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About Us

The Savant Leaders 

At Savantis Group we understand that's it not just about how much you do, but also how well you do it. Our seasoned team of SAP savants has decades of combined expertise in designing, deploying and enhancing robust SAP solutions, bringing you the best of both aspects.

Our deep understanding of retail challenges, operations and systems makes us an ideal partner for anyone seeking to maximize their SAP investments and team skills in retail and rental operations. Take a moment to learn a bit about our leader savants.  

Chief Executive Officer: Allan Vanderheyden

As one of the founding members, Allan has been with the company since its inception and is the current CEO and Chief Architect.  Allan entered the SAP world in 1995 as a customer, purchasing SAP for a large multinational he was with at the time.  Since then Allan has worked with SAP across the globe in three continents and advised customers in over 15 countries.  Allan has a degree in engineering and has been involved in all aspects of IT, from his early days in instrumentation, PLC’s and MES systems, to present system architecture, machine learning and predictive analytics.  He is passionate about competitiveness, and the place that IT has in enabling businesses in that regard.  Savantis, at its core is about realizing a mission of enabling businesses to compete.


Chief Operations Officer: Rudi Jordaan

Rudi has been working with the Savantis Group since November 2008. He started working with SAP in 1999 as an Integration Developer/Architect and have been managing Delivery for Savantis for the past 5 years.  He is passionate about Technology and building relationships with customers and co-workers.  His favorite thing about Savantis is the people. When asked what leadership means to him, he said "having respect for everyone and a true desire to lead and help others to improve and do what it takes to allow them to achieve and succeed in what they set out to do."


Chief Financial Officer: Marcie Cootware

Marcie is a Vice President/CIO-level IT professional facilitating business growth and sustained profitability in situations typically involving high risk such as M&A and IPOs at high-growth companies including Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Whole Foods, Wild Oats, and Kroger.  She had spent over 34 years in the IT field in a variety of roles, most of which was spent in the grocery retail field.Throughout the course of her career, Marcie has participated in over 25 SAP projects, and her extensive SAP experience includes successful implementations and upgrades of the following SAP modules and products:  FI/CO, WMS, MM, BOBJ, PM, POS, HANA, and BW, in either a project management or senior management role.  


Chief Revenue Officer: Robert Koolen

Robert has over 25 years of experience in creating and improving on the sales & marketing strategy in competitive technology markets across 3 continents (Europe, Africa, and the US).  He was instrumental in developing Savantis’s innovative approach of making SAP affordable for mid-sized businesses by using a cloud-based, software-as-a-service model with a low monthly subscription fee.



Director of Project Management: Adriaan Fourie

Director of S4 Technologies: Jigisha Ghosh

Vice President Infrastructure and Support: William Sherry