Senior Management Team
General Manager: Software Development and Operations
Peter’s involvement in software development since the early 1980s has encompassed
a wide range of systems ranging from minicomputers to embedded processors and ultimately
object-oriented development on the Windows platform. He is responsible for the overall
running of the Software Production and Technical Operations divisions.
MARI VAN WYK
General Manager: Attorney Segment
Since starting her career in 1983, Mari has obtained experience in several industries
including Banking, Real Estate and various legal services. After obtaining her
A+ and CNE certification in 1999, Mari joined Legal Interact and soon became the
Product Manager for Indeed, one of the first conveyancing software programs in South
Africa. She joined Korbitec in 2000 as Customer Relationship Manager and soon after
became the Assistant Branch Manager in Johannesburg. Her thorough understanding
of the conveyancing profession’s needs led to her appointment as Product Manager,
and ultimately General Manager, for GhostConvey.
General Manager: WinDeed
Colin has been in programming since 1977. Until he immigrated to South Africa, he
worked for the Ministry of Defence in the United Kingdom. In 1983, he and Eddie
Parker set up Videotex Gateway Systems, the forerunner of Parker Day & Associates,
which they formed in 2000. Among their clients were Samcor, Nedcor, Engen and, latterly,
the Deeds Office, for which they developed and maintained the ubiquitous AKTEX Deeds
Enquiry System. Now General Manager of WinDeed, Colin brings his considerable expertise
in deeds enquiries to the Korbitec team.
General Manager: Real Estate Segment
Christo qualified as a computer programmer in 1975 and continued on to head up the
Home Loans Systems division in Nedcor IT. He went on to become the CEO of Comprehensive
Property Services and later, Property & Loan Application Network (Planet) before
joining Naspers where he started the internet businesses, News24.com and Property24.com.
General Manager: Property24
JP joined Naspers in 2004 as General Manager of MWEB Studios. With the formation of 24.com, he
was appointed General Manager and then CTO/COO before being appointed CEO. Prior to joining the
Naspers group, JP was managing Director of iafrica.com. JP started his career as
a software developer in the financial industry and has worked for the JHB Stock
Exchange and Deutsche Bank London. JP is the founder of the Online Publishers Association
and served on the Executive Committee as Head of Measurement for five years,
from its inception until 2008. In this time he set up the Nielsen//Netratings system in
South Africa. JP was the inaugural winner of the 2008 “Greatest Individual Contribution to
New Media” Bookmarks Award. JP joined Korbitec as General Manager of Property24.com
General Manager: Software Solutions
Ewald has been designing, writing and implementing software his whole life for an
assortment of industries from frozen food to legal document automation. Since he
joined Korbitec in 1999, he has led various teams and played instrumental roles
in designing Korbitec’s solutions.
Product Owner: Property24
Theo was one of the founding members of Go Media, a digital media agency with an
international network of clients that developed My Agent, a property portal focused
on South African Estate Agents. He then joined Korbitec at the beginning of 2010
to manage Property24, the leading property website in South Africa. As an individual
who has always been passionate about technology, he is feeling right at home working
with some of the brightest minds in the property industry at Korbitec.
Leigh started her career in media but refined her interpersonal skills in the hospitality
and tourism industry while working for Thompson’s Tours. On returning to the digital
and media world, she joined Getaway Magazine as their digital editor, repositioning
the Getaway.co.za brand as an online, one-stop travel resource and created a dynamic
presence in the television, mobile, and social media spaces. Leigh joined Korbitec
and the Property24.com team in 2010 to push the consumer brand to new heights with
a strong focus on new-marketing, online brand building, PR and social media.
General Manager: Bank Services
Annemarie brings invaluable experience in the property software solutions industry
to her role as General Manager of Bank Solutions. Having graduated from UNISA with
an Administrative Management Diploma and later obtaining Project Management, A+
and N+ certification, Annemarie worked in the management and implementation of
several applications and solutions in the financial, property and technology
industries, and joined Korbitec in 2007. Over her time at Korbitec, Annemarie has
added to the company's drive to innovate and deliver quality products, and
was appointed General Manager of Bank Solutions in January 2012.
General Manager: Municipal Services
With 15 years of involvement in the municipal industry, Cher brings experience and
credibility to her role as the General Manager of Korbitec Municipal Services.
She offers a thorough understanding of the Municipal Property Rates Act and an
in-depth knowledge of municipal workflow and regulation, making it possible
to successfully transform numerous Municipalities with the electronic rates clearance platform.
Chief Executive Officer: KorbiCapital
Louis is an admitted Attorney who initially joined Nedbank in 2002 in the Home Loans Legal
Recoveries Department. After two-and-a-half years in Legal Recoveries, Louis was
appointed to the Operations Management Team as one of the Heads of Operations,
responsible for a number of projects ranging from the National Credit Act implementation to
the first Retail Mortgage Bond Securitisation deal, Greenhouse. In 2007 Louis was asked
to head up the Risk Analytics Department for Home Loans, a position he held until 2010
when he was approached and requested to move across to Nedbank Vehicle Asset Finance
(MFC) to head up the Risk Analytics Team there. Louis joined Korbitec in January 2012
with the mandate to establish and grow the Financial Services Division.
RICHARD VAN DER SCHYFF
National Sales Manager: WinDeed
Richard completed his LLB degree at the University of Port Elizabeth in 2001. After
completing his articles at Spilkins Attorneys, he moved to Johannesburg in 2005 to
pursue a career in the financial services industry with Rodel. Richard was responsible
for the Sales and Marketing functions at Rodel with an emphasis on Bridging Finance in
the property industry. Richard joined Korbitec in July 2012 and brings his considerable
knowledge of the South African property industry to the Korbitec team.