The Nodus Team

Our people are our business.

David André - Nodus Capital team

David was a founding member in 1987 of what became independent investment bank Real Africa Durolink (RAD). He was the managing director of RAD Investment Bank and a director of the listed holding company.

He has extensive corporate and structured finance experience, having initiated, developed and implemented transactions for listed and unlisted companies over a period of more than 30 years.

Over this period he has been instrumental in establishing various asset management businesses managing and investing in mezzanine debt, corporate debt and private equity. David formed Nodus in 2003 and is the managing director of Nodus Capital.

BCom (Hons) (Accounting), H Dip Tax, CA (SA)

David André

Gary Bryce-Borthwick - Nodus Capital team

Gary joined Nodus in 2006 from Moore Stephens MWM Inc.

His experience includes management and leveraged buy-outs, mergers and acquisitions, structured finance solutions, BEE transactions, debt and equity capital raisings, project finance, valuations, due diligence investigations and financial modelling.

BCompt (Hons), CA (SA)

Gary Bryce-Borthwick

Glen Christopulo - Nodus Capital team

Glen held various roles in financial management, derivative structuring and structured finance before joining Gensec Bank in 2001. In 2003, he joined Fintech Proprietary Limited as a shareholder and Chief Operating Officer. During 2011, he was appointed as Chief Executive Officer. In 2015, Fintech was sold to Sasfin Bank whereupon he was appointed Chief Operating Officer. He left Sasfin in 2018.

Glen has gained extensive experience in structured lending, securitisation, debt and equity valuations, credit, operations management, business management and leadership.

Glen joined Nodus in October 2019.

BCom, PGDA, Adv Dip (Tax), CA (SA), CFA

Glen Christopulo

Lauren Hodge - Nodus Capital team

Lauren joined Nodus in 2004. She performs the role of accounts manager and is responsible for the financial accounting and reporting of the group, as well as assisting the team with documentation and administration during the implementation and closing phases of transactions.

Lauren is the Nodus FIC Compliance Officer and Counter-Money Laundering Officer.

Lauren Hodge

Johan le Roux - Nodus Capital team

Johan joined Nodus in 2006 from Deloitte Corporate Finance, where he was a senior manager in the M&A Advisory division.

His experience includes management and leveraged buy-outs, mergers and acquisitions, structured finance solutions, BEE transactions, debt and equity capital raisings, private equity investments and management, de-listings, valuations, fairness opinions, due diligence investigations and financial modelling.

BCom (Hons) (Accounting), PGDA, Adv Dip (Tax), CA (SA)

Johan le Roux

Steyn Madavha - Nodus Capital team

Steyn previously worked in the security industry as a security officer and holds a number of security related competency certificates. He is able to converse in a number of languages. Steyn joined Nodus in 2015 and is responsible for various administration and catering tasks.

Steyn Madavha

Mishka Naidoo - Nodus Capital team

Mishka completed her articles in early 2019 through Absa’s ATP Programme, which involved rotating through several divisions within the bank including, Wealth and Insurance Finance, Product Control for Corporate Loans and Credit for the Leveraged Finance and Diversified sectors, with her final rotation being in the Leveraged Finance deal-making team.

Mishka Joined Nodus in April 2019.

BAccSci, H Dip Acc (CTA), CA (SA)

Mishka Naidoo

Sebastian Pieterse - Nodus Capital team
Sebastian completed his articles at KPMG in the Information and Consumer Markets division, specialising in motor retail and finance, airline, and insurance clients.

Sebastian completed an MBA at the Gordon Institute of Business Science with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, business finance, strategy and innovation. He joined Nodus in 2015.

Sebastian has experience in valuations, business finance and financial modelling.

BAcc (Hons), CA (SA), MBA (GIBS)

Sebastian Pieterse

Etienne André - Nodus Capital team

Etienne completed his articles at PricewaterhouseCoopers in the Energy, Utilities and Mining division in 2017. He has experience auditing large, listed companies in the oil and gas, mining and healthcare industries.

Etienne joined Nodus in July 2018.

B Com (Hons) (Accounting), CA (SA)

Etienne André

Craig Shaw - Nodus Capital team

Prior to joining Nodus, Craig was the Group Strategy Executive of Imperial Holdings. Previously, he served as the Chief Investment Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Sedibelo Platinum Mines, an internationally run mining holding company. He is the past joint head of the natural resources corporate finance team at Investec Corporate Finance, a division of Investec Bank Ltd. From 2007 to 2008, Craig served as the finance director of Cunico, a multinational multi-commodity mining group, in preparation for a main board listing on the London Stock Exchange.

Prior to 2007, Craig was responsible for the international corporate finance and private equity investments of a private global resource group with exposure to various industries, geographies and commodities.

B Com, CA (SA), LLB

Craig Shaw

Bongi Sakong - Nodus Capital team

Bongi joined the Nodus support staff in 2014 from Mettle Specialised Finance. She is currently studying a BCompt in Financial Accounting Science through UNISA.

Bongi Sakong