OUR
REASON
FOR BEING
OUR
REASON
FOR BEING

Our Reason for Being Is You

We are changing the way investments are done by building a solution that is intuitive, easy to use and innate to the business of advisers.

We set out with a mission, a mission to build a financial investment platform that advisers can intrinsically relate to. By placing people, service, technology and innovation at the core, we developed a platform that helps you, the adviser, run your business and service your clients, all the while keeping the regulators happy.

Purpose Built

INN8’s benchmark-defining platform is future-proof, uses technology of the now, and isn’t an add-on to anything else. A purpose-built wealth management proposition, we now give you a platform that was built to be a platform.

Adviser-centric

With you, the adviser, and your clients at the centre of our design philosophy, we have purposely built both our investment platforms and our wealth management proposition. You are simply our raison d’être.

Purpose Built

 INN8 is a benchmark-defining platform that is future-proof, uses technology of the now, and isn’t an add-on to anything else. A purpose-built business, we now give you a platform that was built to be a platform.

Adviser-centric

With you, the adviser, and your clients at the centre of our design philosophy, we have purposely built both our investment platforms and our business. You are simply our raison d’être.

Meet the Team

INN8 represents an interesting confluence of people and technology, working together

As much as we like to talk about aspects 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 on-boarding and first integration with our system, through to the learning phase and ongoing service, we create a symbiotic relationship to support you, the adviser who, in turn, helps us to refine our proposition.

Mickey Gambale

CEO Group Investment Platform

An unconventional CEO 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.

Caroline Naylor-Renn

Chief Operating Officer

Combining a geography degree with a passion for modern technology, Caroline found herself exploring the world, building investment platforms in 9 different countries. Starting out as an administrator in a financial adviser firm, she has gained IT and Operations experience in all sizes of business; from a growing start up to a large global institution.

Caroline has focused on building and running both adviser and direct customer propositions, before heading to Cape Town, she worked for HSBC in London.

Lucky Busizi

Head of Risk & Compliance

When it comes to managing risk and moderating compliance, there’s not much Lucky doesn’t know – he has, after all, spent the past 20 years studying intermittently while working his way up the ladder. Now, with the diverse skills and experience developed in that time, he is an ideal match for his current role at INN8.

Fhumi Tema

Head of Technical Marketing

Over the past 11 years, Fhumi has worked in various departments in financial service companies that includes distribution, product development, actuarial and client services teams. This has enabled her to acutely apply systems and solve complex business problems that arise. With a love for analysing and interpreting data, Fhumi aims to unlock revenue and efficiency opportunities.

Michael Summerton

Head of Proposition

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.

Thinus Bothma

Head of Strategic Implementation

Thinus not only knows strategic direction, he understands the best way to implement it, too. From product and business development to investment distribution and operational, risk, people and relationship management, the two decades he has spent developing his skills has given him an in-depth understanding of everything platform-related at INN8.

Lee-Ann Desai

Head of HR

Fascinated by helping people grow and then seeing that growth emerge and develop, Lee-Ann’s work within financial services for the last 14 years has been based off her being a results-driven professional who is highly effective at achieving business objectives. With Honours in Psychology, she is an ethical and an empathetic individual with a passion for developing, coaching and mentoring people.

Jacques De Kock

Chief Financial Officer

Jacques’ passion lies in providing structure to ambiguity whilst making solutions as simple and transparent as possible. With a strong track record of implementing robust controls in complex financial environments he also brings a wealth of financial management experience from the 13 years he’s spent in financial services.

Georgina Smith

Acting Head of Distribution

Georgina holds a strong belief that you’re never too old to learn; that continual development helps people stay motived to do their jobs better and build a good company culture. Her two decades of work experience has set her up as an excellent manager who builds business value through focussed teams using stretching, but achievable, targets. Having worked across different industries in both large corporates and small to medium sized firms benefitting from learnings across her international experience, Georgina brings a fresh, and welcomed, outlook to the team.