Our team members are specialists in their field with a combination of industry and financial service experience.
Director and Founder
Dustin is a seasoned finance professional with over 15 years of experience in corporate finance. He has a passion for complex financing arrangements and is top in his field when it comes to bringing together the goals and strategy of companies and individuals, and arranging custom financing, both debt and equity, tailored to clients' needs.
Prior to founding Tailwind, Dustin worked in corporate banking for over a decade. He worked with businesses on a wide range of deals often exceeding US$1 billion per transaction.
As Tailwind grows, he delivers consultative and progressive financing practices that allow our clients to engage in exclusive investment opportunities or develop exceptional projects.
Dustin is passionate about people and business transformation, always ensuring clients, projects holders, and partners accelerate their ambitions.
In his spare time, you can find him spinning away on his Peloton, golfing or spending quality time with family and friends.
JS de Jager
JS has a broad professional and commercial accounting background, having worked as an accounting and corporate governance professional in both general practice and industry in South Africa from 2002 to 2007 and in the Cayman Islands with Cayman Management since 2007.
JS is a member of the Cayman Islands Directors Association, the Cayman Islands Institute of Professional Accountants, and the Recovery and Insolvency Specialists Association of Cayman, in recent years sitting also as an Executive Committee member of the Insurance Managers Association of Cayman, the representative body for the Cayman Islands captive insurance industry.
His outside interests include golf, tennis, cricket, and rugby, being a past member of the Cayman Islands National Rugby team, and he is actively involved in a number of local charitable organizations and other non-profit research organizations.
BA in Accounting
Director, Corporate Finance
Kaushal is an experienced investment banking professional with a demonstrated track record of working in financial services and the investment industry.
Over the course of his tenor, he has raised and managed debt capital of over 2 billion USD, driven the acquisition of companies/assets of over 1 billion USD, and provided a credit rating to debt of over USD 10 billion.
Before joining Tailwind, Kaushal standardized the corporate finance functions and led the investment analysis and decision role for KBBO CPG Group and Lulu Financial Group in the Middle East. He also held lead analyst roles at CRIF GULF (Dun & Bradstreet UAE) and Care Ratings, India.
In his early years, Kaushal was playing professional cricket. He also won several national-level robotic competitions. Nowadays, in his free time, Kaushal likes to quench his Wanderlust.
CFA, MBA, Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering
Tim is a highly experienced financial professional with a career spanning over twenty years.
As a Director at Royal Bank of Scotland within their Corporate Structured Finance team in London he was responsible for executing their largest and most complex funding transactions often exceeding £1bn. Tim is equally passionate and qualified at supporting businesses of all sizes from entrepreneur start-ups, small and medium sized businesses, along with large corporates in all manner of capital raising requirements. Tim is forward-thinking in his approach and works with clients to provide tailored funding solutions to achieve their organisational aspirations.
Having supported the charity sector with fundraising Tim is understanding of investor demands for social impact requirements alongside financial returns.
Chartered Banker Institute, Advance Diploma
Director, Business Development (Middle East)
Manpreet is a seasoned professional with over 16 years of experience in the financial services industry. Throughout his career, he has developed valuable relationships with key Family Groups, Sovereign Wealth Funds, and Private Equity firms. Prior to joining Tailwind, Manpreet spent 16 years at Aranca, a leading Indian Research & Advisory firm. During his tenure, he spent eight years providing business valuation services and the latter eight years focused on selling consulting services in the region.
Manpreet completed a two-year Master’s program in Finance from Victoria University in Melbourne, Australia before starting his professional career.
In his personal life, Manpreet enjoys making equity investments and draws inspiration from the teachings of Warren Buffet. His favorite quote from Buffet is "Cash combined with courage in a time of crisis is priceless."
Master of Business (Finance), Bachelor of Commerce (Hons.)
Associate, Operations and Marketing
Kate Springett is an experienced professional with 13+ years background in sales, customer service and more recently, marketing. As the Associate at Tailwind, Kate is responsible for overseeing and managing the daily operations of the business, as well as developing and executing marketing campaigns that effectively communicate the company's value proposition to its target audience.
She holds an advanced BA in Psychology, which has equipped her with research, data analysis, critical thinking, problem-solving, effective communication, and interpersonal skills that she uses to guide and support Tailwind's clients.
In addition to her professional accomplishments, Kate is an avid volunteer who dedicates her spare time to a non-profit animal rescue in Canada and fosters dogs in need. She also enjoys exploring the great outdoors through hiking and camping.
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