the SprintHive team to broaden my skills, specifically in the Fintech space.

 

It gives me great joy to perfect things, so my current role at SprintHive is made for me. I enjoy being challenged and intellectually stimulated. It is always important for me to be in an environment which allows for growth and new opportunities.

When I am not working, I love making music, playing the piano, and singing.

 

How I find working at SprintHive: The team is fun to be around, and they genuinely care about each other. It is refreshing being in an environment where your well-being is a top priority. Everyone has a great sense of humour which makes the day’s work even more enjoyable . I really appreciate that the team is always keen to help and mentor.




Director | Entrepreneur | Artist B. Com, CA (SA), CFA

I’m a natural born entrepreneur focused on venture capital, and building businesses that offer serious competitive advantage.

 

After nearly 20 years of entrepreneurial endeavors, building businesses is now part of my DNA.

Technology – and the excitement of the disruptive change that it offers – presents an enormous opportunity. And that’s precisely why I co-founded SprintHive.

Director | CEO | Cyclist
ND Information Technology

I am most inspired by working in problem-solving environments that require fresh ideas and sustainable solutions. That’s exactly why I joined the SprintHive team as CEO in 2016, with the bold vision of driving digital transformation in the finance sector and beyond.

 

As an all-round techie and avid coder with experience at start-ups and tech giants alike, I have found that technology has the power to solve almost any problem. I believe that by finding innovative tech solutions to everyday obstacles – and backing them with logical, technical and business reasoning – we’re serving real people and giving more South Africans access to important financial services. This is the bedrock upon which SprintHive’s services are built.

CTO | Rock Climber

I love solving interesting and challenging problems, sometimes to unhealthy extremes! Over and above the satisfaction of building software that delivers measurable business value and delights customers, I enjoy designing and building the infrastructure to run such software that is scalable, resilient and high performance. I draw on my experience at Amazon Web Services to achieve this. I strongly believe in continuous improvement – there is always a more elegant solution to any given problem.

 

While I’m naturally a quiet person, I am most stimulated and deliver my best work when I am part of a diverse team that challenges my way of thinking.

 

How I find working at SprintHive: I am constantly challenged by interesting problems and I get to solve them together with a great team.

Head of Partnerships | Camper

I love building long term partnerships and working in the Fintech space. 

 

With 20+ years marketing experience, 13 of which are partnership management and financial services related, and 9 of which are working across East and West Africa partnering with Mobile Network Operators, Banks, Re-insurers and Insurers, I am excited to be part of the SprintHive team and journey.

 

I love being able to deliver real value to our partners, driving customer conversion rates with our Intelligent Customer Onboarding Solutions.

 

How I find working at SprintHive: An amazing, supportive, humble and talented team combined with great partnership engagements makes working at SprintHive a fulfilling experience.




Data Scientist | Astronomer

Grilling data sets is what gets me going in the morning. I am especially interested in developing algorithms to wring the most out of data, particularly by using artificial intelligence and statistical
techniques. During the course of my career, which includes Astrophysics, I’ve learned that’s all about Bayesian probabilities rather than tedious high-school statistics. This has led me to an evangelistic attitude towards quantifying the scientific method and everyday life itself.

 

I am simply excited to learn and be challenged by the vastness of the Universe and by other people. I also enjoy writing, with more than 60 journal articles in journals, not to mention a popular science book.

 

How I find working at SprintHive: This is the best job I have ever had – solving great problems alongside great people.

Software Engineer | Horticulturist

I love the buzz you get when you compile and run code – and it works. I am passionate about designing quality software that people love to use. There is nothing better for me to receive positive feedback from people who use software that I have designed, implemented, tested, deployed and support.

 

I have worked in many industries: insurance, retail, media, human resourcing, financial, content distribution and data mining. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with family. I make time to appreciate nature and to stay fit.

 

How I find working at SprintHive: Thanks to the learning that comes with developing an understanding of the business, as well as the ever-changing and growing technology landscape, I am constantly engaged and motivated.

Software Engineer | Tinkerer

I am a Java software developer with experience in Enterprise Java, Android and Web development.

 

I enjoy being part of a team that is working towards a common goal. I am a logical thinker, a problem solver and a quick learner, and I enjoy learning new technologies and facing new challenges.

 

How I find working at SprintHive: Coming to work makes me so happy everyday. Everyday I have a new challenge and being able to work through this with a world class team fills me with joy.

Product Owner | Foodie

I am passionate about project management and successfully delivering projects, of any nature, from inception to completion.

 

I enjoy new challenges, and I pride myself on being loyal, reliable, trustworthy and honest. I have a track record of proposing multiple potential solutions for complex or new problems or processes, and I am not afraid to make objective recommendations as to which direction should be taken. I work well in a team, and I am a self-driven individual able to operate with minimal supervision.

 

How I find working at SprintHive: Working here is the most incredible experience. Our team, work ethic and passion around our product makes coming to work everyday fantastic.

Finance Manager | Traveller

I have worked as a Financial Accountant and Manager in many industries (commercial businesses, charities, professional associations and educational institutions). Now working in the Fintech industry, I am proud to be part of the new emerging financial industry that applies technology and innovation to improve financial activities. It is different and exciting, and I learn something new every day.

 

I am organised, and I have integrity and a good sense of humor! I believe that helping people and businesses solve their problems and achieve their goals is an incredibly rewarding way to spend my time.

 

How I find working at SprintHive: Being able to help out with the logistical side of what makes the business tick means that I can play a huge role in helping SprintHive succeed — and I love that!

Software Engineer | Comedian

I am an Electronic Engineer by training but a Software Engineer by choice. I have been creating and experimenting with electronics and software from the age of nine. I have extensive experience in Python, C/C++, SQL and Docker, with a background in the Fintech sector.

I am someone that likes chasing challenges with unique flair and intuition. I enjoy working in a team rich environment where I can constantly learn and share knowledge. Working across a variety of services and partners ensures I am constantly engaged and challenged to learn more. I like keeping a positive outlook and will always attempt to inject humour to uplift morale.

How I find working at SprintHive: I was surprised to find myself in a culture of people so focused on well-being, success, growth and team cooperation. Frankly it’s incredibly hard to dislike anyone. SprintHive just has an incredible atmosphere, so much so that I can’t wait to join our daily team standups. 

Software Resilience Engineer | Chef

I am always driving towards the Multiplier Effect in a team. I focus on everything infrastructure related, implementing best practice automation while collaborating with our Software Engineers who focus on delivering the best software solutions.

 

I started in the infrastructure world in a voluntary capacity at Emmanuel’s Haven before moving over to AWS. New opportunities to grow and the goal of always implementing the greatest automation solutions in infrastructure, continues to excite me, which is perfectly aligned to my role at SprintHive. SprintHive remains at the leading edge of technology, we never compromise and always stick to best practice solutions.

 

How I find working at SprintHive: Everyone is eager and willing to share their knowledge and experience. Team members always interrogate their own thinking, “is this the right way to do it”.  I appreciate that everyone really listens to your ideas and provides constructive and honest feedback.

Junior QA Data Analyst | Singer

Having studied Political Science and History, I was incredibly privileged to be selected for a Political Science internship in the USA. I joined the SprintHive team to broaden my skills, specifically in the Fintech space.

 

It gives me great joy to perfect things, so my current role at SprintHive is made for me. I enjoy being challenged and intellectually stimulated. It is always important for me to be in an environment which allows for growth and new opportunities.

 

When I am not working, I love making music, playing the piano, and singing.

How I find working at SprintHive: The team is fun to be around, and they genuinely care about each other. It is refreshing being in an environment where your well-being is a top priority. Everyone has a great sense of humour which makes the day’s work even more enjoyable . I really appreciate that the team is always keen to help and mentor.