Meet Our Team
We’re quite a real mixed bunch at Out of the Box Ideas. From code addicts to strategic thinkers, it takes a broad range of skills and know-how to deliver top solutions for our clients across the spectrum of web development.
Clifford Redfern: Managing Director
Clifford has been involved in the IT and development arena for the past 15 years. Starting out his career with MWEB Business solutions he rose to the level of Architect. During this time, his knowledge of the systems, and ability to talk through process made him a valuable asset to sales teams who would take him along to close the deals.
Upon leaving MWEB, he formed Out of The Box Ideas where he continues to play a strategic role in the IT and development side of most of our client’s businesses. Outside of work, his favorite hobby is beating Glen and Mark at cycling.
Glen Botha: Projects Director
The old toppie of the team, Glen joined OOTBI in 2014 as Projects Director to direct IT strategy and implementation. He gathered most of his 20 years IT experience at the FirstRand group where he played many roles within FNB. Here he learned a little Java, which is not exactly a great help in a Microsoft-Centric environment. His coffee making skills are negligible as he does not drink any.
Give Glen a bicycle as part of a cycle race and he is happy, as long as he does not have to actually race to the finish line. Glen is a skillful motivator and excellent leader who plays an integral part in advancing the OOTBI processes and people. He believes that being fair and consistent is the key to achieving your desired management outcomes.
Mark Redfern: Head of Architecture
Boasting a solid 15+ years’ software development experience on technologies ranging from Java to C#, Mark has an insatiable appetite and passion for finding solutions to problems using cutting edge technologies and sound design principles. When not talking tech and surprising clients with extra features they never even thought to ask for, this die-hard Lions fanatic is a loving husband, doting dad and avid cyclist.
Tsholofelo Mahlangu: Software Tester
The web development team has a great quality assurance person in Tsholo. Her meticulous attention to detail ensures the efficiency we promise to clients. Don’t worry about her getting stressed though, the Pretoria native always gives herself time to explore seafood and bowling spots around the city and never sporting the same hairstyle twice.
Although an eager beaver, on an occasional Sunday, you will find Tsholo curled up on the couch while catching up on the latest episodes of ‘Orange is the New Black’.
Alois Bake: Software Developer
Alois dreams in code and loves experimenting on new technologies. He’s had many glorious coding experiences over the past few years. This Barcelona supporter is a hardworking guy: when he was growing up, he would make wire cars to earn money for Hawaiian pizza. Although he’s graduated to building complex web systems and databases, he still enjoys a good slice of Hawaiian pizza.
Chadley C. Clark: Software Developer
Talkative, opinionated and creative, Chadley really is a multifaceted person, and so is his tone: on cold days, he adopts a Russian accent, when it’s very hot he sounds Mexican and on normal days he speaks in his native South African accent.
Chadley is an amateur photographer, Christian, musician, soccer player, gamer and Martial arts practitioner. A great team player, Chadley is passionate about the web and mobile platforms. Oh! And he codes as well.
Walter Dube: Software Developer
With 3 years’ C#, .Net and Android developing experience, Walter is a dynamic and proficient team player. When not absorbed in web development, he can be found exploring great places and meeting new people within Jozi’s vibrant social scene or better yet, binge reading Stephen Hawking’s ‘The Grand Design’.
Thabo Bhebhe: Digital Marketing Specialist
Thabo helps coordinate, create and optimize all elements of OOTBI’s marketing strategy. He also ensures the outstanding editorial quality of our content. Outside of work, he spends most of his free time listening to Zulu traditional music and watching Newcastle United (that is a South African soccer team from Central KZN), and a worryingly small amount of time being active, running and playing 5-a-side football.
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