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 and over time 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



Johannes Nel  joined Pinoak in 2017 and has since qualified as a Fully Certified Sage Evolution consultant. He holds a B Com (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 a IT Development company.

Currently he is enrolled with the FTI and in the process of obtaining his Advanced Certificate in Business Analysis.

Retha van Alphen



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

She employs her considerable technical expertise in managing delivery of unique projects that meet client requirements, quality standards, and budget.

Retha is skilled in the use of SQL, Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) Basic programming in Visual Basic and Java, Omni ERP Accounting Software, Fast Report, Crystal Reports, and Acumatica ERP Software

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

She is goal-driven and motivated by change and challenge. Her persistence and years of experience working as an independent Omni ERP Business  consultant mean she is able to identify potential risks and gaps easily. From that, she proposes and implements suitable ideas and solutions. A key strength is her proven ability to form meaningful cross-functional relationships, ensuring alignment between business-, finance-, and customer execution strategies

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


Claire Wileman



Claire joined Pinoak as a business consultant Intern in March 2021 but has 12 years of experience in bookkeeping, IT Desktop and Network support, and IT sales.

As part of her previous role, Claire also managed an ISP agency involved in sales and first line support for internet and hosting customers.

Claire thrives on personal and career growth, is very goal-driven and loves a challenge. She has a Bcomm Degree in Business Management and Information Systems but is always looking to expand her knowledge and skill set.

After hours, Claire is an avid equestrian and is involved in coaching novice riders and low-level competitive riders in various disciplines.


Stuart Thwaits



Stuart Thwaits joined Pinoak in 2021 as an intern with a background in customer service. He holds a BCom in Law and several certifications as part of the Acumatica Partner University.

He is also a FISA level 1 qualified rowing coach and in his spare time enjoys surfing and karate.

René Monteverdi


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.

René’s hobbies include anything outdoors (hiking, football, etc.), Raspberry Pi projects, woodworking, and working o classic cars.

Branston Meiring


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.