Executive Team

Meet the workflow solutions specialists team from Finteq Africa. We have decades of experience throughout the banking and IT sectors in South Africa.

John Wentzel - Chairman

Dr. John Wentzel is a highly experienced industry executive. He holds a Ph.D. in Industrial Systems as well as two masters degrees. His career has seen him work for a range of companies in the FMCG, banking, logistics, retail and service industries. His focus has been on strategic execution, operations and the turnaround of business units and companies. Dr. Wentzel is currently CEO of Drake & Scull, South Africa’s largest facilities management company. He has previously held senior positions including CEO, Managing Director, COO, CIO and Operations Director for various public and private sector companies. He has served on numerous boards in both executive and non-executive positions for private and public sector companies.

Andy Theron – Managing Director

Andy started his career at Standard Bank as a programmer after completing various information technology courses. He worked as a programmer, analyst and then as a consultant in the banking industry focusing on payments. He implemented multiple large banking systems and was very involved in multiple industry initiatives. These initial years gave Mr Theron a solid base in the system development cycle of banking with particular focus on payments and management. In 1997 while working as a consultant, Mr Theron started a contracting company and placed multiple individuals, predominantly in the financial industry. In 2004 Mr Theron began getting involved in doing fixed cost projects and product development. In 2005 he sold off his interests in the consulting company and created Finteq.

Rob Muller – Commercial Director

Rob is the Commercial Director of Finteq, having joined the company at the beginning of 2008 with the purpose of growing the company’s Pan-African operation. Rob started off his career by obtaining a qualification in electronic engineering, and worked as a technician for the first 5 years, during which he became involved in sales and setting up of sales distribution channels. Over the past 15 years he has been in technical sales, first as a sales engineer, then succeeding into management and finally becoming a director in 2004. His main focus has always been on business development and growth in new markets.

Eugene Raubenheimer – Operations Director

Eugene is the Operations Director of Finteq and has more than 25 years of IT experience in the banking industry. He has worked in many areas of IT within Standard Bank – encompassing operations, networks, applications programming, project management, programme management, departmental management and line management.

Eugene started as a programmer in 1986 and worked in the Standard Bank IT department for 23 years. He has a very good technical, as well as a business understanding in diverse areas of banking. From 2006 to 2010 he was focused on the various systems deployed by Stanbic Bank throughout Africa – including cheque, payments and cheque truncation systems.

Gus Warwick – Director

Gus worked for Standard Bank for a period of 44 years. Some 24 years of which was in an executive position as a member of the Bank’s general management. His experience has covered all facets of banking with a particular emphasis on banking operations and payment services. He has headed up the Organisation and Methods Department of Standard Bank and also led the Research and Development, and Electronic Banking Services Divisions.

Since his formal retirement from Standard Bank, Gus continues to work within the financial services industry providing advisory services on a diverse range of assignments. His particular interest lies in the area of developing business processes with the express objective of simplifying or even eliminating redundant activity.

Jacques Leo – Technical Director

Jacques is the Technical Director of Finteq. He provides technical direction on business decisions and he is responsible for the successful creation and delivery of the company’s products/solutions to the marketplace by managing technical risks and opportunities. This includes making key software design and implementation decisions with the development team, scheduling of tasks, tracking dependencies, managing change requests, guaranteeing quality of deliverables and educating the team on technical best practices.

Jacques holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Computing and Information Systems, an International Advanced Diploma in Computer studies and a Diploma in Computer Science.