Tell us about how you contribute to the success of Carrick Wealth as an organisation.
I see myself as a silent leader in the Johannesburg team where I am well respected on the floor. I also keep the mood light by always being the one to crack jokes in the office.
What is the best part about your job?
The best part of my job is that no one day is the same – every day has its own unique challenges.
Tell us about your personal and professional growth while working at Carrick.
Through Carrick I found out that there are a lot more opportunities out there than what people are often aware of. I have progressed through the ranks of the company from the Carrick Development Academy to being a business development specialist and to my current role as a Wealth specialist.
What is a typical day at work like for you?
I start each day with a 5am session in the gym. This is where I plan my day and it provides me with great energy for when I step onto the sales floor. I would then have my breakfast and start with our 8am meetings. From there I create a “to do” list, I revise the previous day’s “to do list” and then tackle the day ahead.
We appreciate the considerate words from our clients about their experience of working with Carrick. We have kept the identity anonymous to honour the privacy of our clients.
“I joined Carrick a few years ago and I'm glad I did! I had been stuck with another investor who was getting me nowhere and I was getting depressed and disappointed with seeing such marginal results. I got introduced to Chris Janse van Rensburg through Carrick, because I wanted to take money offshore. I had no idea about how to do this at the time and Chris opened up this new world of investment for me. He is very knowledgeable about these things and is tuned in to what is going on in offshore markets. He advised me well, and I am now seeing it pay off. He was very attentive to detail and also to my needs, allowing meetings long enough to help me understand. Along with this, he added in big doses of patience. I am a BBT (born before technology) and it must have been quite exasperating for him at times. He always took the trouble to be sure I understood. Before climbing on board with Carrick and Chris, I was daunted by the prospect of offshore investment, thinking it was way too vast a minefield for me to navigate. Chris navigates it for me and sorts out all the details. He chooses the best investments for the individual. I have seen my investment grow in a real way and this, along with the inherent weakness of the rand, has put me into a different stratosphere. Just by getting your money offshore, it is going to increase in real value and Chris Van Rensburg will help you do this. The uncertainty in investing in South Africa was the determining factor for me, as I was no longer prepared to stand by and watch my money depreciate. Thank you Chris, for getting me into a far better position, enabling me to go forward with confidence!”
We are always looking for driven people to join our growing team.