MEET THE TEAM

THE BOSS

Dagmar Breiling is the driving force behind our private firm. She is a serial entrepreneur and an international Funding Strategist with a master’s degree in economics from the University of Kiel, Germany. Dagmar has worked as a project manager at the German Economic Development Corporation. She has given support to start-up and expanding businesses. Dagmar has diverged into the lecturing scene, conducting and organising various workshops. Dagmar Breiling has also offered a variety of internships and apprenticeships for the disadvantaged youth to share her skills and expertise. After establishing an extensive and reputable career in Germany, Dagmar relocated to South Africa and started Funding Connection, where she now aims to grow the South African economy one business at the time.

DAGMAR BREILING
OFFICE MANAGER

Cindy joined Funding Connection in September 2017 as the Office Manager. She is a highly organised administrator with proven management skills and initiative. Cindy is able to deal with people at all levels and maintains customer care to ensure a happy clientele. She is experienced in organising and supervising administrative activities around the office and keeps it running like clockwork. When not in the office, Cindy is home with her loving family.

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WADE OSBORNE

Wade is a University of Cape Town graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and Economics and a Bachelor of Laws. He is a project manager here at Funding Connection and is interested in the emerging green economy, the fourth industrial revolution, and their implications for the economy and businesses. In Wade’s spare time, he enjoys watching movies, scuba diving and brewing beer.

PROJECT MANAGER
SHANNON BEUKES

Shannon is our Business Development Manager. She is your first contact within the company and answers your first questions and evaluates how Funding Connection can assist you.

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

MEET THE TEAM

THE BOSS

Dagmar Breiling is the driving force behind our private firm. She is a serial entrepreneur and an international Funding Strategist with a master’s degree in economics from the University of Kiel, Germany. Dagmar has worked as a project manager at the German Economic Development Corporation. She has given support to start-up and expanding businesses. Dagmar has diverged into the lecturing scene, conducting and organising various workshops. Dagmar Breiling has also offered a variety of internships and apprenticeships for the disadvantaged youth to share her skills and expertise. After establishing an extensive and reputable career in Germany, Dagmar relocated to South Africa and started Funding Connection, where she now aims to grow the South African economy one business at the time.

Dagmar Breiling
ADMINISTRATOR

Brenden is responsible for the back office and he makes sure all our processes are running smoothly. He is highly organised and results orientated, with a proven track record. Brenden is also responsible for your application. He enjoys martial arts and has successfully attained his 3rd dan in Judo.

Brenden Ambrose
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BUSINESS PLAN WRITER

Taygin holds a Bachelor of Arts in Corporate Communications Graduate. Her eye for details, her critical thingking and strategig skills add great value to your business plan. 

TAYGIN GIBBONS
BRENT VAN ROOYEN
Anne Peddle

Anne is our client liaison officer, always there to answer all your questions via email or phone. She sends out our newsletters and will assist you with your first questions about helping you. She is a grandmother of 3 adorable grandkids; they keep her busy and her two dogs.

CLIENT LIAISON OFFICER
Candice Langlois

Candice is currently in her third year of study at the University of Nelson Mandela. She is perusing her Bachelor of Commerce degree, majoring Marketing and Business Management. She assists the business plan writers by compiling extra research, putting together financial forecasts, investor pitch decks and amendment of business plans. She is a make up artist in her spare time.

INTERN

Brent is our Business Development Manager. He is your first contact within the company and answers your all questions about funding and business plans  and evaluates how Funding Connection can assist you. He holds a 3rd Dan in Karate and loves to teach kids and adults in this art.

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
Brent Van Rooyen
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RESEARCHER
Enzo Van Zyl

Enzo van Zyl is currently in his third year at Varsity College. He is completing a Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing Management. Enzo is our marketing intern who assists the business plan writers and our research specialist by compiling additional research, company profiles, investor pitch decks, amendments as well as assisting with the marketing tools. He enjoys spending his free time playing soccer with his friends, going to the beach and also enjoys gaming.

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CONSULTANT
Mark Peddle

Mark Peddle is your consultant in Johannesburg, he is a seasoned accountant and business consultant and advises how to set up your venture or expand your business, what you need to have in place to successful apply for funding and what information you require to draft a bankable business plan. 

MICHEL LUBUYA

Michel is an avid trend spotter who understands the value of people and effective communication. Unlike others, Mike is a business developer who keeps it simple and allows his successes to do the boasting.

Known as “the man who knows everybody”, Mike believes that the right relationships can birth a platform for many to succeed.

BUSINESS CONSULTANT