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 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.

Purpose Built

test 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.

Nadeem Hoosen

Head of Strategic Finance

Before attempting anything, Nadeem gives the task at hand a lot of thought – and it’s during these moments that time stands still. In fact, the more complex the problem, the better. Effectively using the vast range of skills he has acquired over the years as solid building blocks for his thought process, he considers his role as head of financial strategy at INN8 as the culmination of his career’s progress.

Caroline Naylor-Renn

Chief Operating Officer

Combining a geography degree with a passion for modern technology, Caroline no doubt found herself exploring a whole lot of uncharted territory. However, after running investment platforms for over 15 years, Caroline rates she finally struck gold when she landed her role at INN8.

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.

Louise Usher

Head of Business Development

If anyone understands that to acquire customers means building value-based relationships with financial advisers first, it’s Louise. After all, over 18 years in financial services doesn’t count for nothing. Having spent time in corporate financial services firms both locally and abroad, Louise brings to the team a strong mix of technical expertise with a solid academic base.

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.

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.

Nadeem Hoosen

Head of Strategic Finance

Before attempting anything, Nadeem gives the task at hand a lot of thought – and it’s during these moments that time stands still. In fact, the more complex the problem, the better. Effectively using the vast range of skills he has acquired over the years as solid building blocks for his thought process, he considers his role as head of financial strategy at INN8 as the culmination of his career’s progress.

Caroline Naylor-Renn

Chief Operating Officer

Combining a geography degree with a passion for modern technology, Caroline no doubt found herself exploring a whole lot of uncharted territory. However, after running investment platforms for over 15 years, Caroline rates she finally struck gold when she landed her role at INN8.

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.

Louise Usher

Head of Business Development

If anyone understands that to acquire customers means building value-based relationships with financial advisers first, it’s Louise. After all, over 18 years in financial services doesn’t count for nothing. Having spent time in corporate financial services firms both locally and abroad, Louise brings to the team a strong mix of technical expertise with a solid academic base.

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.