Jacques has a clear, logical mind with a practical approach to problem solving and a drive to see things through to completion. With an eye for detail and his love for innovation and technology, he adds great value to the board of directors and OCFO clients alike.
Jacques is fuelled by the power of technology. He is able to analyse a client’s needs, build a standard operating procedure around any given financial function, and implement a scalable system driven by cutting-edge technology. He tackles system integration and complex problem solving, streamlining business functions for clients with his methodical approach.
Owing to his humility and trusted professional competence, Jacques is able to navigate and build on relationships both in the workplace and out. When he’s not coming up with innovative technical solutions for clients, he enjoys spending time with family, serving the community, or challenging himself in outdoor athletic competitions.
With Dana’s ability to sort through the clutter and find the best cause of action, by seeing patterns and solutions in complex situations, he adds great value to the Director’s team at Outsourced CFO.
His objective at OCFO is to pursue his passion for the scaling-up of business ventures that produce products and services that contribute to the well-being of all stakeholders and make a difference to the lives of others.
With his acute people management skills, Dana is able to build complex financial business models which have helped numerous companies scale and raise finance. In addition to that, his reporting skills enable him to forecast risks often overlooked by entrepreneurs.
Dana’s kind and open personality allows him to develop strong business relationships based on trust and integrity. Being a lover of the outdoors, over weekends you will find Dana hiking the mountains in and around Cape Town and spending quality time with friends and family.
A firm believer that the combination of top financial skills paired with world class technology and the right growth finance can significantly increase a company’s success and influence, Louw founded the financial management consultancy, Outsourced CFO with Dana Pretorius in 2013, to help entrepreneurs scale and raise capital. Under Louw and his board’s leadership, Outsourced CFO has been named as one of the top two Emerging Companies in the Province and one of the Fast Company Most Innovative Companies in SA.
Louw is a focused, passionate and driven founder and professional. He has in-depth experience in the fields of entrepreneurship, technology commercialisation and venture finance and is motivated by the impact that a successful company can have on its country and its society. He is an author, speaker, investor, venture advisor and Chartered Accountant, holding various directorships ranging from a venture capital fund to a space satellite start-up. He is the youngest entrepreneur on SAICA’s 2015 Top 35 under 35 CAs in South Africa and forms part of the Fast Company Top 20 under 30, the Westerwelle Foundation’s Young Founders Alumni and is part of EO Accelerator’s Cape Town cohort.
Louw graduated from the University of Stellenbosch and completed his Chartered Accountant articles with Baker Tilly Greenwoods in Cape Town. Among his areas of specialisation, Louw values his exposure to the scaling of private companies and the raising of growth capital for entrepreneurial ventures most highly. After work you can find him in the CrossFit Box or spending time with his beautiful wife.