Adrian van der Merwe – CEO

Adrian van der Merwe is the founder of 8th Man Consulting. He has over 10 years of consulting and management experience in the areas of financial accounting, finance function systems strategy and project management. An intrinsic part of Adrian’s role is account management, running Finance Function IS Strategy engagements and acting as Project Director for our multi product/cross functional engagements.





Gavin Beetge – Sales Director

Gavin has been involved in the IT industry for close on 30 years. Starting back in 1983 as a programmer on ICL Mainframes in the construction sector. Wanting more exciting challenges, Gavin joined KSI in the consulting services business unit and stayed with the company through the buyout by Oracle.

After a number of years on the technical side, Gavin was offered an opportunity to move into sales as an account manager in the financial services sector.

Gavin was first introduced to 8th Man Consulting when joining KID (Knowledge Integration Dynamics) as Sales Manager. 8th Man Consulting broke away for the KID Group of companies in January 2012 and Gavin was appointed Sales Director in March 2012.

Wayne Esterhuizen – Operations Director.

Wayne commenced his career, after completing his National Diploma in Marketing and Sales Management at Technikon Pretoria/Tshwane University of Technology, at Wellcome Pharmaceuticals (Pty) Ltd .

Wayne has been in the IT industry for 16 years and began his career in the IT hardware industry.
He later moved into the Oracle arena and has been doing so for 12 years, with a brief 1 year sabbatical as the National Sales Manager of a consumables company.

In this time, he worked in numerous industries ranging from Telecommunications to Transportation.

He worked his way through support roles to pre-sales, sales, sales and marketing management and ultimately board level.

Wayne has served on 3 Executive Boards and also carried the responsibility of director.

Wayne has a passion for outdoor life and aviation.