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Our Business Advisors

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Meet Our Team

Every member of our OpenCircle team is well-qualified academically, experienced in business, and fully certified as a Business Advisor.

Should you wish to contact one of our OpenCircle accredited business advisors, please do so via our enquiries@opencircle.business email address.

Pieter Meyer

Pieter Meyer

Experienced executive turned entrepreneur and has a background in the gaming and hospitality industry. He is currently providing small and medium enterprises with a uniquely comprehensive, reliable and industry expert led business advisory service. His value is based on first-hand practical experience, seasoned insight and know-how, a vast plethora of intellectual property and a virtually unrivalled network of contacts. Bringing 15 years + of executive expertise focusing on making a business work plus the experience of having served as a Non-Executive Director on listed and private entities.
Pip Masterson

Pip Masterson

Experienced executive with a background in SME/SMME and Start-up business support and mentorship. Self-employed since 1997. Previously with AECI Ltd for 23 years. Personal CEO Mentorship to over 60 Mentees. BSc (Applied Chemistry), BSc (Hons) (Analytical Chemistry), WBS Executive Development Program, Hay Management Practitioner, Fellow of the Institute of Independent Business International (Accredited since 2004), Accredited C7C Business Advisor 2015 Cross-cultural, Business Development and Role-clarification expertise, export Marketing (Arab Gulf, Caribbean, Egypt and sub-Saharan Africa), Mentorship Programme design and co-ordination.

Annemarie van der Walt

Possessed with a wealth of knowledge, Annemarie provides consulting services in change management aimed at people, processes and systems. Her focus is on improving performance and efficiencies, both operational and managerial. She has 25 years of senior executive experience across varied industries and sectors, latterly in the IT services area focusing on the delivery and improvement of business strategies and efficiencies. Managing various projects as well as turn-around strategies enables her to develop and manage performance oriented teams.
Alfons Mauchle

Alfons Mauchle

Global Business Development Executive, with an engineering manufacturing background in the automotive industry. Works with a wide variety of businesses, from top accounting firms to medium sized family businesses in a wide range of sectors. Also works closely with Switzerland Global Enterprise and FindBrazil. Wide experience in developing business strategy, coupled with global business development. Experienced in the automotive and engineering sector, with general experience in a wide variety of other sectors including IT, food, electronics, retail, oil and gas, financial, services, outsourcing and more.
Paul Whalley

Paul Whalley

Twenty plus years of corporate global leadership experience, as well as starting up and running a number of technology, engineering and professional services businesses. Established Trysail Consulting in 2006 - a sales, marketing, leadership and strategy consultancy . Worked with over 100 business leaders and management teams across a wide spectrum of industries, helping them achieve significant bottom line performance improvement in their organizations. Previously, managing director of the African subsidiary of a global IT company and grew it into one of the largest software application vendors in Southern Africa.
Geordie van der Nest

Geordie van der Nest

Garth Trumble

Garth Trumble

Experienced executive with a background in banking. Focuses on preparing budgets, management accounts and applications to obtain overdrafts, loans and grants. He also assesses management accounts and prepares account reviews for banks. Over 20 years' experience in banking, including service at branch, credit department and corporate banking levels. He has also specialized in banking systems. Obtained a BA, MBA and MComm, as well as banking and management diplomas. Also has various coaching, consulting and facilitating accreditations.
James McGee

James McGee

Accomplished hospitality development expert. 18 years in construction as a Director/Managing Director of various companies in the Murray & Roberts Group in Southern Africa. After his MBA, moved into hotel and leisure development with Sun International. After 14 years, left to join Kingdom Hotel Investments as Vice President for Africa. Started his own consultancy practice, Prompt, in Johannesburg. Involved with the development of Radisson Blu Hotels, as well as One & Only. Also worked with Accor, IHG, Holiday Inn, Starwood and Hilton Hotels. Has undertaken 22 hotel projects, as well as over 100 refurbishments.
Ken

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Strong legal background, coupled with extensive business knowledge. Worked as a Provincial Magistrate and in an executive capacity with a listed insurer. Ken has also consulted on various business issues and provided legal compliance services to numerous organizations - ranging from a multi-national financial services company to medium and small businesses in various sectors. Has a BL and LLB. Advocate of the High Court of South Africa, Accredited 7-Stage Advisor. Provides legal compliance services for all businesses and industries. Develops, implements and executes strategic and business plans.
Kevin Loader

Kevin Loader

Passionate about improving the bottom line of your business and enhancing its reporting and controls. Spent the first 13 years of his working career growing his financial management skills within the ferrochrome and brewing industries. Since 1992, has served clients as a management consultant in a range of industries from banking to automotive, and from charities to local government. Qualifications: CA (SA), MBL. Offers strategic and financial management, business analytics, financial modelling.
Adrian Fuller

Adrian Fuller

Extensive experience in the advertising industry and now provides expertise in marketing communications. Adrian worked as a top executive for 15 years, and has worked as business and marketing consultant for 20 years. Adrian has a BA (UCT) and an IMM Marketing Diploma. He is an accredited Associate of the Institute for Independent Business. Adrian offers you his extensive expertise in Digital Marketing, including website creation and content writing. General and project management.
Warwick Corder

Warwick Corder

Highly experienced management executive with a background in the media and marketing services industries. For more than 30 years, he has dealt with a broad range of packaged goods manufacturers and grocery retail chains. Also managed subsidiaries of listed entities in the packaged goods and media industries. Most recently he launched the South African operation of a global sales benchmarking provider. Has a B.Comm and an Accredited Associate of the IIB. He has an innate understanding of the requirements of major organizations and is able to grasp their complexities to provide solutions to all business issues.
Thys Redelinghuys

Thys Redelinghuys

Background in FMCG. For the past 20 years has assisted companies to build their businesses and grow their bottom lines. Previously Executive Director: Operations responsible for procurement, manufacturing, outbound logistics, engineering, new product development, plant engineering, project engineering, project management and process design. As a business consultant, advisor and coach, has worked for Projects Infrastruct, Kraft Foods Intenational, National Brands, Clover Dairies and ESKOM. MBA Henley, London Mechanical Engineer: GCC Mech. Factories. Accredited Executive Associate of the IIB. International Accredited Results Coach.

Peter Zachariou

Experienced executive and accountant. Provides financial management and business advisory services to both small and large companies. Spent time in a small manufacturing company before joining the motor industry for 17 years. Divisional Financial Manager and Divisional Managing Director for a large corporate. Started his business advisory practice in 2008 assisting SMEs and larger organisations to improve business performance. Accredited member of the South African Institute of Professional Accountants (SAIPA), Accredited 7-Stages Advisor, Accredited Associate of the IIB.
Leon Theron

Leon Theron

A passionate student of business, Leon loves sharing and encouraging business leaders to re-energize their businesses. Previously a business leader as CEO and sales manager in large and small businesses, independent non-executive chairman of a JSE-listed company, mergers and acquisitions, B-BBEE transactions. B Sc. Eng. (Elect); B.Comm. MBL, registered professional engineer, member of the Institute of Directors. Services offered are Business strategy formulation, leadership and team development.
Helmut Wolff

Helmut Wolff

Passionate about improving the bottom line of your business and enhancing its reporting and controls. Spent the first 13 years of his working career growing his financial management skills within the ferrochrome and brewing industries. Since 1992, has served clients as a management consultant in a range of industries from banking to automotive, and from charities to local government. Qualifications: CA (SA), MBL. Offers strategic and financial management, business analytics, financial modelling.
Lex van der Mey

Lex van der Mey

Seasoned IT professional using uses technology to solve business management problems. BSc. (Utrecht), BComm. (UNISA), Certificate in Management (Henley), Certificate in IT Leadership (Wits Business School), Accredited Associate of the Institute for Independent Business, member of the OpenCircle, Accredited 7-Stage Advisor. Offers business planning, business analysis, management, business development, project management, management consulting, change management, project planning, strategic planning, business process mapping.
JP Venter

JP Venter

Seasoned business advisor and industrial psychologist who has been in private practice for the past 15 years. Conducted organisational development and change management in the military, senior lecturer in industrial psychology at UNISA. Worked as a productivity advisor and project manager at Productivity SA doing training and organisational restructuring. Now concentrates on organisational turnarounds and court expert work. M.Comm. (UP), MBL (UNISA). Registered as an industrial psyochologist, Accredited Associate of the IIB, full member of the Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology.

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