Our Team

Eddie Stoffberg
Managing Director

Eddie Stoffberg started Pinoak Solutions in 2003 when he combined his experience as a CA (SA) with his passion for IT and finding solutions for difficult business problems. Since then, he grew the team into a self-starting, highly motivated, customer focused team.

Eddie studied at the University of Pretoria and completed his CA (SA) in 1992 before moving to Cape Town. Prior to establishing Pinoak Solutions, Eddie started his career as a consultant at Coopers & Lybrand, worked as financial manager at Old Mutual as well as filled the Financial Director position at Omnigraphics Express and Memec.

Lize-Mari truter

Lize-Mari joined Pinoak in 2013 as a consultant and has worked on variety of customer projects. Lize-Mari was a Marketing Sales Consultant for an academy prior to joining Pinoak.

Lize-Mari holds a number of certifications as part of the products implemented by Pinoak.


Johannes Nel  joined Pinoak in 2017 and has since qualified as a Fully Certified Sage Evolution consultant. He holds a B Comm (Accounting) and a B Com(Hons) Financial Management degree, obtained from the University of Pretoria.

Over the years he gained valuable experience running his own businesses including a bottled water company, property development company and an IT Development company.


Retha van Alphen joined Pinoak in 2020 and is certified as an Acumatica ERP Business Consultant.

As an entrepreneur, she owned, run, and on-sold, a successful business.

She holds Certifications in Acumatica ERP, IT Service Management, Java Development, Visual Basic 5 and Introduction to German, Unisa


Claire joined Pinoak in March 2021, with 12 years of experience in bookkeeping, IT Desktop and Network support, as well as IT sales.

She holds a B Com degree in Business Management and Information Systems and is always looking to expand her knowledge and skill set.


René joined Pinoak in 2021 as a developer and is on his way to becoming a certified developer in Acumatica ERP ISV’s (Independent Software Vendor). He holds a BSc. Hons. in Geography and Information Systems, from the University of Stellenbosch.

Prior to joining the Pinoak family, he was part of the SA-CERN collaboration that is upgrading the readout electronics for the ALICE experiment.


Branston joined Pinoak as a Developer in 2021 and is on his way to becoming a certified developer in Acumatica ERP ISV’s (Independent Software Vendor).

He studied to become a developer at CodeSpace, where he was taught a variety of programming languages, such as HTML, CSS, PHP and javascript. In addition he is well versed in using databases and MySQL.