Meet the Team
CA(SA), General Partner (Founder)
Gavin is the Founder and General Partner of Kingson. Gavin provides strategic leadership to the development of the Kingson funds and portfolio construction of the underlying businesses. Gavin has a vision to build an entrepreneurial hub that drives innovation and invests in high-growth scalable businesses. Gavin’s key stengths lie in identifying and developing business opportunities, strategy and product development, business development, innovation and business leadership.
CFA, General Partner
Ross has 10 years’ experience as an equity analyst, 5 of which as the front-line Banks analyst, and another 4 years working in strategic roles within Standard Bank. Before joining Kingson in 2016, he spent 2 years managing a distribution business of around 30 employees, which took much of his theoretical business knowledge and converted it into on-the-ground business and management experience. Ross specialises in industry macro and micro analysis; strategic formulation and critique; financial analysis, modelling and forecasting; trouble-shooting and asset valuation.
CA (SA), General Partner
Nic brings a vision to see value unlocked through the transformation of key suppliers in corporate supply chains. Nic joined Raubex Group Ltd as head of finance in their KZN division in 2014, with a focus on commercial contracts and financial reporting requirements for the JSE listed group. Nic has vast experience in B-BBEE strategy development and execution. He is the founder of Umzila Empowerment NPC, advising on transformation ownership structures that give currently disadvantaged communities access to the economy.
Masters in Management in the Field of Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation (MMENVC), Associate Partner
Gladwyn has a passion for the acceleration and elevation of the entrepreneurial landscape in South Africa. He started his career as an Investment Manager at Anglo American’s Enterprise and Supplier Development arm, Zimele. Gladwyn then joined the Senior Executive team of CCI South Africa as Chief Commercial Officer and now a non-executive board member. Before joining Kingson, Gladwyn was the managing director of an independent business that built and consulted on entrepreneurial ventures such as a Peer-to-Peer (P2P) lending platform, a fund administration system, and various social enterprises in the skills development sector. Gladwyn specialises in strategic advisory, business analysis, investment management, and customer relationship management.
CA(SA), Investment Principal
Kate is an Investment Principal at Kingson Capital Partners, with a focus on technology assets. She completed her articles at Ernst & Young’s Johannesburg offices, in their Tax, Business Advisory and Compliance departments as well as auditing financial services clients, and is registered with the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants. Kate spent five years in various roles at a medium sized manufacturing company in Durban, working with the Sales and Marketing teams to provide analysis and financial insight, as well as broader financial management including budgeting, forecasting and reporting. She also spent time in the Production part of the business, analysing input costs, margins and output.
Tianette te Roller
B.Com (Financial Accounting)
Tianette is an Accountant at Kingson Capital Partners, with a focus on Fund One portfolio companies.
She has extensive experience in accounting, tax and financial management, managing her own accounting firm in Cape Town from 2009 to 2016. Tianette sold this firm to Finsolve Solutions in 2016 on relocating to Durban, where she became the manager for Finsolve’s KZN business. Her role included drafting annual financial statements, tax submissions, as well as developing content and giving workshops on tax and accounting. She was also involved with growing the Finsolve KZN client base.