Our Team

Chris is driven by a natural curiosity about what is possible, constantly researching, testing and implementing. He offers his intuition, imagination and ability to cultivate breakthrough thinking to work with current and emerging leaders and business owners. He has earned a reputation as a creative business partner and generous thought leader.

Chris is an experienced entrepreneur and business owner, carrying under his belt many years of personal and professional development and growth. As a business consultant, Chris leverages his depth of business knowledge to motivate, educate and inspire clients to achieve a higher level of success. For his executive clients, Chris aligns leaders to the vision and future of the organization, supporting them in the execution of key strategies and tactics to move initiatives forward.

Because of these rich experiences and a drive to offer something unique and valuable to the business community, he now offers assistance to benefit other business owners who share his passion for business growth and market leadership. As a serial entrepreneur, he knows that it takes strength, purpose, organisation and a great idea to build a business. His goal is help create a compelling brand identity to grow success, from a unique vantage point.

Always thinking strategically, Chris loves getting stuck into the detail of businesses (including marketing and sales processes) to develop concrete plans for action. He believes that lasting impact is created by working alongside existing teams to push through change together. He excels, especially, in the strategic aspects of branding, marketing and digital projects. The advice he provides is honest and direct with a view to achieving results. Chris’s knowledge and insight are not just based on text books or theory. They are based on real life experience and proven methods with some very successful brands.

Skydiver, risk-taker, ukulelist, vintage furniture lover and creative consultant. Operating at the crossroads of simplicity and mathematics to create strong, lasting and remarkable design. I sometimes make random things with friends.

Chantelle is a Cape Town native who joined Nelon in 2018 after working for leading fashion retailers and e-commerce platforms.   She loves to get involved in a wide range of business functions from digital marketing to project management and account liaison, constantly looking to learn new skills and expand her knowledge base.  Passionate about supporting local businesses, on the weekend you can find her browsing markets around the western cape with her husband and two busy boys!

Grant is a born-and-bred Capetonian who joined Nelon in 2018. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature and Social Anthropology from the University of Cape Town and a Diploma in Journalism from Varsity College.

He is passionate about continually diversifying his skill-set to keep up with the ever-evolving nature of digital marketing.  

Grant has a love for travel and when not frantically typing on his keyboard, enjoys taking road trips with his friends across South Africa, as well as travelling overseas whenever he can.

Biker, feminist, music lover and Vincent’s doppelganger. Born and built in Johannesburg, Michael is a well-seasoned veteran Graphic Designer and Visual Media Specialist with more than 15 years of experience and privileged to have worked on and help develop brands like the IDC and Premier Hotels & Resorts. In 2014 Michael moved to sunny and beautiful Capetown. Working with Nelon at the crossroads of design and marketing where concept is the foundation of everything else. Doing at the fulcrum of simplicity and elegance to save the world from bad design.

As a Cape Town pure bred I strive to continuously learn about a variety of new things, ranging from my Stellenbosch University and UCT past studies in Information Technology, Entrepreneurship, Psychology, E-marketing, Consumer Behaviour and Animation. Curious about everything and always looking for a challenge or opportunity to grow. This has taken many formats over the years, such as kicking ass at hackathons, creating a social innovation startup (Butterfly Effect) through Upstarts and attending meet up events and talks in Cape Town. 

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