Rainmaker expands South African operations

Moody, with his in-depth market knowledge and vast industry expertise, will proactively develop and grow both existing and new business in South Africa and the continent as a whole.

Ross Moody (far right) with Rainmaker colleagues

Rainmaker Solutions is expanding its South African operations through the appointment of Ross Moody as managing director for the region.

A clinical psychologist by trade, Moody comes with a wealth of ICT, channel and marketing experience, with a career spanning eighteen years’ experience in senior management and c-level across a variety of industry verticals. This was most recently highlighted in his previous position as chief customer officer at Tarsus Technology Group. Stints at Dimension Data, Merchants and Standard Bank are additional experiences Moody brings to his new role.

Throughout his career Moody has worked for leading international companies and remains deeply passionate about the ICT and digital transformation space.

Says Jan Joubert, CEO of Rainmaker Solutions, Our expectations and outlook for the South African markets to embrace digital transformation utilising our expertise and approach are very strong. I am fully confident that Ross will prove himself well in leading our South African clients to achieve much better alignment between IT and the business.

Business and digital transformation

Founded seven years ago, Rainmaker has established itself as a leader in business and digital transformation, working with world-class clients, at the heart of their most complex projects and programmes.

Through a combination of high-end advisory and sleeves rolled up practical support, we have earned an enviable reputation for doing the hard things, says Joubert.

South African organisations are weary of out-dated, expensive, inflexible infrastructure, and want to move towards innovative and digitally-enabled technologies. This is exactly what Rainmaker has achieved for many UK and global clients and Joubert is very passionate about driving the same benefits into South African businesses.

He says technology transformation is rarely aligned to the business, regularly fails to deliver on its objectives, and is too often based on technology that is outdated by the time it is has been rolled out.

Associated contracts are complex, ill-defined and lengthy, restricting innovation and locking organisations into solutions based on a set of requirements typically defined twelve to eighteen months before the procurement is concluded.
Rainmaker’s approach is different, adds Joubert, We have shown that it is totally possible to align the organisation to the transformation, and in fact, to succeed, you must. We achieve this through collaboration, by working with clients at every stage of the process, and building a strategy that they both own and can action.
Let’s end the vicious cycle of large scale expensive and ineffective transformation and lead the way in pragmatic measurable adaptation that will enable SA businesses to always be aligned with needs, he concludes.