Meet Our People

Our gender-equal team combines the best of African and European knowledge to ensure a seamless connection between investor and investee needs.

Martin Soderberg

PARTNER

Martin (Managing Partner and member of IC) has more than 20 years of experience in Africa and has done work in more than 30 countries across the continent. He has worked with Private Equity, Venture Capital and other investment projects in various leadership roles. Martin has his degree in Economics from the Gothenburg School of Economics in Sweden.

Bryan Turner

PARTNER

Bryan is a qualified CFA, CGMA and CAIA with 17 years of Financial Services experience. During his banking career in London, Bryan developed skills in portfolio management, valuation, risk management and structuring.

Nyaradzo Nyimo

PRINCIPAL

Nyaradzo is a CFA charter holder and has a BSC Honours in Economics from the University of Zimbabwe. She has over 15 years of experience in the fields of corporate finance, strategy, and private equity across multiple verticals in the region. Prior to joining Spear Capital, Nyaradzo was a project consultant at one of the leading retail companies in Zimbabwe. She previously worked at AIM-listed Cambria Africa Limited and was an Advisory Manager at KPMG in Zimbabwe and South Africa.

Brondwyn Douglas

CHIEF SUSTAINABILITY OFFICER

Brondwyn is a Sustainability, Impact and ESG specialist with 18 years of industry experience. Her principal focus over the last 10 years has been on ESG due diligence, developing sustainability management systems, crafting sustainability strategies, and reporting. She has worked extensively in supporting organisations and their portfolio companies to implement systems and processes that meet investor requirements and adhere to IFC performance standards. 

Jessica Blake

SENIOR ASSOCIATE

Jessica is a CFA charter holder with a Bachelor of Business Science (BBSc) degree from Rhodes University. She has a decade of experience working as an Equity Analyst focusing on Sub-Saharan Africa and global companies, predominantly in the FMCG sector. 

Robin Bleekers

ASSOCIATE

Robin holds a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Cape Town Business School. He has over 10 years of management consulting experience, having led various projects for organisations across sub-Saharan Africa across a variety of sectors providing strategic, operational, and commercial support. Prior to joining Spear, Robin provided strategic guidance and operational support to a wide variety of social impact organisations whilst also running the Africa Leadership Initiative – Young Leaders program, which focused on developing values based and ethical leaders. At Spear, his goal is to help socially impactful and sustainable businesses to thrive despite the many challenges they face.

Buyani Ndlovu

FINANCE

Buyani is a seasoned audit and finance professional with experience in various industries including asset management and private equity. She is passionate about the overall sustainability of businesses.

Naomi P Murapa

FINANCE and ESG

Naomi is a Chartered Accountant and seasoned finance professional with experience in various industries including asset management and private equity. Her role as Finance and ESG associate will assist the Spear Capital team in assisting portfolio companies to strengthen ESG requirements of portfolio companies and fund reporting.

Nathasja Kagoro

JUNIOR ANALYST

Nathasja holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Entrepreneurship. Her role as Junior Analyst entails carrying out research, data collection, data analysis, preparing and delivering reports and supporting deal teams where required.

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