J.W. Oliver was born in France, an avid traveler who enjoys seeing the world.
Ken has years of extensive snr management experience running dozens of companies.
Eric is passionate about Continuous Improvement, Leadership & Development.
VP Sales & Marketing
Rob Garber is the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Global BP Solutions LLC.
Goodwell O. Katuta
IT Systems Director
Goodwell is a skilful IT Professional with a unique set of skills acquired over 10 years.
Harare Office Coordinator
Heidi Tafireyi is an experienced accounting proffesional.
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Kenneth was born in Zimbabwe during the civil war, which catapulted him into an era of social change and the birth of cultural integration in the country which he was raised and loves.
As a young entrepreneur Ken founded the West Group, a FMCG importer and distributor in 1991 which he has grown today to be a diverse company with its focus, since 2006, in real estate and property development in Zimbabwe. He has many years of extensive senior management experience in running dozens of companies that have included food distribution, beverage bottling as well as Chairing various operating management teams and boards of directors and shareholders. He has had more than 20 partnerships and shareholdings in businesses in Zimbabwe, South Africa and internationally.
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J.W. Oliver was born in France the son of a proud, hard-working Air Force Master Sergeant North Carolinian and a Texan mother who raised 4 kids and taught us to love Jesus above all. Spent most of his life in Texas, where he and his wife married in 1994 and raised two children who both love the Lord. Lives part time in Mexico, and anywhere else he can find free lodging. Has loved all his dogs, but Oscar is King. Has the most perfect wife, none can compare.
As an entrepreneur since age 12 reselling “Pop-Rocks” from his middle school locker, he has started up more than a dozen companies from the medical digital imaging, an international resort property management company to a skateboard park. (last one was a quick failure)
He is an avid traveler who enjoys seeing the world. Has traveled to 5 of 7 continents, but has no desire to see the cold of Antarctica! Sees an opportunity in every obstacle. Holds a multi-engine/Instrument pilots license but can’t afford the gas. Was a file paper away from a Master’s degree(life got in the way). Completed two ½ Iron-Men races, six Half-Marathons, hiked 6 days from Cusco to Machu Picchu all after the age of 48. He loves to see others laugh and desires most of all to encourage others and show them Jesus.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in you sail. Explore. Dream. Discover. – Mark Twain
More about Rob
Promoting positive solutions and economic growth in the US and abroad.
Rob Garber is the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Global BP Solutions LLC. Responsible for developing strategic sales plans and marketing ideas that will promote growth and customer satisfaction, he works closely with our team in Harare to insure a positive outcome for our customers. He got his degree in business from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls Texas and proceeded to work in the fast-paced world of sales. Starting out in retail sales in college, outside sales in the waste management industry, VP of Sales in the natural stone business and then dental equipment sales, as the Director of digital x-ray sales, has given him over 25 years of sales experience. In this time, he has learned one very valuable lesson, if you create an environment where you are building new relationships and friendships then the sales come easily!
Passionate about his family and faith, he loves to spend time with his family creating smiles, laughter and lasting memories. Rob met his wife in college and then married in 1994. He has a daughter in college and a son in high school. Hobbies naturally involve family activities such as hiking trails and outdoor activities, playing board/card games and traveling to see new sites and adventures.
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Penelope has over 12 years experience in Accounting and Audit with a solid background in accounting up to financial reporting, asset management and audit. She has a convincing track record of good teamwork, having worked with several teams over the span of her career. She did her Articles of Clerkship at KPMG Chartered Accountants where she worked with financial institutions. Thereafter she worked at a company listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange first in Internal Audit then Finance Department. This afforded her experience in agriculture, manufacturing and retail.
Penelope has a passion for community service and is a member of Rotary International. Her hobbies include travelling and playing golf.
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Goodwell O. Katuta is a skilful IT Professional with a unique set of skills acquired over 10 years. His experience as a technical lead began in Zimbabwe at a fast paced innovative information and communication technology company providing services to over a 1000 clients. With a great passion of technology and systems, he then worked in Afghanistan doing IT Administration and setting networks under a U.N contractor in the military department. The environment exposed him to N.A.T.O military grade equipment which is a touch of class, security being important above all. He exceeded in performance and was offered a chance in Military Food Supply Department this time under U.N in Sudan where he became an IT Specialist and Consultant. This was a more challenging position due to weekly air travels to Chad as well implementing new systems and training users.
In all the travelling and movements, he became more obsessed to Systems Security and pursued it at a greater level where he went around almost in every city and region in Sudan & Chad implementing security, firewalls, virtualized servers, wireless systems, radio equipment and warehousing packages. This well-rounded up background allows me to make strategic decisions in line with customer requirements and business goals fully in FMCG, IT Communications, Hospitality, Transport & Logistics, etc.
"Whatever a human mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve"
More about Heidi
She is a young passionate lady with a good listening ear, a kind heart and gentle smile that radiates her character. She has a strong flare for communicating with people from all walks of life. She is a firm but fair leader who understands and appreciates the value of teamwork within an organization. She fully dedicates her all to delivering set goals and ensuring excellence at all times.
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Eric was born in Texas, USA and was raised in the small farming town of Texico, New Mexico. He is a results oriented executive bringing 25 years of global Consulting, Program Management, Human Resources, Mergers & Acquisitions and Engineering Management experience. Eric is passionate about Continuous Improvement, Leadership and Organizational Development. He has been a frequent speaker and panelist in Shared Services and Outsourcing and has received several industry awards. Eric has managed $200M P&L, large-scale construction projects, improved hundreds of processes, revolutionized organizational culture & strategy and led large organizations to achieve excellence.
Eric met his wife in high school and has been married for 27 years and is the proud father of 6 kids. He has 1 son and 5 daughters, including 18 year old quadruplets.
Eric enjoys running and competing in triathlons. He has completed over 75 events, including 5 marathons and 1 Ironman Triathlon. He is also a community theatre actor and loves to be on stage.
"Your smile is your logo, your personality is your business card, how you leave others feeling after an experience with you becomes your trademark." Joel Osteen