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I am a seasoned technology management professional with expertise in solution architecture and business development strategy. With a career spanning e-commerce, utilities, telecoms, and financial services, I've excelled in roles like user experience design lead, product owner, and agile project delivery. My extensive lean methodology experience equips me to successfully launch, grow, and scale technology-based businesses in the African market, contributing to regional growth and innovation.
In 2010, being a serial entrepreneur at heart, I have founded the award-winning online store, Action Gear and went on to grow and scale the business to doing over R20 million in annual revenue. I later found myself with a deep desire to grow the South African eCommerce industry and help entrepreneurs achieve more success through selling online. In 2017 I founded The Insaka eCommerce Academy which has helped thousands of online sellers.
I'm the owner of a startup offering contemporary Organization Development guidance, solutions, services, and products at the crossroads of business, technology, and human resources. I specialize in guiding your transition to New Ways of Working, encompassing Change, Strategy Execution, Agile and Digitalization ensuring your readiness for the future. With expertise spanning IT, Finance, Sales, Marketing and Project Management I bring a comprehensive skill set to drive your business forward.
With 16 years in data analytics spanning domains like fraud prevention, credit risk, and marketing, I lead teams and employ data storytelling to drive strategy. Currently, I head Consumer Product Analytics at Absa Everyday Banking and was named the 2020 DataCon Africa Data Analytics Leader of the Year. I bring a wide range of tools and approaches to the table, harnessing the power of cutting-edge technology and innovative methodologies to tackle complex challenges.
I am the founder and managing director of Sinam Business Solutions. My mission is to help others unlock their potential and achieve more. As part of my quest to coach entrepreneurs, I started Sinam eCity, a virtual business platform designed to provide entrepreneurs and individuals with the tools, services, and resources needed to take their businesses to success. I offer efficiency solutions, access to funding, exposure and market access, and assisted collaborations and partnerships.
Hi! I'm Des, I'm an email aficionado & digital communication expert. During the day, I work for one of SA's leading email marketing platforms, and by night, I run Email Expert Africa, a community designed to help people become expert email marketers. I've spent over 15 years in digital, refining my niche in digital comms and email marketing. I've helped creators, solopreneurs and SMEs grow their businesses through effective email marketing and sales. I look forward to working with you!
There are lots of questions about building a start. Is your idea feasible, what technology to use, and what people to hire? I can help answer those questions. I have 25 years of IT experience, spending the last eight years building systems and growing dev teams for start-ups and scale-ups in FinTech, Blockchain, AI, Logistics and EdTech industries. I can share my learnings through failures and successes in working on my start-ups and going through the Antler and BFG accelerator programs.
I am a qualified mentor and coach, passionate about small business and personal development. With over 14 years of formal business and work experience, I even started my first profitable business while completing my degree at the University of Pretoria.
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