Martin (Managing Partner and member of IC) has more than 20 years of experience in Africa and has done work in more than 30 countries across the continent. He has worked with Private Equity, Venture Capital and other investment projects in various leadership roles. Martin has his degree in Economics from the Gothenburg School of Economics in Sweden.
Meet Our People
Our gender-equal team combines the best of African and European knowledge to ensure a seamless connection between investor and investee needs.
Nyaradzo is a CFA charter holder and has a BSC Honours in Economics from the University of Zimbabwe. She has over 15 years of experience in the fields of corporate finance, strategy, and private equity across multiple verticals in the region. Prior to joining Spear Capital, Nyaradzo was a project consultant at one of the leading retail companies in Zimbabwe. She previously worked at AIM-listed Cambria Africa Limited and was an Advisory Manager at KPMG in Zimbabwe and South Africa.
Brondwyn DouglasCHIEF SUSTAINABILITY OFFICER
Brondwyn is a Sustainability, Impact and ESG specialist with 18 years of industry experience. Her principal focus over the last 10 years has been on ESG due diligence, developing sustainability management systems, crafting sustainability strategies, and reporting. She has worked extensively in supporting organisations and their portfolio companies to implement systems and processes that meet investor requirements and adhere to IFC performance standards.
Robin holds a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Cape Town Business School. He has over 10 years of management consulting experience, having led various projects for organisations across sub-Saharan Africa across a variety of sectors providing strategic, operational, and commercial support. Prior to joining Spear, Robin provided strategic guidance and operational support to a wide variety of social impact organisations whilst also running the Africa Leadership Initiative – Young Leaders program, which focused on developing values based and ethical leaders. At Spear, his goal is to help socially impactful and sustainable businesses to thrive despite the many challenges they face.
Tapiwa holds a BEng degree in Automotive Engineering and an MSc in Economics & Finance. He has 7-years of experience in the financial industry having worked in both Audit and Consulting & Advisory at Deloitte Zimbabwe as well as a couple of years at a local private equity firm. Tapiwa has previously worked with us when we first opened the Harare office 5 years ago. He brings unique insight to the team from his varied academic and professional background.
Naomi P MurapaFINANCE and ESG
Naomi is a Chartered Accountant and seasoned finance professional with experience in various industries including asset management and private equity. Her role as Finance and ESG associate will assist the Spear Capital team in assisting portfolio companies to strengthen ESG requirements of portfolio companies and fund reporting.