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We are a team of experienced professionals hailing from experience in large firms and most importantly, all of us share the same vision to do something better for investors and we pride ourselves on our business principles and culture.

Mark Perchtold
Mark spent just under 12 years at Goldman Sachs most of which was in the Investment Management Division in London where he gained experience in asset allocation, equities, fixed income, alternative investments and derivatives. Preceding Goldman Sachs he was a Manager at KPMG in the Consumer Marke...

Mark Perchtold

CA(SA), CFA – Director

Mark Perchtold

CA(SA), CFA – Director

Mark spent just under 12 years at Goldman Sachs most of which was in the Investment Management Division in London where he gained experience in asset allocation, equities, fixed income, alternative investments and derivatives.

Preceding Goldman Sachs he was a Manager at KPMG in the Consumer Markets Audit and Assurance division where he spent nearly 4 years. Mark qualified as a Chartered Accountant in South Africa following a Bachelor of Accountancy degree at the University of the Witwatersrand and remains a member of SAICA (which has reciprocity with ICAEW). Mark is also a CFA Charterholder and has been investing in financial markets since 1998.

David Pierson
David was previously a Programme Manager at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). Preceding his time at EBRD he spent 5 years at Barclays Wealth where he was responsible for numerous IT and change related projects including integrations and migrations ...

David Pierson

B.Comm – Director

David Pierson

B.Comm – Director

David was previously a Programme Manager at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). Preceding his time at EBRD he spent 5 years at Barclays Wealth where he was responsible for numerous IT and change related projects including integrations and migrations of software systems.

David has a wealth of experience in Technology and Change roles which includes managing global projects and development teams within both financial institutions and startups, running a national Archiving business and has hands-on experience in software development and architecture.

David holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of the Witwatersrand where he majored in Information Systems and Management Accounting and he also holds a Prince Practitioner Certification.

Andre Roux
André founded and was CEO of Ethos Private Equity, one of the largest private equity firms in South Africa and a highly respected firm within the Emerging Markets Private Equity sector. André is currently Deputy Chairman of Ethos Private Equity and is also currently servin...

Andre Roux

CA(SA) – Non-Executive Director

Andre Roux

CA(SA) – Non-Executive Director

André founded and was CEO of Ethos Private Equity, one of the largest private equity firms in South Africa and a highly respected firm within the Emerging Markets Private Equity sector. André is currently Deputy Chairman of Ethos Private Equity and is also currently serving as a Senior Advisor and Chair of the Africa Council of the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association (EMPEA). André has previously served as a director at the EMPEA, non-executive director at Alexander Forbes Holdings (Pty) Ltd, non-executive director at Sphere Private Equity and CEO of FirstCorp Capital Investors (Pty) Ltd and FirstCorp Merchant Bank.

André is a South African qualified Chartered Accountant and member of SAICA. He also holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Higher Diploma in Tax Law from the University of the Witwatersrand and has completed the Senior Executive Programme at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Andrew Limberis
Andrew joined Omba full time in September 2017 and was previously a Manager at EY, in London, in the Banking and Capital Markets division. Andrew also worked in the Johannesbu...

Andrew Limberis

CA(SA) – Senior Associate

Andrew Limberis

CA(SA) – Senior Associate

Andrew joined Omba full time in September 2017 and was previously a Manager at EY, in London, in the Banking and Capital Markets division. Andrew also worked in the Johannesburg and New York offices of EY where he audited asset managers, hedge funds and other financial services firms. Andrew is a South African qualified Chartered Accountant and member of SAICA.

Preceding his time at EY he was an Associate Lecturer in Management Accounting and Finance at the University of the Witwatersrand where he obtained his Master of Commerce (Accountancy) and was awarded the top student prize.
Andrew has passed Level III of the CFA Programme and scored above the 90% percentile of all global candidates for the CFA Level III exam

Nicholas Cutler
Nicholas has a variety of professional experiences across trading, technology, and risk management. Nicholas previously worked as a derivatives trader at The Tiberius Group, ...

Nicholas Cutler

B.Sc – Senior Analyst

Nicholas Cutler

B.Sc – Senior Analyst

Nicholas has a variety of professional experiences across trading, technology, and risk management.
Nicholas previously worked as a derivatives trader at The Tiberius Group, a Swiss-based physical commodity trading house and hedge fund. Nicholas started his career at Glencore, where he worked within the centralised risk team which modelled, monitored, and reported market risk across the entire firm. Nicholas has extensive experience in middle-office
risk management and quantitative risk modelling.

Nicholas graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Mathematics with Finance from the University of Manchester.

Damian Botoulas
Damian spent 12 years at Rand Merchant Bank as a senior transactor in the Debt Financing Group where he specialised in structured finance, including structuring and managing a...

Damian Botoulas

BA, LLB – Head of UK Business Development

Damian Botoulas

BA, LLB – Head of UK Business Development

Damian spent 12 years at Rand Merchant Bank as a senior transactor in the Debt Financing Group where he specialised in structured finance, including structuring and managing a number of debt investment vehicles.
Prior to Rand Merchant Bank he worked at Investec SA and Absa Corporate and Merchant Bank.

Damian is an admitted attorney of the High Court of South Africa and has also worked in the asset management industry in the UK as a legal consultant. In addition to his legal qualifications Damian has completed a number of financial certificates and various exams in the investment arena in both the United Kingdom and South Africa.

Garry Herbert, MBE
Prior to joining Omba, Garry spent 14 years at Goldman Sachs International where he co-led one of the most successful and highly regarded teams within Private Wealth Managemen...

Garry Herbert, MBE

Head of UK and European Family Office

Garry Herbert, MBE

Head of UK and European Family Office

Prior to joining Omba, Garry spent 14 years at Goldman Sachs International where he co-led one of the most successful and highly regarded teams within Private Wealth Management, Investment Management Division, EMEA.
Garry advised clients across multiple geographies, from Australia and New Zealand through to Canada and Brazil as
well the U.K and Europe.

Prior to Goldman Sachs, Garry practiced as a barrister for eight years, culminating in him co-founding of one of the leading commercial Chambers in London, Ely Place Chambers, in 2000. Garry was a member of the Great Britain Olympic Rowing Team between 1992 -1996, winning Gold in the Men’s Coxed Pair in Barcelona 1992. Since 1997 Garry has been BBC Sports’ lead rowing commentator. Tokyo2020 will be his sixth consecutive Olympic Games in the seat. Garry is an avid supporter of a number of arts and sports charities.

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