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|Stuart Sterzel||Patrick Hobbs|
|Anderson Queiroz||John Fritz|
|Martyn Bailey||Alasdair Wilson|
|Pieter Fourie||Brendan Seery|
|Stewart Cazier||Richard Ashken|
Stuart Sterzel is the Executive Chairman of the Company. He has conducted business in more than 50 countries throughout Europe, North America, Asia, the CIS and Africa – primarily through companies which he was the owner or part-owner of. His fields of focus have been the telecommunications, financial services, hydrocarbons and State infrastructure sectors. He also previously provided Specialist Consulting Services on Project Structuring to multinational corporations and government departments in various countries, and has also provided Geopolitical Consulting services to National and Regional government departments in various countries, and to International Organizations. His Pro Bono activities have included Chairing a private Humanitarian Relief Organization which he established in Austria and a Military Veterans Organization in South Africa, and attending the United Nations World Conference on Sustainable Development as a Delegate and Speaker at the IRFD Forum. He has previously provided Geopolitical comment on television, and has occasionally written Geopolitical and Op-Ed articles for publication in international newspapers. Prior to his commercial career, he was a member of a Military Intelligence Organization and a Special Forces Operator.
Anderson has been a member of the Company’s management for several years, during which time he has progressed from Head of Support, to Chief Support Officer, to Chief Operations Officer. He has personally designed some of the Company’s bespoke operational systems and applications – including the Company’s Multilingual Client Support Platform – which is a world-first system. He has also been involved in the planning of and implementation management of other new systems and processes within the Company, as well as managing and directing all aspects of the Company’s operations, both internally and with third-party service-providers. Prior to joining the Company, Anderson was in a Senior Management position in the Hotel industry, where he was responsible for the management of personnel and administration, quality control and client/service-provider liaison. After leaving that position, he underwent international training courses in online fraud and credit-card fraud detection and prevention, as well as familiarization training in international liaison with online telecommunications service providers. He holds a degree in interactive design and graphic design, and is also highly qualified in respect of computing and IT skill sets, He is also the owner of an online retail company.
Martyn has over 29 years’ experience in the financial sector with various roles in Banking, Broking and Fund Management. In 2001 he joined New Star Investment Funds Limited to help manage and oversee the administration and banking of the outsourced UK business. In 2009, New Star was acquired by Henderson Global Investors and Martyn became the Head of Client Services for the EMEA region, where he oversaw the administration and client services for the UK, Luxembourg and Dublin businesses. Martyn has previously chaired a number of operational committees including the Investment Association Fund Operations Committee, before setting up his own consultancy business in 2018.
Pieter Fourie is the Head of Independent Agent Liaison. Pieter’s initial career was in the military, in which he occupied various leadership and command positions, ending his military career as the Officer Commanding the Small Teams unit of Special Forces. In his civilian career thereafter, he occupied positions of Project Manager or Country Manager for multinational corporations engaged in stabilization activities in high-risk countries. Pieter has extensive experience of forming and managing harmonious and effective teams, comprising diverse personnel, across multiple countries and cultures. He is also experienced in assessing, developing and enhancing effective team and personnel management structures. Pieter’s role is to – on behalf of the Company – liaise with and assist Tier 1 Independent Agents who are establishing TEL.mobi Group VSMPs internationally.
After initially qualifying as an accountant, Stewart worked in a variety of senior financial services roles in primarily Finance, Operations and Fund Management roles. He has primarily worked in the banking and insurance sectors in the UK, and his career has predominantly been spent in retail asset management. His previous professional positions include those of Chief Operating Officer of Norwich Union Investment Funds Ltd, joint Managing Director of New Star Investment Funds Ltd, Managing Director, Distribution at Henderson Global Investors plc and Chief Operating Officer, Distribution, at Old Mutual Wealth Management plc.
Patrick is Head of the Independent Agents Association. He has over 40 years experience in the Financial Sector in the United Kingdom, in Senior Management and Administration positions. His initial focus was on Asset Servicing, at The Hill Samuel Group plc. The Gartmore Group Limited, Crown Financial Management Limited and The Savings Corporation Limited. He thereafter went on to specialise in the Sales, Business Advisory and Client Relationships Roles, occupying positions in these business areas in Extel Financial Management plc, Bankers Trust and The Northumberland Group (part of Banque National de Luxembourg). Thereafter, Patrick started his own Business Consultancy, providing Strategic Advisory Services in the Regulatory Compliance, Business Structuring & Restructuring, Sales and Client Relationships sectors to multinational companies such as the Royal Bank of Scotland, Scottish Equitable, Invesco, Edinburgh Fund Managers and Gartmore Fund Managers.
John has been a successful Entrepreneur and Venture Capitalist since the early 1980s. After an initial career in the Costing, Estimating and Business Administration disciplines in the printing industry, John joined the McCann Advertising Agency. Focusing initially on print and production, he was then seconded to work on the 1982 Soccer World Cup in Spain on behalf of FIFA, working with sponsors to maximize their investment in the project. At the end of the tournament, he established his own Print Production and Graphic Design companies and, thereafter, a full-service advertising agency. The client base of the graphic design company included FIFA, UEFA, The Football Association, Rugby Football Union, Davis Cup Tennis Tournament and various other sporting organizations, companies and entities in multiple countries. Thereafter, John established a medical diagnostic company specializing in FDA-approved testing systems, for which he obtained substantial contracts from numerous State and Government organizations in the United Kingdom. After leading his company through a sustained period of growth he sold it in a successful Trade Sale in 2007, and has since acted as an Independent Business Consultant and Venture Capitalist.
Alasdair worked in the City of London for 25 years. After graduating in London in Economics and Finance he worked as a UK equity analyst with Laing and Cruickshank and then US equity sales with Rowe and Pitman (SG Warburg) in San Francisco and London. In 1984 he moved to Credit Suisse First Boston in US equity institutional sales, working in New York and London. In 1990 he joined Smith Barney (later Citigroup) as Senior Vice President US equity sales, London. He was appointed Managing Director of Citigroup in 1999 and in 2002 he became responsible for US institutional equity research and corporate marketing across Europe. Since leaving Citigroup, Alasdair has acted as an independent adviser to, and investor in, a variety of private companies. He is also a partner in WJW Partnership, a property investment partnership specializing in student accommodation. In 2011 he graduated with an MA in Military History from the University of Buckingham, specializing in British Military Spending 1919-1939. He retains a keen and active interest in politics, military history, rugby and cricket.
Brendan was formerly an Executive Editor and senior member of the management team of Independent Newspapers Limited, with more than 30 years' experience in journalism. He has done work for several top international news organizations, including Newsweek, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Voice of America, and print media publications in Africa, North America and the UK. As the former Group Media and Marketing Editor for Independent Media / Independent Newspapers Limited, he is considered an industry expert in the fields of media and marketing and has consulted to several companies internationally on a freelance basis on marketing communication, crisis and reputation management and strategic media planning.
After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in the UK, Richard worked as an accountant in various companies before becoming finance director of Luxury Retail Company in the City of London and, thereafter, Finance Director of a commercial and retail Property Company in London. Using the experience gained in these positions – where he could reduce costs and boost production and productivity – he went on to found his own company which dealt in Geared Traded Endowment Policies throughout the UK. After founding his first company, Richard went on to found a series of successful companies and business projects in multiple business sectors in the UK, Canada and Germany across diverse business sectors, including property developments, waste to energy projects, motel developments and administration of endowment policy portfolios and funds.