Our team

VBX has a very close-knit team, which consists of experienced industry professionals with a long track record of successes in the Southern African telecommunications arena. The company has the backing of venture capital funds and has grown into a significant force in the IP-PBX market within South Africa.

VBX is headed up by a highly skilled and qualified team of IT industry professionals who bring many years experience to the mix and work closely together to develop the best solutions for our clients. Key to our success is the unique combination of sales, technical and development skills that our management team represents, as well as having been involved in all aspects of the IT industry from Linux and voice, to networking and hardware.

Meet The Team

Peter Retief

Peter Retief

DIRECTOR

Chief Technical Officer

Peter holds a BSC degree and is a qualified CCIE. He is extremely well known in the networking and telecommunications arena, having worked in Mpumalanga and subsequently in Africa for the past 16 years. He is a qualified Cisco professional and has been responsible for building the VBX products to date. Prior to VBX he was the Regional Chief Executive for Africa at Business Connection, where he deployed NGN telecommunications and Internet gateway solutions in Ethiopia, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Nigeria and Eritrea.

Brian Hyson

Brian Hyson

DIRECTOR

Executive Director

Following a business opportunity, Brian moved to Nelspruit, Mpumalanga in 1978, and began an office equipment company called Lowveld Business Machines. During this time Brian and his team built the business into the leading office equipment and subsequent IT company in the area. Lowveld Business Machines was eventually sold to QData in 1995 – now Business Connexion. Brian is one of the founding members of VBX Communications (Pty) Ltd and currently holds the position of Sales Director. Outside of his business life he is very involved in the local community of his hometown Nelspruit, where he was instrumental in building a school, Uplands College, of which he was the first Vice Chairman of the Board. Brian has also been President of both the Nelspruit and White River Rotary Clubs and has sat on the Board of the Tourism section of the Chamber of Commerce.

Sean David

Sean David

TECHNICAL

Senior Systems Engineer

Sean has a Systems Engineer Diploma from The Zone and is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) (MCP+I), as well as completing numerous Linux, security and virtual private networking (VPN) courses. Sean has over 10 years IT experience and was the Network Administrator for the South African branch of a large fortune 500 IT company. Sean has more than four years of VoIP technical experience, ranging from small to large corporate systems and call centres. Sean also has a very impressive head of hair.

Wynand Liebenberg

Wynand Liebenberg

TECHNICAL

VoIP Engineer

From an all-round IT background, Wynand Liebenberg has joined the team to further his IT skills set and knowledge into a new field. Wynand has been in IT retail and sales, for quite a big part of his experience field, but has enjoyed the technical hands on part mostly, thus being very enthusiastic about his new appointment as VOIP engineer for VBX Telecom. On the side, Wynand runs a PC gaming events hosting company, as an avid professional gamer, well known in the gaming industry, to grow and further the future of Electronic Sports.

Chiratidzo (Tijo) Majonga

Chiratidzo (Tijo) Majonga

TECHNICAL

VoIP Engineer

Tijo Majonga is VBX’s incredibly knowledgeable and skilled VoIP engineer. Tijo has multiple diplomas in Computer Science, Computer systems design and management information systems and has also completed a number of Linux (Linux+,LPI1 & CLA) networking, hardware and data centre (Dc Tech Spec) certifications. Tijo has over five years’ experience in IT and is always looking for new opportunities to learn more about his field of expertise.

Theresa Lopez

Theresa Lopez

TECHNICAL

Technical Consultant

Theresa has been with VBX since its inception. She has been challenged to operate within almost every area of the business; she was initially involved in administration, had a sales role, a training role and now she runs the Support Desk. As VBX grows she is sure to have even more demanded of her, and she looks forward to the challenge. She is an assertive straight shooter, but as a mom of two boys, she also knows how to practice a bit of patience, and she treats our clients and their queries with great respect and assists wherever she can.

Thor van der Mescht

Thor van der Mescht

SALES

Sales Manager

Thor recently joined VBX as our Sales Manager and he has already made a big impact at VBX, with his charismatic personality and incredible product knowledge. Thor has over 14 years of industry knowledge beginning his career as a PBX fitter. He has completed his CCNA certification and is well versed in most PBX technologies including SDM, TDM , and IP systems. Thor also has various networking certifications and sales certifications, with this experience in hand he has learned how to build reliable, cost effective solutions taking care of our customers needs. Thor is also a dedicated family man with his wife and daughter supporting his ongoing martial art studies in Shaolin and Wudang Kung Fu at the Wudang Wushu Institute South Africa.

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