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Craig Pedersen

General Manager - The Computer Guyz


Currently resides in: Western Cape, South Africa

Born in Cape Town South Africa

I'm owner and manager of The Computer Guyz. One of Cape Towns oldest Medium sized IT Companies.

Over 14 years at the helm of the company and still loving every day. My brother and I started the company back in the day as a garage based IT company (back then it was the best way to get started) with the princely sum of R1837 to our name as venture capital.

Things have grown somewhat over the years and while my brother is no longer active in the business, he still maintains a keen interest from the sidelines.

Today we employ 16 staff, support a awesome group of charities and do some phenomenal work with household name national and international companies as well as small and medium businesses.

Contact details

craig@peddytech.com

craig@tcgcape.co.za

O: 021 551 6222

M:


Web presence

Business Address

Milnerton, Cape Town, South Africa


Professional Portfolios

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Airport Shuttle Cape Town

in ASCT

www.asct.co.za

in ASCT

Professional details

Current Position(s)

Owner | 808 Cartwright Corner (Self Catering Apartment)
Cape Town, South Africa | May 2014 - present

Travel, Tourism and Hospitality


Shareholder/ Manager | Shareholder/ Management | Airport Shuttle Cape Town
Cape Town, South Africa | October 2013 - present

Transportation and Logistics

Shareholder/ Manager


Sales Skills Trainer | Jhb | TracyJ
Johannesburg, South Africa | January 2012 - present

Other

I have done a number of courses for Tracyj, teaching a dynamic group of consultants to increase their sales pipeline, create stronger networks and grow their businesses. All courses have been run in the Johannesburg area.


Project Manager | Milnerton Crime Watch Trust
Cape Town, South Africa | January 2002 - present

Other

Project Management of the day to day activities and crime prevention initiatives of this absolutely unique and highly functional crime prevention tool


General Manager | Cape Town (Head Office) | The Computer Guyz
Cape Town, South Africa | 1999 - present

ICT and Telecommunications

General Manager, I believe in leading from the front and can be found anywhere between my desk, the accountants office and on site with my clients or helping the guys hands-on.


Director | Cape Town (Head Office) | The Computer Guyz
Cape Town, South Africa | 1999 - present

ICT and Telecommunications

Mainstream IT support, installations, ADSL connectivity and hosting solutions


Reservist | Milnerton |
Cape Town, South Africa | January 1991 - present

Government, Public Administration and Defence


Previous Position(s)

Risk Management, Corporate Intelligence & Hard Target Programs | Craig Pedersen & Associates
Cape Town, South Africa | 2008 - 2011

Government, Public Administration and Defence

Specialist investigations and corporate intelligence. Developers and rights holders to the Hard Target Security Programs


Marketing | File 13 Secure Document Destruction
Cape Town, South Africa | January 2006 - July 2007

Other

Created the business and franchise models for File 13, South Africa's first bespoke secure document destruction company


Dir. of Intelligence | Primesec Africa
Cape Town, South Africa | March 2006 - August 2007

Other

Held a position in a consulting capacity with this leading risk management and special projects company


Director | Close Protection | Risk Analysis Group
Cape Town, South Africa | January 1996 - August 1999

Other


Analyst | Shell Oil SA
1991 - 1996

Educational history

Secondary

Rhodes Hight, Cape Town, South Africa (1988)

Tertiary

Specialised Asset Protection

Cape Town, South Africa | December 2013 - December 2014

Range Conducting Officer - Range Officer

Certify shooting range and conduct range exercises safely

Specialised Asset Protection

Cape Town, South Africa | December 2013 - January 2014

Firearms Training Officer - Pistol,Shotgun, Semi-Auto Rifle, Bolt Rifle

Firearms Training Officer

PSIRA

Cape Ton, South Africa | January 2013 - January 2013

Security Management - Commercial Security

Security Management (A)

Microsoft Corporation

Cape Town, South Africa | June 2012 - present

Small Business Specialist - Small Business

Small Business Specialist and Licencing in furtherance of the Ms Silver Competencies

Microsoft Learning Academy

Cape Town, South Africa | July 2012 - July 2012

Licencing Specialist - Software Volume Licencing

Furtherance of Silver Competency

South African Police Services

Cape Town, South Africa | October 2009 - October 2009

Street Survival Course - Pistolcraft, Shotgun and Assault Rifle

SAPS Requirement, Pretty basic course but good fun

READ Foundation

Cape Town, South Africa | August 2006 - September 2006

Speed Reading - none

1600 words per minute. Highly recommend this course!

Stonebridge

2005 - 2006

(SAC) Dip - Life Skils Coaching

Peddy Tech

Cape Town, South Africa | January 2002 - January 2002

Forensic Data Recovery - Data analysis and recovery

PSIRA

Cape Town, South Africa | 2002 - 2006

Grades E-B - Security Management

Security Industry Requirement examinations

Air Taser USA

United States of America | June 1996 - June 1996

Air Taser as a defensive tactical weapon - none

Desktop Publishing

Cape Town, South Africa | October 1990 - April 1991

DTP Operator - Layout and design

Pretoria, South Africa | January 1988 - June 1988

Medic - Field Medic

University of Cape Town & GetSmarter

Cape Town, South Africa

IT Management - IT Security & Policy

Achievements

Awards

Microsoft Silver Competency (TCG) Silver Desktop | 2012

Silver Desktop Competency achievement for The Computer Guyz

Microsoft Silver Partner (TCG) Server Competency | 2012

Took the company through the Ms process to achieve Silver Partner Status

Commendation - Execptional Service | 2008

Commendation at annual Prestige Awards

Commendation for outstanding Services | 2007

Issued by Operational Commander, Milnerton for exemplary operational planning and execution of an intelligence driven project

Reservist of the year | 2008

Shortlist and nomination

Catch of the Year | 2008

nomination

media exposure

Crime Watch - The Book | 2014

A book that I've written specifically for the Milnerton community yet applicable to anyone in SA today. Topics covered include personal security, how to buy home security without getting ripped off, what works and doesn't in alarm terms, how to avoid getting hijacked, what to do after being a victim of crime etc.

Servamus Magazine | 2012

Publication of poetry

Platinum Weekly | 2012

Publishing of a poem I wrote for the SAPS members who served during the Lonmin MIne incident

The Post | 2005

Capetonians are increasingly turning to neighbourhood watch groups rather than the police for protection from crime.

Most use sophisticated technology to keep abreast of criminals and crime patterns in their areas.

Members keep their neighbourhoods safe during the day while others, after knocking off work, sacrifice time as they patrol on foot and by car, being the eyes and ears of the community.

KFM | 2001

Interviews on viruses prevalent and spreading in the SA IT market

Carte Blanche | 1996

15 minute insert on VIP Protection including interviews with myself, team and colleagues as well as clients

Press Release | 2012

Press release on the growth of managed services in South Africa

kulula inflight magazine | 2012

Page 75 advertorial

IOL | 2010

Crime Watch | 2008

Publication | 2000

Author of Basic Bodyguarding Skills

Competitive Accomplishments

Team leader - Protective Team | Atlanta 1996 Summer Olympics | 1996

Team leader of 6 man team for summer games as participants of the STP program

Academic Achievements

Crime Watch - The Book | 2014

Completed this 100 page security guide for individuals and home owners in the hopes that it will better educate people on their security options and help them to make informed choices with regards to their security measures.

IT Management (UCT/ Get Smarter ) | 2013

Completed the IT Management course

Service Award - SADF | 1989

Award for merit worthy service

Other Achievements

Atlanta Summer Olympics 1996 | 1996

member of the SA security team for the Atlanta Games. Stationed at the Olympic Family Hotel

Atlanta Summer Olympics 1996 | 1996

member of the SA security team for the Atlanta Games. Stationed at the Olympic Family Hotel

Activities

Memberships

Microsoft

Registeed Partner, January 2002 - present

Registered Ms member

S2 Institute for Safety and Intelligence

Member, January 2010 - January 2011

Member

International Police Association

Member, January 1992 - March 1993

IPA Member

Close Quarter Protection Association

secretary and founder member , January 1995 - March 1997

Was a founder of this exceptional organisation that did an incredible amount to network and increase levels of professionalism in the industry

American Society of Industrial Security

Member, January 2009 - January 2010

Rotary Club of Paardeneiland

Secretary, January 2001 - January 2003

SAPS Reserves

Sargeant, January 1991 - present

community

Run Rhino Run

Sponsor, December 2012 - present

Sponsor of website design and hosting to this worthy cause

REST

Sponsor, January 2013 - present

Arranged and provide a small sponsorship to this exceptional community project that focuses on refreshing emergency services with tea, coffee and more during major events (fires etc.) as well as during their routine shifts to just say thank you to these people for the professional way in which they serve their communities

CQPA

Secretary, January 1995 - March 1997

Was Secretary of this exceptional organisation that did an incredible amount to network and increase levels of professionalism in the industry

Rotary Club Of Paardeneiland

Secretary, January 1999 - January 2003

Started as a club member and was club secretary in 2003 when the club was closed and merged with Tablebay. Fond memories of my fellow rotarians

NSRI

donor, January 2008 - September 2009

Contributor to this exceptionally worthy cause.

NICRO

consulting to fundarising department, January 2012 - present

As part of the companies social upliftment policy, I actively assist with their endevours by consulting to their BDU team. Phenomenal people with passion and drive

Bodybuilding Contest JHB

Sponsor, October 2012 - October 2012

Sponsor of bodybuilding Content Jhb

SAPS

Reservist, January 1991 - present

Reservist in Cape Town

Milnerton Crime Watch Trust

Project Manager, January 2003 - present

Project manager for the MCWT

Other Activities

Self Defence Instructor

Instructor, January 2009 - January 2012

Self defence and personal security consultant. Authored 3 different programs under the Hard Target brand

Pistol Shooting

Sport, 2009 - present

keen pistol shooter and enjoy teaching newbies

Testimonials

Sable

"What a pleasure doing business with these guys!" - 2011

Hellen

"I have been dealing with Peddy Tech for more than 10 years and when ever i have changed jobs, i have always used Peddy Tech! I can send my pc in for repairs and not worry. They are always honest and if something is not worth repairing, then they will inform me. I will always recommend them!" - 2012

W.Gibson

"They deliver professional service with a personal touch and took the time to get to know my unique needs. As an IT manager, I can say that their expertise is on par with the high level that I demand. It is such a warm welcome to find a company that works with me to deliver the solutions that the business demands. Whenever I need an extra pair of knowledgeable hands or a second opinion then I know I can always phone Peddy Tech." - 2012

G.Ludolph

"Good communication throughout the procurement process. I was impressed with the regular follow up calls and the attention to detail which left me knowing that my business is important to this company." - 2012

Aiden Bain GM TPSA

"
I haveone business with Peddy Tech for 7 years plus, recently upgraded company equipment and very satisfied with the product, price and fast friendly service. Had constant communication during the order process.
" - 2010

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