Rynier, is an engineer and entrepreneur at heart who is passionate about technology, leadership and business. He leads at his best when there is a clear challenge, especially in uncertain circumstances.
He is currently the Chief Technology Officer for Etion Connect, the connectivity business of Etion Limited. His role is to drive the strategic growth of the business, and is responsible for innovation, technology development and services operations.
Prior to this, in his role as Chief Mergers & Acquisitions Officer of the Etion group, he was instrumental in the successful acquisition of LawTrust (Pty) Ltd, by Etion Limited, and its integration into the group as Etion Secure. His success in business is driven by his passion for, M&A activities and for negotiating contracts and transactions.
His journey into the Etion group started as, being one of the co-founders of Parsec Holdings, which grew from an engineering consultancy in the mid-1990s employing 6 engineers to a group that employed over 130 employees and was later acquired by Etion Limited (then Ansys) in 2015. A planned transaction that gave Parsec Holdings an opportunity to be part of a JSE listed entity.
His track record is a clear demonstration of his leadership in technology businesses. During his career he has acted as founder and managing director of various businesses, as well as business development director, mergers & acquisitions officer and chief technology officer.
Rynier is happily married with 3 children