Unleashing Ambition and Impact: Meet Techtron’s Dynamic COO, Rinus Van Der Ryst

Ambitious, Resilient, Impactful.

From a fortunate consulting role to a permanent position, Rinus’s journey exemplifies patience and calculated decision-making. Helping lead Techtron’s dedicated team, he values their unique approach, prioritising clients’ well-being.

With a passion for helping others and a thirst for adventure, Rinus embraces challenges head-on, making an indelible mark in the MSP space.

Continue reading to learn more about our one-of-a-kind COO.

What three words would you use to describe your personality?

Patient, Ambitious, Resilient

What lead you to your current position at Techtron?

A series of fortunate events. With a move to Cape Town from Johannesburg, I started a temp consulting role at Techtron. Moving back to Johannesburg an opportunity for development and growth opened up and I found myself fitting in with the Team at Techtron and turning my temp role into a permanent one and never looking back.

What’s your biggest strength?

In my ICT career, my greatest strength has consistently been identified as patience, a trait that holds significant value in decision-making and problem-solving within this industry. Rushing into choices often results in costly mistakes.

What is the best thing about being the COO of Techtron?

The opportunity to make a change and have an impact in the MSP space. Techtron is a company like no other, the values applied by all at Techtron sets us apart from the rest. At Techtron, your business’s well-being matters as much to us as it does to you, and our dedicated team ensures your peace of mind is always prioritised.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?

Think before you act, Calculated decisions will drive you towards success.

Would you ever write a book, and what would it be about?

As someone who tends to be succinct, I doubt I would ever write a book. However, if given the chance, I would focus on the importance of early and continuous investment in skill diversification. Learning various languages, coding, networking, and marketing, as much as you possibly can. Those skills end up invaluable in later life.

What’s one tech app/website that you think everyone should be reading?

The Tech Tribe is an absolute gem for any MSP out there. It’s a treasure trove of knowledge generously shared by fellow MSPs. You’ll find tech tips, tricks, valuable insights, and much more. Honestly, we can’t imagine how we’d survive without it.

What is one of your favourite memories growing up as a kid?

Going camping on the farm, just nature all around you and the endless possibilities of your imagination.

When you were a kid what did you want to be when you grew up?

Fireman. My dream has always been to help people in need, be there when they need you most and be part of a group who so selflessly put themselves at risk to save others.

What’s the most adventurous item on your bucket list, the one thing you absolutely must experience in your lifetime

My ultimate bucket list item is to embark on an epic motorcycle journey, starting from Cape Town and travelling up the scenic west coast, passing through Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Mozambique, before circling back down the captivating east coast, all the way back to Cape Town. The freedom and excitement experienced on such a trip would be the ultimate adventure for me.

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