Marius van Niekerk (CEO)

Marius is a Chartered Accountant (SA) and the Founder of Rattlehub Digital in South Africa. He exited Corporate life at the end of 2014 after an extensive career in the natural resources sector before co-founding another fin-tech start-up, b4yougo, in 2015. At b4yougo, they set out to build a platform to move people from chaos to order through their life planning and enablement application, while leaving their loved ones with dignity and clarity in the expected event of death. The thinking around the product application, market strategy and value proposition matured and after 2 and ½ years, which included successful deployments, the b4yougo product set was absorbed into Rattlehub Digital where the focus is on providing a digital data exchange to digital citizens.


Marius is an experienced business professional with more than 20 years working experience. He worked for BHP Billiton for 13 years in a number of senior roles, ranging from Financial Controller, Business CFO and Project Director while based in South Africa, the United Kingdom, Mozambique and Singapore. In his last role with the company he was Vice President Strategy for the global information systems function. Marius has led a number of significant projects in his career, including multibillion-dollar energy negotiations, the establishment of shared services models and numerous SAP and other system deployments at business, divisional and group level.


Marius is a digital enthusiast and focuses on business development while he maintains oversight of the product design and development as architect, with a focus to stay in step with the latest technology trends. He completed the MIT Fintech Future Commerce Certificate in 2016.


Gary Goetsch (CTO)

Gary joined the team in May 2017 as our Chief Technology Officer. He joined us from Nedbank Insurance where he was the Head of Mobile & Digital Innovation. He is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer with executive and hands-on experience in delivering sustainable solutions with measurable effectiveness to businesses. He has a strong track record in creating robust IT infrastructure and data eco systems while solving strategic business issues through technology enablement. He has led architectural design, development and deployment of custom applications and business solutions across financials services, FMCG, SMME and telecom clients. Gary completed his MIT Fintech Future Commerce Certificate in 2016 amongst other qualifications and is currently busy with his MBA at Henley.

Carel Greyling (CDO)

Carel Greyling is a Chartered Accountant (SA) and the Chief Data Officer of Rattlehub Digital. Our license to operate depends on compliance with many data use regulations, which is his main responsibility. It further extends to product design elements, data management, analytics, visualisation and automation (robotics).


Carel, who has more than 30 years working experience, joined b4yougo in September 2015 before it was absorbed in Rattlehub Digital in 2017. He worked for BHP Billiton for 15 years in a number of roles, ranging from Finance Lead, System Implementation Lead, Financial System Designer and Management Reporting System Design Lead. While based in South Africa and Singapore he delivered project and process design solutions at BHP Billiton locations around the world, including the United States of America, South America, Australia and South Africa.


Carel initially led the design of the Estate Console, which includes the mapping of the South African deceased estate process with associated processes and forms, the identification of bottle necks and opportunities, the design of the liquidation and distribution account functionality, as well as the design and specification for the data analytics dashboard.