The Recipe for Business Success
We understand the ingredients for growing an outstanding business!
Our team members have decades of business experience and knowledge that has helped them achieve many goals for clients. At Unique Mentors, our main focus is being with you for every step of your business journey.
The entrepreneur, investor and strategist of Unique Mentors, Gerrie understands the DNA of business and what it takes to launch, build, grow and sell a successful business.
Gerrie formalised his interest in business with a degree in Business and Accounting. On completion of his studies, he worked in the UK, Japan, USA, Australia and South Africa in various roles including finance and business intelligence solutions. In 2005 he created a business consulting company generating $20 million in revenue per year before selling the business in 2012.
As an entrepreneur, and having had many successful ventures, Gerrie understands what it truly means to be an entrepreneur – “Failure only made me stronger; it is how I know what I know today.” Gerrie has a passion and a drive to share his own business methodology with companies, helping them benefit from his knowledge and mentoring them towards success.
As an entrepreneur, and having had many successful ventures, understands what it truly means to be an entrepreneur – “Ian has a impressive record yet has also had failure, allows him to learn a few lessons in his business journey. Ian has a true drive and passion for business and is keen share his own business methodology with clients, helping them benefit from his knowledge and mentoring them towards
Ian is an entrepreneur a thought leader and senior business executive with over 20 years’ experience. He excels at strategic thinking, innovation, building and mentoring teams, improving organisational culture and business operation/execution – particularly in the Analytics, Data and Digital world.
He has a unique ability to balance his detailed technical capabilities with strategic insights into the ‘big picture’ of analytics, data strategy and governance to achieve the most effective approach for his customers.
Ian is a professional investor and a member of the Sydney Angels network, actively participates in the startup scene in Australia as both an advocate for innovation, technology as well as a mentor to startup founders, and as an angel investor. He has a portfolio of investments that span commercial property, residential property, software and professional services.
As a qualified Chartered Accountant Ashley brings his experience as a CFO to the Northern Beaches.
Gaining his audit and accounting knowledge in South Africa, before moving to London, where he has worked in many roles around accounting system implementation, risk and change management. Ashley has spent the last 10 years based in Singapore, most recently as CFO for a Pan- Asia Pacific business, which he helped take private from a large multi-national with multiple strategic exits.
Under his remit as CFO Ashley has also held headed up the HR, Legal and Tax Functions.
Having worked in offices across Asia, Australia and New Zealand, including long established and developing markets, Ashley understands the importance of effective, efficient financial and cashflow management.
Experienced technology & business intelligence professional with a proven track record delivering commercial value to organizations.
With over 15+ years helping organizations of all sizes deliver on their commercial & operational initiatives. (from business unit to small business to start-up to corporate enterprise)
Extensive experience utilizing the latest technologies to deliver cost-effective solutions for any areas of your business. (Customer insights, product, sales, marketing, digital presence, operations, business intelligence, software, infrastructure).
A founder who has completed the entrepreneurial journey, Sam has started, grown and exited his own business and is keen to pass on his knowledge and networks to others.
His business knowledge and experience is broad after working with a wide range of businesses throughout the globe for over 25 years: tourism, medicinal cannabis, robotics, hospitality & events, military, hardware and software, mechanical engineering, agriculture, construction, fisheries, retail, sales, education, physical and personal development, superannuation, financial services, food and beverage, scientific, business incubation and acceleration and more.
Being aware of global trends and meeting the needs of current and future customers, Sam works closely with some of Australia’s most successful entrepreneurs and investors.
Normally we are contacted via people looking for help, guidance and direction in their business or startup.
We’re happy to have a phone call and meeting to see where they are at, and if we can help out. If we can’t help out directly then we’re happy to introduce you to our network of partners who can.
The people who contact us are generally seeking help for some of the following reasons: