Werner Herbst

GM Enterprise Compute

Werner Herbst is the GM for Tarsus Enterprise product range. He has a B.Com in Cost and Management Accounting and has worked as an account manager, national account manager, sales manager and managing executive for a range of technology companies.

At Tarsus, he is responsible for financial planning and forecasting, enforcing organisational standards and ensuring that the finance team works as a cohesive unit.

Werner started in distribution in 1998 and throughout his career, he has received many awards, including Best Sales Person for seven years in a row (2002 – 2008) as well as HP Sales Person of the Year (2009 and 2011), HP Distributor of the Year (2015 – 2017 as well as 2019). With over two decades of experience in the industry, Werner learned early on that respecting others, striving for excellence and gratitude is what sets people apart in the industry. His goal is to continue to create successful product managers and salespeople from within the organisation.

The best career advice he has ever received is to always be honest with yourself and the rest will follow. He believes the Macbook Pro is the best device ever released and his favourite book is Blue Ocean Shift: Beyond Competing by Renée Mauborgne and W. Chan Kim. The three people he would most like to have dinner with are Steve Jobs, Donald Trump and Cameron Winklevoss.

When he is not working, Werner enjoys hunting, reloading and sports shooting. He was also an avid runner and has completed the Comrades Marathon four times, the Two Oceans Marathon four times and he has run around 60 standard marathons.


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