Our Team

As the global leader in on-demand audit talent, our team is committed to help audit firms realise their goals by redefining their workforce strategy.

Darren Isaacs
Darren Isaacs

Founder & CEO

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Paul Emery
Paul Emery

CXO

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Kevin Kletz
Kevin Kletz

COO

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Pieter Strydom
Pieter Strydom

Head of Product

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Ryan Najmulski
Ryan Najmulski

Client Success Manager

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Matthew Keevy
Matthew Keevy

Client Success Manager

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Robert Betts
Robert Betts

Community Manager

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Alisha Nadasen
Alisha Nadasen

Journey Advocate

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Cristina Dela Tonga
Cristina Dela Tonga

Community Associate

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Kathryn Olsen
Kathryn Olsen

Office Manager

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Kubendran Sigamoney
Kubendran Sigamoney

Engagement Manager

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Dana Naidoo
Dana Naidoo

Engagement Manager

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Seth Gordon
Seth Gordon

Engagement Manager

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Jennifer Lebethe
Jennifer Lebethe

Engagement Manager

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Carly Choffo
Carly Choffo

Marketing Manager

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Darren Isaacs
Darren Isaacs

Founder & CEO

Darren is on a mission with his team at Makosi to change the way public accounting firms deliver work. This requires our clients to go global and on-demand with resourcing strategies, operate virtually as well as forge automation and data analytics strategies. His mantra is "get your hands dirty, figure things out, keep it simple and never give up."

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Paul Emery
Paul Emery

CXO

At the age of 28, Paul rode a motorcycle around the world. While he was riding, he thought about quitting almost every day. But despite the bad weather, brushes with the law, mental and physical fatigue, he kept going. Today, Paul puts that perseverance to work as a member of the Makosi leadership team by delivering exceptional service and experiences to our clients.

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Kevin Kletz
Kevin Kletz

COO

Kevin is an experienced finance and operations executive with a varied industry background including real estate, sports & entertainment and financial services. He ensures that our teams are able to consistently deliver to our clients in a compliant and effective manner.

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Pieter Strydom
Pieter Strydom

Head of Product

As a technology entrepreneur and former external auditor at Ernst & Young, Pieter uses his knowledge and experience to provide clients with technology they want. By leveraging industry leading product development practices, UX/UI design thinking, robotic process automation and AI, we’re building product to accelerate innovation in the audit industry.

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Ryan Najmulski
Ryan Najmulski

Client Success Manager

Ryan Najmulski has worked closely with audit, advisory, and financial services firms for over 8 years. After receiving his degree in marketing and finance, he lived in New York City and worked at a Fortune 500 company helping c-suite leaders with talent solutions. After New York City, Ryan lived in Bermuda and partnered with Big 4 and global reinsurance firms on projects and hiring related to accounting and finance initiatives. Ryan brings in-depth experience and a consultative approach to help audit leaders with workforce strategy and talent solutions. He currently resides in Denver, Colorado with his wife and red husky and is an outdoors enthusiast.

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Matthew Keevy
Matthew Keevy

Client Success Manager

Matthew is a chartered accountant and gained three years of external audit experience at KPMG South Africa followed by three years in the private sector where he oversaw operations. This has allowed him to be uniquely placed to understand how to balance our clients' accounting needs with their day-to-day operational business. He is focused on collaboration amongst team members, achieving quality results and reminding those around him that “discipline equals freedom”.

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Robert Betts
Robert Betts

Community Manager

Robert is a career consultant to Chartered Accountants with global experience within international consulting groups based in UK, South Africa, Bermuda and Cayman Islands. With more than 10 years’ combined experience in the accounting and recruitment industry, he's uniquely placed to understand both the consultants and client by identifying top talent for our international client base.

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Alisha Nadasen
Alisha Nadasen

Journey Advocate

Alisha is deeply passionate about people and their development. She’s been with Ernst & Young for 7 years and spent most of her time within the learning and development space, upskilling and coaching both aspiring and qualified chartered accountants. She thrives on creating the most exceptional journey from start to finish for our community members, while pushing them to constantly be the best version of themselves.

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Cristina Dela Tonga
Cristina Dela Tonga

Community Associate

With her management consulting background, and a proven track-record of delivering as a business development specialist, Christina helps find and recruit the best talent from important global talent clusters ensuring that our clients are always able to access the best talent, no matter where they are.

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Kathryn Olsen
Kathryn Olsen

Office Manager

With a strong support and administrative background, Kathryn allows the team to move quicker, which in turn allows the team to move quicker for our clients.

Kubendran Sigamoney
Kubendran Sigamoney

Engagement Manager

Kubendran is an experienced audit manager, with strong professional experience in Internal Audit, External Audit, US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), IFRS and Income Tax. Kubendran has worked on several audit projects across the US, including New York, Florida and California. He's passionate about delivering the most professional and effective audit engagements to our clients.

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Dana Naidoo
Dana Naidoo

Engagement Manager

As a Chartered Accountant with 6+ years audit experience in sectors including real estate, manufacturing, retail and non-profit organisations, Dana manages high performing audit teams for our clients. Dana is passionate about building meaningful relationships with our clients and auditors, and empowers our auditors to operate at their full potential.

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Seth Gordon
Seth Gordon

Engagement Manager

Seth is a Chartered Accountant and former EY audit manager, with 4+ years of external and digital audit experience. With his varied industry experience gained on multinational audits in the manufacturing, real estate and technology sectors, Seth is able to thrive in high-pressure, deadline-driven environments, where he helps our audit teams successfully deliver on challenging and complex audits.

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Jennifer Lebethe
Jennifer Lebethe

Engagement Manager

Jennifer is a former Deloitte audit manager, with over 4 year's experience, having worked across various industries including financial services, manufacturing and technology in South Africa as well as in Boston, Massachusetts. When she's not managing high-performing audit teams for our clients, Jennifer helps drive Makosi's impact initiatives forward.

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Carly Choffo
Carly Choffo

Marketing Manager

Carly is an experienced marketing and business development professional with over 4 year's experience building brands and driving business growth. Carly is passionate about creating meaningful and insightful content for our clients, helping them take advantage of opportunities and thrive in challenging business environments.

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Advisory Board

Richard Fisher
Richard Fisher

Retired CHRO, EisnerAmper

David Madden
David Madden

Intelligent Automation

Wayne Kaplan
Wayne Kaplan

Retired Managing Partner, Grant Thornton

Richard Fisher
Richard Fisher

Retired CHRO, EisnerAmper

David Madden
David Madden

Intelligent Automation

Wayne Kaplan
Wayne Kaplan

Retired Managing Partner, Grant Thornton