Spark ATM Systems: Company Announcement


Since founding Spark ATM Systems in 2006, our Managing Director Marc Sternberg, has played a pivotal role in the growth and success of the company. After a long and successful 15 years, Marc has decided to leave the company, effective 31 Dec 2021, to pursue other interests.

Through hard work, passion and commitment, Marc has steered the company from a single ATM in Cape Town to become the leading independent ATM deployer in South Africa with a nationwide network of almost five thousand ATMs.

Spark employs approximately two hundred uniquely talented individuals and boasts one of the finest ATM management teams in the country. Inspired by Marc’s boundless enthusiasm and commitment to excellence, the team has nurtured relationships with South Africa’s leading financial institutions, regulators, petroleum, retail and hospitality companies.

After winning multiple awards for innovation and customer service, Spark was identified as the leader and acquired by the world’s leading ATM deployer, Cardtronics plc, who themselves were acquired this year by NCR Corporation who have a long history in South Africa, ensuring Spark’s growth continues in the years ahead.

Marc has become a highly respected leader and visionary in the ATM industry and alongside the company’s own growth he has always ensured that Spark plays an active role supporting the communities within which we operate, ensuring we leave the future in better shape than we found it.

Please join us in thanking Marc for his invaluable contribution and in wishing him all the best for the future.

We are pleased to announce that Russel Berman will take over as Managing Director of Spark ATM Systems, effective 1 November 2021 and we wish him much success in his new role. Russel co-founded the business with Marc in 2006 and has been central to the company’s growth and success in his previous position as Sales and Marketing Director. 

The remainder of Spark’s Executive and Management Committees remain intact, ensuring a seamless transition in leadership as well as continuity for all our business partners. 

We thank you for your ongoing support and look forward to many more years of providing excellent customer service.

Spark ATM Systems