Jenny Reid, the driving force behind iFacts, is a woman who makes things happen. Where others see challenges, she envisions solutions.
She has become an outspoken advocate of change, integrity and innovation. Her solid experience gets her respect, while her fearless attitude is admired by her peers, the media – and her clients.
Jenny is a sought-after speaker and conference facilitator, both in South Africa and abroad, where her people risk experience, insights and sharp analysis of the background screening sector is valued by organisers and audiences alike. Her fearless attitude and tireless energy have made her stand out in the industry; and she has become an inspiration to other women in the industry.
Jenny started her career in the security industry in 1995 and her integrity and talent was recognised when she became the first woman president of the Security Association of South Africa (SASA) in 40 years.
She bought the iFacts brand in 2009 and saw an opportunity to help her clients remove risks and develop progressive solutions to employee screening. From this, Jenny took her idea a step further and developed a holistic enhancement programme, aimed at helping business owners create a loyal, productive and healthy workforce.
In 2018 Jenny became a partner in a business 50Plus-Skllls which is a skills platform for the over 50’s who have often retired too soon and either require paid work to live in the later segment of their life or who want to give back to society through work or play.
Jenny has since become a Master NLP Coach and created an online health and wellness platform to help people become the best me they can be. Her tag line is Dream It Do It Be It. She specializes in programmes for career development, personal development, health & wellness and retirement planning.
As the General Manager at iFacts, Sonya’s responsibility is to oversee the daily operations of the company at an executive level. From marketing and sales to finance and administration, Sonya helps ensure that the business is strengthened through new products, operational system skills, and consistent development.
Sonya and her team are always seeking effective corporate security strategies for iFacts clients that will help develop their businesses, while reducing risk and ensuring the introduction of proactive and innovative solutions for the future.
Sonya is a client-driven professional, putting the needs of clients first by ensuring that iFacts offers the exceptional service that the brand is renowned for in the industry.
Joining the company as a Client Liaison Manager in 2010, she showed an affinity for dealing with clients in a personal and positive manner, developing strong interpersonal skills. After stellar contributions to iFacts, she was promoted to the position of General Manager in early 2012.
Her strengths lie in ensuring clear communication, customer satisfaction, and efficiency for all iFacts’ clients. Sonya’s additional responsibilities include brand development, operational systems, and marketing strategies.
Sonya holds a diploma in Hotel Management. Her previous experience includes positions at well-known and prestigious hotel chains and exclusive boutique guest houses during her tenure in the hospitality industry.
Sonya’s first-hand experience includes running her own bed and breakfast for five years, along with her husband, Craig, and their three sons.