Lightstone was founded in 2005 to provide analytical solutions and products to a range of geographic dependent industries. The business is built around a core competence in analysis of a wide variety of data types, particularly in a spatial manner. Together with our staff's understanding and experience in the financial services, retail, government and property sectors, Lightstone customizes its products and solutions to address the needs of its diverse client base.
At the outset, Lightstone initially developed an Automated Valuation Model (AVM) for residential properties in partnership with Strategis Consulting (founded in early 2002) which provided specialised skills in geographic information systems (GIS) and statistical analysis. Strategis was initially a shareholder in Lightstone and also supplied data and analytical services to Lightstone and its clients. In 2007, Strategis and Lightstone merged to become a single entity - Lightstone - with Anthony Miller, Ria Pretorius, Trevor Holmes and Andrew Watt as executive directors of the business.
Since then, Lightstone has grown its client base, staff complement and revenues exponentially, expanding its services beyond mortgage lenders. Lightstone now offers a range of specialised services and products - including web-based information systems such as Footprint, data management and consulting services to a wide range of organisations in a variety of sectors including retail, property, automotive and insurance.
To provide innovative knowledge solutions that transform the way our clients do business and to create an unrivalled personal and professional environment for our people.
By 2014: to be rated by our clients as the leading provider of innovative, integrated knowledge solutions in each category we operate in; to have expanded into Africa and beyond; and to be the SA employer of choice in our size category.
Excellence: Being passionate about our work; striving for technical and operational excellence; and valuing personal growth and development.
Integrity: Upholding ethical principles; keeping our promises; and ensuring the security and integrity of our data environment.
Creativity: Challenging the status quo; encouraging feedback to ensure continuous improvement; and pushing the innovation envelope.
Flexibility: Being open to new perspectives and ideas; balancing personal needs with professional excellence; and being agile and responsive to change.
Impact: Partnering with our clients to change the way they do business; creating long-term value; and improving our society.
Teamwork: Taking accountability; investing in relationships to build on trust and respect; and having fun.