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Meet the team behind absolute capital

Your experts in secure lending solutions

Absolute Capital represents an alternative source of capital to traditional funding institutions providing entrepreneurs with greater levels of flexibility and synergy.

 

The team is based in Cape Town, but provides lending services and solutions to Clients in all major metropoles of South Africa, with the bulk of transactional activity in Gauteng and the Western Cape.

Board of Directors

Gerald Porter

CEO

Gerald Porter

With a passion for the property and fixed income asset classes, Gerald drives the vision and strategy of Absolute Capital. After founding Creditsmith Capital Partners in 2007, Gerald established Absolute Capital with Lombard Insurance in the credit space. With over 30 years’ experience in various local and international financial markets, Gerald contributes a wealth of expertise.

Rhys Meredith

COO

Rhys Meredith

Rhys has 13 years’ experience in the business after joining Creditsmith Capital Partners in 2008. As a key part of the founding Absolute Capital team, he is involved in all aspects of strategic, compliance and operational objectives of the business.

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Non-Executive Director

Jason Voight

Jason has 15 years corporate finance experience. He has managed Skein Capital since 2019 and was involved in the founding of Absolute Capital. Jason is a non-executive director involved in strategic and credit decision making processes of Absolute Capital.

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Non-Executive Director

Dean Burscough

Dean has held various Executive Director and Management positions dating back to 1983. He has extensive experience in granting credit. Dean is a board member of all the Skein Capital Limited equity investments.”

Our Team

Chris Davis

Business development

Chris Davis

Chris has 7 years’ experience in deal origination and is also a founding member of the Absolute Capital team. He drives the sales and distribution objectives of the business having established himself as a key member of the team. His experience and knowledge of credit structures and deal making has enabled him to establish a successful division of the business.

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Head of Finance

Janine Rabe

Janine brings significant experience within the international listed banking sector, and is responsible for managing the finance, compliance and operational functions of the business and she is also involved in various strategic and risk management aspects of the business.”

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DEVELOPMENT AND RISK CONSULTANT

Russell Smith

With just short of 20 years of experience in real estate, Russell is able to provide significant support in deal origination, financial structuring and risk analysis. He drives the property equity strategy and assists steering the sales and distribution objectives for the team. Having a passion for property development, coupled with his experience in financial structuring and asset management, he bolsters the operational and strategic goals of the business.

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 Accountant and Office & Admin Support

Bianca Visser

Bianca is responsible for the monthly accounting and creditors control function. She also provides middle office and admin support primarily to the finance function. She is responsible for the administration of inhouse incubated property holdings and the associated operational objectives of the business.

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Office Manager

Dew Krog

Dew manages day to day operational and administrative tasks in the office, and provides personal support to the executive directors.

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Junior Investment Analyst

Simon Kuhn

Simon is a self-motivated and driven Junior Investment Analyst with passion for property. He holds a BSc (Hons) in Property Studies from the University of Cape Town. Prior to joining Absolute Capital, Simon spent three years at Grindrod Bank specialising in commercial property lending.