Our next Featured Company is Swiftnet (PTY) Ltd, who offers advanced data solutions that are suited for environments where file transfers, up/download of data and various levels of IP connectivity are required. The company’s offices are in Building 22 at our Cambridge Office Park. Here is the interview with John Myers, CEO of Swiftnet.
Q: How would you be introduced by a close friend at a social event? i.e. Name, age, company, title, interesting fact etc.
Q: Tell us something that not many others know about you. This could be anything related to your family, children, their achievements, hobbies, interests etc.
A: Researching the purpose of life
Q: What do you enjoy doing when you want to get away from it all?
A: Visit Cape Town
Q: Which book had the biggest impact on you and why?
A: The Reluctant Messenger – Provided answers to outstanding questions
Q: Who is/has been the most important mentor in your life and why?
A: Douglas Bush – Coached me on having an opinion
Q: If you could invite any three South Africans to a dinner party, who would you invite?
A: Nelson Mandela; Bobby Godsell & Brian Joffe
Q: Which gadgets do you personally use on a day-to-day basis and if you had to pick a single gadget you could not live without, which would it be?
Q: When was Swiftnet founded?
A: September 1994 – Swiftnet (Pty) Ltd, trading as FastNet
Q: What do you specialise in?
A: Wireless Telecomms
Q: How do you find and retain a great team of employees?
A: Head hunt and continuously keep them challenged to grow on a personal level
Q: What has been the single biggest reason for your success?
A: R&D (Research & Development)
Q: What relationship building tips do you have for other business owners?
A: Be yourself, the rest will follow
LIFE IN PRETORIA AND CAMBRIDGE OFFICE PARK
Q: What do you most enjoy about living in Pretoria/Johannesburg?
A: The weather & people
Q: Favorite restaurant for a business lunch?
A: Kream, Brooklyn
Q: What do you enjoy most about having your offices in Cambridge Office Park?
A: Location, Excellent buildings and a Business partner – not a landlord