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In memory of Yossi Schwartz!

With heartfelt condolences to his family and his loved ones, Marcus Brown and the team at The Great Pitch Company remember Yossi Schwartz. 


“... people will never forget how you made them feel.”


-Maya Angelou. 



Yossi Schwartz was one of those people, he made you feel valued. He listened, he advised, he cared. He was brave, funny and personable.   


I will never forget the incredible privilege it was, working with Yossi and winning the MTN pitch in the early 2000s. We spent several weeks together over the course of the pitch, where he made me so very welcome in JoBurg. He was a true professional and I still reference his bold move to start the pitch with a glass board, where he worked out the maths as to why the pitch should not be about new subscribers but cross selling to existing. 


He valued my opinion, we partnered, we made things better. He made me feel valued and a key part of his team. I will never forget you Yossi. You will be sadly missed by all the people whose lives were touched by your soul. Have fun my friend. 


Yossi was not just a mentor, colleague or a friend; he was a guiding light, a source of inspiration, and a beacon of wisdom for all who had the privilege of knowing them. Their passion for media, dedication to excellence, and unwavering kindness touched the lives of countless individuals, leaving an indelible mark on our hearts and minds.


Thank you for your wisdom, your guidance, and your unwavering belief in us. You may no longer be with us in body, but your spirit will live on in the hearts of all who knew you.


Rest in peace, dear Yossi. You will be dearly missed, but your legacy will endure forever.


Marcus Brown


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