e4 is a specialist technology company offering leading edge, trusted electronic solutions and services to the Banking, Legal and Government industries. Our customised property and credit recovery products are a result of our strategic approach to understanding our client’s business needs and long term objectives.

e4 was founded in 2000 in South Africa and quickly became a dominant and trusted software and technology services provider for all of the major financial institutions, as well as over 2500 legal firms and government bodies. From this foundation e4 has grown aggressively into the global markets with expansions into the UK, USA, Australia and Mauritius.

e4’s flagship products include Property Transfer & Conveyancing PlatformsDocument Automation Platforms, as well as Virtual Verification of Identity Solutions.

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Stuart Hosford: Managing Director

DSC_0770Heading up the Australian-based business is Stuart Hosford, a professional with over 15 years’ experience in business development, technology consulting and business transformation into the Banking and Financial Services market in Australia and abroad.

Stuart led e4’s Financial Services practice based in South Africa until 2008, at which time he relocated to Sydney. In his time in Australia, Stuart continued his focus in the Financial Services sector with positions in strategy consulting at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, and as a FSI Business Development specialist at global software provider OpenText Corporation. He has also worked with a range of financial services organisations across the Asia Pacific and further abroad, including Bendigo and Adelaide Bank, Standard Bank South Africa, Standard Chartered Bank (Singapore), Bank of China, ING DIRECT, Suncorp, Macquarie Bank and Bank of Queensland.

Stuart re-joined to e4 team in 2015 to launch the Australian business.



NikNik Steffny: Director

Nik joined the company in 2003 and is responsible for e4’s group business development strategy focusing on identifying growth and market opportunities. Since joining e4, Nik has been actively involved in all aspects of the business. He has been instrumental in the company’s growing successes to date bringing 15 years of management consulting experience to the team.

Nik was based in London prior to joining e4, focusing on cost efficiency and benchmarking practices for the FMCG and energy sector.

Nik enjoys finding opportunities hidden amongst the challenges of managing a leading-edge technology company and finds the fast-moving, ever-changing environment of e4 both interesting and exciting.


At e4, we value honesty, integrity, accountability and responsibility. Above all, we are passionate about what we do in our pursuit of leading edge solutions for our customers.