"Quite simply, Henk is a business savant. He has this jaw-droppingly, earth-shatteringly keen instinct for business, which is not limited to any one area– his input on everything from sales, marketing, PR, HR and finances has been without a doubt critical to the company’s success."
— Adrian Burger, BlinkTower
"Our first meeting with Henk was pivotal to our business strategy, as well as Henk impressing on us the importance of good execution, and most of all – ‘going out, and speaking with customers’. Henk is honest, and straight forward with his advice, but also kind – which makes you hear his message"
— Natalia Galin, GalinEngine
"Henk’s grasp of the entrepreneurial business is great, he’s what you would call “a natural”. Many a time his advice has proven invaluable to me in the running of my businesses.
I’d have no hesitation recommending Henk to any entrepreneurial minded enterprise with a passion for smart process."
— Rich Mulholland, Missing Link
More About Henk...
I have founded, funded, exited and raised VC for various startups and have worn CEO, CPO, CMO, CTO hats in startups as well as director and executive roles at global companies (Atlassian, CommBank, Qantas, Salesforce)I have coached and mentored startup founders and high performing engineers, product managers, designers and more.
After graduating with an engineering degree I started Skyrove, a Wi-Fi sharing service, and grew it to be South Africa’s largest independent Wi-Fi hotspot network.I moved to Australia in 2012 where I’ve worked in education, media, transport, software, banking, insurance and strategy consulting.
I carry a heavy toolbox of methodologies for problem solving, from Co-Active & GROW model coaching, to the nitty gritty of finding product market fit, raising VC funds, hiring the right people, design thinking, lean startup, SCRUM, conversion rate optimization and more.
If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea
— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry