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Why Grove?

Grove unlocks business success through technology. We help you and your business fulfill your potential through the power of leading-edge cybersecurity, custom software development, cloud computing, and analytics. We love what we do and enjoy working with the 2,300+ happy customers we have served over the past 14 years, having deployed over 800,000 end users.

Grove is a reseller, distributor and partner for leading companies in their field including Cylance, Darktrace, Google, Mimecast and Proofpoint. Deloitte has acknowledged us on three occasions as one of the fastest growing technology companies in the United Kingdom, as well as Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

What we do

We believe that your organisation needs meaningful and insightful technology that blends into your business and contributes to your success. Grove uses our knowledge and expertise to provide businesses with the tools that work best for their unique operations, through cybersecurity and cloud services, custom software development and our big data analytics expertise.

Our solutions help reduce costs, increase capability, provide a platform for your business to adapt to changes and prescribe actions which will save you both time and money.

Our Services

At Grove, we unlock business success through technology. We help you and your business fulfil your potential through the power of leading-edge cybersecurity, custom software development, cloud computing, and analytics.

Leadership Team

Grove's offices in London, Cape Town, Johannesburg and Nairobi are powered by an enthusiastic team consisting of cybersecurity and cloud experts, custom app developers and machine learning and data scientists.

Pip Witheridge

Chairman

A former archaeologist, tank commander in the British Armed Forces and Deloitte Consultant, Pip has a varied skill set to help oversee the fast growth and strategic direction of Grove. A Durham University graduate, Pip has been the driving force behind several fast-growing businesses that now all trade under Grove's brand.

James Vintin

Chief Executive Officer

Leading a highly skilled team of technological experts at Grove, James previously spent several years in strategy consulting and founded, grew and sold a business to Thomson Reuters. A Cambridge graduate with a knack for innovation, James brings a wealth of experience in strategy and growing tech businesses to Grove.

Johann de Wet

General Manager

Johann studied at Stellenbosch University and has had a diverse career starting as a semi professional rugby player then founding and growing a successful real estate business. Now after nearly a decade in the technology industry, Johann applies a passion for customer service excellence and drive to grow new markets in helping realise Grove’s high growth objectives.

Graeme Kemp

Advisory Board

A Durham University graduate with 20 years experience advising and raising capital for companies, Graeme has all it takes to help Grove deliver on its operational and strategic potential. Graeme is passionate about the massive potential of cloud computing in providing “no hardware, no hassle” access to your data and business wherever you are.

Chad Bartlett

Director of Innovation and Strategic Partnerships

Chad has 13 years of experience in innovation, digital and start-up business development within EMEA & USA and he is passionate about building meaningful relationships with customers. Continuous change in the technology industry means businesses have to be agile and open to new ideas even if it breaks their comfort zones. Chad’s personal mantra. “Disrupt the status quo”.

Denis Fry

Global Account Director

Initially taking a sales role at Grove, it wasn’t long before Denis found his niche working in the technical support department. After ten years, he has overseen Grove’s portfolio of services grow and evolve. Denis’ focus is on building an outstanding level of customer satisfaction by ensuring lasting commitment in all projects.

Kevin Versfeld

Head of Development

Kevin has over 18 years experience in software development, in a broad range of industries in Africa and Europe. Passionate about leading and mentoring high-performance teams, his expertise lies in architecting solutions for complex business problems.

Brendan O'Brien

Enterprise Sales Manager

Experience in the shipping, export and hospitality industries equipped Brendan with a multitude of skills to grow business and excel at sales. Brendan describes Grove’s strong suit as the ability to grow its portfolio into multiple spaces within the cloud and development space. He draws inspiration from seeing those around him succeed.

Thea Marais

HR Consultant

Thea graduated from the University of Cape Town, followed by a Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management. She assists Grove with a wide range of human resource services. Thea ascribes Grove’s success to employing the best people and allowing employees to carve out their niche in Grove and chase their dreams.

Noan Barker

Head of Finance

Noan joined Grove in 2014 after a successful career in risk consulting at KPMG. Initially starting off as a management accountant, he now heads up the finance and legal teams at Grove. Noan is passionate about technology and strives to ensure that he and his team serves as a business partner to the other divisions within Grove.

Johann Kritzinger

Head of Cybersecurity Deployments

JK is a seasoned technical specialist growing through the ranks to head up Grove’s cybersecurity delivery operation. JK started to work at Grove in 2006 as a Support Engineer, quickly moving into Grove ‘s deployment team which he now leads thanks to his unique and diverse skill-set. JK has developed specialist Darktrace cyber analyst skills that are used to support our customers.

Vernon Leo

Head of Global Support

With over 18 years experience in the IT industry, Vernon joined Grove in 2012 as a Support Engineer. Over the years, spending time in both the Support and Deployment Departments, he now heads up IT Operations as well as the Support Department. Vernon and his team are dedicated to providing all Grove's customers with a support experience over and above expectations.

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