Jul 27, 2012
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Full Name: Brian Timperley
Position: MD and cofounder of Turrito Networks
Main Activity of the Company: Turrito Networks is a converged communications and cloud computing service provider
Date and Place of Birth: July 12, 1978, Johannesburg
Education: National diploma in information technology, systems and software development, Natal Institute of Technology
First Job: Sales executive at Nashua
Career History Prior to Current Position: Business development director at ISP, key accounts manager at Internet Solutions and business development at Quickcut
Size of First Pay Packet: R3 500 a month
First Job with Present Group: MD
Value of Assets under Your Control: Not disclosed
Number of People under Your Leadership: 25
Management Style: Open door, participative
Personal Best Achievement: Touring overseas to play squash
Professional Best Achievement: Starting our business from scratch
Person Who Has Had the Biggest Influence on Your Life: My gorgeous wife
Person Who Has Had the Biggest Influence on Your Career: Not disclosed
Person You Would Most Like to Meet: Jeremy Clarkson – to drive a lap in the reasonably priced car
Businessperson Who Has Impressed You Most: Steve Jobs
Philosophy of Life: Good decisions come from maturity, and maturity comes from bad decisions
Biggest Ever Opportunity: JSE-listed company MICROmega Holdings backing our business
Biggest Ever Disappointment: All my attempts in the kitchen
Hope for the Future: That South Africa gets a grip on crime
Favourite Reading: Andy McNab and biographies
Favourite TV Programme: Top Gear (the British version)
Favourite Food/Drink: A good steak/a cold Heineken
Favourite Music: Very diverse – I am a big fan of our local talent
Favourite Sport: Squash
Favourite Website: TheBrowser.com, Twitter
Hobbies: Golf, DIY, travel
Pets: Boston terriers – Meatball and Lola
Miscellaneous Dislikes: Poor service
Favourite Other South African Company: FNB and Nandos – world-class advertising
Favourite Foreign Company: Apple
Married: To Kara Cahill since October 2009
Children: I will be brave enough one day.
Clubs: Old Johannian Association
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