Matthew Kirsten is a member of our Underwriting team based in South Africa. Prior to joining Woodbridge International, Matthew completed his SAICA articles at Deloitte, Johannesburg within the Financial Services and Institutions Team, where he served clients in banking, insurance and investment management.
He holds postgraduate qualifications in finance and accounting from Stellenbosch University and the University of Cape Town, and is a qualified Chartered Accountant (SA). He is currently working towards a Masters in Economic Policy and is a CFA Level II candidate.
Aretha is a member of our Underwriting team based in South Africa. Prior to joining Woodbridge International, Aretha was a Portfolio Accountant at Maitland Group within the North American Hedge Funds department. Aretha has 3 years’ experience in the financial services industry. She holds a BSc in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology from Stellenbosch University. She is currently studying towards her PGDip in Intellectual Property Law at Stellenbosch University.
Emma is a member of our Underwriting team based in South Africa. Prior to joining Woodbridge International, Emma worked as a Financial Manager for a wholesaler and importer within the transportation industry. Her areas of expertise include; investment planning, risk management, financial management, reporting and analysis. Emma holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Investment Management and is currently a CFA Level 3 candidate.
Meghan joined Woodbridge International as a Email Marketing Analyst in June 2019. Her role includes sending out email campaigns, reporting on the metrics, as well as coordinating the launch meetings with clients. Before that, she attended the University of Connecticut where she graduated with a B.S. in Marketing and a minor in Communications.
Alec joined Woodbridge International as a Marketing Associate in July 2019. Before that, he attended Quinnipiac University where he graduated with a B.S. in Finance and minors in both accounting and economics. During Alec’s studies at Quinnipiac, he served as Portfolio Manager of the Quinnipiac Endowment Student Investment Fund where he oversaw $2.5M of endowment assets. He also spent a summer as an Equity Research Analyst at NEAM Group, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway. Alec has successfully translated his public investment experience into Woodbridge’s process, ensuring we are transforming our client’s lives.
Mathew’s professional background include 2 years working in the mineral processing industry in Zimbabwe. He is a member of our dedicated support team based in South Africa for Woodbridge International. He, along with other team members, assists with our global outreach campaigns. Mathew has a first class B.Eng(Hons) in Chemical Engineering from National University of Science and Technology (ZW) and is currently completing his Masters in Chemical Engineering at the University of Cape Town.
Tracy Sandram is a member of our Underwriting team based in South Africa. Prior to joining Woodbridge International, Tracy was an Operations Executive for a Seychelles based company providing services including corporate finance, sponsor advisory, private wealth management and securities brokerages to institutions and private clients.
Tracy also possesses a combination of skills in bookkeeping, accounting and administration gained from various industries including Transportation & Logistics and Education. She holds a B.Com in Accounting and Information Systems.
Cindy comes to Woodbridge having worked for nearly 25 years as both a sales and merchandizing representative. She has worked as a sales representative for telecom and wireless companies, including SNET/SBC/Cingular/AT&T and as well as in sales and merchandizing for Kraft, P&G and Kellogg’s.
Carolyn Novotny is a Marketing Ambassador with Woodbridge International. She has a degree in Marketing/Communications. A big believer and supporter of the arts, Carolyn is a lyric soprano who has performed in various musical productions, operas and plays, as well as the esteemed Lincoln Center. Carolyn is married and lives in Stratford, Connecticut with her husband, Bill. In her spare time, Carolyn enjoys spending time with family and entertaining friends, cooking, gardening and exploring the connecticut wine trail.
Meagan is a member of our dedicated research team based in South Africa for Woodbridge International. Meagan has 4 years experience in the Software Development industry. Prior to Woodbridge, she worked for Digital Outsource Services as an Email and SMS Marketing Specialist. Meagan holds a BA in Psychology and Sociology from the University of the Western Cape.