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    Business Advisors Synonymous with Success

    The Sentinel brand encompasses an impressive team of professionals, with an extensive track record of successful transactions in our range of services. What differentiates us from any aspiring competitors is the respected and industry leading business model and reputation associated with our brand and our advisors.

    Ethos

    The Sentinel ethos is comprised of distinctive, key principles that differentiate our team:

    • Innovative and forward-thinking business solutions and service offerings
    • An uncompromising commitment to stellar customer service
    • Unwavering integrity and ethics throughout our varied enterprises
    • A consistent, all-encompassing striving for sheer excellence

    Accreditations

    • We are fully compliant under the Financial Intelligence Centre Act https://www.fic.gov.za/. Our expert, in-house compliance officer ensures that we adhere to the compliance requirements of the Act.
    • We are members of the Cape Chamber of Commerce: http://capechamber.co.za/. The Cape Chamber of Commerce is the oldest member-based organisation on the African continent. It has remained contemporary and relevant, offering a broad range of business services, including information, training, networking, trade facilitation and robust advocacy on behalf of its members.
    • We are members of the Estate Agency Affairs Board: https://www.eaab.org.za . All team members hold valid EAAB Fidelity Fund Certificates.

    Our Team

    It is a matter of professional pride at Sentinel Commercial Services to hire only the most astute business experts and advisors who are exceedingly proficient in their field(s) of expertise. This is what we look for when inviting new members to join our rank of experts. Below we have included a brief synopsis of some of our team members:

    Anton Kotzee | Founder and CEO
    Anton has an extensive background in the Asset Management industry. He is an excellent strategist and has started and successfully owned and operated many businesses over a variety of industries, including the Property and Financial sectors for the past 25 years. Anton has distinguished himself as a specialist in the investment property and business valuation sphere and is highly respected by his peers. He is a passionate entrepreneur with high business and ethical standards. He enjoys music, quality time with the family and good friends. He invests extensively in keeping up to date with the commercial property and business broking market.

    Le Roi Nel | Head of Consulting Services

    Le Roi is a corporate professional with over a decade of management experience. He specialises in organisational management including: finance, strategy development and implementation, change management, marketing and sales, consulting, growth-, strategy-  and development facilitation. As a key member of the advisory team his skills and experience are invaluable. Le Roi is a firm believer of continuous improvement which has led to him attaining his Masters degree in Business Management as well as serving as a lecturer. He is an avid hiker and can be found exploring the mountains of the Cape in his free time.

    Phillip Rutherford | Senior Business Broker

    Phillip is a highly skilled business man, with more than 30 years’ experience in corporate, as well as medium and small businesses within the Manufacturing, Automotive, and Personal Services sectors at Technical, Marketing and Executive levels. Phillip has bought, owned and sold several of his own businesses. He is qualified with Master of Science (UCT) and Master of Business leadership (UNISA) degrees and is accredited by Estate Agency Affairs Board as Master Practitioner Real estate (EAAB). Phillip enjoys investing, swimming and hiking in his free time.

    Johan Taljaard | Senior Business Broker

    Johan is a specialist in selling Private Companies/Businesses and is experienced in the facilitation process of Mergers & Acquisitions across various industries. He has a background in Finance Brokerage and Project Management and has successfully started and managed businesses of his own, within the online marketing and Financial spheres. Johan holds a degree in BCom Entrepreneurship from the University of South Africa and is an enthusiast of sporting and outdoor activities.

    James Redelinghuys | Business Broker

    James is an experienced businessman having owned, operated and scaled multiple businesses across a range of industries. He holds a BCom degree from Stellenbosch University and has over 25 years of business management experience. He has developed a high-calibre range of skills including strategic-, financial-, and project management supplemented with compassionate leadership ability. One of his many achievements has been in the technology industry, where he conceptualised and commercialised security soft and hardware solutions, which have been exported internationally.  James is a keen cyclist but a petrol head at heart. He has a knack for mechanics and has completed many custom vehicle passion projects.

    Corné Oosthuizen | Commercial and Business Broker
    Corné obtained his B Comm Marketing degree from the University of Pretoria as well as a Diploma in Wine from the Cape Wine Academy. He is an expert in marketing, gaining valuable knowledge from his years as the National and African Business Development Manager for a large wine distributor, as well as the National Account Manager for a large tobacco corporate. He is involved in his local community and enjoys sport, good wine and quality time with family and friends.

    David Schwarz | Senior Financial Analyst

    David is a registered Professional Accountant (SA) with SAIPA as well as a Business Accountant in Practice (SA) with SAIBA. He follows a holistic approach to accounting allowing clients to understand their business at a fundamental level. He is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys watching sport and playing golf.

    William Smith | Business Analyst

    William holds a BCom in Business Management. He has a wealth of experience in the financial advisory sphere encompassing insurance and investment. His experience and analytical approach are vital in assisting with Sentinel’s valuation function. In his free time he enjoys working out and various outdoor pursuits with friends.

    Mark de Klerk | Business Broker
    Mark has a post graduate degree in Marketing & Brand Communications. He is actively involved in the marketing management of a large sporting events company and is a specialist in brand activation. He specialises in the selling of businesses in the larger Cape Town Area. Mark enjoys long distance swimming in his free time and has competed in numerous prestigious marathons such as multiple Robben Island crossings, as well as the Everest of Open Water Swimming, the English Channel and won various awards over the years.
    Stephan Malan | Regional Manager: Winelands
    Stephan has a strong investment and management background. He is an astute business man with an extensive history within the financial industry. He has also successfully owned and operated various businesses of his own in the retail sector, with a focus on Fuel Stations and Security Estates. Stephan is an analytical and strategic business man with strong morals and a high regard for integrity. He has a passion for growing business and motivating teams to do so. He enjoys strategizing on the golf course in his free time.
    Rob Rousseau | Commercial Property Broker
    Rob has a BSc degree in Construction Management and has been involved in retail, office and residential developments and letting for the last 12 years. He is an experienced Property Manager and is currently completing his Masters Degree in property studies through the University of Cape Town.

    Steven Kay | Business Analyst

    Steven is a BCom graduate and has extensive experience in marketing and sales, particularly in the wine and liquor industry. He is skilled in business analysis, valuation and sales.  He is a key player in the business sales team and provides valuable insight in the valuation process. He has been involved in the valuation of numerous businesses and properties both large and small, including wine farms, clothing stores, beauty salons and professional services. Steven enjoys adventure motorcycling and outdoor pursuits in his free time.

    Joubert Jonck | Accountant

    Joubert is a highly experienced Chartered Accountant with a career spanning in excess of 27 years.  He has a broad range of skills and experience across multiple industries, including property development, wine farming, FMCG, agriculture, education and hospitality. In addition to having served as a director at a leading accounting group, he has served as a Financial Director in the film industry. He is a massive Formula 1 fan and keen marathon runner having participated in the Two Oceans Marathon.

    Chris Veldsman | Valuer

    Chris is a Property Valuer by trade. He has assisted various banking and financial institutions, and private clients, in property valuations across the board over the past 23 years. His opinion is highly respected in the industry and he is an asset to our team, where he heads up the Valuations Division.

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    “We believe that we Add Value with our Team of passionate and highly qualified professionals, advisors, agents and support staff, who are all Inter-connected to assist with all of your Business and Property related needs.”