Problem Solver

Gavin Symanowitz

I'm a very creative strategic thinker, but with a solid grasp of business realities.

Areas Gavin Symanowitz is Knowledgeable in:

General business problems
Financial services

Techniques Gavin Symanowitz Uses:

Lateral thinking, brainstorming, 6 hats, root causes.

Gavin Symanowitz's Problem Solving Skills:

  1. Strong business skills
  2. Creative, out-the-box thinking
  3. Product Development
  4. Mathematical modeling (actuary)
  5. Statistics (PhD)

Gavin Symanowitz's Problem Solving Experience:

  1. Constantly coming up with new business ideas (current list contains approx 40 ideas, and growing). Some recent launches include Marketing Mayhem (, KeepYourTalent (, and Blurtzone (
  2. Headed up Product Development for Investment Products at one of the country's largest retail banks.
  3. Won a major Innovation Competition (prize = R700,00, or $70,000) within the Bank, for a new product that I developed.
  4. Submitted 3 different solutions on Innovation Exchange ( and have been short-listed for 2 of these (and a finalist for the third).
    These challenges were very diverse, and included a suggestion for a new cheese snack, a new direct retail model, and a new promotional concept for a food manufacturer.