About Us

IQbusiness boldly challenges the status quo.

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WHO WE ARE

IQbusiness is the leading independent management consulting firm in South Africa, helping clients overcome their business challenges and achieve sustainable growth. Since 1998, we have been enabling banks, insurance companies, retailers, and others to take their products to market faster, improve customer satisfaction, upskill teams, eliminate waste, and strengthen governance and compliance.

Drawing on our core strengths – consulting, research and contracting – we use this flexible approach to solve clients’ problems by providing innovative, fast, and cost-effective solutions, backed by teams with real expertise and proven experience. We boldly challenge the status quo, and as architects of transformation, we help businesses reimagine change as an opportunity for growth.

While we are a for-profit company, our purpose exists far beyond the bottom line. As a certified B Corporation, we are committed to using business as a force for good by helping people, organisations, and the entire African continent to grow.

Proudly South African, IQbusiness is headquartered in Johannesburg, with an office in Cape Town. We have a dedicated social investment wing and a level 3 B-BBEE status.

 

OUR HISTORY

IQbusiness, previously The IQ Business Group, was founded in 1998 by a talented group of individuals from the world’s top consulting companies, on the foundation of professional and service excellence. Together, they identified a need in the market that could be met with the careful combination of business analysis and technology.

The company exceeded its original growth projections, and it soon became a magnet for talented individuals. Despite the IT market experiencing a downturn at the time, operations were successfully established around the world, including the United States, Australia, and Africa. In 2011, the African arm was renamed and rebranded as IQbusiness.

At IQbusiness, we are problem-solvers who never accept that something can’t be done. We think beyond IT and technology, applying creative approaches to stubborn challenges. Whether these obstacles can be tackled by leveraging research from IQbusiness and our partners, assigning our teams to design and implement solutions, or deploying point expertise to fill a skills gap, we ensure our clients grow. We help them overcome their business difficulties, no matter what they are.

MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS

In addition to our continued organic growth initiatives, IQbusiness as a proudly South African technology centric, strategic growth orientated and challenger brand, has appetite for select mergers and acquisitions of companies which will allow us to strategically fast track growth, diversify and evolve our business.

In doing so, we aim to better serve and fulfill our purpose to grow people, grow business and grow Africa.

As the largest South African independently owned management consulting firm, IQbusiness’ vision is to become Africa’s largest professional and knowledge-based services provider to corporate clients.

We seek to invest in and/or merge with businesses in the following market segments:

  • Management and Technology Consulting, Contracting and Services including Strategy, People, Process, Systems/Technology, Risk, Compliance and Research;
  • Business Process or Knowledge Based Outsourcing/Managed Services or Operations;
  • Third party or proprietary Product, Software Solutions or Value Added Resellers.

IQbusiness has a level 3 B-BBEE score with a high energy, owner managed entrepreneurial culture backed by strong institutional shareholders.

We hold ourselves to the highest possible ethical values and professional standards and are the proud recipients of the Conscious Companies award for 2018; in addition to being the largest South African certified B Corporation recognising our commitment to use business as a force for good.

To find out more regarding mergers and acquisitions, please contact John Mather, our M&A Director, on jmather@iqbusiness.net.


MEET OUR TEAM

Our experienced, quality management teams and talented, creative individuals strive to deliver value in everything we do. Here’s a closer look at the force that drives IQbusiness. 

Adam Craker
Chief Executive Officer

Corrie Verburg
Chief Financial Officer

Tom Pienaar
Managing Partner – Client Development

Karl-Heinz Wessinger
Managing Partner – Technology

Biase De Gregorio
Managing Partner – Agile

Dean Jennison
Managing Partner – Risk, Analytics and Sustainability (RAS)

Beth McGuinness
Managing Partner – Data and Analytics

Wayne Human
Managing Partner – Process Innovation

David Nel
Managing Partner – Human Performance

Sally-Anne Jansen
Associate Partner – Research and Knowledge Management

Rafael Rodriguez
Associate Partner – Digital

Jakobus Wilken
Managing Partner and Regional Executive - Cape Town

Lizette Akker
Associate Partner – Customer Experience Management (CEM)

Annabel Bean
Associate Partner – Retail

Natalie Matthews
Managing Executive – Payments and Card

Caryn Davies
Managing Partner – Risk, Analytics and Sustainability (RAS)