Kim Meredith

The Dealmaker Company Programmes – Master Facilitator

KimPhotov20130620smallHolding a degree in Psychology and English, Kim Meredith has extensive executive-level experience in driving business strategy, negotiations and sales teams and results. Kim has consulted to blue chip companies across the world for over 15 years.

In her last position in the corporate world (2002), Kim held the position of Executive Director: Strategy for a Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed Information Technology group. She was responsible for global strategy including actively driving negotiations for all critical acquisitions and disposals. In addition, Kim was Chairman of a Revenue Services Internet company, which was subsequently sold to South African Revenue Services.

Kim was also a Director of a large UK/European SAP software implementation company which she was responsible for conceiving, acquiring the component companies, and then preparing for listing on the London Stock Exchange.

Kim founded Spectrum Solutions in 1989 and The Dealmaker Company in 2005. She is Managing Director of Spectrum Solutions, and CEO of The Dealmaker Company.

Kim has been nominated for and won many business awards over the years. For example, in 2011 she won the 1st For Women Award for Business Icon and Entrepreneur of the Year, and in 2013 she was selected a finalist in South Africa’s Most Influential Woman in Business and Government Awards.

Aside from her business involvements, Kim has authored four books.  Her first, Work Diva, is listed as one of the “Business Books You Should Own” by Africa’s largest e-commerce platform.  Her second book, Deal Diva, was published in July 2010, and her third book, The Devil in the Deal was a South African best seller. Kim’s most recent book, Dealonomics: How You Can Earn More Money in a Bad Economy was released in July 2013.

Logan Hill (Head of Portfolio Industries) SAP Africa
“Kim is one of the most passionate people I have had the pleasure of being taught by.  Her ability to bring clarity and often sanity to the way we view things in business is evidence of the depth and wealth of her experience in the corporate world”

Edward Carbutt (Director) Revitilize Consulting
“It is evident that Kim is a skilled negotiator and has conducted many courses professionally”

Linda Ravenhill (Managing Director) Video Live; Finalist Cartier Business Woman of the Year 2011
“Kim has the ability to illustrate concepts based on her experience”