About US

Padroni – Italian, padron

A master boss and inn-keeper. Someone who takes care of his community
Padroni Web Hosting’s and IT Solutions was founded in 2016. Back then the company was purely focused on Web Hosting and Cyber Security but later branched out to include Web Design, Remote IT Support, Website Security, Digital Branding and Search Engine Optimisation.

Today, we are privileged to be connected with over 500 clients, a dedicated team of staff members and a number of external entities such as the Commercial Crimes Investigations Unit (CCIU and C3X VOIP Services.)

We specialise in Web Hosting and Support and provide a range of cost-effective, customer-centric products, offering both shared and dedicated Linux servers. Our high-performance servers are perfect for Word Press Hosting and we offer a range of additional services which include an unlimited # of e-mail accounts, server site malware protection and Web stats to name a few.
At Padroni Web-Hosting we realise that there is much more to web-hosting than disk space and bandwidth. We believe it is all about people and fulfilling their needs.
Web-hosting ought to be quick, solid, and reasonable. With this in mind, we go to great lengths to ensure our clients receive first-rate service at affordable prices.

About The Padroni Team

Conrad Pretorius

CEO and Founder

Conrad is the CEO and founder of Padroni IT Solutions. With 28 years of industry experience and a hands-on approach, Conrad is involved in all aspects of the business.
After completing his studies in 1995 Conrad went on to start Short Circuit Computers, his very first endeavor in the IT industry. Over the years his career path diverged from IT and he has owned and run business’ in the property industry. His passion for IT was re-ignited while employed as a support engineer for a hosting company. It was during this time that he entertained the idea of branching out on his own and shortly after he went off to start Padroni IT Solutions.
Having worked in the hosting industry, he is fully aware of what really matters to customers. His hands-on approach keeps him involved at all levels of the business from product development to technical support and it is not uncommon to find him on the phone assisting customers.
When not focused on business, Conrad enjoys scuba diving, gaming, and spending time with his family.

Catherine Pretorius

Marketing and Billing

Having worked incorporate in the areas of public relations, marketing, training, and customer care. Catherine brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the team.
Her responsibilities range from online marketing to the production of written content for both Padroni IT Solutions and our clients. Her interests outside the workplace include scuba diving, reading, and spending time with family.

Duncan Robertson

Senior Web Developer & Support Manager

Duncan heads up our Web-Development and Customer Support team.
His role is to ensure that business customers receive outstanding support, and all their needs are satisfactorily met.
He continues his studies to ensure that he is always ahead of the pack and when not emersed in business issues, he is an avid gamer.

Kelly Kotze

Graphic Design and Social Media Marketing

Kelly is responsible for graphic design and online marketing using social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.
She also runs her own Graphic design company and as such, she brings experience and knowledge to the team.

She is an avid reader and loves to travel.

Andrea Bothma

Technical Support Engineer and Web-Marketing

Andrea’s responsibilities range from tier 1 customer support to web-design and Search Engine Optimization. She is incredibly versatile and often lends her creative skills to the marketing department.
Andrea is also an aspiring artist who loves to travel and hike. 

Dude & Chewbacca

Office Moral and General Mischief

The Padroni IT Solutions team would not be complete without an honorable mention for these two. They are responsible for the upkeep of staff moral by providing cuddles and general puppy mischief. We ask that you accept our apologies in advance for the occasion bark to be heard in the background while on call with you.