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Personal statement

I like to motivate young people to become the best they can be and to become leaders of the future.

At work, I am concerned with applying innovative solutions to challenging problems to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of systems.

I’m intuitive about what makes others tick. I’m flexible and easy-going, and genuinely enjoy interacting with others. I love nothing more than engaging in a good debate with someone who can hold their end of the conversation.

People tend to turn away from or fear change, but I can assure you that I am a change you won't regret.

Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to speaking to you soon.


Education & Certification

Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) & Business Intelligence

College SA

Stellenbosch, South Africa

  • Business Intelligence
  • Data Systems Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server 2012 (Exam number 463)
  • Query Microsoft SQL Server 2012 (Exam number 461)
  • Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases (Exam number 462)
  • Implementing Data Models and Reports - Microsoft SQL Server (Exam number 466)


IT Systems Support: MCSA & Windows Servers

CTU Training Solutions

Stellenbosch, South Africa

  • Business Fundamental Skills English
  • Computer Literacy
  • Windows 8
  • CompTIA A+ Hardware
  • CompTIA A+ Software
  • CompTIA Network +
  • MCTS: 70-687 TS: Configuring Microsoft Windows 8 Client
  • MCTS: 70-410 TS: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012


Worcester Gimnasium High School



Drostdy Technical High School



Job Experiences

IT Manager



  • Manage aspects of the in-office network infrastructure and computing support.
  • Performed troubleshooting and corrective maintenance for client computers.
  • Performed installation and configuration support for client computers.
  • Was responsible for the Adaxa ERP system, Implemented Sugar CRMs
  • Responsible for all the web designs and maintaining current and old websites.

Other Duties

  • Handle sales calls
  • Handle support calls
  • Offer remote assistance

Hands-On Experience Gained:

  • SAP/Adaxa ERP/CRM systems
  • HTML5/CSS3
  • Javascript
  • Node.js
  • PHP

2014 - present

CEO & Founder

Syphon Computers (Pty) Ltd.


  • Develops and monitors strategies for ensuring the long-term financial viability of the organization.


  • Evaluates the organization’s and the staff’s performance on a regular basis.
  • Oversees the operations of organization and manages its compliance with legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Promotes a culture that reflects the organization’s values, encourages good performance, and rewards productivity.

Financial management:

  • Prudently manages the organization's resources within budget guidelines according to current laws and regulations.

HR management:

  • Policy development and documentation •Employee development, and training.

Marketing and PR:

  • Manage advertising opportunities in other theatre program, press and at venues.
  • Co-ordinate the invitation of potential future promoters and supporters of the company.
  • Oversee content, production and distribution of all marketing and publicity materials (posters, program, flyers, mail outs, brochures etc).

Community Relationships:

  • Serves as the primary spokesperson and representative for the organization.
  • Assures that the organization and its mission, programs, and services are consistently presented in a strong, positive image to relevant stakeholders.
  • Actively advocates for the organization, its beliefs, and its programmatic efforts.
  • Acts as a liaison between the organization and the community, building relationships with peer organizations when appropriate.

Programmatic Effectiveness:

  • Oversees design, delivery, and quality of programs and services.
  • Stays abreast of current trends related to the organization’s products and services and anticipates future trends likely to have an impact on its work.

Fund Raising:

  • Serves as a primary person in donor relationships and the person to make one-on-one fund raising solicitations.


Co-Founder & Lead Developer

Simplistic Designs

Co-started, funded and ran a web design company.

Managed a group of 9 people of which 3 was international


Frontend Web Developer

Red Urban Creative

I worked as a web developer at Red Urban Creative where I built and maintained a large variety of websites from simple brochure websites to large e-commerce websites. Focusing primarily on the front end design, but gained hands on experience using back end technologies.


Amateur Electrician

WV Elektries

Job shadowed to gain work experience and did it as a vacation job.


Delivery Personnel

Media24 Newspapers

Vacation Job - Packing, securing the newspaper and delivery before 06:00 in the morning


Freelance Web Developer


I have been a freelance web developer since 2007, I began at a very young age when I dabbled with creating websites using HTML and during that time I have worked with a variety of different clients ranging from sole-traders to relatively large businesses.


Technical skills


95% Complete (success)


90% Complete

Network Engineering

80% Complete (warning)


50% Complete (danger)


Mentor - University of Stellenbosch (2013 - 2014)

University of Stellenbosch

Attended 5th Annual Stellenbosch University Leaders Conference (2013)

University of Stellenbosch

Invited to and Attended 5th Annual Stellenbosch University Leaders Conference 13 till 15 September 2013

SRC Chairperson CTU Stellenbosch ( 2013 )

CTU Stellenbosch

First Years Committee - University of Stellenbosch (2013)

University of Stellenbosch


Represented Maties Rugby (2013)

Maties Rugby Stellenbosch

0/19A Rugby (2011-2012)

Schools Rugby

Played first team since 2011

0/16 Barbarian Rugby (World Sports Events Tour 2010)

World Sports Events Tour

0/14 A Rugby (2008)

Schools Rugby

Athletics (2008-2012)

Schools Athletics Team

Achieved varies positions within our Athletics team

Tug of war SA’s for Worcester Gimnasium (2012)

Tug of war SA’s

Represented Worcester Gymnasium at the 2012 Tug of war SA’s

Target Shooting 1st prize at InterDerby (2009)

InterDerby Target Shooting

Obtained a 1st Place


Erik is the kind of leader any company would be lucky to have. A true asset and someone you can always trust. Great values, gets the job done, highly recommended!

Daniel Claassen

Founder and MD at

Erik is an expert and very knowledgeable in his field. His insights, work ethic and output are always impeccable. Always eager to ensure a happy client, he always focuses on the client’s needs and always ensures he delivers above average results. It has been great pleasure knowing him as an individual and working with him in a professional capacity.

Marlize Amber

Director at Urban Flow Media

Erik has always been keen to understand the big picture - where technology takes us, not just what you can do with it now. I find his analyses interesting and insightful.

Gavin Thomas

Founder at The Eco House




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