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About Entersekt.

Pioneers in next-generation authentication and mobile app security

Who we are


Entersekt is a global fintech company. We pioneered phone-as-a-token, out-of-band push authentication – over a decade later, the de facto market standard – collecting the first of 60-plus patents that recognize innovation in digital security, payments, and user experience.

Our security technology is widely deployed and proven; the assurance it provides our customers continues to unlock new capabilities and revenue opportunities.

A growing suite of solutions aimed at fast-tracking digital transformation in financial services, payments, insurance, and healthcare means we enrich more people’s lives every day than ever before.

Mobile security
 
Smooth UX
 
Robust security
 
Compliant solutions

Do you want to join our team?


We are a potent mix of engineers, developers, and innovators who are obsessed with what we do. As a team, we want more. More than the average job, more from ourselves and our colleagues, and more from technology.

Executive team


Schalk Nolte

CEO, BOARD MEMBER
Stellenbosch, South Africa
ABOUT

As CEO, Schalk has presided over a decade of extraordinary growth at Entersekt. His passion for entrepreneurship and his relationships in key industries have aided us on our path from fintech start-up to market leader. His energy, instinct and keen focus on the fundamentals leave no room for half measures.

Richard Bailey

SVP ENGINEERING
Stellenbosch, South Africa
ABOUT

Richard approaches digital technology foremost as an enabler, a means of transforming the lives of users for the better. A former CTO of Fundamo, CIO of Direct Axis, and IT Director at Virgin Active Africa, he is regarded in the fintech and retail industries as a keen strategic thinker, practical problem-solver and empowering leader. With Richard onboard, our customers and their end-users are in excellent hands.

Christian Ali

SVP PRODUCT
Toronto, Canada
ABOUT

Christian’s experience building high-performance technical and business teams and launching award-winning payments and authentication solutions puts him in good stead to steer Entersekt’s product strategy and roadmap. He previously served as Entersekt’s Canada country manager.

Rita Lindenberg

SVP HUMAN RESOURCES
Stellenbosch, South Africa
ABOUT

A perfect match for Entersekt, Rita excels at building strong, lasting relationships based on trust. Having managed an HR organization at a similarly fast-growing IT multinational, she has valuable experience managing change and fostering a shared culture. Before joining us, Rita worked at First National Bank and Clickatell.

Jeanne Maartens

SVP MARKETING & TECHNICAL COMMUNICATIONS
Stellenbosch, South Africa
ABOUT

Jeanne works closely with Entersekt’s products and business development teams to set our global marketing strategy, define a plan of action, and oversee its implementation. Prior to joining us, she headed corporate communications at S1 Corporation with oversight of marketing, training, and technical documentation.

Ronald Mayer

CFO
Stellenbosch, South Africa
ABOUT

Ronald Mayer oversees our bottom line, contributing extensive experience in financial planning and analysis. That’s a tall order in a company growing so quickly, but he manages it with aplomb. Prior to joining us, he worked in lending at Rand Merchant Bank and at EY as a chartered accountant and business consultant.

Pattison Mutambiranwa

SVP MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA
Johannesburg, South Africa
ABOUT

Pattison has over 20 years’ experience in telecommunications and IT, and has worked at a number of major corporations, including Microsoft, Ericsson, and Motorola. He’s responsible for maintaining and expanding Entersekt’s presence in Africa, as well as breaking into new geographic markets.

Dewald Nolte

CCO
Atlanta, USA
ABOUT

Dewald co-founded Entersekt in 2008. He’s responsible for defining our commercial strategy and ensuring that everyone works together to achieve our goals. Having been involved in several projects further afield than Entersekt, including the A-Darter missile program for Denel Dynamics, his technical ability is as impressive as his solid business acumen.

Gerhard Oosthuizen

CTO
Stellenbosch, South Africa
ABOUT

Gerhard provides the organizational and operations heft to turn vision into reality. His role at Entersekt represents the CTO function in its purest and most exciting form. Our purpose is, after all, to design and build high-performance, market-leading software and support systems for an international customer base with extremely high expectations.

Sherif Samy

SVP NORTH AMERICA
Atlanta, USA
ABOUT

Sherif manages Entersekt’s North American business, where his experience in establishing brand presence and building strategic partnerships positions us well for growth. A perfect fit at Entersekt, he has long been focused on cyber security, digital Identity, and payments innovation in fintech. One World Identity lists Sherif as one of its “Top Influencers in Identity 2019”.

Claudius van der Meulen

SVP EUROPE
Utrecht, the Netherlands
ABOUT

Claudius manages Entersekt’s European business from our offices in the Netherlands. He’s a seasoned salesperson with two decades’ experience working in information technology at companies like Sun Microsystems and ACI Worldwide, and has been fundamental to our success in the region.

Board members


Ramzi Mansour

CHAIRPERSON, CARITA INVESTMENTS
Cape Town, South Africa

Ashtee Bullyraz

INTERCONTINENTAL TRUST
Ebene, Mauritius

Dominique Collett

RMI HOLDINGS
Johannesburg, South Africa

Sabrina Kong

INTERCONTINENTAL TRUST
Ebene, Mauritius

Marthin Greyling

NEDBANK PRIVATE EQUITY
Johannesburg, South Africa

Nathan Mintah

8 MILES LLP
Johannesburg, South Africa

Schalk Nolte

CEO, BOARD MEMBER
Stellenbosch, South Africa

Willem van Biljon

ENTREPRENEUR
Cape Town, South Africa

Andreas von Blottnitz

PRIVATE INVESTOR
Santa Barbara, USA

Interested to see the technology in action?

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Entersekt is an innovator of customer-centric fintech solutions. Financial services providers and other enterprises rely on our patented mobile identity system to provide both security and the best in convenient new digital experiences to their customers, irrespective of the service channel. With us, they can concentrate on their innovation roadmap, while delivering intuitive, low-friction digital experiences to their customers.