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Our Team


  • rich

    Richard Mulholland

    21Tanks (co-founder)

    A guy, some tattoos and a big mouth Website
  • don

    Don Packett

    21Tanks (co-founder)

    Perspective merchant, MC, phenomenawesomeer Website
  • trev1

    Trevor Mey

    21Tanks (operations manager)

    Trev can pull off any colour of clothing. Ever. He’s also known as “Trevipedia”, he’s just that smart. Website
  • kate

    Kate Leong

    21Tanks (researcher)

    Through her finesse in all things fashion, Kate brings a gentle, Oriental, lady’s touch to The Tank. Kate’s ability to research (and buy in bulk for a fraction of the cost) has made her a key asset to the team. Twitter
  • Andy

    Andy Golding

    21Tanks (researcher)

    Andy is a professional dancer. Really. While flipping her body into ridiculously contortionistic whatchamacallits, she racks her brain trying to solve world problems, and how to better her mum’s Chicken Soup Kneidlach. Twitter
  • lauren

    Lauren Ndlovu

    21Tanks (office soldier)

    Lauren runs the office like your mom ran you out of bed when you overslept for school. She’s probably the most efficient person you will ever meet in your life. That’s why we love her.
  • Yoli Oberholzer

    21Tanks (personal manager)

    Yoli gets shit done. Her mom-ness makes her the most efficient person in the office, ensuring everything is sorted even before we know it needs sorting. She’s really that good.

Our Brain Trust


  • brad

    Brad Shorkend

    Urban Everest Lateral Thinking (Chief Agitator & Thought Provoker)

    Brad builds businesses, lots of businesses… either his own ventures or his client’s. He pushes buttons, pisses people off, creates awareness, facilitates decision making and implementation of sustainable and meaningful action. Website
  • brendan

    Brendan Jack

    Wolfgang Productions

    Brendan is a writer, performer, producer, director, voice artist and outsourced creative director (OCD). He creates digital video campaigns and wrote the satirical marketing novel, Empire: How to Succeed with Nothing but Passion, Great Ideas and a Wealthy Family Website
  • craig

    Craig Rodney

    Cerebra (MD)

    Dropped on his head as a baby, he now has a rather interesting view on the world, life and business. His ideas will challenge you and maybe make you cry. Website
  • deborah

    Deborah Ashdown

    Youthworx Wellness Centre

    Director of Youthworx Wellness Centre which specialises in treating children, adolescents, young adults and their families. Youthworx is made up of a dynamic team of professionals comprising of Clinical Psychologists, Social Workers and a Consulting Psychiatrist. Website
  • eric

    Eric Brown

    Ingenuity Unlimited (CEO)

    When performance is an imperative.
  • Erik

    Erik Vermeulen

    Leader Motivation Systems (CEO)

    Erik’s an expert when it comes to employee and consumer behavior and he’s most at home facilitating strategy, alignment workshops and speaking on motivation and marketing trends. In his spare time he practices full-contact origami. Website
  • farid

    Farid Essack

    Crossbolt (Troubleshooter)

    Professional project manager and entrepreneur with experience in taking technology products to market. Website
  • heidi

    Heidi Patmore

    Stellaris Marketing Consulting  (Marketing Consultant)

    Heidi consults to a variety of businesses on digital marketing and social media solutions. Website
  • howard

    Howard Mann

    Brickyard Partners Inc. (Founder)

    Howard has a proven track record and reputation for excellence as a business turnaround specialist, strategist and interim CEO. He also coaches CEO’s and executives to realize their greatest potential and is the author of the acclaimed book, Your Business Brickyard. Website
  • ian

    Ian Rodney

    Cerebra (Head of PR)

    Ex-hospitality slave and current customer experience evangelist who, when not busy trying to commit awesomeness by helping companies with their public personas and reputations, spends his time traveling, taking photos and fly-fishing. Website
  • John

    John Sanei

    The Fresh Ingredient  (Owner / Strategic Business Fundi)

    We help our clients strategise, implement, operate and market their businesses with the new consumer habits in mind in other words helping businesses become post recession “fit”. Website
  • johnt

    John Thompson

    Action Learning Coach

    A research social anthropologist turned corporate animal with Nampak, Dow Chemical and Standard Bank and now an action learning coach. Website
  • johnv

    John Vlismas

    Whacked Management (Owner)

    John is a writer, director, stand-up comedian and promoter. He’s the  owner and Director of Whacked Management and Co-Owner of Virus Communications. Website
  • malcolm

    Malcolm Phillips

    Event Design

    Started as a backdrop painter/props maker and somehow slid bum first in the proverbial butter of the eventing industry, where he managed on site staff for corporate functions. He has since helped launch a couple of event based companies. Website
  • Maxwell Cohen

    Student / Medic

    Max has been saving lives since the age of 16. When he’s not at school, you’ll find him working through the night as a BAA/BLS Medic. He’s smart and probably one of the most ambitious 18 year olds you’ll ever meet Website
  • mike

    Mike Stopforth

    Cerebra (CEO)

    Entrepreneur, writer and speaker who helps companies extract value from Web trends and technologies to create smarter, more profitable businesses. Website
  • motheo

    Motheo Moleko

    Musician. Writer. Professional black guy.

    We can always count on Mo’ for adding a unique and honest perspective to what we’re working on. He’s young, but wise. We love him. Website
  • oran

    Oran Cohen

    Brand Your Genius (Executive Imagineer)

    Oran assists individuals and organization to Uncover and Discover their Genius and turn it into a Product or a Service creating more Genius in our world. Website
  • ricc

    Ricc Webb

    1000heads (Innovation Director)

    Fascinated with  innovation, social media, marketing and creativity, Ricc believes in two very important things: Everything in life comes down to sales, and ideas are worthless unless someone actually brings them to life. Website
  • roy

    Roy Blumenthal

    The Easel Empire (Chief Stylus-Wielder)

    Roy is a contrarian maverick multidisciplinary artist who used to be a heavyweight advertising copywriter, and who now performs as a human replacement for PowerPoint. Website
  • Ryan

    Ryan Lorraine Cooper

    Clinical Psychologist

    Ryan’s philosophy in life: ‘There are two primary conditions in life, to accept things as they are or to accept the responsibility for changing them.’
  • scott

    Scott Gray

    Quirk (Head of Planning)

    Creative generalist with an insatiable appetite for all things digital. Website
  • tanya

    Tanya Stevens

    Clear (Owner)

    Executive Coach and business consultant with substantial business and entrepreneurial experience. Website
  • tasos

    Tasos Calantzis

    Terrestrial  (CEO)

    Tasos helps people design a better future for themselves, their organisations and society. Website
  • thabang

    Thabang Skwambane

    The Lonely Road / Kaelo

    Thabang is the Founder and Chairman of The Lonely Road Foundation and Co-founder of Health and Wellness firm, Kaelo. Website
  • vic

    Vic Schwikkard

    Team Dynamics

    Vic specialises in getting teams to focus on their own strengths to optimise their abilities in the field of Service and Sales, as well as creating the environment to enhance existing and new products with features and benefits.
  • weili

    Weili Kuo

    Widgetize (Owner)

    Weili is the mad genius who developed Color Focus and could probably program a Transformer if the world depended on it. We are 74.5% sure that he is a cyborg and for some mysterious reason, he is not allowed into certain parts of the Ukraine. All we know is, he’s the best programmer we know. Website