Meet Our Team

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Managing Director
Stephan van der WaltManaging Director

B Com Acc (cum laude), B Com Acc (Hons) (cum laude), CA (SA), JSE Approved Executive
Managing Director: Pallidus Capital
Executive Director: Pallidus Holdings

Stephan is a co-founder of the Pallidus Group. Stephan commenced his career in corporate finance in 2005 after spending 4 years in the banking and capital markets division of PricewaterhouseCoopers. Stephan has advised on numerous mergers and acquisitions, BEE transactions, corporate restructurings, equity and debt raisings, venture capital raisings and rights issues. Stephan has an in-depth knowledge of the accounting, legal, tax and regulatory environment which impacts on transactions, which he successfully integrates to provide tailor-made and optimal products and solutions for complex financial problems. He is frequently quoted in the press on BEE and M&A matters and has made presentations in Parliament regarding BEE. Stephan is a JSE Approved Executive and was also responsible for the establishment of 4 Africa Exchange Proprietary Limited. Stephan is passionate about nature and wildlife and is also involved in rare game breeding.

Email Stephan at stephan@pallidus.co.za or contact him by Phone on (0)87 357 9750.

B Com Acc (cum laude), B Com Acc (Hons) (cum laude), CA (SA), JSE Approved Executive

Executive Director
JD SymingtonExecutive Director

B Acc, B Acc (Hons), CA (SA), JSE Approved ExecutiveExecutive Director: Pallidus Holdings & Pallidus Capital

JD is a co-founder of the Pallidus Group and was previously employed at Nedbank Capital. JD obtained first place in the country for his second SAICA board exam and holds a B Accounting Honours (CTA) degree from the University of the Free State. In addition, he has also completed Level I of the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) programme as well as the JSE Sponsor Development Course in 2012 and has since been awarded JSE Approved Executive status. Throughout his career, JD has advised on a number of corporate finance transactions including corporate restructurings, BEE transactions, and disposals and has an in-depth understanding of the South African and Namibian market and agricultural sector. JD was also instrumental in the conceptualisation of 4AX.

Email JD at Jd@pallidus.co.za or contact him by Phone on (0)87 357 9750.

B Acc, B Acc (Hons), CA (SA), JSE Approved Executive

Executive Director
Le Roux van ZylExecutive Director

BA LLB LLM (cum laude), JSE Approved ExecutiveExecutive Director: Pallidus Holdings & Pallidus Capital

Le Roux is a co-founder of the Pallidus Group and an admitted attorney having completed his articles at Bell Dewar Inc. Following completion of his articles, Le Roux was employed by Royal Bafokeng Capital, QuestCo and PSG Capital. Le Roux is also an JSE Approved Executive and has over six years of experience in Corporate Finance primarily mergers and acquisitions, listings and delistings and capital raisings. In addition, Le Roux was instrumental in the conceptualisation of 4AX. Apart from working life, Le Roux enjoys spending time with his family on their cattle farm in the North-West province.

Email Le Roux at Lr@pallidus.co.za or contact him by Phone on (0)87 357 9750.

BA LLB LLM (cum laude), JSE Approved Executive

Chief Financial and Operating Officer
E.C. OrsmondChief Financial and Operating Officer

B Acc, B Acc (Hons), CA(SA)

E.C. is completed his studies at the University of Pretoria, completed his articles at KPMG and qualified as a CA in 2005. He has been in public practice since qualifying in 2005 where he was one of six directors of a medium sized audit firm for the past seven years before he decided to change careers in August 2017 when he joined the Pallidus Group as Chief Financial and Operating Officer. E.C. is as active person and is passionate about running – both road and trail running. He has completed the Two Oceans and Comrades Marathons five consecutive times.

Email E.C. at ec@pallidus.co.za or contact him by phone on (0) 83 388 4842.

 

 

B Acc, B Acc (Hons), CA (SA)

Head of Pallidus Venture Capital
Rolandi van der WesthuizenHead of Pallidus Venture Capital

B Com Acc, B Comm Acc (Hons), MPhil (Acc Sciences)(Cum Laude), CA(SA)

Rolandi qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2002 after completing her articles with PricewaterhouseCoopers. Her clients includes various pension and provident funds. She continued her career in the financial industry and was appointed as the Chief Financial Officer of the Public Investment Corporation, where she gained valuable industry experience. During her time at the Public Investment Corporation, she also served on the boards and/or audit committees of various companies. Prior to joining Pallidus, Rolandi was employed in the academic environment, specialising in financial accounting. Rolandi joined the Pallidus team during August 2017.

Email Rolandi at rolandi@pallidus.co.za or contact her by phone on (0) 84 606 1252

B Com Acc, B Com Acc (Hons), MPhil (Acc Sciences)(cum laude), CA (SA)
Associate
Johan FourieAssociate

BA LLB (cum laude), JSE Approved Executive

Johan is an admitted attorney, a member of the Law Society of South Africa and a JSE Limited Approved Executive. Johan has extensive experience in the South African regulatory environment and has advised on a range of corporate finance transactions for both listed and private companies, including but not limited to listings, capital raisings and fundamental transactions. He also has an in-depth knowledge on the interpretation and application of the Listings Requirements of the JSE Limited and principles of corporate governance in South Africa. Prior to joining Pallidus Capital, Johan was employed by Sasfin Capital and PSG Capital, the respective corporate finance divisions of Sasfin Bank Limited and PSG Group Limited.

BA LLB (cum laude), JSE Approved Executive

Associate
Johan ToerienAssociate

B Acc, B Acc (Hons), CA (SA)

Johan qualified as a Chartered Accountant after completing his training with Deloitte Pretoria in 2014. During his time at Deloitte he gained experience in the mining, telecommunications, automotive and real estate industries. He was seconded to the Deloitte San Jose office in the USA from January to May 2015. During this time he serviced numerous clients in the technology industry. He joined Pallidus Capital in August 2015 as an analyst.

B Acc, B Acc (Hons), CA (SA)


Associate
Tertius PelserAssociate

B Acc, B Acc (Hons), CA (SA), CFA®

Tertius qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2014 after completing his articles in the Banking and Capital Markets division of PwC Sunninghill. At the start of 2015 he went on a short term secondment to New York City through Makosi Consulting. He specialized in financial service clients throughout his articles. He is a CFA Charterholder and joined Pallidus Capital in August 2015.

B Acc, B Acc (Hons), CA (SA), CFA®


Analyst
Rikus BezuidenhoutAnalyst

B Acc, B Acc (Hons), CA(SA)

Rikus obtained his Certificate in Training Accountancy at the University of Johannesburg and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2015. He completed his articles in the Financial Services, Insurance and Investment Management division at PwC Sunninghill. Rikus was appointed as Assistant Manager in January 2016 and was the lead audit manager on engagements such as, Momentum Outcome Based Solutions, Standard Bank Exchange Traded Funds, Indwe Broker Holdings and Novare Collective Investment Schemes and Hedge Funds.

Rikus was part of a select few in the Asset and Wealth Knowledge Management group within PwC during his year as assistant manager, which focused on valuation projects and advising within the group.

In addition he has also completed level I of the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) program.

He joined Pallidus Capital in November 2016 as an analyst.

B Acc, B Acc (Hons), CA (SA)


Analyst
Christoff BothaAnalyst

B Acc, LLB, B Acc (Hons), CA (SA)

Christoff completed his BAcc LLB degree at Stellenbosch University and qualified as a Chartered Accountant after completing his training contract with Deloitte Pretoria in 2014. He went on a secondment to Deloitte San Jose in the USA in 2015, where after he joined Deloitte Gauteng as an audit manager. During this time he gained extensive experience in the real estate, automotive, construction and logistics industries, and he served on a number of multinational audit teams. He joined Pallidus Capital in April 2017 as an analyst.

 

B Acc, LLB, B Acc (Hons), CA (SA)


Analyst
Dawid KrieglerAnalyst

B Acc, B Acc (Hons), CA (SA), Passed Level III of the CFA exam

Dawid completed his studies at Stellenbosch University, where after he completed his articles at Baker Tilly Greenwoods. He focussed on the agriculture, manufacturing, mining and logistics industries. Dawid then became head of dealing at SA Stock Brokers, where he gained valuable experience on the hedge fund and asset management industries. He has passed the CFA Level III exams and joined the Pallidus Capital team in April 2017.

B Acc, B Acc (Hons), CA (SA), Passed Level III of the CFA exam

Financial Manager
Corlouw FourieFinancial Manager

B Management Acc, B Acc (SAIPA Hons), SAIPA (SA), CIMA Strategic level CandidateFinancial Manager

Corlouw is a qualified Professional Accountant who completed his studies at the North West University in 2012. After finishing his articles, he started his career with Momentum in 2012. There he worked with clients in the pension and provident fund industries as a member of the fund accounting department as well as assisting with investment accounting. In 2015 Corlouw joined the Cellsecure Group as Group Accountant. Corlouw is a CIMA strategic level candidate and joined Pallidus Capital in June 2016.

B Management Acc, B Acc (SAIPA Hons), SAIPA (SA), CIMA Strategic level Candidate

Legal and Compliance Manager
Charlé ViljoenLegal and Compliance Manager

LLB, LLMLegal and Compliance Manager

Charlé is an admitted attorney and a member of the Law Society of South Africa. After completion of her articles at VDT Attorneys, she was employed by Glyn Marais Inc. Charlé specialises in corporate law and has advised on corporate finance transactions for both listed and private companies, including fundamental transactions and attended to various intermediate and large Competition Commission filings. Charlé joined Pallidus Capital in August 2016.

LLB, LLM


Intern
Luke SymingtonIntern

B Com Invest and Banking, B Com (Hons) Fin. Economics

Luke completed his undergraduate studies in investment management and banking at the University of The Free State in 2015 where he graduated with 8 distinctions. He then obtained his honours with specialisation in financial economics at the University of The Free Sate in 2016, where he finished top of his class. Luke has started his studies towards becoming a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and joined the Pallidus Capital team in January 2017.

B Com Invest and Banking, B Com (Hons) Fin. Economics