A South African with a sunny disposition, Francois started his journey in the financial world when he joined mortgage broker John Charcol in 1996. There he assisted with the opening of 13 offices across the UK, the set up of Charcolonline and Charcol Direct in Brighton.

During this period he also completed his Management Diploma and MBA with the Open University.

After a brief stint in the Consultancy world, he joined Cobalt Capital in late 2006 to run a project with property website Primelocation, before becoming a full-time member of the management team. There he facilitated the growth of the business via numerous JV’s and acquisitions.

Francois’ main role is as Finance Director, however as it always is with a growing business you have to have more than one feather in your cap. So, other than counting the beans, Francois is also responsible for seeking out new business partners and opportunities as well as recruitment for our expanding sales force.