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Andreas Rabetche

Andreas Rabetche

Nickname: 'Andreas'

Solutions Engineer, Technical Marketer, Manager

Currently resides in: Gauteng, South Africa

Born in Benoni South Africa

I am a Management professional with more than 18 years of information technology (IT) experience, including coordination, direction, and management oversight of practice consulting engagements, as well as sales and marketing of consulting services and solutions.

Emphasis on providing direction and technical leadership for the planning, management, and implementation of infrastructure solutions for mission-critical environments. Background includes experience with computer hardware, software, and services companies.

Contact details

O: 011-425-2334

M: 079-821-0448

Web presence

Business Address

10 Industry Road, Benoni, South Africa, 1500

Professional Portfolios

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Joined the Team to launch the First Broadband in S...

in Telkom TurboAccess (The First Broadband Offering in SA)

Complete Logistical, Technical & Marketing Solutio...

in First SA Company to Globalize South African Brands

Professional details

Current Position(s)

CEO | IT Jockies SA
Johannesburg, South Africa | January 2014 - present

ICT and Telecommunications

Holding Company (IT Jockies) merged with ICT-Support.

Although we maintain B2B Support (Through SLA's and SOW's), we have merged Project Management, Technical Sales and Technical Marketing.

From 2014 we developed an all inclusive system of taking South African products Global. After a years research and strategic partnering both locally and abroad, in 2015 we launched this platform starting in the UK. Since then we have expanded that company through Europe, translating into German, French, Italian and Spanish. That product is now the UK/EU leader in its category (Biltong).

We have been successfully taking other brands ever since, Moving to the USA as well.

Previous Position(s)

Director, Project Manager, Solutions Architect, Problem Solver | Management, Support | ICT Support SA
Johannesburg, South Africa | 2012 - 2014

ICT and Telecommunications

ICT Solutions SA Director, Engineering, Project Management and Support Specialist. Responsibilities:

- Director / Project Manager
- Solutions Engineer
- ICT Operational Management
- Infrastructural Cost Analysis and Reduction
- Infrastructural Optimisation
- Managed Support Services (Multi Tiered)
- Online Marketing Solutions (Email, Website Optimisation, Search Engine Optimisation, Social Networking)
- Change Management
- Problem Management
- Release Management
- Service Continuity
- Remote and Onsite Support (Tablet, Desktop/Notebook, Servers)
- Over the top Technologies
- Emerging Technologies

Business Development Manager | Sales | CompTIA
Randburg, South Africa | 2012 - 2012

Academia, Education and Training

Develop awareness within enterprise community of global services available to measure and optimize Return on Investment in Information Technology and Customer Service training. Services include vendor-neutral training, skills benchmark assessments, consulting to assist in work force development, and vendor-neutral certifications to create minimum competency standards.

Although I enjoyed my short time with CompTIA and have the greatest respect for the team both locally and abroad. Education was not my calling.

Sales and Support Manager | Sales | IT Jockies
Benoni, South Africa | 2003 - 2012

ICT and Telecommunications

- Manage Projects through their Entire Project Life Cycle.
- Set Budgets and Targets.
- Supervise, motivate and monitor the team/company performance.
- Liaised with customers (Including Opening and Closing Deals).
- Maintain detailed knowledge of Company products as well as supplier products.
- Always keep abreast of what competitors are doing.
- Responsible for Troubleshooting and maintaining client base.

Technical Manager | Support and Solutions | Africa Data Holdings
Midrand, South Africa | 2000 - 2003

ICT and Telecommunications

- As the Technical Manager my primary responsibility was to oversee the streamlined operation of the IT department and to ensure it aligns with the business objectives of the organization
- Developed and managed application portfolios for each department and attained all IT service level agreements for the user community within the organization as well as client base
- Planned, coordinated, directed, and designed all operational activities of the IT department, as well as provide direction and support for IT solutions that enhance mission-critical business operations
- Worked closely with decision makers in other departments to identify, recommend, develop, implement, and support cost-effective technology solutions for all aspects of the organization as well as the client base

Product Manager | Sales and Support | Converge
Centurion, South Africa | 1999 - 2000

ICT and Telecommunications

- I worked with the technical counterpart to define product release requirements
- My product line was a variety of communications products, such as, ISDN, ADSL, Leased Lines, Wireless and even PSTN. I was able to integrate these technologies with many products, such as, security, video and data.
- Managed the product life-cycle, from designing, implementation to ongoing support.
- Conducted Market research supported by on-going visits to customers and non-customers
- Analyzed potential partner relationships for the product.

Educational history


Wordsworth High-School, Benoni, South Africa (1994)



Albuquerque, United States of America | 2012 - 2013

CEH v8 - ECH (2012) - Ethical Hacking

Ethical Hacking, Pen Testing, Forensics

Hewlett Packard EMEA

Swanston, South Africa | 2007 - 2007

Business Development Management - Client services, Sales, Finance

Business Development Managers are responsible for enterprise size accounts. They are to ensure sales and supply consistency, upswell, take ownership of P&L Sheet to name a few.


Johannesburg, South Africa | 2003 - 2004

N. Higher Diploma - Business Managment

Wits University (University of the Witwatersrand)

Johannesburg, South Africa | 1998 - 2000

Bachelor of Science - Computer Science and Applied Mathematics

Computer programming
Data structures
Logic & Computation
Computer architecture

Wits Technikon

Johannesburg, South Africa | 1996 - 1998

Diploma - Information Technology

Wordsworth High School

Benoni, South Africa | 1990 - 1994

Diploma - High School


media exposure

IT Web | 1999

Largest Video over PRI ISDN Installation in South Africa.

Academic Achievements

Certified - CISO | 2014

This Certification is an industry-leading program that recognizes the real-world experience necessary to succeed at the highest executive levels of information security.

Other Achievements

Wrote a book | 2015

This bookie the culmination of my life's work. It's aim is to prove that absolutely any problem can be solved. The challenge is imagination,,and perseverance.

This is not a normal book by an means... And reference Fredrick Nietzsche in fortifying some of the ludicrous things we do.

I wil divulge as much as I'm legally allowed to, certain projects, that were deemed "impossible", and how, along with a great team, we proved them wrong.

Topics such as reverse engineering, hacking, pen testing, coding, even guessing will be ever present.

This is not to be a reference manual, but rather a story.



Stackexchance (

Teacher, 2012 - present

Q&A Forum for Ubuntu related qiueries.

Stackexchance (

Teacher, 2012 - present

Q&A Forum for Ubuntu related qiueries.

Stack Exchange (

Q&A Responder, 2012 - present

Serverfault assists guys new to the industry with Server related queries. My answers pertain more to Dedicated, Linux based servers.


Make WordPress Core, 2015 - present

"The WordPress core development team builds WordPress!", through bug-tracking, resolving, resolving exploits, compatibility with Plug-In's, Commerce, Security etc


Canonical, 2012 - present

Community Support for Open Source Linux Distro Ubuntu

Other Activities


Full-back, 1990 - 1995

Avid Rugby Player at school level.


Carmen Wilde

"I’ve had the pleasure of working with Andreas on a number of projects and every time his absolute reliability, dedication and delivery above and beyond shone through.
Andreas does whatever it takes to deliver his projects according to client needs and specifications. His added humour and sense of fun makes working with him a pleasure.
My attention to detail and high quality standards makes me a tough customer yet Andreas manages to meet and even exceed expectations due to his total commitment to his clients.
In a digital world where there is a lot of smoke and mirrors and too many suppliers who disappoint, the service Andreas offers is a refreshingly different experience!”

Carmen Wilde: Cognitive Behavioural Strategist & High-Performance Executive & Entrepreneur Coach
" - 2014

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