Turrito Announces Key Leadership Changes Within Group

By 19th Jun 2019 Blog

South African IT service provider Turrito has made strategic changes within its group of companies. The promotions and moves align with Turrito’s impressive growth trajectory despite a challenging economic environment.

“We are very excited to announce the following promotions and changes within our group of companies,” says Colin Thornton, Managing Director, Turrito.

Brian Timperley moves to the Sebata ICT Group board as CEO, bringing tremendous experience and expertise in the local ICT sector. Brian co-founded Turrito Networks and was part of the management team that grew the business into an R180m Telecoms leader. Delivering connectivity and cloud services to over 700 corporates, education and financial institutions as well as over 50 municipalities throughout South Africa, Brian continues his role on the board of Turrito as CEO.

Louis Jardim moves to the Sebata ICT Group board as Chief Operations Officer, bringing over 18 years of ICT experience and having jointly founded the Turrito business and its subsidiaries. Louis has been paramount to the operational success of the business since inception and continues his role at Turrito as COO.

Colin Thornton assumes the role of Managing Director at Turrito, with over 20 years of technology and Managed Service experience and founding the Dial a Nerd business in 1998. Colin’s role will encompass all of Turrito’s divisions including Networks, MSP, Analytics, GSM and the CloudGate and CloudWare technologies.

Aaron Thornton, who brings over 18 years of experience in Managed Services and IT Support, takes the reins as Managing Director of Dial-a-Nerd, returning the business to its SOHO and Consumer market focus. Aaron was involved in growing the Dial a Nerd business from 2000 onwards and has held various operational and leadership roles within Dial a Nerd (and more recently within Turrito).

Kumaran Gopaul has been with Turrito for over 7 years, looking after many of Turrito’s key customers and leading the external sales teams. Kumaran has been promoted to Sales Manager, broadening his responsibilities across Turrito’s various divisions, and driving the organization’s sales strategy.

Ashika Desai continues to bring a wealth of knowledge to the Financial Team, and as Turrito’s Financial Manager, takes on the added responsibilities of all Turrito’s new divisions,  including Business Analytics, GSM and the CloudWare & CloudGate divisions.

Ruasha Bachan joins the board of Directors at Turrito, bringing her extensive HR experience and acumen to the group. Ruasha has been working with Turrito and its subsidiaries for almost 10 years.

“We’re very excited about the coming year, with this phenomenal leadership team and one of the most scalable technology offerings in the South African ICT space,” adds Brian Timperley.

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