UK-based Rainmaker Solutions is expanding its South African operations through the appointment of Ross Moody as MD for the region.
A clinical psychologist by trade, Moody has spent the last 18 years in senior management and C-level positions across a variety of industry verticals. He was most recently chief customer officer at Tarsus Technology Group, and has also had stints at Dimension Data, Merchants and Standard Bank.
Jan Joubert, CEO of Rainmaker Solutions, comments: “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.”
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.
Joubert 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aligned to the business, regularly fails to deliver on its objectives, and is too often based on technology that is outdated by the time it is has been rolled out.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.”