Zane Stevens

Member Since 2021

Zane Stevens


Protea Financial


Zane Stevens is a Director and Founder of Protea Financial. Prior to joining Protea, he was Financial Manager at Syntell, and subsidiaries, in Cape Town, South Africa. Syntell is a leading blue-chip company with revenue in excess of $38m that provides cutting edge technology-based services for Road Safety, Traffic Management and Revenue Collection. Before joining Syntell, Zane was a supervisor at KPMG in Port Elizabeth and Cape Town, South Africa, where he led audit and financial and information technology advisory engagements. Working with a broad host of clients, from owner-managed entities to large listed multinational companies, Zane obtained extensive experience in various sectors including automotive; public sector; food, drink, and consumer products; retail; healthcare and agriculture. Zane is registered as a Chartered Accountant (South Africa) with the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants. He received an Honors Degree in Accounting from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, where he also completed his undergraduate degree in Accounting.


  • Accounting
  • Wine
  • Management


April 19th, 2021

11 Ways to Reclaim Your Time for Rest and Relaxation

As entrepreneurs start getting more involved with their businesses, it’s not uncommon that they find there's less time to spend on themselves. Unfortunately, being a successful business owner can often mean spending many hours engrossed in work without taking personal breaks. The result is almost always burnout, which can have negative effects on your health and well-being.

March 30th, 2021

13 Essential Lessons About How to Manage Well

March 30th, 2021

Three Lessons From The Pandemic (And How To Apply Them In Your Business Life)

This year was the definition of life-changing.

March 29th, 2021

13 Subtle Traits That Can Make Someone an Influential Person

If you want to lead, you may want to nurture these traits first.


Protea Financial

Protea Provides Flexible, Bookkeeping Solutions With a management team and account managers based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Protea provides business owners and managers with financial information and insight for making decisions. Protea’s goal is to provide, at costs below the market average, timely, accurate, and high-quality financial information on which a business can act. Protea specializes in removing burdens and responsibilities of finding, managing, and training an accountant or bookkeeper. Protea can provide any combination of standard bookkeeping and accounting, either as a fully-outsourced service managed by Protea or by adding a dedicated full-time or part-time accounting professional to your team at a significantly lower cost than what you would pay to hire an accountant or bookkeeper. Our Capabilities We can’t move mountains, but, we’ll move the needle for your organization. Our team is dedicated to providing you the opportunity to focus on what you do best. Our team specializes in services ranging from bookkeeping and general ledger management to detailed management accounts and inventory tracking.


  • Bookkeeping and Accounting
  • Budgeting
  • Quickbooks