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Gary Smith

After a five year articles stint with a registered auditing firm, Gary entered commerce and industry, spending the next twenty years in the motor, manufacturing and construction industries, serving as both financial and managing director of medium-sized companies; the largest with a turnover of some R300 million per year.  In 1997 Gary created Finserv, based on a desire to help in the development of small-to-medium sized enterprises in South Africa; working initially on specific turnaround projects.  Gary has been married to Deborah since 1975 and they have two daughters.  He is a practicing Christian and an elder of his local church where he is involved in teaching and counselling; more specifically on how people should be managing their money!  He is also a member of the South African Institute of Directors, and served on the boards of a number of companies in the Pietermaritzburg area.  Gary now lives in Montagu, in the Western Cape, where he runs an office from his home, and linked to the team in Pietermaritzburg.

Gary specializes in company turnarounds; sound but simple management systems and structures; coaching business managers and their teams; and helping them to understand what makes their businesses tick!

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Dylan-Horn

Dylan Horn

Dylan is a Chartered Accountant. He qualified In Pietermaritzburg after a five year article stint in Ladysmith, followed by a number of years as an accountant for a construction and allied industry-related group of companies. Dylan joined Finserv in the beginning of 2006 and is currently responsible for all the income tax and financial accounting for a range of clients. He has been married to Sheryn since 2006 and they have two daughters. Dylan is also a practicing Christian and active in a local church.

Dylan specializes in income tax for individuals and corporate entities; and in the presentation of statutory financial reports.

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Rob Evans

Rob is also a Chartered Accountant and a Certified Financial Planner.  After serving articles with Ernst & Young, he joined a local investment house known as Surelink Wealth in 1998, where he is currently one of their directors.  Finserv has a mutually beneficial working relationship with Surelink Wealth, and Rob is an integral part of that relationship, acting as one of our trustees.  Rob is married to Claire and they have four children.  Rob is also an elder in a local church.

Rob specializes in investment and estate planning.

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Egbert Von Reiche

Egbert Von Reiche

Egbert is a Business Accountant. He has completed a B.Com Finance degree, and a post graduate diploma in management accounting through CIMA. He spent two years working as an audit clerk at a Pietermaritzburg based firm after which he joined the Finserv team in January 2009. He is married to Vicky and they have two sons. Egbert is a practicing Christian and active in a local church.

Egbert assists with the income tax for individuals and corporate entities; and in the presentation of statutory financial reports.

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Louise Madgwick

Louise Madgwick

Louise joined our team in 2007, with the key functions of office administration, client liaison and as personal assistant to Gary Smith. She is also responsible for the administrative management of a number of Bodies Corporate, and more particularly commercial property developments.

Louise spent 16 years in the insurance industry, starting off at Old Mutual, and subsequently with various independent brokers. She was involved with administration, financial planning and marketing, and her passion in this industry was marketing medical aid and short-term insurance products. She recently completed a Certificate in Financial Planning through Damelin.

Louise is married to Tim, and they have 3 daughters.  Both are practicing Christians at a local church in Pietermaritzburg.

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Noreen Mkhize

Noreen Mkhize

Noreen joined the Finserv team in 2004 and currently serves as a bookkeeper to a number of clients, and assists with the financial affairs of Finserv.  She is studying towards a B.Com degree through UNISA.  Noreen is married to Jeffrey and they have two children.  Noreen and Jeffrey are both actively involved in a local church in the city.

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Lynelle Murugan

Lynelle Murugan

Lynelle joined the Finserv team in 2008.  She provides a great deal of assistance to Egbert and Dylan with their bookkeeping, tax and various administrative tasks.  Lynelle plans to study towards a business-related qualification.

Lynelle is a practicing Christian at a local church.

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Moira Pottow

Moira Pottow is responsible for all our Quickbooks and Vanilla Payroll installations, training and ongoing maintenance. Moira operates out of her business known as Accounting Solutions, but is very much part of our team.

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Kim Baldie

Kim Baldie

Kim Baldie joined the Finserv team in November 2010 with some twenty years’ front-line client experience.  She is currently responsibl­e for managing a busy switchboar­d and reception area.  In addition, she provides a great deal of assistance­ to Louise and Noreen with credit control.  Kim has one daughter.

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