Leadership


The D4DR Media leadership team brings to the table a passion for adventure sports and years of experience in technology development and internet communities.

 

Willem Grobler

Willem is an entrepreneur and avid skydiver who founded Dropzone.com in 1994 and built the site as an after-hours hobby. He spent 7 years working in the technology consulting industry, most recently as Director of Program Management at Sapient Corporation. While at Sapient he lead numerous large scale online development initiatives for Fortune 500 clients.

In late 2004 he turned his 14 year passion for skydiving and building web sites into his job and started tending to Dropzone.com full time. Willem still oversees the day-to-day running of Dropzone.com, answers support email, load content and can be found chatting in the forums. He also enjoys rock climbing, mountain biking, kayaking and is a certified scuba diver.

Willem is a graduate of the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, with degrees in Business and Law.

 

Daniel du Toit

Daniel, an experienced rock climber and outdoor enthusiast, has been involved with D4DR Media since 2005 on a part-time basis, and as full-time Chief Executive Officer since April 2009.

Daniel is a Business Executive and Entrepreneur with more than 13 years of diverse, international experience and a proven track record of providing strategic leadership to organizations in the IT consulting, technology and internet industries.

Prior to D4DR Media Daniel was a Director and Client Executive at Sapient Corporation, a US-based global service firm and consultancy, and the Chief Executive Officer at SunSpace and Information Systems, a South African company focused on the design and development of high-tech earth imaging satellites.

Daniel is a graduate of the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa, with a PhD degree in Electronic Engineering.