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About Endeavor

Deanne Friis-Smith


Portfolio Director

Deanne is a business professional with a global mindset and more than 20 years’ experience in the services sector, primarily Finance, Entrepreneurship, and Marketing. She has a very broad range of skills that she has developed and learned, working with corporates, mentors and entrepreneurs spanning a wide array of industries and sectors in South Africa and abroad. This global access to resources has exposed her to various types of business models, marketing strategies, industries, case studies, distribution models, and key industry and business leaders who are willing to share their knowledge and expertise not only with Endeavor entrepreneurs but with local staff as well. Deanne has a Bachelor of Social Science degree as well as a diploma in Public Relations and Marketing Management.

“My forte is to identify and create strategic opportunities to leverage business networks and to assist organisations in achieving their growth ambitions.”