Kaftel, Director–BA (Wits), MBA(Wits).
Brad Kaftel, now Managing Director of
Hatfield VW, started out in the business over 25 years ago as a graduate
trainee. Having learnt the business from the grass roots up – selling new and
used vehicles and also spending some time in the workshop, Brad has intimate
knowledge of all the aspects of the business with hands-on experience. He holds
a BA from Wits, a Higher Diploma in Marketing from Unisa and a MBA from Wits.
As a general manager of a Volkswagen dealership at the humble age of 26, Brad’s
acumen and abilities into the critical dynamics of a car dealership are
Today, as the Managing Director and
majority shareholder of Hatfield Holdings, Brad is responsible for the
profitability, market share performance and customer service standards of the
Group. However, says Brad, his passion still lies in customer service.
"Our after sales customer service is our best opportunity to convince you
to purchase your Volkswagen at Hatfield VW. We have become a major Volkswagen
player in South Africa in a short space of time mainly because of our
exceptional levels of customer service. Today Hatfield VW dealerships account
for over 20% of Volkswagen sales in the Pretoria and Johannesburg markets. I am
also totally passionate about the Volkswagen brand and have been associated
with it since I was 24-years-old," he says.
With this diverse practical
experience and extensive knowledge in subjects far beyond his responsibilities,
Brad is both a guru and guide in the no-longer difficult process of buying a
car. Says Brad: "Hatfield VW should be your obvious choice for your next
Volkswagen purchase. Our pricing is very competitive and I assure you that you
will receive outstanding customer service after the sale – in fact, our
relationship only begins once you have purchased a vehicle."
Brad is married with 4 children.
Mthimunye, Chairperson–B.Compt Hons CTA(Unisa), CA(SA).
Joe is one of the founding partners
of Gobodo Incorporated, an accounting and auditing practice. He established the
corporate finance and advisory services as a division within Gobodo
Incorporated in 1997. Joe led a management buyout of the corporate finance
business and renamed it aloeCap (Pty) Ltd. aloeCap now boasts an investment
banking and advisory team and manages a private equity fund of R250 million.
Joe has advised private and public
sector companies on mergers and acquisitions in excess of R 10 billion over the
past 10 years and has successfully raised R 250 million to launch aloeCap
Private Equity Fund Managers. He has participated in various national
conferences as a speaker on “Privatisation in South Africa’.
Previous experience includes two
years at Nampak Tissue, as a Financial Manager and two years at the Department
of Finance, as a financial accountant. Later Joe joined KPMG where he qualified
as a Chartered Accountant in 1994.
Joe’s professional memberships
of the Public Accountants and Auditors Board (PAAB) Education Committee
Member of the South African Institute of
Member of the Securities Regulation Panel
Joe is married to Khomotso and they
have 2 children.
Besides being good business partners and keen soccer
enthusiasts, Brad and Joe are also Comrades Marathon runners. Both have
completed 16 Comrades and between them they have 5 silver medals.
Nicholas Paul (Nic) Malec
Khomotso Ramasela Mthimunye
Karl-Heinz (Karl) Herbert Lessle
Cheryth Odette (Cheryl) Claassens