Our Story

Social Places was founded in 2015, initially starting as a digital marketing agency. Our founders quickly identified a gap in the market for software that could perform local marketing functions at scale for franchise brands, and soon after, the start of something special began.

Nine years later in 2024, our mission remains clear and ambitious: to redefine how franchises and multi-location brands connect with local communities through innovative tech solutions.

At the heart of our approach is a dynamic and user-friendly dashboard, designed to bridge the digital and physical gap for businesses and customers alike, through innovative product suites and workflows spanning across listings, reputation, social, and ads.

Social Places’ passion and commitment to innovation is evident in our 97% renewal rate with over 23,000 locations across 40 countries. Our software allows our customers to focus on driving meaningful interactions with their customers, boost operational efficiencies, and enhance their marketing efforts at a local level.

At Social Places, we bring together global technology and local businesses.

Our Awards

Our Values

Progressive

It’s a state of mind

Innovative

Finding new ways to connect the dots

Agile

The drive to rethink, react and reinvent

Fearless

We’ve got this

Empowering

Autonomy & Self Determination

Be Human

We’re in this together

Team

Ryan Haworth

Ryan Haworth

Chief Executive Officer

Ash Wainstein

Ashleigh Wainstein

Accounts Director / Co-founder

Quinton McHaffie

Quinton McHaffie

Sales Director / Co-founder

Tracey Wainstein

Tracey Wainstein

HR Director

Kayla Murray

Kayla Murray

Ops Manager

Orestes Sebele

Orestes Sebele

Chief Technical Officer

Tristan Boonzaier

Tristan Boonzaier

Channel Partnerships Manager

Kerryn Stroppiana

Kerryn Stroppiana

Media Manager

Shannon Bergman

Shannon Bergman

Office Manager & HR Assistant

Rose Kombora

Rose Kombora

Financial Manager

Shakespeare Manangazira

Shakes Manangazira

Marketing Manager

Alannah Randal

Alannah Randal

Key Account Manager

Mieke Rogotta

Mieke Rogotta

Accounts Manager (CRM)

Caitlin Harvey

Caitlin Harvey

Accounts Manager (CRM)

Ashlyn Caveny

Ashlyn Caveny

Accounts Manager (CRM)

Jenna Hayhow

Jenna Hayhow

Accounts Manager (CRM)

Monya Miller

Monya Miller

Accounts Executive

Cindy Thompson

Cindy Thompson

Accounts Executive

Simone Douman

Simone Douman

Accounts Executive

Yolanda Mtshaulana

Yolanda Mtshaulana

Accounts Executive

Chris Riordan

Chris Riordan

Digital Leads Generation Specialist

Ross Smit

Sales Executive

Rob Louw

Rob Louw

Sales Executive

Julia Fontera

Julia Fontera

Vice President of Sales USA