Riaan joined Bytes Managed Solutions in 1999. Prior to his appointment as FD, he fulfilled various roles including that of Financial Manager. He was appointed as Financial Manager in 2005, coinciding with the acquisition of CS Holdings. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Economics, Money and Banking from North-West University. His first task as financial manager was to standardise financial and reporting processes across the newly formed entity. In addition to his financial duties, he is also responsible for organisation’s internal IT department.