This is the Pinewood SA team that most probably needs the least introduction…
The BD team –
Keith Magill is our BD Director and heads up the department. (On the left)
Vanessa Lester, BD Executive, Vanessa acquires all new business for Pinewood SA and builds relationships with the manufacturers.
Tom Schoon is the BD Manager and services all our existing clients on their business requirements for Pinnacle.
Xolelwa Sikosana, BD office administrator and manages the day to day running of the Johannesburg training operation.
Lise Schwartz, Marketing Manager, ensures that all clients receive regular communication on Pinewood SA and Pinnacle and ensure that all the marketing efforts runs seamlessly for the business.
Lauren Wilson is our Business Development & Projects Administrator and ensures that all business development administration requirements are met and at the same time she also runs the administration of the Pinnacle Training process
What is the BD team’s mission?
• To nurture a care and growth based relationship with our customers.
• To create healthy ongoing relationships with the OEM’s
• To be brand ambassadors for the Pinnacle brand and for Pinewood SA
• To expand our footprint in the automotive industry
Here’s a fun fact of each of the BD team members –
Keith is a closet sports celebrity stalker – always asking for a picture with a sports celebrity!
Vanessa is a tap dancer!
Tom plays league tennis and the drums on weekends.
Xolelwa loves to dress up.
Lise is a scuba diver and has scuba dived with sharks off the coast of Simon’s Town .
Lauren is an avid cyclist and runner and has completed over 25 half marathon.