Underwriting

  • Kerry Barron Kerry Barron

    Kerry Barron

    Senior Investment Manager

    Cape Town

    Kerry lived in the Cayman Islands for five years and has travelled all over North, Central and South America. She can often be found hiking on mountains, practising yoga or spending time with friends and family. She loves dogs and can’t wait to have a fur-baby of her own.

    • Chartered Accountant – CA (SA) 2013
    • Previously worked as an audit senior manager at PwC Cayman
    • More than five years’ experience in the financial services industry
  • Samantha Burger Samantha Burger

    Samantha Burger

    Investment Manager

    Cape Town

    Samantha loves having an adventure, whether it’s riding her bike or running through the mountains: there’s always a slightly extreme, somewhat unrealistic, “type 2 fun” plan up her sleeve. A (part-time vegan) foodie at heart, she also loves to wine and dine and to explore Cape Town’s hidden gems.

    • Chartered Accountant – CA (SA) 2019
    • Completed articles at PwC
    • Joined BOOST&Co in April 2021
  • Wynand Calitz Wynand Calitz

    Wynand Calitz

    Investment Manager

    Cape Town

    Wynand has always had a keen interest in private investments, but during the weekends, he spends his time exploring Cape Town and the surrounding areas on his mountain bike. Wynand enjoys all sports, especially playing golf, and loves to braai and have a cold one with friends and family.

    • CFA Charterholder (2019)
    • Previously worked at TBI Investment Managers
    • Six years’ experience in listed and private equity
  • Ollie Clark Ollie Clark

    Ollie Clark

    Investment Manager

    Cape Town

    Ollie is an enthusiastic cyclist and proud Weekend Warrior. When not traversing the local trails, he will be maintaining his Formula One fantasy team, indulging in a croissant or recharging the batteries with friends and family around a braai.

    • Bachelor of Commerce (Honours), statistics and finance
    • Three years’ experience in private equity and corporate finance
    • Previously worked at OceanRock Consulting
  • Lejla Hodzic Lejla Hodzic

    Lejla Hodzic

    Credit Principal

    London

    Lejla is a former professional gymnast, part-time yogi, fresh-air fanatic and self-proclaimed globetrotter turned mother-of-two-under-three who speaks three languages and loves a catch-up with friends over a glass of bubbly.

    • UK chartered and certified accountant
    • Began her career in financial services in 2005
    • Previously worked for KPMG and Barclays
  • Andrew Johnson Andrew Johnson

    Andrew Johnson

    Investment Manager

    Cape Town

    Andrew, a born and bred Capetonian, has a passion for the outdoors as well as tennis, football and watersports. At the weekend, you can find him spending time with family and friends, working on his classic motorcycle or crafting a fine beer in his home brewery.

    • Chartered Accountant – CA (SA) 2017
    • More than four years’ experience in financial services (private equity and structured lending)
    • Previously worked as a manager in financial services at PwC
  • Jan Nel Jan Nel

    Jan Nel

    Investment Manager

    Cape Town

    Jan is a distinguished sportsman, having captained Hong Kong Football Club’s Mighty Select team. He played rugby until two years ago and is now getting back into tennis. Jan hikes at least once a month and tries to camp just as frequently, too.

    • CFA Charterholder (2013)
    • Experience working for a hedge fund and for Morningstar in Hong Kong
    • Previously contributed investment content to online service Seeking Alpha
  • Nathan Ramages Nathan Ramages

    Nathan Ramages

    Investment Manager

    Cape Town

    Outside work, Nathan enjoys an active lifestyle. Whether it’s hiking, running or travelling, he’s in: just make sure there’s coffee involved as well. He appreciates a good sci-fi movie or series and is always up for a good conversation.

    • Chartered Accountant – CA (SA) 2015
    • Completed articles at Deloitte Cape Town
    • More than four years’ experience in private equity
  • Edburg Strauss Edburg Strauss

    Edburg Strauss

    Investment Analyst

    Cape Town

    Edburg loves watching movies and reading, and enjoys taking walks along the beach with his wife and their two cocker spaniels. He enjoys good music and great conversations, and finds that a combination of both works the best, especially when accompanied by a glass of fine wine.

    • Registered Chartered Accountant (SA)
    • Corporate finance and transaction advisory experience
    • Four years’ experience working with SMEs
  • Greg Tomaselli Greg Tomaselli

    Greg Tomaselli

    Investment Manager

    Cape Town

    Greg loves reviewing all things wine and has mastered the art of the cheese board. He is always keen on trying new coffee and recipes, as well as reading biographies. Greg listens to podcasts while doing chores, hits the gym early and loves to hunt down bargains. NFL and football are his favourite sports.

    • Chartered Accountant – CA (SA) 2017
    • Completed CA articles with Deloitte
    • Three years’ experience in corporate finance with Deloitte
  • Cea van Wyk Cea van Wyk

    Cea van Wyk

    Senior Investment Manager

    Cape Town

    Cea enjoys a good Netflix binge but can also be found mountain biking, waterskiing, trying out new recipes and socialising with friends. She is very fussy when it comes to braaibroodjies and always braais her own. Uber drivers rate her 4.6.

    • Chartered Accountant – CA (SA) 2015
    • Previously worked as an audit manager at Deloitte Cape Town
    • More than six years’ experience in the financial services industry

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