A lifelong entrepreneur, Erns acquired vast knowledge in the retail environment, from the start of his career in 1990. Building on his experience, Erns became skilled in different aspects of retailing, sales and marketing.In 1995, he shifted his focus to the micro finance industry and became a prominent player in the field. Realising the potential in the collections environment, he set out on an extensive market research project during 2002. This resulted in the 2006 launch of his first collections solution in Botswana, and in doing so, he became the founding member of Real Pay. Erns exemplifies the customer service orientated attitude that underpins the Real Pay company value set. His personal vision and business development drive form an integral part of what sets Real Pay apart from other service providers. During a innovation drive at Real Pay Erns was nominated to attend to a new company called Talent Plantation operating in the Edutech space.