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THE ADVISER'S PARTNER

Changing the way investments are done.

Inspired by you,

The wealth manager of the future.

We partner and support wealth managers of the future: the financial visionaries who guide their clients through new and uncertain times, providing tailored and invaluable advice that helps their clients achieve their investment vision. 

We become the invaluable strategic partner by placing wealth managers and their clients at the heart of everything we do.

We ask, listen, learn and design – and then implement – so that by collaborating with wealth managers, we find solutions that drive business efficiencies and provide a more inspired advisory service.

We are constantly evolving, and have built an entire ecosystem of partners to help us change the way investments are done.

Our INN8 Invest DFM provides you with the investment edge your clients expect and deserve while our Investment Platform drives efficiencies in your practice by leveraging best-in-class seamless and elegant technology.

All of this to free up your time to do what you do best: advise clients.

Meet the Team

As much as we like to talk about details such as elegant technology and straight-through processing, our people are the drivers. They are the originators of innovation and the essential interface with advisers. From the initial onboarding and integration, through to the learning phase and ongoing service, we create a symbiotic relationship to support you, the wealth manager who, in turn, helps us to refine our proposition.
Mickey-Gambale

Mickey Gambale
Executive: INN8

Michael Summerton
Head of Proposition: Investment Platform

Georgina Smith

Georgina Smith
Head of Distribution: Investment Platform

De Wet van der Spuy

De Wet van der Spuy
Executive: INN8 Invest

Leigh Kohler

Leigh Kohler
Head: DFM

Waseem Abrahams

Waseem Abrahams
Head of Business Development & Distribution

Our dedicated BDM and account manager team

We prioritise maintaining a strong relationship with you and your office. Our service team is committed to responsive delivery, collaborative problem-solving, and first-time resolution.

INVESTMENT PLATFORM

Danica
Pauls

Head of Wealth
Implementation

Xavier
Zealand​

Head of National
Accounts

Kurt
Rose

Western Cape
Business Development
Manager

Douglas
Turvey

Western Cape
Business Development
Manager

Arifa
Essop

Regional
Sales Manager:
Inland

Caron
Mackenzie

Gauteng
Business Development
Manager

Thato
Legodi

Gauteng
Business Development
Manager

Renelle
Pillay

KZN
Business Development
Manager

INN8 INVEST

Waseem
Abrahams

Head of Business
Development & Distribution

Donovan
Chetty

Business Development
Manager

Lucky
Mokoena

Head of
Client Experience

Bala
Nonkonyana

Business Development
Manager

Meet Mickey

An unconventional executive with a need for speed (fast cars and even faster bikes), Mickey has over the last 20 years built up his business experience to include a vast range of financial service skills.

He really has done everything – from starting a micro-lending and E-commerce business to being an executive at corporate level – and has the tertiary education to back it.

Meet Michael
Solving problems is Michael’s forte. He’s also quick to see the practical side of business challenges and opportunities. Choosing a life in financial services over one in auditing, he feels most rewarded when connecting grannies with solutions that make their hard-earned retirement a little more dignified.
Meet Georgina

Georgina holds a strong belief that you’re never too old to learn and that continual development helps people get better and stay motivated to provide an exceptional service in whatever line of work they are in. Her two decades of experience across a variety of industries within a broad spectrum of companies, from start ups to large corporates, internationally and locally has given her a diverse, fresh and welcome outlook to getting things done.
Her passion is building great teams whether it’s sporting, charity or company teams. In her own words’ “there’s nothing you can’t achieve with a good team”.

Meet De Wet

Industry experience – 23 years 

De Wet is a qualified actuary with extensive experience in institutional & retail investment, retirement and insurance industries. De Wet is currently the Managing Executive of STANLIB Multi-Manager and INN8 Invest (retail DFM business), jointly responsible for R550bn assets under stewardship, a position he’s held since 2015. During this term at STANLIB he has also been responsible for various other strategic business initiatives, including being a member of STANLIB’s Executive Committee. De Wet is an experienced business leader with a track record for innovation, execution and business success.  

Prior to joining STANLIB in 2015, he was the Liberty Corporate Divisional Director responsible for product development and strategy across their range of investment, annuity and group risk solutions. In this capacity he was also actively involved in and represented Liberty on retirement reform and other industry-related matters.     

Prior to joining Liberty in 2010 he held various roles at Old Mutual, including Head of Consultant Relationships & Product Strategy and Head of Guaranteed Investment Portfolios.  Prior to this he spent four years in the UK working for Willis Towers Watson as a Specialist Investment Consultant. 

Meet Leigh

Leigh Kohler – BCom (Hons), MBA 

Head of DFM 

Industry experience – 20 years 

Leigh joined INN8 Invest/STANLIB Multi-Manager in 2020 as Head of DFM. He started in the industry in 2003 at Glacier. Leigh held a number of roles at Glacier including Head: Investment Administration; Head: Research; Head: Investment Solutions – a portfolio that included Glacier Research, Glacier Manco; Glacier Invest (DFM)). He then joined Sanlam Multi-Manager in 2019 as Head: Business Solutions, continuing his role within the DFM, but included a broader mandate including product; distribution; proposition; and institutional business.  

Meet Waseem

Industry experience – 15 years 

Waseem Joined INN8 Invest/STANLIB Multi-manager in September 2021 as Head of Distribution.  He joined from STANLIB Asset Management where he spent 6 years as part of the retail distribution team in different leadership roles ending off his tenure as head of retail distribution strategy and business development, overseeing the proposition and distribution into Standard bank. 

He has over 15 years experience in financial services, starting his career in 2007 with Liberty Life in a consulting role as an investment specialist, before moving on to focus on alternative distribution. In 2013 he moved to Standard Bank Financial Consultancy, in the role of provincial head overseeing advice in the private and business banking segment, before joining STANLIB Asset Management in 2015.

Meet Xavier

An experienced account specialist with a demonstrated history working in the financial services industry, Xavier’s skills include business process, business planning, investments, banking, customer relationship management (CRM), and retirement planning.

Meet Douglas

Beginning his career in the financial services industry by helping social workers manage their budget, Douglas soon got into financial planning, teaching expats living in the UK how to manage their own money. His skills include strong communication, sales and marketing, collaborating, being a team player, and analytical and critical thinking.

Meet Arifa

As a Certified Financial Planner®, Arifa spends her time engaging with wealth managers so they can create and grow the wealth of their clients. At INN8, she is focused on building and maintaining strong, professional relationships, understanding the wealth managers’ strategic drivers and assisting them in delivering on their value proposition.

Meet Caron

Caron’s role is to guide wealth partners through our new platform offering.

Her skills include building and maintaining relationships, team player, risk management, financial services and asset management.

Meet Thato

From client liaison officer to key account manager to BDM, Thato Legodi has extensive knowledge of the inner workings of INN8’s investment platform and has been in the financial services industry for over eight years. 

Meet Donovan

Industry Experience – 15 years

Donovan joined the STANLIB Multi-Manager in March 2023, as business development manager. Donovan joined from STANLIB Asset management where he was part of the retail distribution teamHe has over 15 years of experience working in the financial services industry and has a BCom in Economics, post-graduate diploma in financial planning law and is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP). Prior to working at STANLIB asset management, he worked as an Investment Specialist at Liberty Life. Before that, he held the position of Senior Employee Benefits Consultant at Alexander Forbes, where he consulted to retirement fund boards of trustees. Donovan is passionate about financial services and the role it serves in creating a prosperous future for society at large. 

 

Meet Lucky

Industry Experience – 12 years  

Lucky joins us from FNZ where he was a Client Owner focused on SA, Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Eswatini and Zimbabwe. He joined STANLIB in 2011 where he held a number of roles for 11 years including client services, Technical Fund Support and Business Development Manager. 

Lucky is in the process of completing his MBA. He has a Bachelors and Honours Degree in Business Administration. He also completed numerous courses at GIBS including Digital Transformation, Fintech & Digital Disruption. 

Meet Bala

Industry experience – 14 years 

Bala joined the STANLIB Multi-Manager team in April 2022 from FNB Wealth and Investments. Bala started her career at NMG Benefits where she had the opportunity to gain a wealth of experience in client services and advice. 

She has over 14 years of experience in the financial services industry. She completed her Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning in 2017 and is a Certified financial Planner (CFP). She is passionate about providing solutions that empower Advisors.