Entrepreneur and business executive, having started career in IT as a Software Developer and later on building and leading IT support desks. Headhunted by the Virgin Group to start an Operations Center in Cape Town and finding my passion for start up businesses in IT, Insurance & Financial Services.

Experience

  • Managing Director

    at Nurture Skin (Pty) Ltd

    January 2019 - at Present

    Province of the Western Cape

    A natural skin care range, made in Cape Town and available for children and families online and by agents.

  • Non-Executive Director

    at Job Crystal (Pty) Ltd

    September 2015 - at Present

    Province of the Western Cape

    Job Crystal is a Proudly South African business created to find the ideal match between companies and candidates within several industries in South Africa. With a recruitment website, salary surveys online and ability to do checks on all candidates giving the business an established name in the industry.

  • CEO/Divisional CEO

    at Switch2/Clientele Life

    April 2016 - December 2018

    Province of the Western Cape

    Co-founder and CEO of Switch2, as the first switching specialists for South African Financial Services, using intelligence and technology to save customer money seamlessly in Credit Life Insurance. Later bought out by Clientele Life.

  • Insurance Executive

    at AFB

    December 2015 - March 2016

    Province of the Western Cape

    AFB worked within the Financial Services industry to offer financial services products to consumers in Africa. Lead the Insurance team within AFB to offer insurance products inline with the financial services offerings.

  • General Manager

    at Como Capital / iTRADEpro

    April 2010 - November 2015

    Province of the Western Cape

    Como Capital invests in Financial Services businesses as an equity partner, here I assisted the business in strategy and operations of several startups. Started iTRADEpro under Como Capital, a trading platform offering financial services within the FMCG market.

  • Vice President of Operations & Chief Compliance Officer

    at Servnology

    February 2007 - March 2010

    Province of the Western Cape

    Started the Operations Center for the Virgin Group in South Africa, leading the Finance, IT and Customer Service teams.

  • Head of Business Support

    at ForwardSlash

    January 2002 - January 2007

    Province of the Western Cape

    Headed up the Business Support Teams for the business in software, hardware and BI support.

  • Senior Programmer & Team Leader

    at Crosscape Distributions / Emerald Technology

    November 1998 - December 2001

    Province of the Western Cape

    Programmer for numerous systems written in VB, Clarion and Cobol. Programmed the Peninsula School Feeding Associations financial system.

  • Network Administrator

    at Greenwoods Chartered Accountants

    May 1997 - November 1998

    Province of the Western Cape

    Managing servers, Backups, Setting up laptops, Fix printers Checking and capturing all the work in progress for the firm Balancing month end Managing all accounts and statement for company Ordering of Hardware and Software Training clerks and admin staff on the system and software packages

Education

  • BCom Honours Business Management

    at UNISA

    2019 - at Present (1 year) Province of the Western Cape

  • RE1

    at Moonstone

    2016 - 2016 (1 year) Province of the Western Cape

  • RE5

    at Moonstone

    2016 - 2016 (1 year) Province of the Western Cape

  • Degree

    at UNISA

    2008 - 2011 (3 years) Province of the Western Cape

  • Interntional Diploma in Software Programming

    at WS&L

    1997 - 1997 (1 year) Province of the Western Cape

  • Matric

    at The Settlers High School

    1992 - 1996 (4 years) Province of the Western Cape

Languages

  • English Native

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