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Meet the Saicom Team

Kyle Woolf – CEO

Kyle studied a Bachelor of Accountancy at Wits University. He qualified in 2006 and went on to Investec to complete his accounting articles outside of public practice. Kyle spent almost 6 years at Investec with post articles experience providing debt and equity solutions to corporates around South Africa.

Kyle joined Saicom Holdings as Financial Director in October 2012 and is now the CEO of Saicom Voice Services.

Greg de Chasteauneuf – CTO

Greg is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Saicom Voice Services. His primary responsibility involves driving the technology strategy of the business. This includes product development and innovation around existing products as well as identifying and adopting disruptive technologies in the network, security and cloud hosting space.

He has been an innovator in South Africa’s Internet industry for two decades, helping to pioneer and create one of the nation’s largest Internet service providers, as well as its first next-generation network (MPLS/NGN). In addition, when VoIP was deregulated in 2004, he was a member of the core team to build one of the first carrier grade VoIP networks.

Greg has completed several vendor certified training courses throughout his career, holds a diploma in Computer Science from CTI and has completed a Dimension Data Management Development Programme (MDP) in General Business Administration and Management through the University of Manchester.

Before joining Saicom, Greg was co-founder of Vottle.com, a free online classifieds portal.  He also held numerous roles with Internet Solutions and was co-creator of its affiliated ISLABS, which was highly successful in the incubation of new technologies and offerings. His roles at Internet Solutions included: Innovation and technology manager, voice engineering manager and principal network engineer.

Greg is passionate about technology that fulfills a business need and taking new and disruptive products to market. He finds it extremely rewarding to experience technology’s impact on customers and their businesses, whether it improves efficiency or saves them money.

David Cooke – Sales Director

An experienced and self-motivated entrepreneur, businessman & Sales Executive with over 18 years’ experience in multiple industries incl Information, Communication & Telecommunication, Mobile Telecoms, Retail, Financial, Public Sectors across South Africa and EMEA.

David’s passion is leading successful high performance teams and management, while harnessing strategy, mentorship, coaching, and growth of business professionals within a cultivated, high energy, sales driven environment, with a strong collaborative and results-driven culture.

David’s expertise includes senior management, leadership, business strategy & development, BI, intrinsic sales methodologies, portfolio growth, strategic planning, process & project management, enterprise solutions & human growth management.

Leor Atie – Executive Director

Leor obtained his Chartered Accounting degree from Wits University and completed his articles at Fisher Hoffman Stride. He spent 7 years with the Dimension Data Group, including 4 years as the financial director of Internet Solutions and 3 years as a director of Protocol Venture Capital.

Leor is an executive director of Saicom Voice Services.

Howard Sackstein – Executive Director

Howard is an attorney with BA and LLB degrees from Wits University and a Masters degree from Brandeis University in the USA. He studied International Conflict Resolution under Prof Herb C. Kelman at Harvard University. He completed his law articles and worked as a lawyer at Werksmans Attorneys.

Howard was employed at the Independent Electoral Commission for 6 years from 1994-2000 as Executive Director and for 6 years at Health Bridge as Chief Operating Officer.

Howard is an Executive Director of Saicom Voice Services.

Robert Cornforth – Systems Director

Robert obtained his Mechanical / Electrical Engineering Diploma from the Vaal Triangle Technikon. He then worked as an engineer at Anglo Gold before joining Hayward Business Systems as IT manager.

In 2001 he joined Saicom Payphones as Systems Director for 5 years. Saicom Payphones owns 18 000 cellular payphones distributed around South and Southern Africa. When Saicom Voice Services was created, Rob moved across and took over the reigns as Systems Director.