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.

Duduzile Mzinyane

Sales Support

Dudu started at Forest in 2016 and holds certification in MCTS: Volume Licensing Specialist, Small and Medium Organizations, Designing, Assessing, and Optimizing Software Asset Management (SAM); MCPS. When not supporting her family, Dudu enjoys actively supporting her Church.

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.

Our partners


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

  • Microsoft: Gold & Silver Competencies
  • CrossWare: Silver Partner
  • DigiCert, Lenovo, Fujitsu, Dell, HP, Adobe, Sennheiser, Polycom, VMWare, Veeam, Jabra
  • LastPass

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