Before joining AJS in 2009, Chris was the managing director of Korbitec Solutions, responsible for the management of sales and support in South Africa. While at Korbitec, Chris was responsible for overseeing a number of the new initiatives introduced into the Korbitec Group including products such as GhostConvey, WebConvey, and Windeed, and this gave him a great deal of experience when it comes to the selection of viable new business ventures.
After studying marketing in Port Elizabeth, Chris began his career as a salesperson with Sharp Electronics. While there, the company released its first PC’s, and in addition to selling the new hardware Chris was also required to develop software applications, since there were no off the shelf software products back then. This, along with the sales and support roles of both hardware and software gave Chris an excellent understanding of the technology business. At age 22 Chris was a co-owner of one of the first Apple and IBM PC dealerships in South Africa, which was later sold to the Data Age Group of Companies.
Chris is married to Jenny, and they have two grown children. His interests include walking on Table Mountain, open camping in the African bush, and before he was side-lined by a knee injury, he enjoyed playing a variety of sports including hockey, squash, tennis, cycling and golf. In Chris’ own words “I play a lot of golf, but not very often”.