Darlene Menzies

Chief Executive Officer

2010 winner of the South African Innovator Entrepreneur of the year, Darlene is a technology innovator and serial entrepreneur with 15 years corporate IT experience.

She founded her first software company The Development House (TDH), in 2004. TDH is an innovative software business which develops mobile and web-based solutions for emerging markets. Darlene is a seasoned entrepreneur with experience in raising significant venture capital funding and knowledge on what it takes overcome the enormous challenges of establishing a successful enterprise.

She has used this experience over the past 10 years to develop practical, easy-to-use software tools for the global small business market. Some of these include the award winning SMEasy and finfind.

In addition to her accomplishments, she was awarded KZN ICT Person of the year in 2011, top 5 finalist for SA ICT Person of the year alongside Microsoft MD, and has been recognised by Swiss-based STARS Group as a future Global Leader.

With her life’s motto “to live an extraordinary life you must resist an ordinary approach”, Darlene is well on her way to transcending even more boundaries.

Session: Financial Management

Friday, 04 September