Hey, I'm

Mark Lombard

Hey, I'm

Mark Lombard
Here's what I've done so far
Here's what I've done so far
  • Bragjob

    Founder & CEO

    Bragjob is a technology business development solution and my way to make any impact to stimulate small businesses in South Africa. We partner with awesome entrepreneurs and build their digital presence. We go out on risk to help startup’s position themselves correctly so they can have better relationships with their customers and grow online revenue. We are very hands on but constantly developing our own technology so we can automate more processes to reach and grow more startups who need us to help.

  • Santova Limited

    Logistics Executive

    Santova was another huge personal development journey for two very simple reasons – I knew nothing about logistics and I’d never worked for a listed company. Santova is a highly complex specialist international trade solutions business. My only instructions from the CEO were to develop business – simple?

    Santova changed me more then I it. It now feels normal to wear a collared top and tie each day, and I’m far stronger working operationally and through processes. I worked hard, and for long hours. It was difficult and frustrating but a valuable part of my career.

  • Crashdetech

    Head of Business Development

    CrashDetech is a revolutionary and award-winning life-saving app that aims to save lives through reducing emergency response times and inefficiencies in medical emergencies.

    Creating, developing and commercializing CrashDetech is one of my proudest accomplishments. I learnt that I’m a social entrepreneur and really do care about my society and people. CrashDetech allows me to save lives without being a doctor.

  • Wellvest

    Co-founder & CEO

    Wellvest was my first venture. I started the company whilst trying to bag a gig at a corporate. I believe bringing healthy brain food to the office can boost productivity, improve wellness and help companies improve their bottom lines. I targeted the financial sector I’d studied for so long and encouraged them to provide their employees with daily parcels of fresh fruit. It was a low-cost strategy to improve employee’s health, happiness and hunger. We sponsored an orphanage delivering fresh fruit to their kids, and encouraged our clients to do the same using us as the vehicle.

  • Failed CFA attempt

    (Not once, but twice)

    Attempting the CFA programme was a roller-coaster ride. I enjoyed the content, I enjoyed the exhilaration of exam day, and most of all I enjoyed whacking the keys of my reverse polish notation calculator at jet speed thinking I’m the next wolf of Wall street. Truthfully, finance is not my passion and I failed CFA 1 twice. It hurt at the time. I felt embarrassed and ashamed, but eventually I moved past and was able to take the positives away from this experience. I developed discipline, I learnt to look at logic, and I acquired the skill to pick myself up when ever something defeated me.

  • UNISA

    Class of 2012

    UNISA presented unprecedented scale and diversity of opportunity. Completing a full-time degree whilst studying part time (before and after work) across multiple disciplines pushed me to expand, challenge, and adjust my worldview. I realized finance wasn’t my calling pretty quickly but persevered to prove even when things don’t come naturally, they are still possible. My time at UNISA exercised my creative muscle, sparked my obsession with innovating solutions and strengthened my tolerance to adversity.

  • Michaelhouse

    Class of 2008

    I’m grateful for these five years away from home. Michaelhouse was where I learned how to articulate my ideas, compete fiercely but with humility in competitive events, fell in love with learning, facilitated service events for the local community, preform in front of full crowds as a pianist, and discovered a passion for innovation. It is also where I began my first entrepreneurial venture.

This is the company logo of Bragjob

Bragjob

Founder & CEO

Bragjob is a technology business development solution and my way to make any impact to stimulate small businesses in South Africa. We partner with awesome entrepreneurs and build their digital presence. We go out on risk to help startup’s position themselves correctly so they can have better relationships with their customers and grow online revenue. We are very hands on but constantly developing our own technology so we can automate more processes to reach and grow more startups who need us to help.

This is the company logo of Santova Limited.

Santova Limited

Logistics Executive

Santova was another huge personal development journey for two very simple reasons – I knew nothing about logistics and I’d never worked for a listed company. Santova is a highly complex specialist international trade solutions business. My only instructions from the CEO were to develop business – simple?

Santova changed me more then I it. It now feels normal to wear a collared top and tie each day, and I’m far stronger working operationally and through processes. I worked hard, and for long hours. It was difficult and frustrating but a valuable part of my career.

This is the company logo of CrashDetech

Crashdetech

Head of business development

CrashDetech is a revolutionary and award-winning life-saving app that aims to save lives through reducing emergency response times and inefficiencies in medical emergencies. Creating, developing and commercializing CrashDetech is one of my proudest accomplishments. I learnt that I’m a social entrepreneur and really do care about my society and people. CrashDetech allows me to save lives without being a doctor.

This is the company logo of Wellvest

Wellvest

Co-founder & CEO

Wellvest was my first venture. I started the company whilst trying to bag a gig at a corporate. I believe bringing healthy brain food to the office can boost productivity, improve wellness and help companies improve their bottom lines. I targeted the financial sector I’d studied for so long and encouraged them to provide their employees with daily parcels of fresh fruit. It was a low-cost strategy to improve employee’s health, happiness and hunger. We sponsored an orphanage delivering fresh fruit to their kids, and encouraged our clients to do the same using us as the vehicle.

This is the company logo of the CFA Institute

Failed CFA attempt

(Not once, but twice)

Attempting the CFA programme was a roller-coaster ride. I enjoyed the content, I enjoyed the exhilaration of exam day, and most of all I enjoyed whacking the keys of my reverse polish notation calculator at jet speed thinking I’m the next wolf of Wall street. Truthfully, finance is not my passion and I failed CFA 1 twice. It hurt at the time. I felt embarrassed and ashamed, but eventually I moved past and was able to take the positives away from this experience. I developed discipline, I learnt to look at logic, and I acquired the skill to pick myself up when ever something defeated me.

Image of the entrance of UNISA taken in the evening

UNISA

Class of 2012

UNISA presented unprecedented scale and diversity of opportunity. Completing a full-time degree whilst studying part time (before and after work) across multiple disciplines pushed me to expand, challenge, and adjust my worldview. I realized finance wasn’t my calling pretty quickly but persevered to prove even when things don’t come naturally, they are still possible. My time at UNISA exercised my creative muscle, sparked my obsession with innovating solutions and strengthened my tolerance to adversity.

Image of the main entrance and chapel at Michaelhouse

Michaelhouse

Class of 2008

I’m grateful for these five years away from home. Michaelhouse was where I learned how to articulate my ideas, compete fiercely but with humility in competitive events, fell in love with learning, facilitated service events for the local community, preform in front of full crowds as a pianist, and discovered a passion for innovation. It is also where I began my first entrepreneurial venture.

What I've recently completed
What I've recently completed
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Cool things I'm proud to have done

Giving back to the community.

I’m always advocating that entrepreneurship is one of the best platforms to facilitate positive change.

I remember a  road incident which affected delivery for that day. Our customers were not going to receive their daily order, and it started to feel like a pretty gloomy morning. I didn’t want the fruit to go to waste though, so I researched for an orphanage in my area and found New Jerusalem Children’s Home. I’ll never forget phoning them, feeling so nervous to ask if I could come drop off some fruit  for their kids which I couldn’t sell to clients. They accepted my offer. I’ll never forget the appreciation and happiness of these kids when dropping off the crates of fruit later that day. It made me realize these kids need this.

 

That day I put a new program in place – Wellvest would continue delivering fruit to New Jerusalem Children’s Home and challenge other companies to invest in the wellness of our youth by doing the same. All they needed to do was purchase the fruit and Wellvest would deliver it to the chosen organisation.

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Cool things I'm proud to have done

Giving back to the community.

I’m always advocating that entrepreneurship is one of the best platforms to facilitate positive change.

I remember a  road incident which affected delivery for that day. Our customers were not going to receive their daily order, and it started to feel like a pretty gloomy morning. I didn’t want the fruit to go to waste though, so I researched for an orphanage in my area and found New Jerusalem Children’s Home. I’ll never forget phoning them, feeling so nervous to ask if I could come drop off some fruit  for their kids which I couldn’t sell to clients. They accepted my offer. I’ll never forget the appreciation and happiness of these kids when dropping off the crates of fruit later that day. It made me realize these kids need this.

 

That day I put a new program in place – Wellvest would continue delivering fruit to New Jerusalem Children’s Home and challenge other companies to invest in the wellness of our youth by doing the same. All they needed to do was purchase the fruit and Wellvest would deliver it to the chosen organisation.

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