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Donovan Gaddin

Nickname: 'Don'

Technical Marketing Entrepreneur


Currently resides in: Gauteng, South Africa

Born 05-08-1983 in Johannesburg South Africa

Don is the owner of myfingertips.org, The Support Desk and The Domain Bureau. He is the Chief Operations Officer of Essence of Eden (Pty) Ltd t/a The Water and Advanced Wellness. Recently Don has joined the Go Buy Local team as the Technical Director.

Contact details

theworld@myfingertips.co.za


Web presence

Business Address

Randpark, Randburg, South Africa, 2194


Professional Portfolios

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Vintage Tower

in Website Design

The Theatre on the Track

in Website Design

Professional details

Current Position(s)

Technical Director | Go Buy Local (Pty) Ltd
Johannesburg, South Africa | 2017 - present

Online Media, Internet and E-Commerce

System development. Business management.


Owner | The Support Desk (Pty) Ltd
Johannesburg, South Africa | 2017 - present

Entrepreneurship and Small Business

Business registrations and consulting. Desktop and mobile support. International remote technical administration.


Owner | The Domain Bureau (Pty) Ltd
Johannesburg, South Africa | 2017 - present

Online Media, Internet and E-Commerce

Top-level domain management. Online security management and consulting. Systems design, development and programming.


Chief Operations Officer | Essence of Eden (Pty) Ltd t/a The Water
Johannesburg, South Africa | 2016 - present

Medical, Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals

Operations. Logistics. Accounts management. Research and development. Sales and marketing administration. Design.


Owner | myfingertips.org
Johannesburg, South Africa | 2008 - present

Online Media, Internet and E-Commerce

Domain hosting specialists. Joomla CMS management. IT management. IT consulting. Managed dedicated hosting and support.


Previous Position(s)

Account Executive / Brand Consultant | My Wardrobe Promotions
Johannesburg, South Africa | 2009 - December 2014

Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations

Ensuring clients are happy and brands are promoted, whatever it takes!


Executive Personal Assistant | Upavon Management
Johannesburg, South Africa | 2008 - 2009

Travel, Tourism and Hospitality

Event administration and planning
Assist the CEO and MD with their requirements
Conference assistance
Travel booking and administration
Liaise with sponsors, exhibitors and delegates


Sales Executive / Systems and Training Administrator | Euro Steel
Johannesburg, South Africa | 2004 - 2008

Manufacturing and Industrial

Ensuring that sales are always on the up.
Ensuring the staff are sufficiently trained to be the best.
Breaking, fixing and upgrading the CRM / ERP systems


Service Consultant | Siemens Ltd
Johannesburg, South Africa | 2002 - 2004

ICT and Telecommunications

Call center administration
Logging and coordinating of technical faults
Basic telephone support for Siemens PABX systems


Warehouse Assistant | Safety Smart
Johannesburg, South Africa | 1999 - 2001

Consumer Goods, Fashion and Retail

Assist warehouse management with stock control
Despatch assistance
General admin

Educational history

Secondary

Damelin Randburg, Johannesburg, South Africa (2001)
King Edward VII School, Johannesburg, South Africa (2000)

Tertiary

Damelin

Johannesburg, South Africa | January 2001 - December 2001

Front Line and Public Relations - Public Relations

Achievements

Awards

Outstanding Achievement in Poetry | 2007

Trophy and Medal awarded personally in Las Vegas by the International Society of Poets

Outstanding Achievement in Poetry | 2004

Trophy and Medal awarded by the International Society of Poets

Outstanding Achievement in Poetry | 2006

Trophy and Medal awarded by the International Society of Poets

Other Achievements

Temp of the Month | 2001

First place

Siemens | 2002

Performance Beyond Expectation

Siemens | 2002

Best Team Performer

Activities

Memberships

African Labour Law Society

Domain admin, 2017 - present

Website and online membership management,

South African Society of Labour Law

Domain admin, 2015 - present

SASLAW website and online membership admin.

Fourways Chamber of Commerce

Member, 2017 - present

The place where great people, ideas and opportunities meet.

International Society of Poets

Honorary Member, 2001 - 2007

For outstanding achievements in poetry. Sadly disbanded when the founder past in 2007.

Felipe Malaga Fund

Technical and Fund Administrator, December 2012 - 2013

Please support the Felipe Malaga Fund. Details available at www.sagra.co.za

community

The Caylum Willemse Foundation

Domain and website sponsor, 2017 - present

TOF/OA awareness.

Help Reece Foundation

Domain and website sponsor, 2016 - present

Gorlin-Goltz syndrome awareness.

Rainbows and Smiles

Domain and website sponsor, 2015 - present

Supporting kids with cancer.

Pay It Forward Incentive

Link in the chain, 2014 - present

Spreading the love and joy around the world!

My Fingertips NPO

Manager, 2012 - present

Free business and systems support for underprivileged entrepreneurs.

SAGRA

Web and medical administrator, 2012 - 2014

The South African Gravity Racing Association - Safety First!

Island Cove Resident's Association

Co-founder and administrator, 2011 - 2013

Sticking together to stay safe!

Testimonials

Karen Choice

"WOW thank YOU very much for the order. Feeling like Christmas…
So exciting to unpack, & everybody ecstatic with their jackets. Even the pens are beautiful quality for cost & love the memory sticks.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
" - 2014

Ruth Hamilton

"I LOVE IT! Thank you so much!
You're a wizard! Really appreciate all your expertise!
" - 2013

Amit, Craig and Nimrod

"Thank you for your outstanding support in 2013. We look forward to another year of partnering." - 2014

Ulf Kahmann

"On behalf of (Siemens) management a big thank you! It is good to have someone like you on our side." - 2002

Jenny Foome

"Thank you very much for our gifts as well as the continued good service experienced throughout 2010. " - 2010

Clare Fincham

"Thanks so much for coming to help! What would we do with out you! I really appreciate the help you give me." - 2011

Gabrielle Murray-Roberts

"thank you so so much, Felipes sister and girlfriend are really appreciative of what you have done. Thanks again" - 2012

Candice Bouwer

"thank you SO much, without your help this would've not been possible. " - 2012

Tom Smith

"Thanks Donovan for helping us - I really appreciate your commitment to us" - 2013

Mike Schein

"Thank you so much! I really appreciate all your help!
" - 2013

Richard Dweza

"Thank you soooo much for your help!Really appreciate all the effort you're putting into the admin of sagra." - 2013

Tyrone Challis

"Thank you so much for everything you have done Donovan. I really appreciate it. " - 2013

Nick Pruim

"Thanks so much for all the help Don, much appreciated." - 2013

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