Tuesday 20 August, 2019

Video: Elizabeth Sloane steers firms on growth path

Led by Melanie Wynter, Elizabeth Sloane is a business development and deal origination firm, with operations in the Caribbean and West Africa.

Led by Melanie Wynter, Elizabeth Sloane is a business development and deal origination firm, with operations in the Caribbean and West Africa.

Born to a family of businesspeople, Melanie Wynter knew from an early age she wanted to become a world-class business leader.

It was her experience as a Ship Navigator in the Irving Oil group in Canada, transporting fuel throughout the North Atlantic, that prepared her to develop the aptitude to lead a team and run Elizabeth Sloane and Company. 

“I remember being at sea and thinking, if I can do this, I can do anything in the world,” Wynter said. 

Watch the video edited by Richard Baker

Elizabeth Sloane is a business development and deal origination firm, with operations in the Caribbean and West Africa. It applies the use of sales, technology and marketing to help drive growth in other firms. 

“I started in 2012 as ISpur, helping micro and small businesses with business plans and registration,” Wynter reflected. "And the business just pretty much grew organically".  

Today, a certified Business Development Expert, Wynter works with a team of 12 persons spread across the Caribbean as well as Gambia and Ghana in West Africa. 

Wynter was part of the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative of President Obama, an opportunity which saw her forge a partnership with other young leaders globally. 

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