The team


Our people are key to our success. We have a highly-skilled, creative and diverse team who are passionately committed and dedicated to delivering beyond expectation.

Garret Firstbrook

Director

A Certified Scrum Master, Garret co-founded Forest Technologies in 1996. As a Managing Director, his key roles are Business, Sales and Marketing Management, and 3D Negotiator, with a constant focus on execution. Garret enjoys the dynamic of entrepreneurship, leadership, mentoring colleagues, and turning possibility into reality. Outside of work, Garret enjoys learning, the outdoors and is a long-time platelet donor for SANBS.

Brenda Firstbrook

Chief Operating Officer

A qualified Civil Engineering Technician, Brenda joined Forest Technologies in 2012. As Chief Operating Officer, her key focus areas are Finance, Administration, Management and Business. Brenda is a problem-solver and enjoys doing what it takes to get the job done! A dedicated mom to four, Brenda balances her mother and manager responsibilities with ease.

Sibusiso Ntombela

Systems Engineer

Sibusiso’s many qualifications include CompTIA Certified A+, N+, Microsoft Windows 7, MCSA Certification to Windows Server 2012, and he is certified in Administering and Deploying System Centre 2012 Configuration Manager, and O365 Small to Medium size Business Administration. He joined Forest in 2012 and when not engaged in complex projects, or building customer relationships, Sibusiso focuses on delivering quality technical solutions that deliver business value. In his personal time, Sibusiso enjoys going out with friends, playing football and is an avid supporter of SA Hip hop music.

Refiloe Leballo

Systems Engineer

A graduate of the Monash South Africa Foundation Programme (IT), Refiloe started at Forest in 2014 and holds certification in MCTS: Volume Licensing Specialist, Small and Medium Organizations, Designing, Assessing, and Optimizing Software Asset Management (SAM); MCPS: Microsoft Certified Professional; and MCSA: Office 365. When not spending time with her family and friends, or catching up on the latest lifestyle trends, Refiloe enjoys lending a hand to Community and Environmental awareness & development projects in and around Johannesburg South.

Lawrence Jooste

Systems Engineer

Lawrence joined the Forest team in 2016 in the capacity of Systems Engineer, bringing with him valuable experience gained from his background in sales, and website and database administration. In his downtime, Lawrence spends time watching and playing soccer and rugby, and is a 3rd dan in martial arts.

Frans Mojapelo

Office Support

Frans joined Forest in 2009 as a part-time casual worker. Since then, Frans has demonstrated his willingness to adapt himself to various circumstances and learn new functions. Frans has become renowned for making cappuccino better than any barista.

Beverley Levack

Finance and Administration Manager

Beverley joined Forest Technologies in 1996, and has been a committed member of the team for 20 years. When not focused on correct, neat accounting and happy customers, she is dedicated to continuously building and improving her skills and knowledge. In her personal time, Beverley loves to read and volunteers her services to support worthwhile causes.

Our partners


Partnerships with these major vendors ensure we are well equipped with the building blocks for complete solution development:

  • Microsoft: Gold & Silver Competencies
  • Citrix: Silver Solution Advisor
  • CrossWare: Silver Partner
  • DigiCert, Lenovo, Fujitsu, Dell, HP, Adobe, Autodesk, Sennheiser, Polycom, VMWare, Veeam, Symantec, Jabra

Our customers


Our customers are cross-sector international, national, public and private organisations, across a broad spectrum of industries:

Corporate (Public and Private) customers in:

  • Agriculture
  • Building & Construction
  • Consulting and Professional Services
  • Energy Supply
  • Healthcare Management
  • ICT providers
  • Import & Distribution
  • Logistics and Transport
  • Manufacturing
  • Mining
  • And others

Public Sector customers in:

  • Commissions
  • Healthcare
  • Higher Education
  • Municipality
  • Public and Private TVET Colleges