Meet the Team

A close-knit team of talented people

Jaco Pieterse Managing Director

Jaco is a founding shareholder of Gist and Managing Director. His vision of being a true partner to his customers, his hands-on approach and technological expertise have over the past twelve years been instilled in how everyone does business at Gist.

Elana Rossouw Financial Director

Elana Rossouw is a shareholder of Gist and our Financial Director. She joined Gist in 2003 and has been with us ever since. Among other things she ensures that we get paid on time and that we, in turn pay our customers on time! Elana is a mother of a young boy, loves horses and pursues arts and crafts.

Gustav Dreyer Technical Manager

Gustav has been with Gist for the past two years and heads up our team of technicians. His Personal motto is, "True genius does not keep office hours!". He is passionate about exceeding customer expectations and often burns the midnight oil for his customers. He loves a fine whiskey and enjoys the occasional Cuban cigar.

Melissa Labuschagne Administration Assistant

Melissa has been with Gist since 2007. She prides herself in the great client and supplier relationships that she’s built over the years. No matter what, she still shows up for work each day, always helping out and going that extra mile wherever she can. She loves extreme experiences and is the office's very own adrenaline junkie!

Charl de Bruin Technician

Charl has been with Gist since 2011. He is a "still waters run deep" kind of guy. Always ready to help, no task is too big or small for him. When he is not busy with IT, he loves playing the guitar and is very interested in astronomy.

Chris Mongie Desktop Support

Christopher is a hard worker and always willing to assist where he can with a big smile. He is a keen biker and enjoys gaming when he is not working.

Madre du Plessis IT Coordinator

Madre is now part of the Gist family.  “I’ve never seen a wild thing feel sorry for itself” a personal motto for Madre. Walking the extra mile come part and parcel with her willingness to support, assist and grow with her clients.  She spends her days at Gist clients, coordinating everything to do with IT, otherwise meet her in the mountains cycling or diving at Millers Point. 

Ulrich Bohme Technician

Ulrich has been with Gist for the past 5 years and has progressed through the years to be the main onsite technician for a key client, Unique Hydra.  He loves fast cars and enjoys being outdoors in nature.

Clinton du Plessis Technician

I have over 8 years’ experience as a desktop field engineer, within desktop and server environment. Long hours and no sleep is a norm. and in my free time when there is, I enjoy playing table tennis and tennis. favourite quote "the man is a success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much....NICHE"

Kobus Cornelissen Technician

Ek het groot geword in Gauteng en altyd belangstel in IT, soos my pa altyd gese het "doen eers wat jy moet doen dan doen jy wat jy will doen" so dis my motto vir die lewe. Ek het n passie vir musiek, en op my rus dae speel ek graag pc games of vlieg "model aircraft planes"

Jacques Cronje IT Coordinator

As an IT Professional with over 25 years, I have specialized in IT Infrastructure and Support. Through the years i've been faced with numerous technology and systems changes, to which he had no problem to adapt to. Ilove the outdoors, camping and reading a suspense novel. I have recently completed my advanced 4x4 course and would like to travel to the rest of Africa, if work permits