About Beanstalk

We believe that everyone is entitled to excellent financial advice - which means that the advice must be independent. We formed Beanstalk to make independent advice affordable, understandable and accessible.

Meet the Team Hover over or touch each person for more info

Mark Moir

Mark Moir

Director

"Everyone deserves great investment advice."

Mark is a certified financial planner with over 15 years of experience in the risk and wealth management sector...read more

Cape Town, South Africa

Experience

Mark is a Certified Financial Planner CFP(R) with over 15 years of experience in the risk and wealth management sector. He has consistently yielded positive growth and returns for his clients and has grown Silvertree Risk and Wealth Management to a business that has over R600 million in assets under management.

In Beanstalk and In Person

Mark is our in-house specialist in financial and risk planning. He is a forward-thinking and prudent financial adviser who prides himself on delivering excellent returns to our clients. Mark is an adventurist and enjoys active hobbies including mountain biking, surfing and wakeboarding. He devotes much of his time to his family which includes his wife and three boys.

Andrew Mobbs

Andrew Mobbs

Director

"It is imperative that we foster a savings and investment culture in our country."

Andrew holds a B.Bus.Sci (Hons) degree in Information Systems from the University of Cape Town...read more

Cape Town, South Africa

Experience

Andrew holds a B.Bus.Sci (Hons) degree in Information Systems from the University of Cape Town. He sub-majored in Economics and has a wealth of experience building technology businesses in both the UK and South Africa.

In Beanstalk and In Person

Andrew is the innovator in the business. He builds and manages the Beanstalk IT infrastructure.

He loves reading, economics and spending time with his wife, daughter and two boys.

Dana Gordon-Davis

Dana Gordon-Davis

Director

"Most people work for their money. Wealthy people understand how to make their money work for them."

Dana holds a B.Bus.Sci (Hons) degree from the University of Cape Town. He is a hands-on business strategist and...read more

Cape Town, South Africa

Experience

Dana holds a B.Bus.Sci (Hons) degree from the University of Cape Town. He is a hands-on business strategist and active entrepreneur. He is also an experienced corporate financier with 12 years experience spanning a wide range of capital raising and M&A transactions which has seen him close 30+ deals in the financial services and financial technology sectors.

In Beanstalk and In Person

Dana is our strategic advisor - helping us reach for the clouds while keeping one foot on the ground at the same time so as not to lose our footing on the Beanstalk. When he isn't travelling, Dana is an avid reader, enjoys riding his bike on Table Mountain and spending time with his wife and two children.

Claudette Blankenberg

Claudette Blankenberg

Administrator

"One day we will look back and wonder how any document was ever signed without an e-signature."

Claudette is the Beanstalk's roots. She brings stability to our processes...read more

Cape Town, South Africa

Experience

Claudette is a senior investment and insurance administrator and has 8+ years of experience in the industry.

In Beanstalk and In Person

Claudette is the Beanstalk's roots. She brings stability to our processes and makes sure every client's climb towards their goals is as painless and rewarding as possible.

Nicki Pringle

Nicki Pringle

Project Manager

"The right technology can be a powerful tool to maintain relevance and enable business growth through efficiency."

Nicki holds a Bachelor of Business Science (Marketing) degree from the University of Cape Town...read more

Cape Town, South Africa

Experience

Nicki holds a Bachelor of Business Science (Marketing) degree from the University of Cape Town which she completed in 2002. Post studying Nicki was in the Market Research industry for 10 years and managed a large FMCG Client along with being involved in some financial-related projects.

In Beanstalk and In Person

Nicki is a project manager on the team and is responsible for ensuring all team dependencies are managed, maintaining an efficient pace and ultimately meeting critical deadlines. She is also involved in managing some secondary market research projects for the business.

Nicki is married and has two children. She loves nothing more than to spend quality time with her family and baking. She says her "creativity extends as far as being a Pinterest copy cat!"

Gugu Siziba

Gugu Siziba

Junior Financial Advisor Representative and Administrator

"No one's ever achieved financial fitness with a January resolution that's abandoned by February."

Gugu completed a BCom in Financial Planning from Nelson Mandela University in 2016...read more

Cape Town, South Africa

Experience

Gugu completed a BCom in Financial Planning from Nelson Mandela University in 2016. Her main goal is to further her education and attain her CFP which she is actively working towards. She has been a part of the financial services industry for nearly two years and looks forward to more years in the industry.

In Beanstalk and In Person

Gugu is a Junior Financial Planner and Administrator and works closely with clients who need assistance on the Beanstalk investment process.

She loves to read, spend time with friends and doing research.

Brian Rabuthu

Brian Rabuthu

Senior Application Developer

“Investment advice should be readily available and simple to understand. Beanstalk simplifies this process and bridges the gap between Investor and Adviser."

Brian studied a National Diploma at Tshwane University of Technology...read more

Cape Town, South Africa

Experience

Brian studied a National Diploma at Tshwane University of Technology. He is a technology enthusiast who enjoys taking on complex tasks. He is a quick learner who embraces and enjoys new challenges. He prides himself on being meticulous, driven and never afraid of responsibility. He has over 11 years' experience in software application development across a wide a range of technologies and industries.

In Beanstalk and In Person

Brian is our Senior Software Developer responsible for further developing and growing the Beanstalk platform.

He enjoys music, reading anything he can get his hands on and spending time with his daughter.

Matthew Mitchell

Matthew Mitchell

Mobile Developer

"The importance of saving cannot be under estimated. Many South Africans think that banks are the most savvy way to save. We are here to change their minds."

Matthew earned his Diploma in Software Development in 2018...read more

Cape Town, South Africa

Experience

Matthew earned his Diploma in Software Development in 2018. While studying at Varsity College he developed a passion for mobile application development and has been gaining experience as a mobile developer working on projects for Beanstalk.

In Beanstalk and In Person

Matthew is working as a Junior Mobile Development consultant at Beanstalk. He is a hard working, dedicated and hugely valuable member of the team.

Born in Durban, South Africa, Matthew has a great love for sport and the ocean. He strives to be active and social, while maintaining the high standards that Beanstalk requires.

Corenne Naidoo

Corenne Naidoo

Web & Mobile Graphic Designer

"Financial peace is possible for us all through knowledge, discipline and the right advice."

Cori has been in the design field for 5 years and has had the pleasure of developing websites...read more

Cape Town, South Africa

Experience

Cori has been in the design field for 5 years and has had the pleasure of developing websites and other graphic material for many businesses over the years. Career-wise, her focus has been in web and graphic design, as well as website SEO services.

In Beanstalk and In Person

Cori is a skilled and dedicated web and mobile designer at Beanstalk.

She loves being creative and is inspired by the ever-changing digital industry.

View Tonha

View Tonha

Junior Web & Mobile Developer

"I would not pre-pay. I would invest instead and let the investments cover it."

View holds a Bachelors degree in Information Systems from the University of Fort Hare...read more

Cape Town, South Africa

Experience

View holds a Bachelors degree in Information Systems from the University of Fort Hare. He is a Junior Developer with two years' experience in the software development industry. He is also a Microsoft Certified application builder.

In Beanstalk and In Person

View is a Junior Web and Mobile Application Developer in Beanstalk.

He loves programming and his family; and can't wait to spend the rest of his life with the love of his life.

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What we do

We provide online investments in unit trust, retirement annuity, offshore and tax free savings account investment vehicles. We help everyone to easily identify and access top unit trust investments - making the savings and investment process a whole lot easier.

How we do it

  • We only offer great independent advice on a wide range of top performing investments from numerous investment management companies such as Allan Gray, Investec, Coronation, Foord and many others.
  • We don't charge any upfront fees and the industry's lowest advice fee at just 0.5% per annum.
  • We offer a starting point for an investment of just R500 per month or a lump sum of R20,000.
  • Our investor dashboard allows clients to see all their investments in one place - no matter which funds they are invested in. It is available online and therefore accessible from anywhere at any time.
  • We have built South Africa's first paperless investment process using the trusted global leader in e-signature technologies - Adobe Sign
  • We do not hande investor funds directly and instead pass this function onto the highly reputable administration teams at Allan Gray and Investec
  • We have built a secure website using the latest in security technologies.