Bart Bender

Bart Bender                                                                    
Chief Executive Officer

Bart was born in The Netherlands and after completing his Bachelor in Hotel Management at the Hotelschool The Hague, he continued studying at Nijenrode University where he obtained his Masters of Science in General Management in 1994. After holding various tourism and hospitality positions in Scotland, Aruba, Amsterdam and New York, his career led him to South Africa, where in 1998 he started Hospitality Professionals South Africa together with Patrick Hijlkema. As the CEO of ProServ, Bart is intimately involved in the strategy development and growth of the organisation. Bart has a keen interest in music and culinary activities.

Patrick Hijlkema

Patrick Hijlkema                              

Director: Sales & Operations

Patrick is cofounder of ProServ International. He was born and studied in The Netherlands. He completed a MSc in Management and a Bachelors degree in Hotel Management. Before coming to South Africa in 1998, he held various positions in Tourism and Hospitality in the USA, Australia, Gibraltar, Spain and The Netherlands where he was the General Manager of the 120-room Efteling Hotel.

Jason Belt Jason Belt
Senior Developer: Information Systems

Jason started his IT career by studying COBOL, Turbo Pascal and RPG in the early 1990's. Since then he has successfully taught himself to be proficient in Microsoft SQL Server Administration, an advanced Crystal Reports designer and is fluent in both Visual Basic and C#. He is currently studying for an MCTS in C# Web Application Development as well as an MCTS in ADO.NET to update and perfect his current programming abilities.

Abel Selebano Kanono Abel Selebano 
Junior Developer: Information Systems

Ab was born in Mahikeng (North West) and completed his matric in 2005. He obtained a Diploma in Software Specialisation and a Certificate in Programming from Boston City Campus. His previous experience includes system development for an E-Commerce organisation. In September 2012, Ab joined ProServ International and  is currently the Junior Developer: IS with intermediate experience in .NET programming and assisting the Senior Developer.