TEAM

STEFFEN SCHNEIER - INVESTMENT

B.Comm (Wits), BA (Hons), MA (Econ)(UCT), MBA (Columbia), CFA

Steffen has years of successful investment experience and provides key strategic insight and guidance. He has headed up the Asset Management division for Schneier and London (Pty) Ltd since 1999, and has acted as director of the Institutional Equity Brokerage Division of Brown Brothers Harriman & CO. (a Wall Street Merchant Bank) which he joined in 1990. Steffen sits on numerous company boards as director, including Alchemy Property Asset Management (Pty) Ltd.

ELDON BEINART - INVESTMENT

BBusSc (Finance Honours)(UCT) PGDA (UCT), CA (SA)

Eldon focuses on the market positioning of the Stonewood funds and interaction with its investor base. He founded Molash Capital (incorporated into Stonewood), a niche private equity investment business investing in companies in Southern Africa. Molash has numerous institutional and high net worth family relationships who are and have co-invested in its investment opportunities. Eldon has acted as the head of Brait corporate finance and a member of the Brait Private Equity team. Eldon has in the past and currently sits on numerous boards as Chairman and Director.

SEAN PATTERSON - INVESTMENT

BCom (Wits) BAcc (Wits) CA (SA)

Sean focuses on the investment strategy of Stonewood and heads up the investment team as a qualified chartered accountant with 17 years investment management and corporate finance experience. Prior to founding Stonewood, he was a founding partner of CapitalWorks Equity Partners, as well as Divisional Director of Brait Private Equity, one of the largest private equity managers in Africa. Sean has many years of investment experience in both public and private markets and extensive experience in the management of third party client funds.

DARREN HORWITZ - FINANCE AND OPERATIONS

BCom (RAU) BCom (Honours)(RAU) CA (SA)

Darren is responsible for the finance, administration and operations of Stonewood and its various Funds that it manages. Prior to that Darren worked in private equity after joining Molash Capital at its inception where he was head of finance and part of the deal execution team. Darren started out as a financial analyst at Citibank South Africa as part of its Africa team where he was responsible for reporting to USA.

MATHEW WEST-RUSSELL, CFA - INVESTMENT

BComm (Financial Economics Honours), CFA

Mathew joined Stonewood in 2013 as an investment analyst. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Honours degree in Financial Economics from Rhodes University. Mathew is a CFA charterholder

NICK DEIST, CFA - INVESTMENT

BBusSc (Finance & Accounting Honours), CFA 

Nick joined Stonewood in January 2015 as an investment analyst. He has Bachelor of Business Science (Honours in Finance) from the University of Cape Town, and is a CFA charterholder.

HEIDI WESTWELL - FINANCE AND OPERATIONS 

Heidi joined Stonewood in June 2018, she is responsible for the finance, administration and operations of Stonewood’s Guernsey office. Her background is in fund administration. Heidi is currently studying towards her FIA accountancy qualification.

DIANE HARVEY - FINANCE AND OPERATIONS

Di joined Stonewood in the middle of 2014. Di has had 12 years in the administration of investment funds and is a qualified Financial Planner.

JACKY DA SILVA - FINANCE AND OPERATIONS

Jacky has been with Stonewood for 10 years. She ensures that the office runs smoothly and also assists the administration team dealing with investor enquiries.