MEET THE TEAM
MICHAEL KIESSLING
MARKETING DIRECTOR
ASK GROUP
After finishing my diploma in Marketing in 2006 at CPUT, I joined Distell and worked in the promotions department on a one-year internship program.
My interest and passion grew as a salesperson, and I needed to find a new challenge, and what a better place than home? I started working in the family business ASK Security in 2007 while doing my Honours in Marketing part-time. In 2015 I co-founded ASK IT with Nico and Malan, as I decided to take on another new challenge, and my passion for security became integrated with internet solutions.

ND: Marketing (CTECH); BTECH: Marketing (CPUT); ND: Security Management (UNISA)
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MARIANA SMITH
CEO
ASK GROUP
Mariana is an avid salesperson and her passion for sales can be seen on her track record over the years.
She initially joined the ASK Group on a part time bases in August 2018 and joined the ASK Group permanently from October 2019. In November 2020, Mariana was appointed as CEO of IMS.
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MALAN LOMBARD
MANAGING DIRECTOR
ASK IT
Malan studied Marketing and with a keen eye for graphical design he free lanced for anyone who enjoyed a good marketing campaign.
Wanting more stability and a bigger market, Malan Co-Founded ASK IT in 2015. He dedicates is time to the daily management of operations and does all the inhouse marketing for the ASK Group of Companies.
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JOHAN PRETORIUS
OPERATIONS DIRECTOR
ASK SECURITY
Joined ASK Security in 2012 as an Armed Response Officer and worked himself up into a management position.
With his 16 years of knowledge and experience in the security industry, Johan took on the opportunity of becoming ASK Security’s General Manager in 2016.
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NICO VD WESTHUIZEN
FINANCIAL DIRECTOR
ASK IT
Having a passion for internet solutions and years of experience in his pocket, Nico co-founded ASK IT in 2015 to provide affordable and quality driven internet solutions in the Overberg area.
He has since built an outstanding reputation for providing quality solutions to the community.
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MARTHA VD WESTHUIZEN
ACCOUNTS MANAGER
GROUP
Joined ASK Security in 2014 with over 20 years’ experience as a banking administrator.
Martha was assigned to our customer accounts department and has since then been responsible for the contractual requirements and performance management of each contract
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MICHELLE BARRY
COMPLIANCE OFFICER
ASK GROUP
Michelle worked for SAN PARKS for many years but wanting to start a family the commute was too much, she joined ASK Security in 2012 as a receptionist.
Michelle had passion, drive and a good way with people. Michelle pushed on and proved she could do more, she took on the responsibilities of Debtors Clerk, and this earned her the position of Administration Manager. Michelle has further her skills and has taken on the challenge to be the Health and Safety Compliance Officer of the ASK Group.
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