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GoldPhish is a cyber security awareness training platform that enables businesses to ward off potential attacks by helping their entire workforce understand the cyber threat.


Founded in 2017 by a team of former Royal Marine Commandos, creatives and cyber experts, GoldPhish is the only security awareness platform developed specifically for small businesses globally.


Our mission is to deliver the best awareness training content in the industry, and help

everyone get cyber-savvy! 


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Dan Thornton | Co-founder & CEO

Obsessively organised military man who keeps the team focussed and energised despite the fact he never sleeps. He is the brains and brawn of the entire GoldPhish operation. When he’s not working all hours, he runs ultra marathons. He’s the glue that keeps the team together and brings out the brilliance in each and everyone.

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Zoé Gardner | Co-founder

A multi-tasking maverick and mum, somehow manages her role whilst running around after three little ones. She oversees our brand and messaging with her no-nonsense approach to design, marketing and tech to ensure cyber security is accessible for all… This is where Cyber Savvy Made Simple was born, of course!

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Marius Potgieter | Director of

Software Development

Because 'badass miracle worker' is not an appropriate job title. Constantly solving problems that would make an average human cry, and building solutions to ensure we’re delivering the world-class tech product we promise. Not all heroes wear capes.

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Hein Niemand | Product & Development Director

His super power is humanising technology. The beautiful, intuitive and insanely popular design of our platform was not a mistake. Hein ensures the learner, customer manager, and MSP partner experiences are flawless and unforgettable.

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Karin Thornton | Finance Controller

Not only is she the nicest person ever, she also has ninja skills with numbers so we don’t mess with this one! She keeps those purse strings well and truly in check by managing all aspects of the GoldPhish finances.

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Carla Carboné | Creative Director

Creative to the max, and captures the GoldPhish brand vision in an instant. Whether it’s marketing collateral or learning content design… We barely have to brief Carla before she’s knocked it out of the park! Did we mention she’s brilliant?!

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Est​​éffan Coetzee | Digital Marketing Manager

This is the guy who connects the dots. He’s on a mission to launch our brand into space and by space we mean the Internet! He puts GoldPhish on your radar with his creative technical wizardry.

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Jess Massyn | Global Sales Director

Book a demo with Jess and you’ll

see for yourself what an absolute delight she is! She works tirelessly growing and supporting our very important partner network and contributes company wide to our sales and marketing efforts all

for the love of GoldPhish.


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