Gerhard Nortje has over 20 years’ experience in the retail industry, of which 13 years are in the retail IT space.
With a qualification in business analysis, Gerhard started his career in retail operations. He worked his way up through the ranks to Internal Auditor in Africa’s biggest furniture retailer before joining the IT department to oversee the build and implementation of a new ERP system.
This led to a career change from operations to software development where he used his retail operations background and analytical thinking to develop retail solutions.
Gerhard joined redPanda Software in 2017 because of their shared belief in producing high-quality work for clients with honesty and integrity. Believing in collaboration to solve issues and unlocking potential, Gerhard shares redPanda Software’s belief in continuous growth for both his colleagues and clients.
As Operations Director, Gerhard focuses on enhancing current client engagement, product development and new client acquisition. His role also includes establishing new teams and processes to grow both redPanda Software and their clients’ business.