team

Meet the Team

Here's a bit more about our team - who love what they do and aspire to doing great things!

Steve

Steve Cope

Co-founder, jack of all trades, the buck stops here

Having worked in large technology businesses around the world ie Microsoft (Africa, Middle East, Eastern Europe), Dimension Data (South Africa, Middle East), Steve has returned to his small town roots and lives in Stanford with his fiancé, two three legged dogs and an assortment of wildlife. His tech passion centres around developing Startup technology that delivers simple, usable, useful, every day value.

steve@bfound.co.za
Geoff

Geoffrey Ballenden

Co-founder, Developer

A dyed in the wool geek. Geoff has been bending computers to his will almost all his life. Some have called him a mad genius, others say he performs magic, but we just think he is a great programmer.

geoff@bfound.co.za
Marisa

Marisa Steyn

Graphic designer and Front End Developer (Creating graphics and styling web pages to make them look pretty)

Give her a crayon and a blank piece of paper and she is in her element. From a young age Marisa knew she would spend her adult life in a creative space. With a keen interest in tech, she combined her pursuits and studied Electronic Publishing. With 16 years of working for corporate, start-ups and as a freelancer respectively, she is an experienced, colourful and happy graphic designer and front end web developer who left the city behind and making a humble living with fiancé and pet children in a small town called Stanford.

marisa@bfound.co.za
Antonio

Antonio Da Silva-Swart

Sales Manager

From selling ice to eskimos, insurance to re-assurers, this guy sleeps, eats and meditates on sales. Coffee makes him sleep better at night, and a tot of sunlight liquid first thing in the morning, gets his tongue going. He started his career in finance and life assurance but felt more at home singing to patrons in a restaurant. Multi-talented Elvis impersonator, Italian maestro and Chef, will sing you a BFound lullaby and make you smile to the bank to boot. Antonio spearheads our sales department and manages our area specialists.

antonio@bfound.co.za
Michiel

Michiel Bester

Technical & Training

Having started out as a developer, Michiel has been involved in the full spectrum of IT roles including traveling the country as a Trainer / Facilitator. Since moving to Riebeek West in 2013 he has been part of BFound as it has grown. In addition to being the "go to guy" for all things tech related in the business, he also assists and co-ordinates testing does installs and assists with making sure our customers and Area Specialists are familiar with and get the most out of our product.

michiel@bfound.co.za
Bianca

Bianca Steyn

Copywriter

Long-time inhabitant of the South Peninsula, Bianca, is our official office word nerd and compiler of catchy one-liners. She attributes her copywriting and proofreading skills to her love of reading and her even greater love of pointing out other people's grammatical errors, primarily those of her husband and two kids. When she's not busy dotting i's and crossing t's she can usually be found pottering around in the kitchen or curled up on the couch with a good book and a glass of wine.

bianca.steyn@bfound.co.za