Subsequent to completing his articles at PKF (JHB) Inc. in 2004, Johan was appointed as Merchant West's Group Financial Manager. In 2005, Johan was promoted to Group Financial Director of Merchant West and thus, was accountable for the holding and associate companies' financial affairs. At the start of 2013, Johan became the Director of Business Development and formed part of the Specialised Finance team at Merchant West. Towards the end of 2013, Johan relocated to Cape Town to become the Regional Director of the Merchant West Cape Town branch. In October 2018, Johan took on the role of Group Regional Director, taking on the responsibility of all regional branches and the regional roll-out strategy.