We are a family owned business and are thrilled to include in our skills base: software developers, an attorney-turned-businessman, a chartered accountant and decades of business experience in the corporate and entrepreneurial environments.
We are proud of our Swiss heritage and operate our business striving for the best quality and perfection in all we do.
Our broad skills-base enables us to deliver etail solutions that understand the full spectrum of variables at play for any store, including target market, sales methodology, customer requirements, billing and accounting procedures, legal and commercial obligations.
Rudi studied his Bachelor of Commerce and law degree at the former Rand Afrikaans University.
He has a passion for start-up businesses and after practising as an attorney for a number of years post-articles, he was fortunate to have an opportunity to enter the business world.
Since then, Rudi has developed the skills necessary to efficiently and effectively get new businesses of the ground. Recently, he has had to expand on those skills to understand taking start-up businesses to the next level of success through sustainable and financially viable managed growth.
Martin studied his Bachelor of Sciences with an honours degree in actuarial science at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Martin has a passion for software development and AI and started developing his own computer programs at teh age of 11.
He co-owns a software development business, called UME Software Solutions with Natalie Ernst, that specializes in .NET development, with C# being their preferred development language.
He is involved in all aspects of the business but specializes in the continuous improvement of the Hopp Schwiiz web stores.
Debbie is a qualified and registered chartered accountant, having studied her Bachelor of Commerce and CA (SA) degrees at the former Rand Afrikaans University.
She completed her articles at Deloitte before moving on to the position of Financial Manager at a multi-national company whose primary products were software based.
She handles all financial, budgeting and taxation requirements of Hopp Schwiiz through her own accounting firm, D Ernst Consulting.
Natalie initially studied a Bachelor of Arts in the field of psychology before competing her Honours in the same field. Her passion lies in the field of psychology and she intends to complete her Masters.
Natalie has been developing software and integrating with mobile technology for over twelve years.
She has co-owned UME Software Solutions with Martin Ernst since 2006, where they provide development solutions for customers ranging from the biggest insurance companies and banks to UK government departments.