Our Elite Team 2018-05-31T09:09:02+00:00
Niel Malan

Niel Malan

Founder & CEO

Elite Inc is the culmination of Niel’s 18 years spent as one of Africa’s top business coaches. He has worked with and studied some of the top sales and marketing professionals in the world, including Jay Abraham and Tony Robbins.

He is also an avid student of the top internet marketing gurus in the world, including Frank Kern, Brendon Burchard, Jeff Walker, Eben Pagan, Rich Sheffren, Mike Filsaime, Andy Jenkins and many more.

Candice Malan

Candice Malan

Student Coach

Candice focuses on keeping high-growth entrepreneurs accountable for  their goals and outcomes during a new learning process. The learning process is only  as good as the implementation, and this is where a student coach plays a vital role in  growth for an entrepreneur.

Sajen Thathiah

Sajen Thathiah

Chief Technology Officer

Sajen is Niel Malan’s go-to guy when it comes to mastering  and  implementing online sales and marketing technology. Sajen is the CTO of Elite Inc. He is passionate about creative technology, especially the development of online sales funnels.

Wendy Viljoen

Wendy Viljoen

Accounts

Wendy joined the Elite team in April 2016 as an Executive Assistant and has been running the show ever since. She keeps the cogs turning with client communications, billing, event logistics as well as everyday admin. If you want stuff done, talk to Wendy.

Nanette Van Rensburg

Nanette Van Rensburg

Operations Manager

Nanette van Rensburg is one of the newest members of the Elite Inc. team. As Operations Manager, she will be using her core strengths to focus on business improvement and system optimization. As a practical, concrete thinker who enjoys solving problems, her goal is to take the foundation that has already been created and build on it to make something bigger.

Nanette has been involved in various projects from event management, system development and implementation, process improvement, contract management, change management and tender administration.

Michelle Naude

Michelle Naude

PM & Agency Associate

Michelle (with her signature red hair) has been a marketer for over 28 years, and runs a lead factory called Purple FireFish. Here she helps businesses fully embrace digital marketing, putting them in the right place, at the right time with the right message.

Megan Grobler

Megan Grobler

PM & Agency Associate

Megan was first introduced to Elite Inc at a live event in 2017. She was hooked, and shortly after she completed the Agency FastTrack programme. Since then, she’s been implementing custom online systems for clients. These are systems that streamline business processes, promote productivity and increase customer satisfaction.

Brian Smith

Brian Smith

PM & Agency Associate

Brian brews his own craft beer. When he’s not tweaking tasty hops, he’s putting his 17 years’ media experience to good use for his clients. He intimately understands the need for businesses to drive ROI, and now helps SMEs generate high-quality leads to achieve just that.

Beverly Wharton-Hood

Beverly Wharton-Hood

Project Manager

Beverley is the brains behind LearnerVersity – a multifaceted education company in South Africa. An educator at heart and in practice, Beverly knows that businesses often suffer from an implementation dip. In her digital marketing agency she  delivers measurable results by implementing digital knowledge properly.

Gareth Ellis

Gareth Ellis

Agency Associate

Gareth runs digital marketing hotspot, ClickSocial. In fact, he has started four successful  business in the creative  space. After completing Elite Inc’s Agency FastTrack programme in 2017, Gareth decided to become an associate. Since then he has added win after win to his already stellar track record with clients.

Gavin Powell

Gavin Powell

Agency Associate

There are a few things you learn when you’ve been in the game for 28 years. Like a deep understanding of the pitfalls of poor decision making, how to strategise properly and fostering the ability to focus on your business.

Richard Ingram

Richard Ingram

Agency Services CEO & Strategist

Richard Ingram is the best-kept secret in the world of PPC marketing. His business, Yocal, has secured a following of clients who know his lead generation campaigns always shoot the lights out. With clients in the US, Africa and Asia, Richard brings a world of knowledge and expertise to Elite Inc.

Hugh Miller

Hugh Miller

Webmaster

Hugh is a web guru and loves the growing potential of the internet. Since the 90’s (yes, since the birth of the internet) Hugh has been learning and adapting to new technologies and helping his clients do the same. 29 years in design, branding and the internet of things, he is the one that makes websites work, interact, run smoothly.

Jeff Dinsdale

Jeff Dinsdale

Copy Writer

Nothing happens until a sale has been made and that’s where Jeff steps in. As a  professional copywriter, he’s successfully written direct response advertising for  everyone from new tech-based startups to seven, eight and even ten-figure online and offline businesses. Total sales are now topping $100 million.

Candice Pivačić

Candice Pivačić

Content Strategist

Candice is a probably the only content strategist and writer you’ll ever meet who’s obsessed with numbers – content that drives actual business. When she’s not writing, she’s browsing through analytics, looking for patterns, insights and new ideas. At Elite Inc, Candice plots the path for future content and produces a blog post here and there too.

Matt Clark

Matt Clark

LinkedIn Specialist

At the age of 23, Matt started a telecoms sales company that grew 100%  year-on-year and was doing more than $6million in sales by its third year of business. Matt understood that having strong sales processes and systems to manage and automate was the absolute foundation of successfully growing a business. These skills and insights he now puts to work at The Virtual Edge and Elite Inc.

Wesley Longueira

Wesley Longueira

LinkedIn Specialist

I am key to the success of our working relationship with our clients, my role is the implementation and client training specialist. My background is training, coaching and mentoring having professionally specialised in this field after I graduated as a Bachelor of Education with Honours from Wits University.

I hail from a learning and development background and have ‘been there and worn the T-shirt’. From teaching to running sizeable training companies and directing university qualifications to working in e-learning and engaging with industry representative board members there is not much that can surprise me. I live by the motto of “doing whatever exposes more people to better learning” hence digital marketing is perfectly suited to my passion.

My passion for people and wanting and getting them to succeed in their business is what ensures you will get success in your business.
I am the ‘go to’ member of our team when we set-up your CRM campaign; decide on how to best use social media; working on the best strategy to get maximum impact out of your activities in inbound digital marketing.

Andy Higgins

Andy Higgins

Ecommerce Specialist

Andy Higgins founded bidorbuy.co.za, Africa’s largest online marketplace. Today, as well as serving on the boards of multiple enterprises, Andy is Managing Director of uAfrica.com, a technology company that builds cloud-based eCommerce tools for Africa. Andy has over 19 years’ experience in the internet industry, having been involved in internet startups on five continents.

Jacques Rheeder

Jacques Rheeder

Agency Associate & Student Coach

I have been Connecting People in the digital world for 25 years. Doing IT connectivity and Web Development. After that I followed my entrepreneurial urge in the Beauty industry with 15 years’ experience to date. Currently I am busy combining my business skills and digital marketing skills to set up an agency to run digital marketing solutions for my clients.

Nantus Bredenkamp

Nantus Bredenkamp

Student Coach

Nantus Bredenkamp is the founder of CloudRendr Media Group, a specialized digital marketing agency. His conviction is that any business is only as successful as the clients it manages to acquire. It is the core premise of the agency he runs.

When not generating new business for his customers, he loves to read, learn, write, design stuff, and keep up with the family.