Homecoming Revolution is made up of a unique team of marketing and recruitment individuals.

We are business strategists who have university degrees in marketing, commerce, psychology and human resources. Most importantly we are creative hunters, strong salespeople and good listeners.

Our resourcing specialists have an intricate understanding of the nuances of recruiting talent in different countries across the continent.

They have deep experience from both agency and business-side and have worked across South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Botswana, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Uganda, Mozambique, Angola, United States of America and the United Kingdom.

Angel Jones

Chief Executive Officer

Angel was vice-Head girl of Roedean School and then graduated with a BA Economics & English from UCT.  She spent 7 years in London working for M&C Saatchi Advertising.  She returned home in 2000 to co-found  Morrisjones Advertising where she created the kulula.com brand and major campaigns for Discovery, Southern Sun, Appletiser and Wimpy. Her business won Financial Mail’s Small Agency of the Year in 2004 and 2005.  Angel was the founder of Homecoming Revolution in 2003. She sold her ad business in 2013 and then stepped fulltime into Homecoming Revolution as CEO.

Angel’s accolades include President Thabo Mbeki State of the Nation mention 2004, Roedean Centenary Keynote 2005, Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur Awards finalist 2007, African Leadership Network New Generation Leader 2011, Top 50 Founding Female Founders 2019 and SABC/Shoprite Checkers Woman of the Year Award in Media 2004

Faye Tessendorf

Managing Director

After graduating from Rhodes University in Psychology and Honours in Organisational Consulting,  Faye started her career at Robert Walters in London where she recruited top talent for some of the world’s largest Investment Banks. She was an integral part of the Lehman Brothers administration team and was awarded Top Biller across the firm during the 2008 recession.

Robert Walters transferred Faye to their Johannesburg office in 2011 to scale the SA business. She was then headhunted to work at BAIN where she was responsible for all experienced as well as Ivy League MBA hires.

Faye joined Standard Bank CIB Human Resources in 2013 and was responsible for strategic talent management across 21 countries on the continent. Her role involved working across London, New York, South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Cote d’ Ivoire, Mozambique, Ethiopia and Angola.  Faye is a seasoned HR professional with expertise in Organisational Design and Strategy.

Karl Gebhardt

Financial Director

Karl started his career with Colgate Palmolive, before joining Fugro as the CFO. From there he moved to the MD role at Stratfin. Karl is CIMA registered and he has his MAP from WBS.

Thulani Tokwe

Associate

Thulani was a Recruiter at Expo Direct and then joined Only The Best Recruitment as a Recruitment Specialist. She has headhunted many senior executives across FMCG, Retail, Supply Chain & Logistics, and Health. Thulani has her BCom in Marketing Management from UJ.

Kelsey Gauld

Manager: Talent & Brand

Kelsey spent 3 years abroad teaching with EPIK and working within the EdTech space. She then returned home to join LearnLight.  She has placed many senior executives across Fintech, Advisory, Insurance and Non-profit. Kelsey has her BA in Political Science & Philosophy and her BA Honours in International Relations from UCT.

Gia Kalk

Headhunter

Gia began her career as a copywriter for Luxury Brands, before becoming a Journalist and Sub-Editor EWN Primedia Broadcasting. She has placed C-suite candidates across Telecoms, Retail, Consumer Electronics and Technology. Gia gained her BA Honours in English & Psychology at UJ.

Motla Mokgatle

Operations Coordinator

Motla was in Customer Relations at Only The Best Recruitment, before moving to a Customer Credit role with ABInbev. Motla is currently completing her BCom in Finance at UJ.

Naledi Simon

Office Coordinator

Naledi started her career as a Product Consultant at the Creative Counsel and then moved onto a Sales Representative position at DNI Electronics. She graduated with a BA in Psychology at UNISA.

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