Our Team2021-07-01T12:14:39+00:00

OUR TEAM

RENE JOHNSON
RENE JOHNSONIndependent Financial Adviser, Founding CC Member

Rene Johnson founded the company in 2001, after accumulating years of experience in the Financial Services Industry. Her focus has always been to remain an Independent Financial Advisor, and this culture of independence and objectivity has been transferred to the younger members of staff.

Rene is involved in a wide array of financial planning aspects for all clients, where she specializes in investment and life advice.
Rene enjoys reading, and is always keen to share her latest read with the rest of the office. When she is not reading, Rene enjoys birdwatching, cooking and spending time with her family.

MICHAEL TOMAS, CFP ®
MICHAEL TOMAS, CFP ®Independent Financial Adviser, CC Member

Michael joined Ternary in May 2001. With his focus on education, he has subsequently completed his studies towards a Diploma in Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management from UNISA, a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration from UCT’s Graduate School of Business and a Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Planning from the University of the Free State. He is a CFP® professional. He also completed his Advanced Post Graduate Diploma in Estate Planning at the University of the Free State.

Michael uses his years of experience to focus on investment, retirement, financial and estate planning. He acts as an independent trustee on a variety of trusts. He also gives advice on business insurance and employee benefits for businesses.
Michael is always keen to continue his learning and studying, as he believes you are never too old to learn.

Michael loves to spend time with his wife and two boys and is most happy if he can be outdoors to try and squeeze in at least one or two braais a week.

DANIE LOUW, CFP®
DANIE LOUW, CFP®Independent Financial Adviser, CC Member

Danie joined Ternary in May 2019.  He is a Certified Financial Planner with a post-graduate diploma in Financial Planning. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology, BA(Hons) and MBA, majoring in entrepreneurship.

He joined the financial services industry in 2006 and has since then built his career around supporting and consulting to leading independent financial planning businesses. His belief in putting the client first squarely supports Ternary’s value proposition which, as you know, is built on independent and objective advice.

Danie is a keen mountain biker and hiker and prefers to play outside. He is happily married to Jozanne who is a successful architect and together they have two children, Yvette and Stefan.

JENNIFER TOMAS
JENNIFER TOMASOperations Manager

After starting in the Independent Financial Services Industry in 2007, Jennifer built up a vast amount of knowledge and experience as an Administrative Assistant, she joined Ternary in 2011 as Administrative Assistant and promoted to Office Manager.

In 2013 Jennifer took some time to spend with her two newborn boys and rejoined the workforce again in 2015. She was appointed as an Assistant in the Shared Services Department and promoted to National Shared Services Manager where she let her team through structural and operational changes with great success.

In August 2017 she returned home, home is where the heart is and that is with Ternary. She was appointed as the Operational Manager.

Jennifer takes pride in growing individuals, personally and professionally. She believes that working as a team you can achieve greatness.

LIZELLE LOUW
LIZELLE LOUWParaplanner

Lizelle joined Ternary in April 2020 as a Paraplanner. Her focus is to support the financial planners in their task to provide accurate and transparent advice to clients. Her position also focuses on maintaining a good relationship between Ternary, product providers and clients.

Lizelle holds a Honours degree in BCom Financial Management and will continue her studies in 2021 by studying towards the Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Planning.

Lizelle enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, going for a run and visiting the beautiful Cape Winelands area. She is a gym enthusiast and believes that physical and mental health are of equal importance. She believes that time spent with people, be it friends, family, clients or colleagues, grows and drives her as an individual.

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