Larissa, an award-winning proposal strategist, is a global proposal thought leader. She is a certified APMP Professional and co-owns nFold. She spent 12+ years in business development, where she managed strategic bid offices and proposals. Larissa has a further 7+ years of operational management expertise.
In 2018 Larissa was honoured as one of the APMP 40-under-4o, a global acknowledgement of proposal professionals. She is also the Director and Chair of the APMP SA.
Larissa is passionate about growing the proposal profession and using the art and science of winning to create jobs and improve lives.
Izane, a certified APMP Professional, is a compassionate leader who started her career at IBM before honing her passion for winning business at other global and local concerns. Her rare leadership style is rooted in her innate ability to develop people.
She has held various senior management positions in business development, marketing, and bid management over the past 20+ years.
Izane is skilled in thought leadership and strategy development.
llse, with a genuine interest in the development of people, has a proven track record in providing direction to others towards their success. Coaching and mentoring is close to her heart, and one achievement she is particularly proud of is being certified as a Coach Practitioner under the Professional Coaching Manager Certification Programme.
In her career that spans over 30 years, being highly skilled in talent growth and development, she has held several management positions in learning and development in various organisations and sectors.
Her remarkable ability to connect people and create opportunities for them to engage purposefully has recently coined her the “The Connector” title. Even though she professes not to know everything, she certainly knows how to help. If she can’t help, she will know someone who can and will put them in touch.
Ilse is motivated by her life purpose; to make a difference.
Sandy Pullinger has been writing proposals since 1992 and consulting in the field since she founded nFold in 2001. She has achieved many accolades in her proposal career, such as becoming the 2nd person to achieve the highest level of APMP certification in 2012 and being voted the 1st chairperson of APMP SA in 2009 and an APMP fellow in 2019.
Sandy’s training is technical, with a BSc Comp Sci (Hons) in first class from UCT.
She is educated in business strategy and has loads of entrepreneurial and commercial experience.